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Building Partnerships in Southeast Asia (Thailand)

Together with one other student you will form a team to prepare and execute an assignment during a mission to Southeast Asia. Each team is responsible for acquiring its own assignment that is commissioned by a Dutch company or organization. The complexity and feasibility of each assignment is assessed and approved by the instructors of the school.

Fieldwork of the assignments is executed on location during a four-week visit to Bangkok, Thailand.

Part of the course is also taught in Bangkok in collaboration with Mahidol University.

This course is designed to fit in any Major programme of any University (of Applied Sciences). The Assignment can be individually tailored to meet the criteria set by the Examination Board of your own study.​

Note: Doing business in Asia can be challenging and may require quite a lot of stamina of you. This mission is certainly not a holiday. You will face emotional, practical, cultural and maybe even physical challenges during your mission. However, your reward will be a true life experience that is unparalleled by any other course of your study!

 

My opinion about this minor in one sentence...

- It is a life changing experience to go abroad with a group of people you barely know (in a positive way!) - Margo S.

- Great minor, with an unique opportunity abroad, to do something more outside of the box compared to other minors! - Laas H.

- A great experience and challenge for both personal development and knowledge about doing business! - Jim N.

Leerdoelen

The programme is aimed at all students who have a special interest in doing business in or with S.E. Asia.

  • Introduction to business issues in other cultures
  • Learn:
    • how to find and maintain business relations
    • how to network in the business community dealing with S.E. Asia
    • how to execute a real-life assignment on location in Thailand: To initiate a business relationship between S.E. Asia and The Netherlands
    • how to deal with cultural differences when doing business
  • about Geography, History, Politics, Economy, Language, Culture, Society and Population of S.E. Asia
  • Obtain a better insight into the economy of S.E. Asia
  • Understand the challenges of trading with, and doing business in S.E. Asia
  • Find out what you need to know when planning to do business at an international level
  • Find out what aspects you come across when doing business with Thai partners 
  • Understand the do's and don'ts when doing business in/with S.E. Asia
  • Apply knowledge learned to report writing and to real-life situations

Aanvullende informatie

Questions about the minor?
Contact Claudio Perotti, c.v.perotti@hva.nl

Questions about the Kies op Maat procedure?
Contact Laila Akkouh, onderwijsbureau.fbe@hva.nl

Visit also: https://www.facebook.com/thailandminor/


​The costs for this Minor are € 2,100. This (fixed) fee covers your airfare, accommodation in Bangkok, transfers to accommodation, lecturers, guest lecturers, administration, business and cultural visits organised through Mahidol University, farewell dinner in Bangkok with local ‘buddies’ and staff from Mahidol University. Please note, there may be incidental costs which are not included.The costs do not cover literature required for the modules in Amsterdam, visas, travel insurance, local costs in Thailand such as travel, food and drink. For an idea regarding personal expenditure in Bangkok, take into account that although travel and eating are much cheaper than in The Netherlands, the attractions of Bangkok and the networking opportunities may tempt you to spend more than might be the case at home so plan a good budget for yourselves in Thailand.

(https://www.minorbuildingpartnerships.com/cost-and-reward)

Applications will be processed in the order of receipt of signed learning agreements.

Ingangseisen

The Minor is aimed at ALL students that have a special interest in doing business or building relationships in or with Southeast Asia. 

The minor is also open for exchange students and students that are not enrolled at the HvA. The latter group need to register via Kiesopmaat.nl.
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Command of the English language at CEF level B2 (literature and courses are in English)

You must have the ability to travel to Thailand. Visitors to Thailand need a visa.

Participation in the fact-finding mission in Thailand is obligatory.

A motivation letter and proposal for your assignment are part of the selection procedures.

Note: Doing business in Asia can be challenging and may require quite a lot of stamina of you. This mission is certainly not a holiday. You will face emotional, practical, cultural and maybe even physical challenges during your mission. However, your reward will be a true life experience that is unparalleled by any other course of your study!

Ask for the document with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more details about this programme: c.v.perotti@hva.nl

(https://www.minorbuildingpartnerships.com/entry-requirements)

Toetsing

Course Component (ECTS) - Teaching Method - Test Format 1. Assignment + Thailand Programme (20 ECTS) - Project, written report, video presentation
2. Economy, Trade & Business (2 ECTS) - Workshops, Written Exam, continuous assessment
3. Sourcing, Research & Organization (2 ECTS) - Workshops, Project, video presentation, written report
4. Thai Language Basics (2 ECTS) - Workshops, Oral and written exams
5. Culture, Society & Population (2 ECTS) - Workshops,
Written exam, oral assignment
6. Geography, History & Politics (2 ECTS) - Workshops, Written exams, assignment  

If a student fails to successfully complete the minor in the period in which she took the minor it is possible to finalize the minor in a following period in which the minor is given.

If a minor is no longer offered or in case the minor is rewritten, the degree programme will offer students a further two opportunities to finalize this minor in the following year.

Literatuur

The following books are mandatory for the lessons in Amsterdam:

GHP

The History of Thailand, The Greenwood Histories of The Modern Nations - Patit Paban Mishra, Greenwood, 2010 - 978-0-313-34091-8

CSP

Working with the Thais: A Guide to Managing in THAILAND – Henry Holmes and Suchada Tantongtavy with Roy Tomizawa, 2nd edition, ISBN – 978-974-8496-50-4

Doing Business in Thailand: The essential guide to commerce for foreigners (Chapter 8 & 9), Peter Norh & Bea Toew, Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd, 2015, ISBN 978-9814516068

ETB

Doing Business in Thailand: The essential guide to commerce for foreigners (Chapter 8 & 9), Peter Norh & Bea Toew, Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd, 2015, ISBN 978-9814516068

TLB

In class materials and PowerPoints

Rooster

​7 weeks, 4 days scheduled (intense preparation programme!) 1 month on location (Bangkok): Mo-Fr 8:30 - 13:00 classes. Afternoons reserved for business appointments.