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International Business Experience (IBUS20007)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeIBUS20007
Summer Term
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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 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.

Last updated: 30 July 2019