Doing Business in Indonesia

School of Business & Management

Indonesia is one of the world’s most populous country and has long been an economic powerhouse in Southeast Asia. After the Pandemic, OECD forecasted the country’s GDP growth to strengthen to 4.7% in 2023. Understanding about conducting business will provide insights about how to have a beneficial business experience in Indonesia’s growing economy.

This course is available for graduate students and practitioners. The course aims to give insights about how to do business in Indonesia with a different theme each year. In 2023, the theme will be Creative Industry with a minor theme in Sustainability.

Eligibility: Graduate Students


MM6057 Doing Business in Asia (MBA)

This course uses a problem-solving approach to implement concepts presented by international academics, practitioners, government and other business community members.

This course is designed to provide an overview of various aspects of doing business in Asia, especially in Indonesia. The course is broadly divided into three parts. The first part of the course defining globalization and international business. The second part deals with business context and business management. These two parts provide the overview the macro environment economies in Indonesia, including the economy and culture that affect business and management practices. The third part emphasizes on the practical aspects of doing business – business opportunities and challenges facing foreign companies and business and management practices.


The course will be delivered with two approaches: lectures and active learning through company visits and cultural events.

The first phase will focus on lectures from visiting scholars and practitioners. Insights from real-world examples will be delivered in the second phase as follows:

●Company Visit: Focus on Creative industry and sustainable business

●Real case group work: Analysing local businesses to apply concepts in real context

●Cultural Event: Arts and culinary experiences

●Closing Ceremony: Gala Dinner