Asian Management Issues (Study tour Vietnam) - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Supplemented
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2018: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment - Individ Report (40%) , Group Project - Presentation & Report (35%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 4,320.00
International 4,570.00

Please note: Students who wish to apply should e-mail to receive a study tour application form. Students must be accepted by RMIT before enrolling into the unit.

This unit provides an opportunity for students to understand and be able to apply selected areas of contemporary international business theory, particularly those associated with cross-cultural management, and the challenges faced by organisations in developing economies. This unit provides an excellent opportunity to study international business practices and the challenges of economics, business and management issues in an emerging market country. Students will work in cross-cultural teams with a select group of industry partners to provide comprehensive and innovative solutions to real-world business challenges.

*** NOTE: Students must organise and pay for their own travel arrangements to ensure they are in Vietnam on the specified starting date. Students are responsible for all costs associated with travel, accommodation and meals. ***

On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. critically analyse culturally variable business practices using an appropriate analytical model
  2. reflect on your own attitudes, value and beliefs
  3. identify potential barriers in cross-cultural communication
  4. assess the influence of cultural factors on the individual, on business and on professional behaviour
  5. analyse economic, business and financial systems
  6. work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Assignment — Individ Report (40%)
  • Group Project — Presentation & Report (35%)
  • Reflective Task — Reflective Journal (25%)

You should have an understanding of management theory and recognise the importance of cross-cultural understanding.

  • Includes Travel

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Cross cultural management: Review of traditional models - Hofstede, Trompenaars and Woolliams
2Gannon's cultural metaphor model: using icons as a cultural metaphor to examine culture
3Australian industry and perspective of Vietnam
4Buddhism, Judeo-Christian and Islamic tradition and societal norms
5Developing economies and challenges in the region
6Challenges and perspectives - Vietnam
7US industry activity and perspectives of Vietnam
8Foreign organisations in Vietnam
9SME's and business opportunities in Vietnam
10Transparency and corruption: cultural value or cost, impact on economy, case studies in corruption code and cultural training

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

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This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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