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Doing Business in the Asia-Pacific (IBUS20006)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5Not available in 2018

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Year of offerNot available in 2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeIBUS20006
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This subject is designed to assist students to prepare for a global career. Students will develop broad, integrated knowledge and the global perspective required to work in organisations in the Asia-Pacific region. They will acquire greater insight into the social, cultural, political and economic factors that influence business in the global environment. Students will also gain an introduction to the important role that Asia-Pacific countries play in the global economy. Importantly, participants will gain insights for future business engagement and career success. The main themes of this intensive subject cover economics, culture, governance, business, strategy and marketing in the Asia-Pacific region.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Enhance your understanding of business, economy, management in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Identify macro and micro issues in order to function successfully organisations that have an Asia-Pacific focus and strategy
  • Compare and contrast the business strategies and approaches of Asian and Western enterprises
  • Demonstrate knowledge models and concepts related in cross-cultural business context
  • Be able to apply models and concepts to different scenarios as presented in case studies and exercises, as well as to their own experiences
  • Demonstrate key attributes sought by employers including communication skills in a global environment, team skills, planning, self-management, initiative, continuous improvement in professional practice.

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Verbal and written communication skills through discussion and assigned tasks;
  • Team work demonstrated by good communication within the group, understanding of skills brought by individual members, organising for achievement and presenting group report;
  • Communication skills in an international business context;
  • Problem solving and critical thinking;
  • Documentation preparation and presentation skills through assigned tasks
  • Interpersonal skills through the self-reflection exercise and assigned tasks.
  • Receptiveness to alternative ideas.

Last updated: 11 January 2018