MAR013-1 Intercultural Competence in Business
1Demonstrate the following knowledge and understanding
·Identify and define the different value and belief systems present across cultures through cultural profiling and self-construal.
2Demonstrate the following skills and abilities
·Demonstrate your understanding of different cultural frameworks and strategies used in intercultural communication by applying theories to practice in variety of intercultural business interactions.
What am I required to do in this assignment?
To demonstrate your knowledge of relevant theories and your awareness of self-construction, create two intercultural biographies (taken from your interviews). Compare and contrast the information taken from the biographies and analyse the results using appropriate intercultural frameworks.
a)Using the ‘Cultural Autobiography’ questionnaire create your own cultural autobiography identifying the major influences on your own life
b)Using the ‘Cultural Autobiography’ questionnaire create a cultural autobiography of someone you deem to have a different cultural background to yourself and create their cultural autobiography
c)Compare and contrast the two profiles using the different cultural frameworks to explain both cultural differences as well as similarities
What do I need to do to pass? (Threshold Expectations from UIF)
In order to pass Assessment 2 you will need to:
·Demonstrate your awareness of self by completing a cultural autobiography questionnaire
·Demonstrate your awareness of different cultures interviewing a colleague with a different background using the cultural autobiography questionnaire
·Compare and contrast the two biographies and identify both similarities and differences
·Use your cultural frameworks to evaluate those similarities and differences
How do I produce high quality work that merits a good grade?
We will be filling this section in together in class on Click or tap to enter a date. make sure you have downloaded/printed out the Assignment Brief and bring it to the session with you.
How does this assignment relate to what we are doing in scheduled sessions?
This assessment provides a grounding in the intercultural frameworks relevant to international business environment. Mainly it will involve frameworks related to communication, homogeneity versus diversity, tradition and change, dimensions of culture and so on. The frameworks are discussed in scheduled classes.
How will my assignment be marked?
Your assignment will be marked according to the threshold expectations and the criteria on the following page.
You can use them to evaluate your own work and consider your grade before you submit.