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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 5347

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101616

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Management

Course aim

This course provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the role and impact of business management traditions and systems in the Asian region on management decision making, business strategy, and business conduct in the international business context. The course explores socio-economic, political, cultural, institutional, and strategic management perspectives of different Asian management systems. In doing so, the course provides an in-depth understanding of how business enterprises in the region operate and the business strategies required to effectively work with Asian partners.

Students completing the course develop a body of knowledge that:

  • Contributes to a comprehensive application of knowledge of business management systems in the Asian region to recent developments in the field of international business management.
  • Provides a pathway for further learning.

Course content

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Comparative analyses of Asian management systems.
  • Culture, business and political economy of China, India, Japan and Korea.
  • Comparative corporate governance in Asia.
  • Issues and controversies on doing business in Asia.
  • Transparency, corruption, intellectual property law, role of government, corporate social responsibility and ethics.
  • Globalisation of Asian firms.
  • Japanese keiretsu/sogo sosha, Korean Chaebol, and Chinese Guanxi.
  • The transformation of China.
  • Indian business systems.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 30 hours equiv. x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours equiv. x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Individual Major Project: Country analysis 4000 words 60% N/A
Continuous on-line activities 3000 word equivalent 40% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Individual Major Project: Country analysis 4000 words 60% N/A
Continuous on-line activities 3000 word equivalent 40% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Individual Major Project: Country analysis 4000 words 60% N/A
Continuous on-line activities 3000 word equivalent 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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