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					Outgoing Programs
Macquarie International
Macquarie University
Building E3A Level 1
NORTH RYDE
NSW 2109 AUSTRALIA
Ph: +61 2 9850 4336
Fax: +61 2 9850 7733
Email: goexchange@mq.edu.au
www.international.mq.edu.au/abroad



                            Michigan State University
                               1 July- 25 July, 2010
                        Doing Business in the United States
                           Deadline to apply: Friday 26th March 2010

    PLEASE NOTE: Some details may change – always check with Macquarie
     Abroad for the most up to date information. Last updated 11 March 2010.


Overview
This course offers postgraduate business students the chance to explore the role of
business in American society, one of the world’s largest and most significant
economies.

Students will participate in a set schedule of courses, between 9am-4pm, Monday-
Friday for 3 weeks. Lectures will be run by Michigan State University faculty members
as well as guest lecturers.

Students will identify the activities and functions of business organisations; analyse
contemporary management practices and identify and analyse major issues and
challenges facing businesses, including globalisation, social responsibility and diversity.

As well as the academic schedule, the program includes weekend trips and activities
organised by MSU.

The program has been pre-approved by the GSO as Macquarie unit BUS870:
International Study Experience.



Student Profile

This program is only suitable for Postgraduate students, as it has been designed by
Michigan State University’s College of Business specifically for students studying a
Master of International Business or a Master of Commerce. These students can take
this program as credit for the elective unit BUS870: International Study Experience.
Outgoing Programs
Macquarie International
Macquarie University
Building E3A Level 1
NORTH RYDE
NSW 2109 AUSTRALIA
Ph: +61 2 9850 4336
Fax: +61 2 9850 7733
Email: goexchange@mq.edu.au
www.international.mq.edu.au/abroad




Application and eligibility
Students must apply online to Macquarie Abroad no later than 5:00pm Friday 26th
March 2010. No late applications will be accepted. The application and instructions are
available online at www.international.mq.edu.au/abroad

All students must provide 2 email referees. The first must be a Macquarie Academic,
while the second reference must be a non-academic referee. MIB and MCom students
currently in the first semester of their degree may use the email address
busgrad@efs.mq.edu.au in place of the academic reference.


Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and must satisfy other criteria specified in
the Student Exchange Policy.


Postgraduate MIB and MCom students will need to be approved by the Graduate
Studies Office (GSO) as well as by the Student Exchange Committee.


Successful students will then be guided through the rest of the application process for
MSU.




Selection Process
This year, MSU has agreed to accept 14 Macquarie students.


The application process can be competitive and the standard of successful application
is high. In the case where there are more applicants than places available, students
will be selected based on GPA, and relevance of the course to student’s Macquarie
degree. Other factors, such as references and personal statements, will also be
considered.
Outgoing Programs
Macquarie International
Macquarie University
Building E3A Level 1
NORTH RYDE
NSW 2109 AUSTRALIA
Ph: +61 2 9850 4336
Fax: +61 2 9850 7733
Email: goexchange@mq.edu.au
www.international.mq.edu.au/abroad




Timing and Duration of the Program
The program runs from the 1st July- 25th July. Students must be present for the entire
duration of the program, which includes the Welcome and Orientation on the 1st July.
Classes begin on Friday, 2nd July. Students must not miss any classes at MSU.




Tentative academic schedule for 2010:


Date                   Topic                       Lecturer                Time                 Location
Thursday, July 1, 2010 Welcome and                 Ms. Sandy Tupper                             International Center
                       Orientation

                         Campus Tour

Friday, July 2, 2010     Orientation Continued     Ms. Sandy Tupper/ Ms.   9 – 10 am
                                                   Courtney Pole


                         Globalization, Supply     Dr Robert Nason         10 – 12 noon         119 Eppley Center
                         Chain, and Risk
                         Exposure

                                                   Ms. Sherri Henry        12 noon – 12:30 pm
                         Student Academic
                         Resources

                                                   Ms. Breezy Silver       1:40 – 3:00 pm       Gast Business Library
                         Gast Business Library
                         Tour
Saturday, July 3, 2010   GRAND HAVEN                                                            GRAND HAVEN
                         STATE PARK
Sunday, July 4, 2010     UNIVERSITY                                                             EATON RAPIDS
                         HOLIDAY
                                                                                                LANSING
Monday July 5, 2010
                         Golf as a Business Tool   Ms. Jan Brintnall,      9am – 11:00 am       Meridian Sun Golf
                                                   Class A LPGA                                 Course
                                                   Professional

                                                   Dr. AJ Singh            1-3 pm               N124 BCC

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
                         US Health Care System     Ms. Pam Lambert         9 – 11 am            201 International
                                                                                                Center

                         The US Lodging            Dr. AJ Singh            1 - 3 pm
                         Industry                                                               N124 BCC
                         Size- Scope- Structure
                         and Current Topics

