European Management (Study tour France) - 2017

To enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into a course from the provider. Read before you start

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 2016: Sess 3
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 3
  • Assessment: Assignment - pre departure report (25%) , Group Project - Presentation & Report (30%) - 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 seeks to impart and develop a range of perspectives and skills for you to understand the complexities of managing a business in Europe. The unit will address cultural norms and etiquette of a selected European country. A particular focus will be the management and leadership approaches used within that country, and how this differs from approaches used in Australian organisations. The unit will also examine the European Union and how business practice is facilitated across the diverse member states.

*** NOTE: Students must organise and pay for their own travel arrangements to ensure they are in France 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. show an understanding and appreciation of the cultural norms of the people of the selected European country
  2. apply cross cultural models as a means of analysing and understanding cultural differences
  3. show an understanding of selected management and leadership practices and of the European Union as a social an economic entity
  4. critically analyse the relationship between Australia, the country and the European Union.
  • Assignment — pre departure report (25%)
  • Group Project — Presentation & Report (30%)
  • Reflective Task — Reflective Journal (45%)

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

  • Broadband access
  • 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.

1Doing business in Europe: the European Union (EU)
2Structure, specific nature, political system and decision-making processes of key institutions
3Historical development since 1959 and the Treaty of Rome
4Legal authority of EU
5Future of EU and the political dimensions of enlargement
6Single currency: beginnings, aims, strengths and weaknesses
7Euro versus the dollar
8Shift from planned to free market economies
9Economics of enlargement: immigration, agriculture and environment
10Free movement of people and labour mobility

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

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.

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