Course Title: Business Globalisation: A Study Abroad - Canada

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business Globalisation: A Study Abroad - Canada

Credit Points: 24


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ISYS2380

City Campus

Undergraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

ISYS2381

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr Konrad Peszynski

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1654

Course Coordinator Email: konrad.peszynski@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

Students will gain practical knowledge and understanding of the professional practice and the total management process associated with the western globalisation of business.  
Attention will be given to skills development in the areas of the global businessperson. There will be a strong focus on the corporations and careers of the future with a specific country study.
This course introduces a range of issues related to the topic of business globalisation within a Canadian context. Advances in transportation, technology and communication have dramatically increased the level of global interaction in Canada. As a result many issues pertaining to technology, culture, politics, economics, ethics, human resource management and the environment are analysed from a broader global perspective in the beginning and then focusing on NAFTA and Canadian perspective. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capabilities developed in this course include the ability to:

*Critically appreciate and evaluate relationship between global and Canadian business.

*Use reflective practice techniques as part of ethical management strategy for globally networked organisations

*Work effectively as part of a global multi-discipline, collaborative team

*Make culturally sensitive business decisions within a diverse global environment
 


Capabilities developed in this course include the ability to:

*Critically appreciate and evaluate relationship between global and Canadian business.

*Use reflective practice techniques as part of ethical management strategy for globally networked organisations

*Work effectively as part of a global multi-discipline, collaborative team

*Make culturally sensitive business decisions within a diverse global environment


Overview of Learning Activities

The Australian part of the course consists of a number of intensive learning opportunities pre and post the Part Two study abroad component.

During these intensive workshops, participants will engage in experiential learning activities that are designed to explore cross-cultural, social and political issues associated with engaging in business in a global knowledge economy.
These ‘situated learning activities’ will engage participants in activities that require team skills as managers and employees in global organisations.
Each participant will be assigned to a ‘Learning Work Group’ (LWG) for the duration of this course and the Part Two study tour.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources include:
Text and reference books, articles, magazines, websites as well as access to a network of industry specialists.
 


Overview of Assessment

Students will undertake group and individual assignments with a presentation.
One major assignment will be submitted to Ryerson University for assessment.