• Class Number 4064
  • Term Code 2930
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic On-campus
  • Mode of Delivery Online or In Person
  • COURSE CONVENER
    • Dr Michael Hess
  • LECTURER
    • Fateme Kanani Moghadam
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/02/2019
  • Class End Date 31/05/2019
  • Census Date 31/03/2019
  • Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
SELT Survey Results

This course introduces students to the various international business environments. It further develops skills in formulating strategies that correspond to the current business context. It provides opportunities for students to apply these skills within existing organisations. This course uses an inquiry-based approach to engage students in the process of formulating questions and investigating issues that are relevant to the international business. The course also has a strong skills-based focus, aimed at enhancing the research and communications skills students need in their future careers as researchers and professionals.
 

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

1. Distinguish between the different concepts and theories of management.
2. Establish the roles and functions of managers within organisations.
3. Recognise the challenges of managing dynamic and complex organisations in a global context.
4. Consider how external environments impact on organisations.
5. Recognise the social and ethical implications of management decisions in both domestic and international contexts.
6. Reflect on the emerging evidence about changing nature of management, institutions, and markets.

Research-Led Teaching

The International Management Report is a group assignment in which students are required to select a business and develop a strategy for it to enter an international market in which it does not currently operate. This involves research into both the business and the target market.

Field Trips

Not relevant

Additional Course Costs

No additional class costs

Examination Material or equipment

There is no examination for this course

Required Resources

Link for online resources available on Wattle

Link for online resources available on Wattle

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
  • Written comments
  • Verbal comments
  • Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Seminar (3 hours) - Week 1: Introduction & The Evolution of Management Thought Lessons Lesson 1 - History of management thinking Lesson 2 - Organisational sensemaking Lesson 3 - Evidence-based approach to managing Readings Links to readings will be provided on Wattle Assessment Learning Insights M1.1 (in-class)
2 Seminar (3 hours) - Week 2: The Nature of Managerial Work Lessons Lesson 1 - Management roles Lesson 2 - Functional aspects of managing Lesson 3 - Management skills and competencies Readings Links to readings will be provided on Wattle Assessment Learning Insights M1.2 (in-class)
3 Seminar (3 hours) - Week 3: The Practice of Evidence-Based Management Lessons Lesson 1 - Metacognitive awareness & regulation Lesson 2 - Critical thinking Lesson 3 - Leadership Readings Links to readings will be provided on Wattle Assessment Learning Insights M1.3 (in-class)
4 Seminar (3 hours) - Week 4: Managing and Interpersonal Skills Lessons Lesson 1 - Motivation Lesson 2 - Communication Lesson 3 - Managing performance Readings Links to readings will be provided on Wattle Assessment Learning Insights M1.4 (in-class)
5 Seminar (3 hours) - Week 5: Managing Teams and Organisations Lessons Lesson 1 - Organisational culture Lesson 2 - Leading productive teams Lesson 3 - Employee empowerment Readings Links to readings will be provided on Wattle Assessment Learning Insights M1.5 (in-class)
6 Seminar (3 hours) - Week 6: Managing for a Sustainable Future Lessons Lesson 1 - Business ethics Lesson 2 - Organisational resilience Lesson 3 - Entrepreneurial mindsets and culture Readings Links to readings will be provided on Wattle
7 Seminar - Week 7: The Challenge and Future of Globalisation Lessons Lesson 1 - Why organisations internationalise Lesson 2 - Managing political risks Lesson 3 - The future of globalisation Readings Links to readings will be provided on Wattle Assessment Learning Insights M2.1 (in-class)
8 Seminar - Week 8: Formal Institutional Environments Lessons Lesson 1 - Interpreting economic data and trends Lesson 2 - Regional economic integration Lesson 3 - Government influences on trade and investment Readings Links to readings will be provided on Wattle Assessment Learning Insights M2.2 (in-class)
9 Seminar - Week 9: Cultural Environments Lessons Lesson 1 - How culture impacts international management Lesson 2 - Understanding the dimensions of cultural difference Lesson 3 - Cultural guidelines for operating internationally Readings Links to readings will be provided on Wattle Assessment Learning Insights M2.3 (in-class)
10 Seminar - Week 10: International Human Resource Management Lessons Lesson 1 - HRM functions in an international context Lesson 2 - Staffing international operations Lesson 3 - Developments and trends in international HRM Readings Links to readings will be provided on Wattle Assessment Learning Insights M2.4 (in-class)
11 Seminar - Week 11: International Strategic Management (1) Lessons Lesson 1 - Key elements in strategic planning Lesson 2 - Choosing and international strategy Lesson 3 - Strategies for competing and co-operating internationally Readings Links to readings will be provided on Wattle Assessment International Management Report Presentation of Executive Summary - in class International Management Report - due 4pm Monday Week 11
12 Seminar - Week 12: International Strategic Management (2) Lessons Lesson 1 - Organising and controlling international operations Lesson 2 - Strategies for foreign market entry Lesson 3 - International production, outsourcng and logistics Readings Links to readings will be provided on Wattle Assessment Module 2 Reflective Essay - due 4pm Friday Week 12 International Management Report Presentation of Executive Summary - in class

