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Managing International Tertiary Education

30 April 24 June 2018

Subject overview

This online subject provides an overview of the key conceptual ideas as well as the diverse manifestations of internationalisation globally and in Australia. Strategies and practices of universities are introduced and examined and the leadership and management challenges highlighted for our discussions.

The unit will provide participants with knowledge and insights in areas such as:

  • Concepts, frameworks, motivations and manifestations of internationalisation in tertiary education;
  • National agendas, strategies and policies;
  • Internationalisation of Australian tertiary institutions in practice;
  • Internationalisation strategy and business formulation;
  • Leading, managing and sustaining internationalisation.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion, students will have new insights into the leadership and management of internationalisation across the education research and service missions of tertiary institutions both within their own institution and beyond. Students should be able to:

  • Use data and other core resources to develop an internationalisation strategy and plan;
  • Effectively interact with and influence diverse functional units within tertiary institutions to successfully deliver a variety of internationalisation projects;
  • Use insights gained to improve communication, leadership and management capabilities to enable you to understand and participate in driving internationalisation in tertiary education institutions;
  • Manage a team with multiple internationalisation roles and responsibilities;
  • Communicate with people who work in different cultures and contexts;
  • Investigate policy and strategy problems, and generate options to resolve them;
  • Assess the risks and benefits of different solutions to management problems;
  • Apply accepted policies and principles to different kinds of cases;
  • Make well-informed management decisions that consider specific contexts.

Why study this subject?

  • If you are currently in the international education field, this subject can keep your professional knowledge up-to-date through the latest research, academic and professional expertise in international education.
  • If you are currently studying for another degree, you can use this subject to tap into areas outside your field of study or degree so you can pursue a specific interest.
  • If you are considering further study in our Masters or Graduate Certificate program, you can explore your options by doing this subject first before leaping into the full degree.

Contact hours

The total number of contact hours over this period is 24. Includes 6 hours of webinars and 18 hours of online discussions (all taught and/or moderated by academic staff) over the duration of the subject.

Outside of these times students are expected to organise their own study schedule; the recommended total number of study hours for this subject is 170.

Delivery modes

This subject is delivered entirely online. Students can choose to undertake either the non-assessed or assessed mode.

Non-assessed mode
Students undertake and finish the compulsory components only, made up of four discussion board tasks and three webinars.

Assessed mode
Students first undertake and finish the compulsory components, i.e. the four discussion board tasks and three webinars held at set times. They must then submit a written response to international education debates (1500 words) and written assignment (3500 words), due at the end of the subject.

Students who successfully complete this mode gain 12.5 credit points, which may be credited towards one of our Masters or Graduate Certificate courses. Please contact us if you would like more information about how this works.

2018 fees

Assessed mode: A$4,180

Non-assessed mode: A$3,352

Fees include course materials but does not include text books (if applicable).

Subject facilitator

Mr Dennis Murray is the former Executive Director of the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) and is currently Director of Murray-Goold International Pty Ltd. He has been involved in international education for more than 25 years and has held senior and executive management positions in international education in a number of Australian universities.

Dennis has extensive consulting experience in international education and has researched and published widely in international education, as well as in strategy and policy in higher education more generally.

How to apply

To find out more about studying a single subject from the Tertiary Education Management course or to start your application, please contact our dedicated Student Support team who will assist you through the process. 

The documents you will require to provide include:

  • Copies of testamurs and transcripts of all degrees listed in the application;
  • Your CV;
  • Documentation showing how you have met the English language proficiency standards if you have English as a second language or the language of instruction of previous degrees was other than English.

(Note: limit of 1.5 MB per document)

More information

Detailed information on the subject is available in the University of Melbourne handbook.

Find out more information about this subject or request an information pack by contacting Dina Uzhegova or call +61 3 8344 4605.

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