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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 5251

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
100407

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

The 2018 timetable is
not yet available.

Textbook(s)

Hill, CWL and Hult, GTM 2017, International business: competing in the global marketplace, 11th edn, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Course aim

This course provides knowledge of business operation in the international arena, and addresses factors that drive international business engagement in the era of emerging market dominance across trade and foreign investment. It explores the impact on organisational management, leadership, business strategy and conduct, for small-to-medium sized enterprises, multinational enterprises, start-ups and new types of internationalisers. The course considers the role of regional integration, regulatory bodies and the influence of key societal factors such as the corporate and social responsibility of organisations, as well as international business procurement along global supply chains. The course examines current debates, theories and practices in the field of international business, and provides students with strategic skills to analyse and apply micro and macro aspects of global business to organisational management, recognising the difficulties in the post-global financial recession.

Course content

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Globalisation and International Business
  • Ethical issues in managing international operations
  • Cultural competency, cross-cultural communication and International Business negotiations
  • The International Business environment
  • International Trade and Investment theories
  • Assessing International Business opportunities and risks
  • Internationalisation of business
  • Bilateral, Regional and Multilateral Trading Agreements
  • Managing International Business strategy and structure
  • People issues in international business.

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External (Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Discussion) 30 hours equiv. x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours x N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION (INTENSIVE)
External 30 hours equiv. x N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
External 30 hours equiv x N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Seminars 15 hours AND online 15 hours equiv. 30 hours equiv. x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Group assignment 3000 words 30% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Group assignment 3000 words 30% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Group assignment 3000 words 30% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION (INTENSIVE)
Group assignment 3000 words 30% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Group assignment 3000 words 30% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Group assignment 3000 words 30% N/A
Continuous assessment N/A 20% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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