Managing and Leading Across Cultures – BMAL 604

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

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 the student has 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 Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will complete 4 discussions over the duration of this course. For the thread, the student will reserve a key term to write about; then, the student will review a minimum of 3 recent scholarly articles, choose 1, and write a thread of a minimum of 600 words using the template outlined in the instructions document in current APA format. The student will reply to a minimum of 3 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 100 words.

The student will research and write a paper analyzing the cultural perspectives of doing business in another nation. The student's professor will provide a list of approved nations from which the student will choose one nation. The student's analysis must be a minimum of 10 pages, have 10 scholarly and/or professional citations, and adhere to current APA format.

The student will conduct a Hofstede Analysis of the nation he or she selected for the Business Cultural Dimensions Analysis Assignment and compare that with a Hofstede Analysis of the USA. This paper must be a minimum of 10-pages, have 10 scholarly and/or professional citations, and adhere to current APA format.

Quizzes (4)

The student will complete 4 Quizzes over the duration of this course. Each quiz will cover the 2 chapters from the assigned Module(s): Week(s). Each test will cover the Textbook material for the modules prior to the test. Each test will be open-book/open-notes, contain 50 questions, and have a 75-minute time limit.