Open Universities Australia and Griffith University offer this fascinating online unit in Asian Business Systems to give students an insight into markets which are becoming increasingly important on a global scale.
Students will develop valuable expertise pertaining to Asian business systems, and will be expected to demonstrate a critical understanding of the body of literature relevant to the unit.
Upon completion of the course, students will have the knowledge necessary to identify the characteristics of business system elements which lead to success, as well as those which lead to failure within Asian marketplaces.
Particular attention will be paid to the opportunities and threats faced by Australian businesses entering Asian markets. Students will explore strategies for Australian businesses to optimise opportunities and minimise risk when experimenting with new business systems.
Markets in Japan, Korea, China, and India will all be given particular consideration within this unit.
Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
Have been accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Asia Pacific Business Management
Areas of study
In this business management unit, the topics you will study include:
Introduction to Asian business systems: an institutional perspective
The colonial origins and development of Asian business systems
The role of the state in Asian business systems
Financial systems in Asia
National R&D systems and technology development in Asia
Culture and social capital in Asian business systems
Japan’s business groups: continuity and change
The Korean chaebol and the state
Business groups in Hong Kong and Taiwan
The mainland China business system
Business groups in India
Ethnic Chinese business networks
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Graduate Certificate in Asia Pacific Business Management, Griffith University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Subjects relating to business in Asian markets currently offer particularly useful information, as economic activity in the Asia Pacific region continues to experience significant global growth.
Students who take this online Asian Business Systems unit will gain specialised knowledge of business systems in Asia, and will garner an understanding of how these systems differ from those typically found in Western markets. As part of the assessment for this unit, students will establish a strategic business plan for operating in the Asia Pacific region. Group discussion will also be used for assessment purposes, which will serve to develop appropriately professional communication skills. Students will also become familiar with case studies, giving them a thorough understanding of past business successes, along with past failures.
As is the case with most academic business studies, students will be expected to familiarise themselves with the body of literature pertaining to business systems in Asia. Students will be encouraged to critically analyse existing literature, and will be expected to identify threats and opportunities which should be considered by Australian businesses wishing to enter Asian markets.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Asian Business Systems from Griffith University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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