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Open2Study: Introduction to Business in Asia

 with  Dr. Peter Woods

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
8 Student
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Cost Free Online Course
Institution Griffith University
Provider Open2Study
Language English
Calendar 4 weeks long

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2 years ago
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 the least I want to work in is something related on business (bec Read More
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 the least I want to work in is something related on business (because it isn't something I see I could enjoy), I found interesting topics in this course that also could apply in other things, for example if you decide in living or going in vacations to some place in Asia.

I encourage anyone with a interest in Asia culture (even if it's a slight interest) to look up this course. It's easy, fast, and actually it could give you many interesting information about Asia in general, its background, and culture.
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2 years ago
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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