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GE2120 Asian Values and Managerial Practices

Assessment Tasks
  • With Examination
  • No Quiz
  • With Individual report
  • With Group project
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2020/21 Sem B 2020/21 Sem A 2018/19 Sem A 2017/18 Sem A 2016/17 Sem A 2015/16 Sem A 2014/15 Sem B 2014/15 Sem A 2013/14 Sem B 2013/14 Sem A 2012/13 Sem B
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2016/17 Sem A


This is a good course if you are interested in the differences in Asian business practices. If you choose this course with the mindset to learn something new, you will definitely get many insights into managerial practices in Asia. I would say it will be useful for future career development if you plan to work in Asia. I didn't mind taking an examination for this course because I really think I learnt some new things.

20% participation - important, you need to give answers (online or inclass for a minimum of 5 times and maximum of 7 times). don't be scared, the professor is nice and sometimes critical, but never condescending.

40% group presentation + newsletter - choose serious group members; pay extra attention to in-text citation and references (professor has hawk eyes for this); link your content to culture theories taught in class; presentation is very hea (just 10 mins and a summary of your newsletter). I really appreciate Professor's detailed feedback for each group after the presentations.

40% exam - you should do well if you revise your notes once and paid attention in class. for me it was quite straightforward. professor also tells us which topics to focus on beforehand.

2015/16 Sem A


20% class participation
40% examination
40% group project (making a newsletter)

I would say it is a quite boring course; struggled to stay awake in every single lecture. But if you are interested in Asian culture, this course is a good choice for you. I've seen quite a number of exchange students there.

Anyway, I think CLASS PARTICIPATION is important, esp. for the IN-CLASS one. You can choose to take the assignments home, but I won't suggest you to do that. In-class participation (I mean, answering questions or doing presentations in class can gain you extra marks). I wish I could know this point earlier cos if I knew it, I would have got A+, not just a mere A. I just did an in-class presentation once. That's why you can't skip one or two lessons.

And I would also like to mention that the exam is quite difficult this time. I can't believe that some examples of companies will be tested. And one of the essay-typed questions are difficult too. I swear you won't find answers in the lecture notes. I answered the question using my previous knowledge gained in secondary school(that's the most interesting thing). The exam hints are not that useful at all.

But all in all, this course is a good course. You can really learn something after this course(basic business concepts and Asian culture). And the tutor is nice. If you have any questions, she is willing to answer them. And if you work hard, you can definitely get a good grade.

2014/15 Sem B


It is my fault that I did not do enough revision before the exam because I had two for consecutive days. Honestly speaking, if you finish all the classwork / complete them after clas, everything will be fine. Be aware of the group project's instructions. Though the instructor did not have a high demand, you may lose marks due to citation problems.

Anyway, worth taking as prolly you can learn more than you expect.

2014/15 Sem B


A good GE for students who are interested in Asian culture. Business management concepts are quite simple so need not to worry about any difficult terms.
Assignments are reasonable. There are some class or online discussions on every lesson. Better to join them actively to gain marks. Group project is more demanding with a written newsletter and a presentation. Examination is straightforward therefore revising the notes carefully will be fine.

2014/15 Sem A


如果以學野為首要目標, 呢個係一個好好既course

平時上完堂會有少少功課, 可以選擇上堂完成或者take home
group project就係做一份newsletter 介紹一間公司
冇quiz, 不過有final exam, question format佢會話晒比你聽 肯溫書就ok

自問擺左落去既精力唔止呢個grade 但都開心跟到melody學咁多野

GE2120非靚grade之選, 但都好難爛grade

2013/14 Sem A


For the participation, you can choose to participate in class discussion or finish the discussion question as a take-home assignment. It is better for you to participate 3 to 4 times in the class discussion and to finish all the rest as take-home assignments.
For the group project, the instructor give quite a lot of guidance, but do not expect she will pre-read your project. It is to create a newsletter for a Asian companies and analysis its behaviour. It is not difficult but stress a lot in creativity if you wanna get high marks.
For the exam, the instructor will give the short question and long question topics to you. All you have to do is to spend a day preparing the answers for the topics.
It is not a bad choice if you take this course.

2013/14 Sem A


The content of this course is quite useful, the tutor is nice too. Just work hard to answer more questions in class (So you don't have to do it home and with extra marks), put efforts in the group project and read the readings (in groups for more efficiency) for examination then you will be fine. Spent like few days for revision only.

Tasks: optional homework each week (online discussion at home or in class with extra marks) + 1 group project (newsletter and a total of 10 mins presentation for 3 ppl) + exam

Good GE!