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MAI4002

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Sven Schottman

Synopsis

Islamic Business & Economics has been hotly debated. As a result, many companies throughout the Islamic and non-Islamic world have new policies that are sympathetic to Islamic values. This unit introduces students to the principles of Islamic business values and ethics via carefully selected case studies. We ask what has been driving changing business practices? Is the rise of economically powerful Islamic actors one reason? Is OPEC just an ordinary cartel or do Islamic values come into play? Our interdisciplinary approach draws on the expertise of scholars and business people.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit students will be expected to:

  1. Understand the basic principles of Islamic business and economics
  2. Have a clear understanding how why and how these principles have been spreading globally and the conditions which make particular societies receptive to these idea
  3. Have a good knowledge of some of the most important examples of Islamic business and economic practice at the global and local level in Australia
  4. Have an understanding of the relationship between Islamic business and economic practice and how these relate to non-Islamic principles and practice
  5. Have participated in vigorous group discussions and collaborative work in preparing for their research efforts into this area

Assessment

Assignment (1200 words): 10%
Class presentation and written work (1500 words): 25%
Research paper (4000 words): 65%

Chief examiner(s)

Antonia Vicziany

Contact hours

One 2-hour lecture + One 1-hour seminar per week in a three-hour block.

Prerequisites

An undergraduate degree in any discipline