Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedMalaysia Summer semester B 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jane Tong and Mr Nicholas Grigoriou


This program aims to provide an opportunity for students to experience the diversity of contexts for doing business in Asia. The program will focus on the influence of diverse cultures, politics, institutions and local practices, and their impact on business decisions and managerial behaviour in Asia. The two-week program comprises on- and off- campus seminars and company visits in two or more Asian countries. The program will take students to meet with business and government leaders, conduct company visits and discuss business practices.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. examine the cultural, political, and institutional issues that influence the business activities in the selected countries
  2. critically analyse the impact of the cultural, political and other institutional influence on company's strategic decisions as well as other management practices
  3. apply the basic theories and concepts in managing multinational firms in the international companies we tour and analyse both congruency and discrepancy between theories and real practices.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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