BUS201 International Project (8)

This subject allows students to study business, society and culture in an international setting during a study tour. The tour can include visits to businesses, government agencies, NGOs local institutions and authorities. The subject provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of these areas in a cross-cultural environment.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
Online
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Online
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
Online
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BUS201. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Accounting and Finance

Enrolment Restrictions

Enrolment is restricted to students participating in an International Short-term Program.

Prerequisites

BUS200

Subject Relationships

BUS202 Is the equivalent zero point subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically evaluate the operations of real life international and local organisations;
  • be able to compare different aspects of international projects in culturally diverse environments;
  • be able to differentiate between the norms in business, culture and society of the host country and Australia;
  • be able to independently undertake and examine the impact of their experience in the international context.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Cultural diversity and doing business in the local setting;
  • Local institutions and business organisations;
  • Local economic and political history and future outlook;
  • Creating a business within the local rules and regulatory framework;
  • Economic and financial environment; and
  • Challenges, opportunities and current events relevant to the study tour destination.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of BUS201 in Session 3 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Pre-travel research
20
2
Travel journal
20
3
Reflection on the influence of the experiences
60

Special Resources

Enrolment in this subject is restricted to students participating in Short-term International Programs which involve international travel of 2 to 4 weeks at their own expense.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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