This course involves on campus teaching. For students unable to come to campus there will be a remote option. See the Class Summary for more details.
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- An understanding of the various factors that influence the business environment in the Middle East, including the political and economic environments;
- A knowledge of the business culture of the Middle East and how this is related to the wider cultures of the region;
- 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
- 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.
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Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (including non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2446||20 Feb 2023||27 Feb 2023||31 Mar 2023||26 May 2023||In Person||N/A|