International Business Study Tour (9628.2)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
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|Canberra Business School||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
It is anticipated that the study tour will be hosted by a renowned university in the city/country where the study tour will take place in conjunction with a Business, Government & Law academic, who will co-ordinate the study tour.
Students will be eligible to apply for financial assistance through OS-Help loans (assuming they have obtained at least 24 credit points toward their degree) and Government grants where applicable e.g. the Colombo Plan.
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit and in the country where the study tour takes place students will be able to:
1. Conduct market investigations and research into local & international businesses;
2. Gain exposure to leading entrepreneurs, their practices and business acumen;
3. Visit word-class industries;
4. Research cultural underpinnings of the city/country where the host university is located;
5. Participate in off shore tertiary classes as well as collaborate with students and academics in the host countrys learning institution;
6. Understand the relationships between international trade theories and actual professional practice in another country through self-directed learning;
7. Working individually and in groups communicate their international experience both orally and in written form, with confidence and clarity; and
8. Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills including creativity, initiative, critical thinking, adaptability, leadership, and resourcefulness.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
As students of the University they will develop the qualities of critical thinking, curiosity and reflective practice. They will use foresight, initiative and leadership, and be open to alternative perspectives. As graduates, they will continue to learn and thrive in environments of complexity, ambiguity and change
PrerequisitesPermission of the unit convenor.
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There are no required texts for this unit.
Some readings and resources may be provided on Canvas
It is recommended students use entrepreneurship/business management/international business/marketing/tourism textbooks from either their previous units studied, using the UC library and internet to investigate and apply relevant theories appropriate to their assessment
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit you must complete attend all scheduled activities, submit each assessment item and achieve a minimum of 50% of the total marks available.
Extensions to any assessments need to be discussed with the unit convenor prior to the assessment item due date
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are required to complete all aspects of this International Study Tour including attendance at all activities. Students who do not meet these requirements will be at a serious disadvantage in terms of information, learning and feedback and are likely to be unsuccessful in the unit.
Required IT skills
You are assumed to have adequate skills in the use of word processing and spreadsheet programs, Internet browsers and search engines. If you feel you do not have adequate skills, please discuss the matter with the unit convener.
There are additional costs involved in this unit which go beyond the normal unit fee. There are methods available to assist or defray some of these costs. All costs will be explained to you in the information sessions organised by Global Learning and Scholarships. You are strongly urged to attend the information session before signing up for this unit. Some of these sessions are compulsory. It is unlikely that you will exceed your Internet download allocation.
Work placement, internships or practicums
As this unit is an International Study Tour you are strongly urged to discuss any issues you have with the unit convener.