Tutorial Registration

Not relevant

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Course: Learning Insights 30 % 26/02/2019 31/05/2019 1,2,5
Module 1: Reflective Essay 1 20 % 05/04/2019 26/04/2019 3,6
Module 2: International Management Report 30 % 20/05/2019 11/06/2019 3,4,5,6
Module 2: Reflective Essay 20 % 31/05/2019 04/07/2019 3,4,5,6

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details

Policies

ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Participation

Participation is expected in all seminar classes and assessment.

Examination(s)

There is no examination for this course.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 26/02/2019
Return of Assessment: 31/05/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,5

Course: Learning Insights

Weight: 30% of the course total

Details of task: Students will receive a worksheet in class each week which they will be expected to complete and submit at the end of each weekly seminar. The worksheet will guide students in identifying and communicating their key learning insights from each seminar.

Individual assessment or Group task: Individual Assessment

Submission date: Weekly, in-class, weeks 1 to 12. Late submission is not accepted.

Due date for return of assessment: Student submissions will be returned the following week whenever possible.


All students will receive feedback on this assessment by the end of week 6.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 05/04/2019
Return of Assessment: 26/04/2019
Learning Outcomes: 3,6

Module 1: Reflective Essay 1

Weight: 20% of the course total

Details of task: Students will write a substantial reflective essay that explores the leadership, meta-cognitive and critical thinking skills you developed throughout the module. This is intended as an advanced piece of work in which self-reflection is placed in the context of the academic commentary presented in the module.

A detailed assignment brief is available on Wattle.

Individual assessment or Group task: Individual Assessment

Word limit: 1500 words (+/- 10%)

Submission requirements: Word or pdf file submitted via Turnitin

Submission date: 4pm Monday 5/04/2019

Due date for return of assessment: 26/04/2019

Marking Criteria: Marking criteria are detailed in the assignment brief.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 20/05/2019
Return of Assessment: 11/06/2019
Learning Outcomes: 3,4,5,6

Module 2: International Management Report

Weight: 30% of the course total

Details of task: Working in groups, students will be required to analyse and evaluate key issues facing managers in an international context. The report requires students to draw upon concepts and issues identified in Modules 1 and 2. Further information will be available on Wattle. Groups will present their executive summary to the class in Weeks 11 and 12.

Individual assessment or Group task: Group Assessment

Word limit: 2,000 words + or - 10% excluding references

Presentation requirements: MS Word document submitted via Turnitin

Submission date: 4pm Monday 20/05/2019

Due date for return of assessment: 11/06/2019

Marking Criteria: Marking criteria will be provided on Wattle

Assessment Task 4

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 31/05/2019
Return of Assessment: 04/07/2019
Learning Outcomes: 3,4,5,6

Module 2: Reflective Essay

Weight: 20% of the course total

Details of task: Students will write a short reflective essay that explores the leadership, meta-cognitive and critical thinking skills you developed throughout the module.

A detailed assignment brief is available on Wattle.

Individual assessment or Group task: Individual Assessment

Word limit: 1,500 words (+/- 10%)

Submission requirements: Word or pdf file submitted via Turnitin

Submission date: 4pm Friday 31/05/2019

Due date for return of assessment: 04/07/2019

Marking Criteria: Marking criteria are detailed in the assignment brief.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

Please see relevant assessment task details above.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Unless specified otherwise in the assessment requirements, re-submissions are permitted up until the due date and time, but not allowed afterwards.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information. In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service — including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy. If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
Dr Michael Hess
michael.hess@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


Business and Organizational History, Organizational Management, Economic History

Dr Michael Hess

Wednesday 18:00 21:00
Thursday 18:00 21:00
Fateme Kanani Moghadam
michael.hess@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


Fateme Kanani Moghadam

Thursday 09:00 12:00

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