Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

This unit extends students ability to critically analyse the contemporary business environment in the Asia Pacific region and examines contemporary research on issues such as firm structure and ownership, trade and investment, labour markets and employment regulation, intellectual property, ethics and governance, infrastructure development, environmental and social responsibility. The primary focus is the crucial nexus between business and government in Asia Pacific.

Unit content

  1. Frameworks for analysing Asia Pacific business
  2. The rise of Asia Pacific
  3. Institutional similarities and differences between Asia Pacific countries.
  4. Firm structure and ownership in Asia Pacific
  5. Contemporary economic environment of the Asia Pacific
  6. Trade and investment in Asia Pacific
  7. Infrastructure and nation-building in Asia Pacific.
  8. Labour markets and skills development in Asia Pacific
  9. Intellectual property rights and enforcement in the Asia Pacific and Ethics in Asia Pacific business.
  10. Meeting the challenges of the future – critical issues for Asia Pacific.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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