Course Title: Asian Law and Management Issues

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Asian Law and Management Issues

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Dr Anne Kallies

Course Coordinator Phone: -

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 13, Cnr Victoria and Russell Sts, Melbourne

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


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.

Course Description

This course provides an opportunity for students to understand and be able to apply selected areas of contemporary law and international business, particularly those associated with legal issues in international business, cross-cultural management, and the challenges faced by organisations in developing economies. This course provides an opportunity to study international legal and business practices and the challenges of law, business and management issues in an emerging market country.  Students will work in teams with a select group of industry partners to provide comprehensive and innovative solutions to real-world international challenges.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  • CLO 1 Analyse the legal system of an Asian country.
  • CLO 2 Discuss legal issues in international business
  • 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 the impact of law on 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’s legal 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 legal, 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

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies/Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study spaces. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases.

Computers and printers are available at every Library. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Contact: Ask the Library for assistance and information on Library resources and services:

Study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills.  Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Task 2: 40% 
Linked CLOs: 1, 5, 6

Assessment Task 3: 30% 
Linked CLOS: 1, 2, 4, 5