Holmes Institute Faculty of Higher Education offers business courses that combine discipline-based excellence
with practical application. The faculty operates on campuses in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Hong Kong.
The faculty offers a Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Professional Accounting, Bachelor of Fashion Business,
Bachelor of Information Systems, Graduate Diploma in Business, Master of Business Administration and a
Master of Professional Accounting.
At Holmes Institute, the degree programs offer domestic and international students the opportunity to study a
set of contemporary subjects in the field of business. These subjects prepare students for the challenges in
business environments of the 21st century. These programs emphasize the global and cross-cultural dimensions
of business. Teaching utilizes a combination of delivery methods and includes critical analysis and case study
methods. A combination of exams, case studies, and company analysis is used in the assessment.
The Masters’ programs of Holmes Institute focus on:
Developing career-related capabilities
Emphasis on business numeracy and literacy
The new economy
Social responsibility and ethics
Welcome from the Subject Coordinator, Dr. Anh Viet Le Welcome to HI5013 Managing Across Borders. In this course, students will be introduced to a variety of challenges managers have been facing associated with developing the strategies, building the organizations, managing the operations of companies whose activities stretch across national boundaries. Having worldwide operations not only gives a company access to new markets and low–cost resources, it also opens up new sources of information and knowledge and broadens the options for strategic moves the company might take in competing with its domestic and international rivals. However, with all these new
opportunities come the challenges of managing strategy, organization, all operations that are innately more
complex, diverse and uncertain. This subject provides students with an introduction to the main issues in international management from the perspectives of various social, political, economic, technological, and cultural forces. The subject covers a wide range of theoretical frameworks and empirical work, anchored in the context of cross-cultural management and international enterprise. The subject covers the main management functions related to topics on the cross-cultural issues in management, strategy, human resources, employment relations, communication, and organizational behavior.
The Research Papers (25%) each
Each student will nominate a topic and deliver a fifteen-minute live presentation (worth 10%) of their research
on that topic.
Following the delivery of the presentation, the topic will be written up as a seminar report (worth 15%) and
submitted to your lecturer within a week of the live presentation. You may incorporate ideas generated in
the live presentation. If a live presentation is below standard a time extension may be granted to allow for
improving the quality of the written report.
Organization of the research report – a key ingredient to writing a successful essay involves the planning or organizing stage. Organizing can help you to sort out your ideas and to present your essay in the order that
communicates best to your readers. The organization is the procedure of constructing an outline that acts as a plan
for your writing task. An outline forces you to think before you write. Your essay is to be structured and written as a business report. It, therefore, must begin with a Management (or Executive) Summary within which you state in stark form (i.e. unsupported by argument) what you are asserting in this report and you must do that in less than two pages. You can begin the main body of the report with some general background followed by a description and discussion of the significance of the specific issues considered. This introduction will normally end with a brief paragraph outlining the plan of the rest of the essay. The next section which could be divided into 2-4 sub-sections if
necessary contains an in-depth discussion of the relevant issues based on the existing literature and/or data. You
must provide in-text references to your sources. HI5013 Managing Across Borders T2 2017 7 The last section contains a brief summary followed by a complete list of references that are cited in the text of the essay. Follow a standard referencing method consistently.
Suggested limits are as follows:
Executive Summary: ideally one page but no more than two.
Sections 1: Introduction 400-600 words,
Section 2: Main body of the essay 2,000-2,500 words,
Sections 3: Conclusions 100-300 words,
References (5-15 references).
To be eligible to pass this subject, you must complete all forms of assessment and demonstrate achievement of
the learning outcomes. All assignments must be submitted electronically ONLY using a word processor, uploaded to Blackboard via the Final Check and Submission of SafeAssign. Submission deadlines are strictly enforced and late submission incurs penalties of 5 (five) % of the assessed value per calendar day unless an extension and/or special consideration has been granted by the lecturer prior to the assessment deadline. Unless an extension and/or special consideration has been granted, no assessments are accepted after 14 calendar days of the due date or the end of the trimester for assessments due later in a trimester. Students need to allow up to 24 hours for the Final Check of their assignment submission to SafeAssign to be available.
Results, including the final grade, can be viewed via the Grade Centre on Blackboard. Results for all assessments are usually published within two weeks of the due date of the assessment, and the final examination respectively. Students who wish to appeal their mark for any assessment are advised to do so within 14 days of the publication of results (please follow the procedures outlined in the Student Handbook). HI5013 Managing Across Borders T2 2017 9 Please note that students are eligible to view any of their assessments. For continuous assessments during the
teaching period, students need to contact their lecturer immediately after the publication of the results. For viewing of the final examination script, students need to complete the respective form (available on your Blackboard) and pay the applicable administrative fee. The form needs to be submitted within 14 days of the publication of the final/overall results. Please note that there is no review/remark option available for any student assessments.
Holmes Institute views any form of academic misconduct as the most serious offense. Academic misconduct in any form, including plagiarism, contract cheating, and cheating in a class test or examination, is not tolerated and will be dealt with according to the policies and procedures set out in the Holmes Institute Student Handbook. Plagiarism occurs when one uses another person’s ideas or manner of expressing them and passes them off as one’s own work by failing to give appropriate acknowledgment (that is, referencing the source). It is important that student reference their work appropriately. The Faculty of Higher Education at Holmes Institute uses the Harvard style of referencing. A detailed guide to referencing can be found in the Student Handbook and Resource Centres. It is expected that you will be familiar with the Harvard style of referencing.
Holmes Institute uses Blackboard Learn as its online learning platform. All students enrolled have access to
Blackboard and it is imperative that students log onto their Blackboard immediately after they enroll for the
trimester. Blackboard Learn allows students to view and download their lecture material, grades, important announcements on their subjects, and discussion rooms for selected subjects. Please note that it is the student’s responsibility to check Blackboard on a regular basis. It is expected that students will have viewed lecture materials and additional readings before class. All students are advised to familiarize themselves with the use of Blackboard. Guides to Blackboard are available in the Resource Centre on each campus. Should you have difficulties accessing and/or using Blackboard, please contact your lecturer or the Holmes Institute Blackboard Helpdesk
As part of their degree studies, students are expected to engage in additional research. Textbooks and teaching materials available in the Resource Centre will be of use here. In addition, current students have access to a range of electronic academic journals via ProQuest, which is accessible once you log into Blackboard. Holmes Institute also supports students using Google Scholar. Should you require any assistance with the use of ProQuest and/or online research, please contact your lecturer and/or the Resource Centre staff on your campus.
Students who have difficulties with their studies and/or specific forms of assessment are encouraged to contact
their lecturer/tutor, academic mentor, or the Student Engagement and Support Coordinator. Holmes Institute offers regular Academic and Study Skills Workshops throughout the semester, which are useful in addressing important academic skills and are free for any student to attend. Students with insufficient academic progress may be required to attend these workshops and sessions with the Academic Progress Team. Academic and Study Skills Workshops are offered throughout the trimester for essay writing, doing research using ProQuest, giving business presentations, referencing, and examination preparations. Announcements are made on your Blackboard and on noticeboards on campus.