Global Culture for Business
This course focuses on the critical nature of culture in global business. The concept of globalization fosters the understanding of the interconnectedness of cultures and societies geographically wide apart. Students will gain greater awareness of cultural sensitivities needed for success within the domestic work environment, but also within growing global markets. The course offers a platform for analysis and discussion of the role culture plays, and the consequences which can ensue when it is not understood, or respected, in the global business environment. Cultural dimensions include context, individualism, formality, communication style, and time/space orientation, and their roles within the business environment. Through case studies in global culture, students will analyze, and pose solutions to critical cultural problems in international business, while also further developing their critical thinking skills. Prerequisite(s): MGT 179.