Managing International Tert Ed

Subject MGMT90168 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

May, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 11-May-2015 to 02-Jul-2015
Assessment Period End 06-Jul-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 21-May-2015
Census Date 22-May-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 19-Jun-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 23.5 hours
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

An undergraduate degree or equivalent; at least 5 years of relevant experience; current employment in the sector, and employer support to attend the program.

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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

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Dr Heather Davis


LH Martin Institute
Level 1, 715 Swanston Street
T: +61 3 8344 0756

Subject Overview:

This subject provides an overview of key elements of leading and managing international tertiary education, to provide participants with knowledge and insights in areas such as:

  • international context and trends in the globalisation of tertiary education and research;
  • national strategies and policy settings for global engagement by tertiary institutions;
  • institutional motivations, strategies, policies and practices for global engagement in teaching, research and service;
  • metrics, outputs and outcomes of global engagement by tertiary institutions;
  • leadership and management for sustainable global enterprises by tertiary education institutions.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion, participants should be able to apply what they have learned, for example by:

  • assessing the impact of a change in government policy affecting global engagement by tertiary institutions;
  • integrating international perspectives in institutional policy, strategy and programs across the teaching, research and service functions of institutions;
  • identifying and assessing options to enhance successful and sustainable global engagement by their institution;
  • developing a comprehensive strategy and plan to advance global engagement by an institution or by an area or program within an institution;
  • successfully advocating for implementation of a global engagement strategy and plan.


There is one assessment task:

  • A 3000-word written assignment, due at end of subject (100%)

There are two hurdle requirements:

  • Four online Discussion Board tasks ( 4 x 500-word commentaries on set readings) due every 2 weeks. For any discussion board task submitted late, the task increases to a 1000 word commentary.
  • Participate in 3 online webinars, due every 2-3 weeks. For any webinar missed, students must write and post on the discussion board a 1000 word topic summary, drawing on the recorded webinar and related discussion board postings.

NB All hurdle and assessment taasks must be passed.

Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs/online classes) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.

Prescribed Texts:

Set readings are provided online before the subject commences.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completing this subject, participants should be able to:

  • communicate with people who work in different cultures and contexts
  • investigate policy and strategy problems, and generate options to resolve them
  • assess the risks and benefits of different solutions to management problems
  • apply accepted policies and principles to different kinds of cases
  • make well-informed management decisions that consider specific contexts.
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education Management
Master of Tertiary Education Management

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