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EXEC71-023: Asia Study Tour January 2020 [Intensive]

General information

Offers a unique perspective into conducting business in a foreign market. This tour of one of Australia’s major trading partners will provide direct exposure to the challenges and opportunities of working in the global business environment. Utilising site visits, industry and government speakers and practical exercises, you will develop executive-level insights into international business relations. You are expected to integrate your executive experience, theoretical knowledge, and insights from the study tour to develop a business case supporting or rejecting the international expansion of an Australian business.

Details

Academic unit:Bond Business School
Subject code:EXEC71-023
Subject title:Asia Study Tour
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:January 2020
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Timetable: https://bond.edu.au/timetable
Delivery mode:

Intensive

Workload items:
  • Seminar: x8 (Total hours: 36) - Seminars 1 to 8 (4.5hr per session Intensive Mode)
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 84) - Recommended study time & reviewing materials
Attendance and learning activities: Attendance at all class and study tour sessions is expected. Students are expected to notify the instructor of any absences with as much advance notice as possible.

Resources

Prescribed resources:
  • Bond Business School (2019). Study Tour Site Visit.
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Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions: ? This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

Must be admitted into an EMBA Program.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Assurance of learning

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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Assess the challenges and opportunities of working in the global business environment.
  2. Integrate executive experience and advanced theoretical knowledge to solve complex business problems relating to operating in an international business environment.
  3. Critically reflect on one’s experience in a foreign business environment to evaluate previously held assumptions and beliefs.
  4. Produce a clear and concise document outlining the viability of a domestic business venture into a foreign market.
  5. Present a comprehensive account of business interactions in a foreign market.

Assessment

Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Reflective Essay A reflective learning journal summarising the experiences and insights from the study tour. 20% Ongoing 1, 3.
Class Participation Preparation and active participation in all pre-trip classes and study tour activities. 15% Ongoing 1, 3.
Essay Management paper evaluating the challenges and opportunities of an international venture (due 2 weeks after return from the study tour). 40% In Consultation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Oral Presentation § Presentation of an immersion exercise relating to the long view theme of the tour and of the Japanese focus on customer experience. A peer evaluation system will be used to assess the performance of each group member during the project (due during the study tour). 25% In Consultation 1, 3, 5.
  • § Indicates group/teamwork-based assessment
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Additional subject information

A peer-evaluation system will be used in this subject to help determine the individual marks for all group assessments. As part of the requirements for Business School quality accreditation, the Bond Business School employs an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Subject curriculum

An introduction to the fundamental aspects of the Japanese economy, including language, cultural history, and specific aspects of international business theory related to site visits. Students will also begin capturing expectations. Drawing on theory from other EMBA classes and your executive experience, you will also begin capturing assumptions and expectations that will form the basis for your critical reflections during and after the tour.

You are expected to act as ambassadors of the University at all times during the study tour. Student-led briefings will be conducted prior to each site visits and debriefs (including facilitated group discussions) will be done afterwards. Instructor-led discussions will be conducted throughout the day as permitted by the schedule and travel restrictions. Reflections and presentation preparation are to be done in the evenings and during travel.

Approved on: Dec 17, 2019. Edition: 3.2
Last updated: Aug 11, 2020.