This unit provides students with advanced knowledge to enable them to understand and be able to participate effectively and more competitively in global business environments. Particular attention is paid to regional and sub-regional groupings based on socio-economic, cultural and business factors. The use of culture models and theories is the foundation of understanding. Additionally, this unit examines business etiquettes, communications, negotiations, similarities and differences from cross-cultural perspectives and heighten students’ cultural awareness and its importance/impact on social and commercial exchange.


Teaching Periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Critically analyse developments in the globalisation of business in recent decades
  • Apply problem solving, design, and decision-making methodologies and theoretical models to enable comparison between international cultures
  • Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and deep awareness of professional practices in a multicultural global context
  • Communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences and work as an effective member or leader of a culturally group

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
3.00 12 weeks 36
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
9.50 12 weeks 114


Type Task Weighting ULO's
Presentation and ReportGroup 30 - 40% 3,4 
ReportIndividual 20 - 30% 1,2,3 
ReportIndividual 30 - 50% 1,2,3,4 


  • Cross cultural models and Values systems
  • Corporate Cultural Institutions
  • Cultural frameworks underpinning East and South East Asian Business Practices
  • Cultural frameworks underpinning South Asian (Indian Sub-continent) Business Practices
  • Cultural frameworks underpinning West Asian (Middle Eastern) Business Practices
  • Cultural frameworks underpinning North and South American Business Practices
  • Cultural frameworks underpinning European (Central, Eastern and Western) Business Practices
  • Communication and Negotiations across Cultures

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.