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LA Placement Program

Units of study

The LA Placement Program is a customised program that has been developed in partnership with UCLA. Designed for senior Business School students, the curriculum will equip you with the skills and knowledge that will not only give you the best start to your career but will also globalise your views of the business world. Classes will be taught on the UCLA campus by business leaders and will include guest lectures by senior academics from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Doing Business in the US - compulsory

Tuesdays 6.30 – 9.30pm

This course provides business managers, finance managers, entrepreneurs and international trade professionals with key business and cultural insights for effectively doing business within the mainstream U.S. market. Completion of the course will leave students with a better understanding of the complexities found in the U.S. marketplace and the skills needed for building and implementing successful business strategies. Topics include: Overview of the U.S. Economy and markets; Regional and National Demographics; Cultural Dynamics and Business Customs; How Cultural Differences Affect International Business; Framework of the U.S. Legal System; Marketing Strategies; Key steps Needed for Building and Implementing Successful Business Strategies; Negotiation Tactics; Current Case Studies in American Business Practices.

Leadership Communication and Strategies - compulsory

Wednesdays 6.30 – 9.45pm

This course is designed to develop and enhance skills needed for those entering leadership roles with the goal of improving relationships, productivity, and the quality of work. Experiential exercises, role-playing, and small-group activities provide opportunities to practice different behaviours and integrate these skills into personal strategies. Topics include: Analysis of Leaders (past and present); Listening, Self-Disclosure, and Methods of Expression; Managerial Problem Solving And Decision Making; Nonverbal Communication; Male/Female Communication in the Workplace; Influencing Behaviours; Addressing Hidden Agendas; Conflict Management Skills and Assertiveness; Experiential Exercise, Role-Playing and Small Group Activities for Practicing Behaviours; Contemporary issues and strategies.

BUSS2501 LA Placement Program - compulsory

Administered by the University of Sydney Business School and taught by a Business School academic this unit comprises a professional placement in LA as well as preparatory coursework in reflective and professional practice.¿¿ It also includes coursework on research methods, reporting and other professional writing skills. Assessment will include a reflective journal, research essay, and oral presentations based on the professional placement and study abroad experience.