• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest Commerce, International Business, Management, Asian Studies, Political Economy
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
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It is frequently stated that the 21st century will be one in which China is a dominant player. This is very likely to be the case politically - but equally or more so in relation to business. Yet for many outsiders China is a difficult place to fathom, let alone do business in. The landscape is littered with companies which have tried but failed miserably to take advantage of the supposed myriad of opportunities which a country of 1.3 billion persons represents.

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the contemporary environment of business in China and an appreciation of some of the implications for firms seeking to undertake business there. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. understand the main historical, political, legal, economic and socio-cultural aspects that shape China’s business environment;
  2. appreciate and analyse the variety of Chinese business organisations and their managers, and the ways in which they operate;
  3. appreciate and analyse the implications of the characteristics of China’s business environment for foreign firms and their managers operating there;
  4. work in diverse teams to deliver stated goals and outcomes;
  5. research and communicate effectively in written and oral forms about a subject related to the content of the course.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Typical assessments may include, but is not restricted to: in-class exercises, written and oral assignments, quizzes, examinations, group project tasks, oral presentation, and other assessment deemed appropriate to show attainment of the learning outcomes set for the course. Further details will be made available via the Class Summary. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit 130 hours to completing the work. For semester length offerings this will typically include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (excluding non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assessment work.

Inherent Requirements

This course has no inherent requirements.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 72 units of courses.

Prescribed Texts

Information about the prescribed textbook (if any) will be made available via the Class Summary.

Assumed Knowledge

An interest in international and/or Asian business would be beneficial. 

Majors

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
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
3404 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A

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