Global Business Cultures: Advanced Theories and Practices

INB60004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

Aims and objectives

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.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: 
1. Critically analyse developments in the globalisation of business in recent decades.
2. Apply problem solving, design, and decision-making methodologies and theoretical models to enable comparison between international cultures.
3. Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and deep awareness of professional practices in a multicultural global context.
4. Communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences and work as an effective member or leader of a culturally diverse group.