Managing and Leading Across Cultures – BMAL 604

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 12/12/2022

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the similarities and differences of managing and leading across cultures.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Most domestic organizations today have an Internet presence, which means anyone anywhere in the world may be a potential customer. Thus, it is very important for managers and leaders of domestic firms to be able to understand how to lead and manage in both domestic and overseas environments. BMAL 604, while not to be considered a Business-content course in International Business, assumes its students have some business foundational awareness as it relates to management and leadership.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will complete 4 discussions over the duration of this course. Each discussion will consist of 3 parts. In Part 1, the student will reserve a key term to write the thread; in Part 2, the student will review a minimum of 5 recent scholarly articles, choose 1, and write a thread of a minimum of 400 words using the template outlined in the instructions document; and in Part 3, the student will reply to a minimum of 3 other classmates’ threads.

Written Project Assignments (2)

There are 2 written projects in this course, one in Module 2: Week 4, the other in Module 4: Week 8. Each will consist of 5 pages of content (exclusive of title page, abstract, TOC, references, etc.) and be worth 100 points:

  • Cross-Cultural Business Analysis Assignment
  • Integrating Faith and Learning Assignment

Quizzes (4)

Week 1 of each module has a reading quiz, derived directly from the McGraw-Hill (MH) eBook test banks. It will consist of 50 T/F and/or multiple choice items from a randomized-item test bank, be worth 100 points, allow 75 minutes for the open-book test,.

  • Why Fridays for the quizzes? The readings must be complete before the discussion is posted, as these readings provide the background needed to participate in the discussion in a substantive and comprehensive manner.