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Changing Economies of Asia (BUS272)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 4
Description This unit involves a comparative examination of the development and economic performance of selected Asian economies. The spectacular performance of some Asian economies has shifted the world balance of economic power and has major implications for all trading nations. Topics covered include growth theories, globalisation, government policy, export-led growth, multinational corporations, financial markets, corporate governance, labour markets, the environment and income distribution.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students will be able to:
1. Identify the requirements for successful modern economic growth.
2. Apply economic analysis to the growth of selected Asian economies and to the assessment of relative economic performance.
3. Evaluate the importance of institutions in economic development.
4. Analyse how globalisation has affected economic development.
5. Demonstrate communication skills for presenting clear and coherent expositions of knowledge, ideas and evidence, both orally and in writing.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self-directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Assessment Tutorial Participation 10%
Mid semester test 15%
Essay 25%
2 hour Final Exam 50%
Prerequisites Nil.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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