Industry Studies in America

Subject BUSA90513 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 21-Jul-2016
Teaching Period 23-Jul-2016 to 31-Jul-2016
Assessment Period End 31-Jul-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 21-Jul-2016
Census Date 25-Jul-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 28-Jul-2016

Students are required to undertake 30 hours of reading during the pre-teaching period. Reading material will be available via reading packs.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30
Total Time Commitment:

140 hours


Enrolment in the MC-BAEV program

Corequisites: None
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:


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Subject Overview:

Industry Studies in America (ISAm) is a 7-day field study subject based in the United States of America. This subject leverages multiple topics covered in prior subjects to analyse and understand American business models and success factors relative to other global approaches and experiences. ISAm involves a series of lectures and seminars at a partner business school, field visits to US businesses and public institutions (e.g. high-technology companies, venture capital organisations, innovation incubation units) and comparative analyses of American and other business models.

Learning Outcomes:

On completing the subject students should:

  • Have an awareness of American cross border management topics including international economics and cultural aspects of business
  • Have developed an understanding of the evolution of high-technology business in the USA and globally, their transformation over recent decades and their prospects
  • Have obtained insights into designated high-technology industries in the USA
  • Have improved their understanding of cross-cultural business operations

Class participation (attendance at lectures, peer and instructor evaluation of contribution to class learning) 10%

Syndicate Report (equivalent to individual 1200 word assessment) 20%

Syndicate Presentation (hurdle requirement; 20 minutes; equivalent to individual 1200 word assessment) 40%

Individual personal reflective assignment (2000 words) 30%

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is only available to students enrolled in the MC-BAEV program

Related Course(s): Master of Business Administration

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