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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 5300

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101039

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Management

Course aim

This course provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the role and impact of the global business environment on management decision making, business strategy, and business conduct in the international business context. The course examines how the global business environment is shaped, how it influences business activity in the international arena, and considers the corporate capabilities needed to participate in international business.

Students completing the course develop a body of knowledge that:

  • Contributes to a comprehensive application of knowledge of the nature of the global business environment to recent developments in the field of international business management.
  • Provides a pathway for further learning.

Course content

Topics covered in this course include

  • Forces and key players in the international business environment.
  • Globalisation and the rise of regionalism.
  • International trade theories and government policies.
  • The regulation of international business activities: the emergence of international institutions (WTO/World Bank).
  • International trading arrangements.
  • Product development and supply chain management.
  • Developing capabilities for success in the global business environment.

Textbook(s)

Hill, CWL and Hult, TM 2019, International business: competing in the global marketplace, 12th edn, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
External 30 hours equiv. x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 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
Individual Major Project: Case Analysis 4000 words 60% N/A
Continuous online activities 3000 word equivalent 40% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Individual Major Project: Case Analysis 4000 words 60% N/A
Continuous online activities 3000 word equivalent 40% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Individual Major Project: Case Analysis 4000 words 60% N/A
Continuous online activities 3000 word equivalent 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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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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