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International Business Experience (IBUS20007)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeIBUS20007
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Summer Term
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will provide students with a broad overview of economics and business in an International context through a substantial overseas learning experience.

The Faculty of Business and Economics will work in collaboration with specific partner universities globally to deliver the subject content. Previous partner universities have included National Chengchi University in Taiwan, Singapore Management University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Tsinghua University Beijing. All assessment and grading will be undertaken by FBE.

Upon completion, students will have a better understanding of how business is conducted internationally, key challenges in particular regions and will have gained cultural insight into their host country.

Selection into this subject is based on academic merit, demonstrated motivation to benefit from the program (and bring benefit back to the University) and timely submission of application. The subject co-ordinator will have final approval of all selected students. There may be further eligibility criteria as requested by the partner institution.

This subject will incur additional costs such as travel and accommodation. Students may be eligible to apply for Faculty or University funding and Australian citizens will also be considered for Federal Government New Colombo Plan funding (where available).

Quotas for this subject apply.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a greater understanding of the international business community in the particular region.
  • Appreciate how management and business operate internationally and what this means in a global context.
  • Appreciate diversity of cultures and how these impact on workplaces/organisations.
  • Demonstrate enhanced ability to undertake independent research.
  • Have developed improved self-reflection and practical skills for future career pathways and employability.
  • Demonstrate enhanced communication skills via contributions during the program and delivery of a formal presentation upon return.

Generic skills

On successful completion of the subjects, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • Enhanced oral and written communication skills, which should be developed via cross cultural communication, group work, group presentations and preparation of the major assignment.
  • Cross cultural understanding – gained through interaction with other course participants in the host country and immersion in the host country for the life of the course.
  • Problem solving skills further developed through course and post course group work and working with issues related to cultural variations in business, personal and cultural issues.
  • Collaborative learning and teamwork skills, which will be enhanced by working in small groups, with colleagues from different courses and cultural backgrounds.
  • Flexibility related to navigating a new culture and ways of learning and interacting.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Minimum WAM for participation in this subject is 70% and students must have completed at least 100 credit points towards the Bachelor of Commerce degree prior to the commencement of this subject.

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Additional details

January 2019

  • Assessment task 1: Reflective journal 1000 words, due the week following the conclusion of the program (20%)
  • Assessment task 2: Research essay 2000 words, due 4 weeks following the conclusion of the program (50%)
  • Assessment task 3: Group presentation 10 minutes (equivalent to 1000 words), due as soon as practical after return to the University and during semester (30%)
  • This subject also has a hurdle requirement of 100% attendance at the pre and post departure workshops run by FBE.

June 2019

  • Assessment task 1: Reflective journal 1000 words, due the week following the conclusion of the program (20%)
  • Assessment task 2: Research essay 2000 words, due 4 weeks following the conclusion of the program (50%)
  • Assessment task 3: Group presentation 10 minutes (equivalent to 1000 words), due as soon as practical after return to the University and during semester (30%)
  • This subject also has a hurdle requirement of 100% attendance at the pre and post departure workshops run by FBE

Dates & times

  • Summer Term
    Principal coordinatorJennifer Grafton
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 hours
    Total time commitment140 hours
    Pre teaching start date19 November 2018
    Pre teaching requirementsPredeparture seminars will be held on November 19.
    Teaching period20 January 2019 to 1 February 2019
    Last self-enrol date30 November 2018
    Census date25 January 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 1 February 2019
    Assessment period ends15 March 2019

    Summer Term contact information

Time commitment details

140 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Subject notes

    The process for selecting students into IBUS20007 International Business Intensive is as follows:

    • Students must apply to and meet the specific requirements of the partner institution*
    • Students must have a minimum WAM of 70% in their current University of Melbourne program
    • Students must demonstrate their motivation for applying and what they will bring back to the University.

    Students will be advised whether or not they have been selected into IBUS20007 International Business Intensive. A list of successful applicants will be forwarded to the Student Centre and the subject will be added to students study plan.

    *Please note that the number of places offered in partner institution programs is limited.

Last updated: 30 July 2019