Open University

Open University

Leadership and Management in Intercultural Contexts (BB848)

This course provides opportunities for practising managers and leaders to question and reflect on their own practice and to develop ways of leading and managing which are appropriate for their own intercultural or intracultural contexts; the course addresses issues facing managers and leaders working in and across increasingly intercultural contexts and provides the skills, competencies and knowledge to thrive and to get the best from colleagues, partners and associates; the course also helps students to develop as intercultural mediators who are able to engage with the complexities and multiple identities of the global arena by recognising, appreciating and working with difference, challenging their own assumptions and avoiding stereotyping; contemporary theories of both leadership and culture are examined; ideas about cultural difference and how bringing different cultures together can stimulate creativity, effectiveness, innovation and competitiveness are explored.

Entry requirements

This course is an elective module in stage 2 of the MBA (F61); students need to have already completed MBA stage 1: Management: perspectives and practice (B716) and the compulsory stage 2 module Corporate Finance (B831); students should also have completed or be currently studying the compulsory stage 2 module: The dynamics of strategy (B835); the course requires 150 hours of study over 6 months; students also need an appropriate facility in English language, sufficient to be able to work effectively at postgraduate level; generally this means capability equivalent to an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Wales) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Wales) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,592 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,592 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,592 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,592 per Module (Wales) 6 months

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Distance Learning

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