• Class Number 4065
  • Term Code 2930
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic On-line
  • Mode of Delivery Online or In Person
  • COURSE CONVENER
    • Elizabeth Smith
  • LECTURER
    • Dr Michael Hess
  • 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
  • TUTOR
    • Chao Ma
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

This course brings contemporary theory and research into the foundations of management to the evidence-based resolution of practical problems encountered in organisations locally and globally.

Field Trips

Not applicable

Additional Course Costs

Not applicable

Examination Material or equipment

Not applicable

Required Resources

All required reading materials will be provided on Wattle.

Any recommended resources or readings will be advised on Wattle.

Staff Feedback

Feedback: Students may receive feedback in any of the following ways:

1. Feedback on their online discussion forum participation.

2. Synchronous live feedback as part of occasional live online classroom discussion as set up by the online tutor after consultation with learners.

3. Feedback on the assessment pieces in in numeric, tabular, and graphical formats, and/or written or audio qualitative comments; feedback can be both to individual learners and consolidated for the whole online class. Rubrics will be used so students can identify areas for improvement.

4. Personalised, in-depth feedback can be provided to students in consultation with the online tutor. Please make an appointment with your online tutor.

Disagreement and dispute of assessment marks and feedback: It is suggested that any unresolved disagreement with assessment marks and feedback be addressed by email to the online tutor and with a copy of the email sent to the Course Convenor, including a clear description of the area(s) of dispute.

Important: Most updates and announcements for this course will be circulated via emails and/or Wattle site. Please ensure that your official ANU email address is effective, that you have access to Wattle, and that you regularly check both your email and Course Announcements.

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.

Other Information

Online learning: This course is delivered in an online mode. Online teaching and learning does not mean that students are isolated from their instructors or tutors. In fact, it opens up new ways through for intensive, interactive and engaging communication that facilitates students' learning experiences and achievement of learning outcomes.


Differences from other modes of teaching: Online courses may differ in some aspects of delivery, assessment details, and weightings from the on-campus delivery. These changes are designed to adjust for the different delivery modes and ensure that all students achieve the same learning outcomes, regardless of delivery mode.


Personal portfolio: As an online student you may benefit from a different range of learning tools. Consider keeping a personal journal throughout the course to record the thoughts, issues, and dilemmas that arise for you. Such a journal may be electronic, using tools such as e-Portfolio on Wattle, or maintained in any other format that suits you. Your journal may be used to record insights gathered from course reading and other sources, as well as for noting personal reflections as the course proceeds. Students should reflect on the skills, resources, capabilities, thinking and learning styles and consider how they will prepare themselves for working in a management role deploying the skills and knowledge gained in this course.


Applicable timezone: The Australian National University is situated in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory and all references to times and dates refer to time in the Australian Capital Territory. Be aware that the Australian Capital Territory observes Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time in summer months; the effect of this is to shift the time by one hour from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Eastern Daylight-saving Time (AEDT). This shift is taken into account in setting times for submission of assessment items or other activities so the set time will be as specified, but in AEST or AEDT depending on the time of year. To avoid confusion in converting the specified times to your local time, consider using a time converter such as this https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock /australia/canberra

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 The Evolution of Management Thought
2 The nature of managerial work Week 1 Learning Insights Week 1 Discussion Forum posts
3 Management Psychology Week 2 Learning Insights Week 2 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 1 Discussion Forums
4 Managing and interpersonal skills Week 3 Learning Insights Week 3 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 2 Discussion Forums
5 Managing Teams Week 4 Learning Insights Week 4 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 3 Discussion Forums Corporate Development Report
6 Managing Organisations for a Sustainable Future Week 5 Learning Insights Week 5 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 4 Discussion Forums Reflective Essay - Module 1
7 Introduction & Challenge and Future of Globalisation Week 6 Learning Insights Week 6 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 5 Discussion Forums
8 Formal institutions and environments Week 7 Learning Insights Week 7 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 6 Discussion Forums
9 Cultural and Ethical Environments Week 8 Learning Insights Week 8 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 7 Discussion Forums
10 International Human Resource Management Week 9 Learning Insights Week 9 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 8 Discussion Forums
11 International Strategic Management Week 10 Learning Insights Week 10 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 9 Discussion Forums Global Expansion Report
12 Organising International Business Week 11 & 12 Learning Insights Week 11 & 12 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 10, 11 & 12 Discussion Forums Reflective Essay - Module 2

Tutorial Registration

Not applicable

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Discussion Forums 15 % 04/03/2019 31/05/2019 1,2,3,4,5,6
Individual Learning Outcome Insights 15 % 04/03/2019 31/05/2019 1,2,3,4,5,6
Corporate Development Report 30 % 29/03/2019 05/04/2019 1,2,5
Reflective Essay - Module 1 5 % 05/04/2019 22/04/2019 3,5,6
Global Expansion Report 30 % 24/05/2019 04/07/2019 3,4,5,6
Reflective Essay - Module 2 5 % 31/05/2019 05/06/2019 3,5,6

* 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. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

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 activities.

