• Class Number 5863
  • Term Code 3260
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic On-line
  • Mode of Delivery Online
  • COURSE CONVENER
    • Ann Smith
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/07/2022
  • Class End Date 28/10/2022
  • Census Date 31/08/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
  • TUTOR
    • Dr Yoona Choi
    • Sadikshya Dulal
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:

  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

A headset or earphones with a microphone are required for attendance at optional live online sessions. Low-cost quality is adequate to meet this requirement.

No other additional courses costs are expected for this class.

Examination Material or equipment

There is no formal examination for this course.

Required Resources

All required resources or readings will be provided on Wattle.

Any recommended resources or readings will be advised on Wattle.

Staff Feedback

Feedback: Marking criteria are provided for all assessment items so that students can plan their work and can identify areas for improvement. Students may receive feedback in any of the following ways:

1. Feedback on their online discussion forum contributions 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.

2. Synchronous live feedback as part of occasional live online classroom discussion as set up by the online lecturer or 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.

4. Personalised, in-depth feedback can be provided to students in consultation with the online lecturer or tutor or the Convenor by email or by appointment. If an appointment for a telephone, online chat, or online visual meeting is required, please email the lecturer, tutor or Convenor to set up this up.

Disagreement and dispute of assessment marks and feedback: ANU has policies and procedures to be followed in respect of disagreement with assessment marks or feedback (see under EDUCATIONAL POLICIES). However, it is suggested that any disagreement with assessment marks and feedback be addressed initially by email to the online lecturer or tutor and with a copy of the email sent to the Course Convenor, including a clear description of the area(s) of dispute.

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). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

Other Information

Important: Updates and announcements for this course will be circulated via emails and/or Wattle site. Students should ensure that their official ANU email address is effective and that they have access to Wattle. Students should check their ANU email address daily during teaching periods.


Student consultation:  

  • Consultation requests to students will be circulated by Course Announcements or by email.
  • Every effort will be made to respond to student queries as soon as possible, and within 2 business days unless there are special circumstances. The preferred initial method of contact is email, with other forms of telecommunications (such as online consultation, chat, or phone) used where appropriate.
  • Students located in time zones that make standard consultation times difficult are encouraged to email to arrange a more appropriate time for personal consultation.


Online learning: This course is delivered in an online mode. Online courses may differ in some aspects of delivery, assessment details, and weightings from on-campus classes. 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. 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. Detailed guidance on assessment requirements, marking criteria, assessment submission standards, navigating the teaching facilities, and how to study online as well as detailed course notes are all available on the Wattle page.

  • Refer to the QUICK GUIDE near the top of the page for an overview of online learning through this course,
  • Then read, watch, or listen to the other resources it identifies for more details.


Personal portfolio: You may benefit from a 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. The journal is 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.


Submission size: A maximum submission size is specified for all assessment items other than weekly forum posts. The specified sizes are adequate to cover the requirements to a high standard and they encourage focused and business-like writing and presentation. Note that words, slides, pages, or time in excess of the specified maximum submission size will not be marked.


Assessment submission standards: Advice on assessment submission standards, including detailed guidance on what is counted towards submission size, is provided on the Wattle page.


Procedure for extensions: The procedure for obtaining an extension of time for an assessment item is advised in the section on LATE SUBMISSION.


Academic Integrity: As a further academic integrity control, students may be selected for a 15 minute individual oral examination of their written assessment submissions. Note that any student identified, either during the current semester or in retrospect, as having used ghost writing services will be investigated under the University’s Academic Integrity Rule.


Scaling: Your final mark for the course will be based on the raw marks allocated for each of your assessment items. However, your final mark may not be the same number as produced by that formula, as marks may be scaled. Any scaling applied will preserve the rank order of raw marks (i.e. if your raw mark exceeds that of another student, then your scaled mark will exceed the scaled mark of that student), and may be either up or down.


