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Leading People and Teams Across Cultures BUSA 4705

Business Administration Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course explores various frameworks and practical techniques in cross-cultural management in the global context. It exposes students to issues and problems that inevitably arise in international business when managers have to deal with culturally determined differences in values, attitudes and behaviours. The course assists students in developing intercultural competence, leadership and negotiation skills to successfully solve problems and gain on opportunities in a multicultural environment. While discovering own cultural identity and learning to identify cultural aspects of verbal and nonverbal behaviour of persons from different cultures, students come to recognize cultural differences that create challenging management situations. Specific topics include understanding the foundations of culture and cultural frameworks; motivation, leadership and decision making across cultures; negotiation and conflict resolution in global business settings; understanding organisational culture; leading multicultural teams and culturally diverse organisations. Students apply the acquired knowledge and gain relevant skills during hands-on activities such as scenario-based discussions and case studies.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of BUSA 4705 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 46809


Tue Sep 06 - Sat Dec 03 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 46809
  • $603.23
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Dec 03 N/A N/A Online

Eduardo Cantu

Course outline




Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Students must submit e-mail address when registering. To be successful in our online courses, plan to spend 7-10 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. Our courses are paced and highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. This online course is NOT self-paced. You must have an e-mail address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. You are not required to be online at a specific time of the day; however you are required to submit all assignments on their due dates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of cross-cultural management, and of the major theoretical models and empirical studies which examine the impact of different national cultures on work and employment.
  • Recognize cultural dimensions and understand their effect on individuals, organisations and the business environment.
  • Acquire self and other awareness in terms of the pervasive, but hidden influence of culture on leadership/management behaviours and practices in a multicultural setting.
  • Apply theory to design effective managerial responses to cross-cultural situations at the interpersonal, team, and organisational levels.
  • Demonstrate intercultural competence and communicate effectively across cultures.
  • Develop familiarity with the common types of situations and issues that leaders and managers confront when working internationally.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2019

Related Programs

Leading People and Teams Across Cultures (BUSA 4705) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Business Administration (General Option)
    Diploma Part-time
  2. Business Administration (Global Studies Option)
    Diploma Part-time
  3. Business Administration (Human Resources Option)
    Diploma Part-time
  4. Business Administration (Management Option)
    Diploma Part-time
  5. Financial Management (Finance Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  6. Financial Management (Professional Accounting Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  7. Fire Executive Management
    BCIT/Industry Partnership Certificate Part-time
  8. Global Business Studies
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  9. International Trade and Transportation Logistics
    Certificate Part-time
  10. Leadership
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  11. Operations Management (Industrial Engineering Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  12. Operations Management (Materials Management Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  13. Project Management
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  14. Quality and Process Management
    Certificate Part-time


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