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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Three hours of classes per week (Semester2). |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Entry into the Master of International Business.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
|Subject Overview:||This subject explores key issues facing managers of international businesses. These include the need to develop skills in cross-cultural communication, negotiation and conflict resolution within the firm and with other parties in host countries, including partners in joint ventures and alliances as well as suppliers and customers. How managers respond positively to the challenges of using a multi-cultural workforce, including expatriates and operating a business in a number of culturally distinct environments is explored. Structuring the relationship between HQ and subsidiaries to ensure optimal performance across the whole organisation are also studied.|
|Assessment:||A 3-hour end-of-semester examination (50%) and coursework totaling not more than 4000 words (50%).|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
Master of International Business |
Master of International Business
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