Asian Management Issues (Study tour Vietnam) - 2016

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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 2016: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment - Individ Report (40%) , Group Project - Presentation & Report (35%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 4,080.00
International 4,330.00

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 is a five-day intensive study tour in the Asian region at the RMIT International University Vietnam. This unit provides an opportunity for students to understand and apply selected areas of contemporary international business theory, particularly those associated with cross cultural management and etiquette of a specific country in the Asian region through an RMIT partner. A particular focus will be the management and leadership approaches used in the host country, the Asian region in general and how this differs from approaches used in Australian organisations. The unit will also address the specific host country's economic and social trends and how these change over time.

*** 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. ***

At the conclusion of this unit, you will have developed an understanding of conceptual knowledge regarding international business and cross-cultural management. You will understand the complexities of managing a business in the Asian region.

On completion of this unit, you will have developed:

  1. the ability to use cross-cultural models as a means of analysing and understanding cultural differences
  2. an insight into the specific host country's economy and the broader Asian arena
  3. an understanding of management and leadership practices in the specific host country economy and the broader Asian region
  4. an understanding of the Asian region as a social and economic entity
  5. an understanding of the relationship between Australia, the specific host country economy and the broader Asian arena.
  • 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.

  • 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.

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:

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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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