BEX5832 - European business and society - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Paul Kalfadellis


Dr Paul Kalfadellis

Unit guides



  • Summer semester A 2019 (On-campus block of classes)


Students must have completed at least 24 Monash credit points of study prior to enrolling in this unit.

Enrolment in this unit is subject to an application process. More information on this unit is available herehere (


European business and society is an intensive two week unit taught in Europe. One week is taught at the Monash Prato Centre in Italy and the second week incorporates presentations/lectures in organisational visits in Europe. The unit enables students to better understand the political, economic and social environment in which business operates in Europe. Specifically the unit considers the establishment and functioning of the European Union (EU) and its relationship with its member states as well as providing students with an awareness of the key debates, issues and on-going challenges facing Europe and the European Union. These challenges and their implications for business/management policy and practice in Europe, underpin the essence of this unit.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. increase students awareness and understanding of Europe and the European Union
  2. examine the nature of the forces in the European environment (e.g. political, economic, legal, social and cultural) and their impact upon business
  3. research and critically analyse the challenges facing Europe and understand their implications for policy and practice in business and society
  4. gain knowledge from organisational visits in order to develop insights that can be applied as future generators of sustainable economic, social and environmental value for business and society.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload for this unit is 288 hours per semester. This comprises of a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning (including site visits) and peer directed learning.

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