Courses & Units

Managing Business in the Asia Pacific BMA348

Shanghai Ocean University


The Asia Pacific is a rapidly growing region that presents attractive market opportunities for foreign businesses. However, this is also a complex and dynamic region, posing particular difficulties for foreign businesses operating in the region. Based on theories and concepts of international business, this unit examines the operational environment of the region and the strategic and managerial responses of foreign businesses to the complex environment. The management systems of major Asian players are also discussed in this unit.


Unit name Managing Business in the Asia Pacific
Unit code BMA348
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management

To be advised

Teaching staff

Dr Fan Liang

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Shanghai Ocean University Shanghai Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Shanghai Semester 2 5/3/2018 13/4/2018 24/4/2018 8/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 090309

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For BBus: BMA101 and BMA181

Anti-requisites (Mutual Exclusions)
BMA385, BMA285, BMA248



Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

BMA385, BMA285, BMA248


Teaching Pattern

Delivered over 13 weeks and may include lectures, tutorials, workshops or on-line activities.


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