Course Title: Business Globalisation: A Study Abroad Vietnam

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business Globalisation: A Study Abroad Vietnam

Credit Points: 24


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ISYS2384

City Campus

Undergraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Spring2006,
Spring2008,
Spring2012,
Spring2014,
Spring2016

ISYS2385

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Spring2006,
Spring2008,
Spring2014,
Spring2016

Course Coordinator: Huan Vo-Tran

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1699

Course Coordinator Email: huan.vo-tran@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, Level 9, Office 48

Course Coordinator Availability: Via appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students must have successfully completed year 1 of their respective programs.


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. How does one prepare for the globalisation juggernaut? that will affect the new models, the new businessperson and the new corporation will be analysed in this course. Students will be encouraged to ask pertinent and sometimes controversial questions regarding the globalisation of business and international trade.

Within this context attention will be given to skills development in the areas of the global businessperson for the 21st century. There will be a strong focus on 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 Vietnamese context. Advances in transportation, technology and communication have dramatically increased the level of global interaction in Vietnam. 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 a narrower regional and Vietnamese perspective.

Vietnamese and international site visits and exposure to international practitioners in the all areas of business contribute significantly to the teaching and learning experience of the student.

The knowledge and skills developed throughout the course are relevant to all industries and sectors. They are essential in the development, application and evaluation of business globalisation.

The course will be particularly useful for students who have identified key business globalisation concepts while they have been studying or working. It will also provide students with valuable business skills and to see the relevance of the application of these theories, concepts, knowledge and skills to any discipline of study.

It is believed that all students undertaking the course will benefit from the opportunity to work in multi- and cross-disciplinary teams and from exposure to the ideas, knowledge and skills of their peers from other faculties, other programs and year-levels.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capabilities developed in this course include the ability to:

Develop an appreciation of cross cultural issues associated with business practice in a global business environment.
• Critically appreciate and evaluate relationships between global and national business
• Be aware of culturally sensitive business decisions within a diverse global environment
• 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
• Develop a high level of communication skills whilst dealing with a new culture
• Introduction to the design of global business strategies across different cultures
• The industry input will allow for the analysis and evaluation of professional practice
• Theory will be put into practice during the onshore and offshore classes.


Learning Outcomes developed in this course include the ability to:

Critically appreciate and evaluate relationship between global and Chinese 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 on-shore 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.


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

Assessment tasks consist of on-shore / off-shore tasks, including individual and group assignments, including oral presentation, essay tasks and reflective analytical tasks.