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ECX3550: Business in Asia

Faculty of Business and Economics

Business in Asia

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This unit focuses on the recent economic and social development of selected Asian economies, especially the role of the business sector. It explores the development state of selected Asian economies and the stages, causes and consequences of their economic growth. The growing internationalisation of these economies, in particular the stages of their business growth, processes and outcomes of economic policy reforms will also be examined.


1 - Within semester assessment - 50% 2 - Examination - 50%


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.

Sustainable development goals

Adopted by the UN Member States in 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. Read more

This unit covers content related to the following SDGs:

8. Decent Work and Economic Growth