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Global Business and Management – Part 1: The Global Manager of the Future

Global Business and Management – Part 1: The Global Manager of the Future

Enhance your management competencies and boost your chances of success as a manager in the business world of tomorrow with this one-week intensive course from Oxford Royale Academy.

Residential in a college of the University of Oxford, this programme can be combined with Part 2 in this series, “The Global Business of the Future”, for a longer immersion in the business world and a longer stay in your Oxford college.

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Course Summary

Business environments are always in a state of flux and constant change, but that has perhaps never been more apparent than at the current time.

Businesses and organisations need to adapt to profound change, new economic realities and to develop a higher level of agility in how they structure, manage and run their business.

There is no question that in the current climate managers need to ‘manage at the speed of change’, at the edge of chaos and uncertainty.

This course invites existing and potential future managers to reassess the role of the manager in these unprecedented times and to develop the knowledge and skills required to be an agile manager of the future. It will critically evaluate the extent to which existing organisation and business structures and strategy models are still fit for purpose in the new economic and business world that is emerging and will  critically assess the value of existing leadership and management theories as effective tools for leading and managing businesses of the future.

Whilst it is undoubtedly the case that finance is at the core of any business and many jobs are being automated, people (and in particular ‘people managers’) still drive businesses, and ignoring best practice people management principles has frequently been found to make the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful business.

Thus it will also critically appraise the role of human resource management and employee relations practices in the ‘lean’ organisations of the future with a particular focus on the behaviors that managers will need to exhibit to successfully lead, inspire and, most importantly, motivate the teams they manage to continuously raise the performance bar.

Course Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will:

  • Know how strategy, structure and culture can influence how managers and leaders think and act, using this to enable students to critically evaluate their existing skills and competences and identify what further actions they can take to be innovative, effective, efficient and ultimately successful
  • Understand how managers and leaders need to see the ‘big picture’ of how a team and department fits in to the wider organisational structure and how different structures and organisational cultures impact on the ability of the organisation to be flexible and adaptable to fast changing circumstances
  • Know how to further enhance their skills in order to become effective global managers and leaders

Course Outcomes

Monday Lecture 1: Global business overview – Business structures and entities in the global environment
Seminar 1: Corporate and organisation strategy
Tuesday Lecture 2: Leadership in Organisations
Seminar 2: Foundations of Management
Wednesday Lecture 3: Organisational Behaviour
Seminar 3: Human resource Management and Employee Relations
Thursday Lecture 4: Strategic management
Seminar 4: Innovation management
Friday Lecture 5: The agile manager and leader
Seminar 5: Presentations, course review and action planning


Assessment Methods

1 x Written Assignment (500-750 words)

1 x Group Presentation


Oxford College Accommodation

  • Location Oxford
  • Ages Ages: 12+, 13-15, 16-18, 19+
  • Bedroom Type Single and twin
  • Bathroom Type En-suite & Shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1096 (University of Oxford)

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