Vietnam study intensive

Study south-east Asian business practices and the challenge of doing business in developing economies in a cross-cultural context.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

This study intensive is suitable for Postgraduate students of any disciplines and will be taking place on 6 July - 13 July 2016.

Broad program capabilities such as effective use of oral presentations and analytical skills are also developed through class activities, learning and assessment tasks. This course brings together MBA (Executive) and masters students from Melbourne, OUA and Vietnam.


Information about the six day program will be provided at pre-departure briefings. Classes are held at the RMIT Ho Chi Minh campus, located 30 minutes from the centre of town.

The postgraduate group will be accompanied by RMIT University staff members, however they should not be seen as tour guides, rather they are course leaders to ensure you maximise you study experience.

Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh is a vibrant and rapidly developing city that provides the experience of Vietnam, its French colonial past and the new and emerging global influences. The city is a hive of activity from the throng of city traffic and the endless stream of motorbikes to cafes and restaurants throughout District 1.

RMIT University Vietnam

RMIT University Vietnam is an Asian campus of Melbourne-based University RMIT - Australia’s biggest tertiary institution. RMIT Vietnam offers programs from business and management to design and micro engineering, and boasts an impressive range of extra-curricular activities that encourage students to break new ground in their areas of interest.


  • Date of overseas tour: 6 July – 13 July 2016
  • Recommended arrival date: 5 July 2016
  • Pre Tour Workshop: Monday 27 June, Wednesday 29 June, Friday 1 July
  • Students must attend ALL classes unless ill, in which case they must obtain a medical certificate as evidence of their illness.

Overseas Course Content/Topics

The 2016 course will address the following topics:

  • Cross-cultural Issues
  • Cross Cultural Leadership
  • International Human Resources
  • International Negotiation
  • International Business Strategies
  • Trade Agreements in the South East Asian Region
  • Legal Perspectives

Course content and Assessment

This course provides an opportunity for students to understand and be able to apply selected areas of contemporary international business theory, particularly those associated with cross-cultural management, and the challenges faced by organisations in developing economies.

This course is offered to all postgraduate students in the College of Business. This course is also an elective offered to MBA (Executive) and MBA students studying at RMIT University or through Open Universities Australia. It brings together students from Melbourne, Vietnam and other countries, and provides an excellent opportunity to study international business practices and the challenges of economics, business and management issues in an emerging market country.

Students will work in cross-cultural teams with a select group of industry partners to provide comprehensive and innovative solutions to real-world business challenges.

This course will give students an opportunity to work in teams on a project based on a company problem or issue. This can come from any area of business, including HR, marketing, corporate governance, strategy, innovation, or merger/takeover opportunities. The team will undertake an analysis of the problem and provide a series of recommendations.

You will need to enrol in one of the following courses:

  • BUSM 4119 Asian Management Issues (RMIT Melbourne based students)
  • OMBA 500 Asian Management Issues (OUA Students)
  • BUSM 4120 Asian Management Issues (RMIT Vietnam students)

Assessment tasks may include: individual tasks such as business reports, essays and personal reflection and a group assignment. Students will be expected to work collaboratively with MBA Executive and other Post Graduate Students from RMIT Vietnam. A group presentation is required on the final day of the study intensive in HCM. All students must be part of and contribute to the group assignment and presentation.


Students must arrange their own room bookings.

RMIT preferred hotel:

The Rex Hotel
141 Nguyen Hue Blvd | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone Number +84 8 3829 2185

Please note that it is recommended that all students stay in the same RMIT nominated hotel.

How to Apply

Complete the Asian Management Issues Mobi application by 30 April 2016.

As there are only 30 places available, students are encouraged to apply early to avoid disappointment..

Further Information

Students with enquiries on the academic content of the study intensive can contact the Course Coordinator, Michael Rowe via email at

For questions regarding the application process please contact Student Enrichment Services at