BSA5904 - Political economic and business dynamics in Chile and Latin America - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Deirdre O'Neill




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


This unit explores the political, economic and business dynamics of Latin America, a region in transition whose rise has implications for Australia and the broader Asia-Pacific economic community. With a special focus on Chile, an important member of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and a significant commercial partner for Australia, the program draws on regional politics, economics, social and business issues. Topics include economic developments in Chile from 1982 to the present, intercultural business challenges in Latin America, human and economic development challenges in Latin America, political issues in the current Latin American landscape and Latin America in world affairs.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand the dynamics, challenges and opportunities of doing business in a Latin American context
  2. develop and present strategic responses that are sustainable, responsible and ethical to specific issues and challenges affecting business, government and society in Chile and Latin America
  3. acquire team skills, including team leadership, collaboration, problem-solving, decision-making, communication and presentation skills
  4. develop reflective practice skills in relation to individual learning.


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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