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Online Course

Introduction to Business in Asia

Griffith University via Open2Study

Overview

This course will give you some beginning ideas on how to understand and negotiate business in Asia. The emphasis is on the social and cultural aspects of business, such as leadership, management and personal relationships. We focus on China, Japan, Korea and some countries in South East Asia including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

After completing this course, you should have some understanding of how to work with business managers in Asia, how to build business relationships in Asia, and how to understand and approach cultural differences that you may encounter.

What will I learn?
  • The social aspects of business in Asia
  • Frameworks for analysing cultural issues relevant to business in Asia
  • The values relevant to business in Asia
  • Some historical points relevant to doing business in China

This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments.

If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.

Where could this lead me?

If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.

  • Business management

Syllabus

MODULE 1: ASIAN LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT STYLES     MODULE 2: CULTURE AND BUSINESS IN ASIA     MODULE 3: PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND BUSINESS IN ASIA     MODULE 4: BUSINESS IN CHIN

Taught by

Dr. Peter Woods

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Reviews

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  • Karla Cabrera completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    The course was easy to follow. The professor explained the differences between Asian culture and Western culture and how this might affect when doing business. Surprisingly, although I actually didn't expect that I could enjoy this type of course because...
  • Aitor Morgado completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    The teacher explains the different concepts of the asian culture and business management clearly. The course is very interesting and gives a lot of key features when doing business in Asia. Highly recommendable.
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    John Walsh completed this course and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

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