Asian Business Environment

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Asian Business Environment

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Business, Business Administration, Business Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    27 credit points including ECON110 or ECON111, and 6 credit points from courses related to Commerce

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit is an introduction to the economies of East and South-East Asia and especially their key commercial and economic institutions. It covers the entire region but focuses on the People's Republic of China, South Korea, and Japan as exemplars of the economic characteristics and commercial practices in the region. Students will study institutions such as the Korean chaebol and Chinese gufen and TVEs, as well as management styles and practices, marketing strategies, and key cultural mores such as guanxi. Students will be given a working knowledge of the path to economic development taken by the Asian economies as a means of understanding their economic and business behaviour today, and will also explore the causes of the economic problems that have faced the region in the last two decades and the problems and opportunities likely to be encountered in decades to come. The unit requires no prior knowledge ; any economic theory or other concepts will be taught within the curriculum. It will be useful to business and marketing students, and also will fit well into the set of development economics units offered by the Faculty.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.