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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, Tsinghua University in Beijing and Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi.
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.
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 and 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.
Students will be selected based on:
- Their minimum weighted average mark - the indicative WAM based on prior applications is 65-70%
- Their resume
- A short statement that demonstrates their interest in undertaking this subject.
Intended learning outcomes
- Demonstrate a greater understanding of the international business community in the particular region visited.
- Analyse and evaluate business and economics issues in a global context.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the impact of diverse cultures on organisations.
- Demonstrate an enhanced ability to undertake independent research.
- Demonstrate the ability to self-reflect on learning experiences for the development of key attributes sought by employers such as cross-cultural communication skills, interpersonal skills, commercial acumen, initiative, independent learning, and teamwork.
- Demonstrate enhanced communication skills via contributions during the program and delivery of a formal presentation upon return.
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.
Last updated: 16 March 2020