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International Immersion (MBS638)

School School of Business and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: T1-external, T2-external, T3-external
Description In this module, participants will have a tremendous opportunity to gather first hand insights of the economic, social, cultural and political trends which international organisations navigate. Participants will analyse issues relating to organisational and individual leadership, strategies implemented for international industry positioning such as Islamic Finance, Responsible and Innovation Management, and witness emerging innovations coming from these centres of excellence. Participants will experience a cultural exchange, building on professional relationships with their cohort, international industries, organisations and government executives.
Unit Learning Outcomes After completing this unit, participants will be able to:
1. Provide an overview of the industry's social, cultural and political environment.
2. Provide an in-depth analysis of the industry's/firm's business practices.
3. Evaluate the insights gained and assess its value to their own organisational and individual context.
4. Apply the knowledge and skills gained to their organisational and individual context.
Timetabled Learning Activities Collaborate sessions - Approximately 3 hours x 2 days over 4 weeks of the intensive learning period. These sessions are fully online with the facilitator or in group meetings
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.
Students will undertake all activities online and undertake site visits.
These activities include site visits, participating in interactive learning activities, accessing online reading, watching instructional videos, interacting with fellow students and completing assessments.
Assessment Assessment 1 - Case Writing, 20%
Assessment 2 - Presentation and Learning Journal, 40%
Assessment 3 - Final Report, 40%
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Executive Master in Leadership, Strategy and Innovation
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Executive Master in Leadership, Strategy and Innovation (EMLeadershipStratInnov) [New in 2016]
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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