Whether within or across organisations, via partnerships, joint ventures and alliances, collaboration can be both stimulating and rewarding. 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.
By studying the 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
After studying this module you should have a good understanding of:
You should be able to:
You will have a tutor who will help you with the study material and mark and comment of your written work, and who you can ask for advice and guidance on your academic study. We will also offer group tutorials (either face to face or online) or day schools that you are encouraged, but not obliged, to attend. Online tutorials allow you to talk in real time to your tutor or other students over the internet, and include additional features such as an interactive whiteboard and the ability to share web pages.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website programme website .
This module makes a broad distinction between organisational, inter organisational and international contexts. You will explore what is involved in collaborating effectively within and across such different contexts.
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:
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.