Course Title: Asian Management Issues

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Asian Management Issues

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

This course requires permission to enrol. Carefully read the instructions below.

To be eligible for this program, students must have successfully completed at least one semester of study, or four courses at RMIT, whichever is greater. You must also have the requisite free elective space, and not be ‘At Risk’ in your program.

The registration process differs slightly for students currently enrolled in a Melbourne program and for Vietnam program students enrolling in the Melbourne program course, Asian Management Issues:

RMIT Melbourne Program Students should register themselves on Mobi at https://outbound.rmit.edu.au/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=11480.

RMIT Vietnam Program Students should register themselves at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdN9Ykqca6IqpFTYxURst4PfcA1CxhpmYtbHvBl0rJWcfNiqg/viewform.

(Note: Vietnam Program Students need to be aware that this Melbourne course is inbound to Vietnam, and not the Vietnam course which is outbound to Singapore.)

If the student meets the course requirements, all applications will be approved based on enrolment spaces available.


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4119

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2016

BUSM4120

RMIT University Vietnam

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Viet2 2011,
Viet2 2012,
Viet2 2013,
Viet2 2014,
Viet2 2015,
Viet2 2018

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4119

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

PGRDFlex17 (ZZZZ)

BUSM4119

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

PGRDFlex18 (ZZZZ)

BUSM4119

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

PGRDFx2019 (ZZZZ)

Course Coordinator: Dr Kevin Argus

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1457

Course Coordinator Email: kevin.argus@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 13

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

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 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.


 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

CLO 1  Critically analyse culturally variable business practices using an appropriate analytical model.
CLO 2  Reflect on your own attitudes, value and beliefs.
CLO 3  Identify potential barriers in cross-cultural communication.
CLO 4  Assess the influence of cultural factors on the individual, on business and on professional behaviour.
CLO 5  Analyse economic, business and financial systems.
CLO 6  Work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.
 


Overview of Learning Activities

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. The Learning Activities include:

• Report on an analysis of the destination country in context of Asia, incorporating both a cultural and business dimension.
• Attend and participate in learning activities in the Asian location.
• Participate in workshop discussions and/or online discussions.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

You may access online learning tools and content for this course from the student portal, myRMIT, or, if you are an RMIT Vietnam student, through Vietnam Blackboard.


Overview of Assessment

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


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

Assessment Task 2: 4
0% 
Linked CLOs: 1, 5, 6

Assessment Task 3: 30%
Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4

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.