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Managing Across Organisational and Cultural Boundaries, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
The Managing Across Organisational and Cultural Boundaries programme offered by The Open University UK is about collaboration – working, managing and organising across organisational and cultural boundaries. Whether within or across organisations, via partnerships, joint ventures and alliances, collaboration can be both stimulating and rewarding.

About

It entails the combination of resources and expertise  which enables partners to achieve something jointly that they cannot achieve working alone. However, collaboration is also fraught with difficulties and dilemmas. In this Managing Across Organisational and Cultural Boundaries programme offered by The Open University UK you’ll explore the many issues and challenges associated with working collaboratively across different contexts. You will also learn about concepts and theories that can help you to better manage collaborative situations in the future.

The module has seven units: an introductory unit;  a unit on each of the five themes; and a final unit that provides a means of reflection and consolidation of the entire module.

The module gives you opportunities to learn from a whole variety of different resources including reading articles, studying case material, watching short videos, listening to audio clips and using other online media. Your learning will be structured through and around activities. These will involve you exploring your own situation, being introduced to that of other students on the module and critically analysing and applying relevant theory. 

You will study some of the material independently and some of it collaboratively with other students through participation in online forums, audio conferencing sessions and a collaborative wiki. (For the collaborative wiki you'll work jointly with 3-5 other students for each of Units 2 to 5, and this work will form part of the assessment.) This will ensure that you experience a level of collaboration and exposure to different contexts; different cultures; different ways of experiencing them; different ways of managing and being managed in them; and different interpretations of key themes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

There are five study themes throughout this module, all of which are central to understanding how different individuals perceive and experience the different contexts in which they work. 

The themes are:

  • managing aims
  • power, politics and trust
  • cultural diversity
  • international management perspectives
  • the darker side of collaborative arrangements.

Audience

Managing across organisational and cultural boundaries is relevant for anyone interested in aspects of organisational behaviour and inter-organisational relations

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This is an OU level 3 module. OU level 3 modules build on study skills and subject knowledge acquired from previous studies at OU levels 1 and 2. 
  • They are intended only for students who have recent experience of higher education in a related subject.
  • Managing across organisational and cultural boundaries is relevant for anyone interested in aspects of organisational behaviour and inter-organisational relations.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1464 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1464 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1464 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1464 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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