This unit is a study tour where students develop leadership, collaboration, and communication skills as they work between Australia and China to design a solution to a business challenge. This intensive program gives students the opportunity to experience and employ leadership, collaboration, and communication skills as they apply their business knowledge to understand, dissect, recommend and reflect on issues and challenges cognisant of the China business culture. To do so, students are given the opportunity to navigate new business networks thus developing the confidence to make business decisions and a body of work attractive to employers in China and Australia. As a part of this, students gain first-hand leadership skills as each is given an opportunity to lead the class as a potential solution to a problem is developed in a complex business environment.
Week 1: 4x2 hour preparation workshops. Weeks 2-5: 9am-5pm full-time, in country program. Week 6: 1x2 hour presentation session, 1x2 hour debrief session.
pre-tour self-reflection and goals statement (15%); daily reflective journal (20%); final presentation (40%); post-tour self-reflection and goals statement (15%); engagement (10%)
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A sound understanding of business and strong written and oral communication skills.
Completion of at least 24 credit points with a minimum WAM of 50%.