• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest International Business
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Matthew Gray
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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The course, which is presently delivered by the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies on behalf of the ANU College of Business and Economics,  provides an overview of business in the Middle East and an examination of specific issues for companies doing business in the region. The course focuses most on the Arab countries of the Middle East, but with some attention paid to Turkey, Israel and Iran as well. Specific topics include the Middle Eastern business environment, the cultural specifics of the region that impact on business, the legal framework, and specific strategies in international and cross-cultural marketing, human resource management, labour relations, logistics, and finance.  Strategies for dealing with the public sector in the region also are covered, given the role of bureaucracies and state -owned enterprises in the region.  The aim of the course is to enhance students' understanding of the Middle Eastern business environment and the ways in which various dynamics impact on business operations of firms in the region.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to demonstrate:

1. An understanding of the various factors that influence the business environment in the Middle East, including the political and economic environments;

2. A knowledge of the business culture of the Middle East and how this is related to the wider cultures of the region;

3. An understanding of several specific issues in Middle Eastern business; among these might include the dynamics of business leadership, human resources, marketing, banking and finance, logistics, e-business, and public relations; and

4. The ability to communicate their understanding of and knowledge about the above in a clear and concise way and in both written and oral formats.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

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Workload

Each week comprises 3 hours of in-class study, including lectures and tutorials, as well as student preparation for classes in the form of reading and exercises outside class hours, and preparation for in-class presentations.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed or be currently studying BUSI2025

Preliminary Reading

Students with no background on the Middle East should acquaint themselves with the basic history, culture and politics of the region. Suggested texts are parts of one or more of the following introductory books: Peter Mansfield, A History of the Middle East (Penguin, various editions); Beverley Milton-Edwards, Contemporary Politics in the Middle East (Polity, 2nd Edn, 2006); Charles Tripp, Islam and the Moral Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2006). Students with no background in business studies should acquaint themselves with basic business concepts and terminology.


 

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Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3414
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2755 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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