Management in Asia-Pacific

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Management in Asia-Pacific

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Business Management, International Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    36 200-level MANT points

  • 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

    Understanding selected cultures of Asia-Pacific in relation to management practice.

    The Asia-Pacific region is diverse and rapidly-changing. This region is of considerable economic importance and offers immense challenges and business opportunities. MANT 341 covers a broad range of issues pertaining to management in the Asia-Pacific context, including the advantages and disadvantages of various entry modes, building and developing relationships with partners, managing people and cross-cultural communication.

    Teaching Arrangements
    One 2-hour lecture per week

    Course Structure
    Students are expected to attend all class meetings and to contribute actively to class discussions. Assessment is based on a country report and presentation, case quizzes, group project and a final exam.

    Learning Outcomes
    Upon successful completion of this paper, you should be able to:
    - Describe the complexities of doing business in the region
    - Explain the business and institutional environments in the region's key countries
    - Evaluate the benefits and risks associated with different ways of doing business in various Asia-Pacific markets

    By the end of the paper, you should also have developed your writing, presentation, research and analytical skills.

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