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MGX5461

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedMalaysia First semester 2015 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Professor Eduard Bomhoff

Synopsis

Students examine globalisation and assess its implications for the governance of the business enterprise, nation states, and relations between business and government. The unit also examines the difficulties that globalisation creates for nations and multinational enterprises in both the emerging and developed world, the open markets, and the policy responses proposed to balance economic, social and political costs.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify major political, economic and regulatory forces that underpin the globalisation process
  2. critically analyse how international political and economic developments are shaping the structure of global institutions
  3. evaluate how the globalisation of rules can become a source of competitive advantage for firms, governments and non profit organisations
  4. identify solutions that would enhance the sovereignty of ordinary citizens over the globalisation process.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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