Wednesday, July 7, 201
                         Tourism in the US         Julie Tkach,            10 – 11:30 am        N125 BCC
                                                   PhD Candidate

                         Corporate Governance      Dr. Michael Mazzeo      1 – 3 pm             N124 BCC
Outgoing Programs
Macquarie International
Macquarie University
Building E3A Level 1
NORTH RYDE
NSW 2109 AUSTRALIA
Ph: +61 2 9850 4336
Fax: +61 2 9850 7733
Email: goexchange@mq.edu.au
www.international.mq.edu.au/abroad


Thursday, July 8, 2010
                               The American Press and   Dr. Eric Freedman       9 – 10 am            119 Eppley Center
                               Lessons for Australia:
                               Challenges,
                               Competition and
                               Credibility

                                                        Mr. Jim Pignataro       1 – 3 pm             Smith Center &
                               Smith Center &                                                        Stadium
                               Stadium Tours

F, July 9, 2010
                               Unionization             Dr. Eileen Wilson       9:30 – 12:15 pm      E201 Eppley Center


                               Team Building            Ms. Oumatie Marajh      1 – 3 pm             N102 BCC

Thursday July 10, 2010
                               Management Strategies    Dr. Eileen Wilson       9: 30 – 12:oo noon   N476 BCC
                               and Structures

                               Group Presentations      Dr. Eileen Wilson       1:30 – 3:30 pm       N124 BCC

Friday, July 11, 2010
                               US Dairy Industry        Mr. John Engstrom                            MSU – Dairy and
                                                                                                     MSU Farms

(Friday, July 11, 2010 cont)   Michigan History &                                                    Michigan Historical
                               Politics                                                              Museum and State
                                                                                                     Capitol
Saturday, July 12, 2010 CHICAGO                                                                      CHICAGO
Sunday, July 13, 2010 CHICAGO                                                                        CHICAGO
Monday, July 14, 2010
                        Managing Labor                  Dr. Carl Borchgrevink   9 – 11 am            N125 BCC
                        Relations – US Trade
                        Unions

                               Workplace                Ms. Sherri Henry        1 – 3 pm             N124 BCC
                               Competencies

Tuesday, July 15, 2010
                               AG EXPO                  Mr. Luke Reese                               MSU – AG EXPO

Wednesday, July 16, 20
                               Michigan Industries      Henry Ford Museum                            DETROIT

                                                        Industry Visit:
                                                        Ford Rouge Plant

Thursday July 17, 2010
                               Professional Business    Ms. Pattie McNiel       9 – 11 am            119 Eppley Center
                               Etiquette and Cultural
                               Values of Doing
                               Business in the USA

                               Cultural Competencies    Ms. Sherri Henry        1 – 3 pm             N124 BCC

Friday, July 18, 2010
                               Strategic Planning       TBD                     9 – 11 am            N125 BCC


                               Interactive –Systems     Ms. Sherri Henry        1 – 3 pm             N124 BCC
                               Thinking Exercise

Saturday, July 19, 2010 FREE TIME
Outgoing Programs
Macquarie International
Macquarie University
Building E3A Level 1
NORTH RYDE
NSW 2109 AUSTRALIA
Ph: +61 2 9850 4336
Fax: +61 2 9850 7733
Email: goexchange@mq.edu.au
www.international.mq.edu.au/abroad

Sunday, July 20, 2010 FREE TIME
Monday, July 21, 2010
                      Team Meetings to
                      prepare final
                      presentations

                                                   Ms. Peggy Nuerenberg      1 – 3 pm      Packaging Building –
                         Overview of the           & faculty of the School                 meet near main
                         Packaging Industry and    of Packaging                            entrance of the
                         Graduate Student                                                  Packaging Building
                         Research                                                          (near room 100)


Tuesday, July 22, 2010
                         Australia's political &   Dr. John Hudzik           8 – 11 am     305 International
                         justice systems                                                   Center
                         Compared to the U.S.A.

                         Team Meetings to
                         prepare final
                         presentations

Wednesday, July 23, 20
                         Team Meetings to
                         prepare final
                         presentations

Thursday July 24, 2010
                         Group Presentations       Faculty Panel             9 – 12 noon   119 Eppley Center

                         Course Evaluations
                                                                             1-3 pm        TBD

                         Farwell Party                                       Time (TBD)    TBD
Outgoing Programs
Macquarie International
Macquarie University
Building E3A Level 1
NORTH RYDE
NSW 2109 AUSTRALIA
Ph: +61 2 9850 4336
Fax: +61 2 9850 7733
Email: goexchange@mq.edu.au
www.international.mq.edu.au/abroad




Course Information
The theme of the program is Business in the United States. Topics covered during the
program include, but are not limited to, the following:


