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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The subject comprises visits to Indonesian public and private companies, government agencies and major tourist destinations. Students will spend up to five days within an Indonesian university (business faculty) where they will engage in a number of classes on Indonesian business practices. Students will develop a joint business plan for the importing and/or exporting of a product or service to/from Indonesia. The subject will allow students to gain a better cross-cultural understanding of business practices and opportunities that exist with Australia's international neighbour.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPhilip Trebilcock

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Available to students from all campuses, pre-departure and post tour days are only held at Bendigo or Mildura campuses and attendance is compulsory.


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEconomic development in AsiaPrescribedDowling, J. and Valenzuela, M.2ND EDN, CENGAGE LEARNING: SINGAPORE, 2010

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand concepts, strategies, tools and techniques for conducting business globally and analysing the cross-cultural differences related to marketing and management between Western (Australia) and Asian (Indonesian) societies.

Reflective Journal, Case Work, Business Plan

02. Evaluate the different market entry strategies required to successfully gain a footprint in an Asian country (Indonesia).

Reflective Journal, Case Work, Business Plan

03. Gain an understanding of the Indonesian economy, the activities of various business sectors in Indonesia, markets for various products and services within Indonesia.

Reflective Journal, Case Work, Business Plan

04. Acquire first hand an understanding of Indonesian customs, values, beliefs, attitudes that influence buyer behaviour, consumption patterns and business practices.

Reflective Journal, Case Work, Business Plan

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