BMGT45110 Developing Cultural Competence

Academic Year 2021/2022

Being able to navigate and adapt to differences among individuals, groups and societies is a key skill for management professionals. Building on the latest research into cultural intelligence, this module will provide you with a conceptual understanding and practical tools and skills required to function effectively across national, ethnic and organisational boundaries and in diverse groups. The module will guide you through a series of tasks to increase your self-awareness about who you are and how you relate to others of different cultural backgrounds, and enable you to work on your own cultural competence.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The focus of the module is on personal development. Upon completion of the module, you can expect the following outcomes:

- A greater understanding of your own motivation, cultural values, and strengths and weaknesses in working in diverse contexts
- Knowledge of how cultures differ, and how to capitalise on the similarities and leverage on the differences across cultures in practice
- An ability to apply the theories and tools studied in this module to analyse and respond to real-life business situations
- An enhanced cultural competence

Indicative Module Content:

For complete details, please refer to module syllabus (available in Brightspace from the start of the term).

Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Group case study reports Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Self-development and reflective journal Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

For complete reading list, please refer to module syllabus (available in Brightspace from the start of the term).
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 4, 6 Tues 09:00 - 11:50
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - 1, 2, 4, 6 Tues 13:00 - 15:50

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