Course Title: Business Globalisation: A Study Abroad USA

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business Globalisation: A Study Abroad USA

Credit Points: 24


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ISYS2372

City Campus

Undergraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Summer2007

ISYS2373

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Summer2007

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ISYS2373

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

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Course Coordinator: Dr. Paolo R. Cerotti

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5785

Course Coordinator Email: paul.cerotti@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, Level 8, Room 18

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students for a global business career in a global or American context. 

How does one prepare for the globalization juggernaut that will affect business models, the businessperson and the corporation?

These issues will be analysed and evaluated in this course.  You will be encouraged to ask very pertinent and sometime controversial questions regarding the globalization of business and global trade. 

This course provides the opportunity for you to analyse and evaluate the theory of global business change against practice by providing an offshore global intensive to the USA.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Develop an appreciation of cross cultural issues associated with business practice in a global business environment.
  2. Create reflective practice techniques as part of developing a global mindset and global business capabilities so as to work globally.
  3. Evaluate American and Australian industry input to allow for the analysis and evaluation of professional practice.
  4. Organise global multi discipline collaborative teams to work effectively both onshore and offshore.
  5. Evaluate the theory of globalization that will placed into practice both onshore and offshore.
  6. Critically evaluate and appreciate the interconnectivity between national and global businesses around the world.


Overview of Learning Activities

The course will use a mixture of learning activities ranging from lecture and facilitator – directed learning and industry engagement in the USA. A strong focus is also given to American History and Culture both in and out of the classroom

Multidisciplinary groups will work on designing innovative business models in an American context as well as understanding the issues of globalization for global business models.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT/Blackboard.  In addition to topic notes; assessment details ana study schedule , you will also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings, audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your pers and to share information. Learning resource include text and reference books, articles, magazines, websites as well as access to a network of academic and industry specialists both onshore and offshore in the USA.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 6

Assessment Task 2:
 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6
 
Assessment Task 3: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.