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Academic Department

International Management
Course Name: Business Ethics
Instructor: Patrick O'Sullivan, David Bevan, Caroline Coulombe

The course will cover the following main topics:

Basic concepts and logic of the subject; legality and morality. Company SocialResponsibility: introduction to the idea and arguments about its appropriate scope;

Leading contemporary macro and micro level themes and issues in the subject; Sustainability in its various meanings. Globalisation; ethical issues that relate to the financial sector, corruption in international business etc.

Stakeholder theory; the European Social Model and a comparison of North American, European and Asian perspectives on ethics in business

Leading approaches to moral philosophy which are of relevance to discussions in Business Ethics; comparison of their contrasting implications in relation to selected controversial issues.

Instructor: Sharon Crost

Cross Cultural Management

The Cross Cultural Management sub-module forms part of the International Management module.

The course focuses first on the influence of culture on management practices: organizational structure, strategy, human resources. How do these practices differ and why? The emphasis is also placed on how to manage cultural differences more effectively: how to confront cultural differences, how to learn from them and how to utilize them in order to benefit from the potential added-value.

Three main themes have been selected:

• Culture & organization

• Culture and leadership

• Multicultural teams

Instructor: Michelle Mielly

This 15-hour seminar is designed to provide the basics in cross-cultural communication & management and empower students to handle a broad array of cultural differences in increasingly complex work environments. The intensive globalization of international business and trade has created a highly interrelated and interdependent world in which people from various nations and cultures must work together, often in remote teams in different time zones and geographic regions. Individuals, team members and managers working in such an environment must be knowledgeable about other cultures and cultural differences, and must maintain up to date information on relevant international politics and issues of diplomacy.

This seminar covers some of the field’s theoretical findings and practical applications in intercultural management and enables the participants to apply this knowledge in a multicultural and multinational business environment. Active and assertive participation in the class is a critical element of the learning process.