There are very few industries today where you can build a career and remain unaware of the global issues that impact your industry. If you are going to rise to the top of management in whatever fields you decide to work in, you will have to take a global view of your work and the work of your organisation. Studying global management is a good way to prepare yourself for senior management.
Different Cultures Pose Different Views
Courses on global management look at the aspects of different cultures that will impact on your business - different political and economic systems. Different social mores in other countries will affect how you do business, and how you work with the inhabitants of those countries. Many global management programs give you the opportunity to work and study in other countries, to help you appreciate just how different countries can be.
There are many industries that by their nature will make you have to work across national borders - industries such as defence, energy, homeland security, transportation, and information technology do not recognise the artificial divisions that we put in place. If you are trained in global management you will find that you have an advantage over most managers when you have to work outside your country. You will be able to expect the unexpected, and know that you will have to deal with problems that arise outside the business arena. Global management is a must in today's world, so be prepared.
Publish date: February 10, 2011