Examination(s)

Not applicable

Assessment Task 1

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 04/03/2019
Return of Assessment: 31/05/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Discussion Forums

Purpose: As part of learner-centered instruction, courses in RSM include self-reflective tasks that develop skills in critical analysis and meta-cognition (thinking about thinking). Critical analysis assist the student to understand and internalise the skills and knowledge; meta-cognitive skills help learners realize, develop and reflect on their own approach to their thinking and learning. Discussion Forums offer students the opportunity to exercise and develop these skills week by week over the course.

Description: Weekly online discussion of case studies and reflection on personal experiences from the perspective of the week's learning materials. Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle.

Note: The Assessment Calendar specifies only the first week in which forum posts are required and the final date on which feedback will be provided; in fact posts are required for all weeks of the semester, and feedback on these submissions will be provided at various times during the semester. Posts for Weeks 1-11 are due at 23:59 on the Monday of the following two weeks, but for Week 12 all posts are due at 23:59 on Friday of Week 12.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 04/03/2019
Return of Assessment: 31/05/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Individual Learning Outcome Insights

Purpose: The weekly learning outcome insights are a means for students to communicate with the lecturers regarding their critical understanding, learning and engagement with the topics and lessons and to help students pace themselves throughout the course. By engaging in a critical and reflective way with the learning outcomes, students will be able to also identify skills and capabilities achieving these learning outcomes has helped them develop.

Description: Each week students submit a 150-500 word analysis and synthesis of what they have learned, based on the Topic Learning Outcomes for the week. The total of all weekly learning outcome insights in effect makes up the journaling of students’ understanding, appreciation, use and analytical thoughts about the learning outcomes for the whole course. Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle

Note: Each submission for Weeks 1-11 is due at 23:59 on the Monday of the following week, but for Week 12 the submission is due at 23:59 on Friday of Week 12.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 29/03/2019
Return of Assessment: 05/04/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,5

Corporate Development Report

Purpose: Students will be required to analyse and evaluate key issues in management thinking. The report requires students to draw upon concepts and issues identified in Module 1.

Description: A report of no more than 2000 words prepared for the CEO of an Australian company; the report will analyse the rationale and internal implications of a merger between the company and another Australian firm, and include also the social impacts and implications for sustainability that the merger will bring. Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 05/04/2019
Return of Assessment: 22/04/2019
Learning Outcomes: 3,5,6

Reflective Essay - Module 1

Purpose: The Reflective Essay gives students an opportunity to take stock of what they have learned from the module, in particular, to understand their own strengths and weaknesses and develop a skill, resource network and capabilities plan. It helps students to focus on their own development of individual management competencies.

Description: A short reflective essay of no more than 1000 words written at the conclusion of Module 1, exploring the leadership, meta-cognitive and critical thinking skills you have developed throughout the module that are relevant to the management practitioner. Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 24/05/2019
Return of Assessment: 04/07/2019
Learning Outcomes: 3,4,5,6

Global Expansion Report

Purpose: Students will be required to analyse and evaluate key issues in management thinking. The report requires students to draw upon concepts and issues identified in Module 2.

Description: A report of no more than 2000 words prepared for the CEO of an Australian company; the report will analyse the rationale and internal implications of expansion into a selected country, and include also the impact on the community/society in that country that the expansion will bring. Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle.

Assessment Task 6

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 31/05/2019
Return of Assessment: 05/06/2019
Learning Outcomes: 3,5,6

Reflective Essay - Module 2

Purpose: The Reflective Essay gives students an opportunity to take stock of what they have learned from the module, in particular, to understand their own strengths and weaknesses and develop a skill, resource network and capabilities plan. It helps students to focus on their own development of individual management competencies.

Description: A short reflective essay of no more than 1000 words written at the conclusion of Module 2, exploring the leadership, meta-cognitive and critical thinking skills you have developed throughout the module that are relevant to managing in a global context. Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle.

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

Use of Turnitin: Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Lodgement: You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records.

Identification: On all assignments you should only give your student number as identification; your name should not be included anywhere in the document.

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

Weekly assessment tasks: Late submissions are not accepted.

Other assessment tasks: Late submission of an assessment task without an extension is 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 Class Summary 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

All assignments will be marked and/or returned according to the timeline specified 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

You are allowed to resubmit your assignments before the specified submission time. Any submission done after the specified submission date and time will be considered a late submission and the listed penalty conditions will apply.

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).

Elizabeth Smith
ann.smith@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


Project management; leadership; decision-making under uncertainty.

Elizabeth Smith

Tuesday 12:00 13:00
Dr Michael Hess
michael.hess@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


Dr Michael Hess

Chao Ma
chao.ma@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


Chao Ma

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