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 AEST or AEDT will apply 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 Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 1 Discussion Forum posts
3 Management Psychology Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 2 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 1 Discussion Forums Assessment Task #2 - Optional: submit a draft of your Corporate Development Briefing for feedback by 23:59 on Thursday Assessment Task #2 - Optional: advise intention to present assessment task 2 as a live briefing and also advise any scheduled teaching commitments to be avoided, both by 23:59 on Thursday.
4 Managing and interpersonal skills Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 3 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 2 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 1 Discussion Forums
5 Managing Teams Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 4 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 3 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 2 Discussion Forums Assessment Task #2: Corporate Development Report due: written report due at 23:59 on Thursday, OR live briefing due on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday (day/time to be advised on Tuesday).
6 Managing Organisations for a Sustainable Future Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 5 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 4 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 3 Discussion Forums Assessment Task #3 - Optional: submit a draft of your Management Review for feedback by 23:59 on Thursday
7 Introduction & Challenge and Future of Globalisation Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 6 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 5 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 4 Discussion Forums
8 Formal institutions and environments Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 7 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 6 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 5 Discussion Forums Assessment Task #3: Management Review due.
9 Cultural and Ethical Environments Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 8 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 7 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 6 Discussion Forums
10 International Human Resource Management Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 9 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 8 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 7 Discussion Forums
11 International Strategic Management Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 10 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 9 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 8 Discussion Forums Assessment Task #4 - Optional: submit a draft of your Global Expanstion Breifing for feedback by 23:59 on Thursday
12 Organising International Business Assessment Task #1 (due at 23:59 on Tuesday): Week 11 & 12 Discussion Forum posts Responses to Week 10 Discussion Forums Responses to responses to Week 9 Discussion Forums
13 No teaching Assessment Task #4: Global Expansion Briefing due on the Thursday that is the first day of examinations.

Tutorial Registration

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.


However, for this class students are not required to register for tutorials as they will automatically be allocated to study groups by Week 2. Students should check the Wattle page for any Special Announcements or requests for specific information to assist in allocation of study groups.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Contributions to Seminars & Forums 30 % * 01/12/2022 1,2,3,4,5,6
Corporate Development Briefing 25 % 25/08/2022 22/09/2022 2,4,5
Management Review 20 % 29/09/2022 14/10/2022 1,2,3,6
Global Expansion Briefing 25 % 03/11/2022 17/11/2022 3,4,5

* 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 Integrity 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 Academic Skills 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

  • Resources including core content, academic research articles, and other audio, visual, or textual resources will be made available online through Wattle.
  • There will be regular workshops held with the teaching team that include small group work, supplemented by some academic guests speaking on their research areas. To gain the greatest effect from these workshops students are expected to study the weekly prescribed chapter/content and readings prior to the workshops, and work on the related assessment tasks online through Discussion Forum posts on Wattle over the following weeks as well as through workshop participation.
  • The weekly seminar/workshop will be held synchronously on ZOOM. See the Wattle page for details of the scheduled day and time. Students are encouraged to participate in lectures and tutorials. In particular students are encouraged to have their video on during the sessions, and to make good use of the chat function for Q&A and running commentary.

Examination(s)

There is no formal examination for this course.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 30 %
Return of Assessment: 01/12/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Contributions to Seminars & Forums

Description: A combination of group and individual work during workshops from Week 1 to Week 12, short presentations made individually or in groups during the workshops from Week 1 to Week 12, and weekly online discussion of case studies and reflection on personal experiences through individual posts to online forrums from the perspective of the week's learning materials. Set tasks will be customised according to the resources available to individual students (e.g. students with limited bandwidth will not be expecte to present live video).

Marking criteria: Contributions will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table and specified for the week on Wattle. Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle from a fortnight prior to the beginning of the semester.

Due date:

Forum posts:

  • Initial posts for Weeks 1-6 and 8-11 are due at 23:59 on the Tuesday of the following week;
  • Responses to the posts of other students for Weeks 1-10 are due at 23:59 on the Tuesday after that;
  • Responses to the responses of other students for Weeks 1-9 are due at 23:59 on the Tuesday after that;
  • Initial posts for Week 12 are due at 23:59 on Friday of Week 12.
  • Late submissions of posts are not accepted.

Goup and individual work during workshops:

  • During the workshop the work is set .

Other contributions:

  • During Weeks 3-11 inclusive, with advice on specific tasks given no later than the week before they are due.

