MGT6904 - Overseas Business Discovery

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Management
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2017/18

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to provide a first-hand opportunity for graduate students in the Global Business Management and other business graduate programs to acquire updated knowledge of business environment, organization culture, contemporary management practices across industries in a specific international city.  Students will visit a range of companies and meet with senior executives, functional experts, operational staff, suppliers and customers to learn from the success and challenges these companies encounter.  Students will gain a broader and deeper 360 degree view and understanding of the companies visited, and the unique challenges and opportunities faced by them.  The course will achieve this objective by guiding students through four stages of learning:  pre-visit preparation and proposal, on-site visit, after trip summary and presentation, and follow up.  In the stage of pre-visit preparation and proposal, students will conduct research and study the information of the region and industries to visit; identify possible industry and managerial issues; define visit objective, scope and approach; develop a detailed on-site visit plan and questionnaires; define roles among team members; and develop contingency plan.  In the second stage of on-site visit, students will visit for a whole week to gather necessary information; they will conclude the visit by delivering a preliminary findings.  In the stage of after trip summary and presentation, students will focus on analysing and developing team and individual report of the visit; and develop presentation of the findings and proposals.  In the follow up stage, students will gather further information and revise the proposal and presentation based on inputs from stage 3.  In addition, students will compile an individual development plan to further develop expertise and competency of managing global business.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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