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Global Business in the Asian Century (MBS661)

School School of Business and Governance
Credit Points 6
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit addresses key issues about managing global businesses in the 21st century - often called the Asian century. It examines accelerated globalisation and the rise of Asia, and discusses how managers make decisions on firm strategy, market entry, alliances, marketing, research and development, production, supply chain, and human resource management in a changing global business environment. The unit places you in the role of decision makers, developing your ability to innovatively apply theories to resolving problems in challenging international business situations.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1.1 Demonstrate knowledge of international business, particularly in Asia
1.2 Apply international business knowledge in practical contexts (e.g. workplace)
2. Exhibit effective verbal, written, digital, and team interpersonal skills in working with stakeholders in a variety of contexts:
3. Evaluate issues and problems and structure evidence-based conclusions
4. Employ individual and team learning strategies that promote intentional learning
5.1 Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts
5.2 Integrate knowledge of ethical and sustainability issues into professional and personal practices
Timetabled Learning Activities There are 32 hours of face-to-face seminars, and 16 hours of structured coaching for the International Business Plan Project. In addition, there are 12 hours of online learning activities, including podcast, video, and quiz. In total, there is an equivalent of 60 hours of structured learning.

(Note: This Unit is delivered in an intensive mode over the weekends at the Murdoch Campus).
TNE: 12X4 hours
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 60 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in the Unit is integrative and interactive. The structured in-class activities consist of case study, workshop, presentation, lecture and discussion. The self-directed learning tasks will involve reading, on-line videos, online quiz, team work, discussion forum, and a major International Business Plan Competition project.
Other Learning Experiences Self-directed reading; team-based discussion and project
Assessment The assessment is designed to evaluate the learning outcomes. Written, supervised assessment: 35%; Written unsupervised assessment: 50%; Oral Presentation: 15%
Prerequisites Enrolment in graduate study
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS675 International Business or MBS630 International Business may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GradCertBusAdmin)
Graduate Certificate in Politics, Policy and Global Business (GradCertPPGBus) [New in 2019]
Master of Business Administration (Global) (MBA(Global))
Master of Business Administration (MBA) [New in 2016]
Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
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.
Global Business (MBS6611) - as for MBS661 except as follows
School School of Business and Governance
Credit Points 6
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
Unit Learning Outcomes 1.1 Demonstrate knowledge of international business
1.2 Apply international business knowledge in practical contexts (e.g. workplace)
2. Exhibit effective verbal, written, digital, and team interpersonal skills in working with stakeholders in a variety of contexts:
3. Evaluate issues and problems and structure evidence-based conclusions
4. Employ individual and team learning strategies that promote intentional learning
5.1 Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts
5.2 Integrate knowledge of ethical and sustainability issues into professional and personal practices
Timetabled Learning Activities There are 32 hours of face-to-face seminars, and 16 hours of structured coaching for the International Business Plan Project. In addition, there are 12 hours of online learning activities, including podcast, video, and quiz. In total, there is an equivalent of 60 hours of structured learning.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 60 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in the Unit is integrative and interactive. The structured in-class activities consist of case study, workshop, presentation, lecture and discussion. The self-directed learning tasks will involve reading, on-line videos, online quiz, team work, discussion forum, and a major International Business Plan Competition project.
Assessment Assessment as per MBS661
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GradCertBusAdmin)
Master of Business Administration (MBA) [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.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
MBS661
Professor Xiaowen Tian
Professor of Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6599
e: X.Tian@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.008 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
MBS6611
Professor Xiaowen Tian
Professor of Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6599
e: X.Tian@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.008 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
MBS661

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Professor Xiaowen Tian
Professor of Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6599
e: X.Tian@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.008 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
MBS661

KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-Internal
Ms Carole Brady
Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2889
e: C.Brady@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.1.029 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
MBS6611

DUBAI-ISC: TMD-Internal
Ms Carole Brady
Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2889
e: C.Brady@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.1.029 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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