Feedback: Feedback on contributions will be provided regularly during the semester (not less than every 4 weeks and with at least one round of feedback before the end of Week 6). The mark component of the feedback will be released with final grade results.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 25/08/2022
Return of Assessment: 22/09/2022
Learning Outcomes: 2,4,5

Corporate Development Briefing

Description: Students individually prepare a briefing for the CEO of a company; the briefing will analyse the rationale and internal implications of a merger between the company and another firm, and include also the social impacts and implications for sustainability that the merger will bring.

Format:

  • Students may choose either of the following formats using the Format Selection link in the Week 3 block of the Wattle page by 23:59 on Thursday of Week 3:

i) a live briefing using no more than 12 slides, presenting the slides live online via Zoom for no more than 12 minutes, and responding to questions from the marker.

Note that the briefing will be recorded.

ii) a written report of no more than 1500 words.

  • At the same time they should advise any ANU commitments (such as lectures and tutorials) that fall on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Week 5, so that their live briefing can be scheduled to avoid those commitments.
  • Students who do not advise their preferred format as specified above will be deemed to have selected format ii) - written report.

Marking criteria: Submissions will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table. Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle from a fortnight prior to the beginning of the semester.

Due date:

i) Live briefings will be made on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of Week 5. Students who have elected this format will be advised of the start time and day for their live briefing on Tuesday of Week 5; slides and reference list should be uploaded prior to the live briefing via Turnitin on the course Wattle site.

ii) Written reports are due at 23:59 on Thursday of Week 5 via Turnitin on the course Wattle site.

Feedback: Up to 10 working days after submission, excluding semester breaks.

Note: You may submit an optional draft of this task by 23:59 on Thursday of Week 3 via the link on the course Wattle site. This is not assessed but you will be given formative feedback; the feedback may be used to improve your Report prior to submission.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 29/09/2022
Return of Assessment: 14/10/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,6

Management Review

Description: Students individually prepare a reflective essay of no more than 1000 words, drawing on academic literature and applying meta-cognitive and critical thinking skills to integrate the concepts explored by the course.

Marking criteria: Submissions will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table. Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle from a fortnight prior to the beginning of the semester.

Due date: 23:59 on Friday Week 8 via Turnitin on the course Wattle site.

Feedback: Up to 10 working days after submission, excluding semester breaks.

Note: You may submit an optional draft of this task by 23:59 on Thursday of Week 6 via the link on the course Wattle site. This is not assessed but you will be given formative feedback; the feedback may be used to improve your Report prior to submission.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 03/11/2022
Return of Assessment: 17/11/2022
Learning Outcomes: 3,4,5

Global Expansion Briefing

Description: Students individually prepare a briefing for the CEO of a company; the briefing 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.

Marking criteria: Submissions will be assessed against the Learning Outcomes shown in the ASSESSMENT SUMMARY table. Further details and marking criteria are provided on Wattle from a fortnight prior to the beginning of the semester.

Due date: 23:59 on the Thursday that is the first day of the examination period via Turnitin on the course Wattle site.

Feedback: Up to 10 working days after submission, excluding semester breaks.

Note: You may submit an optional draft of this task by 23:59 on Thursday of Week 11 via the link on the course Wattle site. This is not assessed but you will be given formative feedback; the feedback may be used to improve your Report prior to submission.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.


The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.


The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.

 

The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

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 file.

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 be accompanied by 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 or for items where this is specified in the description of the assessment task.

Procedure for extensions: All requests for extensions to assessment in RSM courses must be submitted to the RSM School Office with a completed application form and supporting documentation. The RSM Extension Application Form and further information on this process can be found at https://rsm.anu.edu.au/study/students/extension-application-procedure

Referencing Requirements

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

Returning Assignments

All assignments will be marked and/or returned according to the timeline specified under ASSESSMENT SUMMARY.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted 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).

Ann Smith
u5255676@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


Decision-making; Management Education; Project Management

Ann Smith

Tuesday 13:00 14:00
By Appointment
Dr Yoona Choi

Research Interests


Dr Yoona Choi

Tuesday By Appointment
Sadikshya Dulal
6125 6737
enquiries.rsm@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


Sadikshya Dulal

Tuesday By Appointment

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