    Brief history of US
    Origin and development of political system
    Origin and development of Industrial Revolution & Technical Revolution
    Business in society
    Sustainable Development and business
    Transformation to the information society
    Globalization
         o Impacts
         o Corporate strategy
         o Resultant corporate structure and processes
         o Importance of infrastructure
    Resultant business risks
    Supply Chain revolution
    Risk exposure and management
    Overview of the Hospitality Industry in the United States and Abroad.
    Marketing strategy for a competitive global environment
    Market management and distribution in a global setting
    US Economic Evolution
    NAFTA
    Foreign Policy
    Managing Labor Relations- US Trade Unions
    Manufacturing in the United States
    The role of public relations in an international marketplace
    International Affairs and American Banking, Manufacturing and Service industries
    Cultural values implications of doing business with Americans
    Cultural implications in US business climate
    Golf as a Business Tool in the USA
    The American Press


Throughout the course, students will be given pre-readings. It is expected that students
completed these readings prior to the class that they are assigned. Students are
expected to come to class prepared to participate in class discussions.
Outgoing Programs
Macquarie International
Macquarie University
Building E3A Level 1
NORTH RYDE
NSW 2109 AUSTRALIA
Ph: +61 2 9850 4336
Fax: +61 2 9850 7733
Email: goexchange@mq.edu.au
www.international.mq.edu.au/abroad




Assignment and Assessment
The program runs for 3 weeks.
Grades will be assessed on a 4.0 scale. Requirements include:
        Class attendance and academic field trips (15%)
        Successful completion of all assignments (15%)
        Group presentation (15%)
        Class participation (5%)
        Final paper (40%)




Credit Transfer
The program has been pre-approved by the GSO as BUS870. Students do not need to
seek additional academic unit approval. After acceptance into the program, the GSO
will enter waivers in the system allowing students to enrol in the unit BUS870.
Successful applicants will be advised when to enrol themselves in BUS870.




Costs
To apply to participate in the program, students must submit an application to
Macquarie International via the online application system.


There is an application fee of $110 to apply for any short-term program. This fee must
be received by the application deadline, and must be paid either in person at the MI
Shop in Building E3A (payable by EFTPOS or credit card only), or online at the MI
Shop webpage:
http://www.international.mq.edu.au/mishop/Products/StockSelection.asp?C1=37&C2=4
4&Page=1
Outgoing Programs
Macquarie International
Macquarie University
Building E3A Level 1
NORTH RYDE
NSW 2109 AUSTRALIA
Ph: +61 2 9850 4336
Fax: +61 2 9850 7733
Email: goexchange@mq.edu.au
www.international.mq.edu.au/abroad




Students are also responsible for the following costs:
     -   Logistics fee : AU $2,850. This includes the accommodation, excursions and
         social activities. The price per student is subject to change depending on
         student numbers.
     -   Enrolment at Macquarie (attracting regular HECS or Full Fee rates). Students
         will be enrolled in BUS870 and will be required to pay fees accordingly.
         Students do not pay tuition to MSU.
     -   Airfare (price subject to change depending on time of booking) Students
         should not purchase airfare or make travel arrangements until they have been
         formally accepted by MSU.
     -   Living expenses will include meals, local transport and additional leisure
         activites not included in the MSU social program.


Living Arrangements
Housing will be provided in double-occupancy rooms and the price is included in the
program fee. More details will be available soon.




Cultural Components
The program will also incorporate several extracurricular activities to introduce students
to American culture. Students may also have the option to spend a weekend with an
American host family (to be confirmed).




Travel Grant
The Macquarie University travel grant for this program is $1500. You do NOT need to
apply for the travel grant separately. Those accepted into the program will qualify
automatically. These grants will be paid by EFT into your nominated Australian bank
account close to departure time.
Outgoing Programs
Macquarie International
Macquarie University
Building E3A Level 1
NORTH RYDE
NSW 2109 AUSTRALIA
Ph: +61 2 9850 4336
Fax: +61 2 9850 7733
Email: goexchange@mq.edu.au
www.international.mq.edu.au/abroad




Travel Insurance
Students will not have to purchase Travel Insurance for the duration of the program as
they will be covered under the Macquarie University Insurance Policy (provided by
Chubb). Students will receive further information regarding this once they have been
accepted into the program.


Notes for International Students
International students must be aware of their Australian visa conditions for class
attendence and pass rates whilst overseas – general requirements for international
students, as dictated by the ESOS Act, must still be met. See:
 http://www.immi.gov.au/business-services/education-
providers/third_country_exchanges.htm


International students are permitted to travel home before and/or after their program,
however should note that they will not be covered by the Macquarie Travel Insurance
for this part of their journey overseas.


Students should direct enquiries to:
Erin Martin
erin.martin@mq.edu.au

Successful applicants will be given contact details for MSU following their acceptance.