Managers operating in the international business environment have to make effective business decisions that take into account differences in the economic, cultural, political, legislative and institutional environment of foreign markets. This course provides you with the opportunity to explore the international business environment and understand internationalisation strategies, modes of entry and the operational decisions facing managers of companies that operate beyond their domestic market.
|Online – Pre-recorded concept videos and associated activity||1hr||Week 1||12 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – In-class tutorial||2hrs||Week 2||11 times|
Globalisation, cultural differences, international business strategy, foreign market entry mode, international production, outsourcing and logistics, theories of trade, political economy of trade, foreign exchange, the international monetary system, legal environments, economic business environments
200 Level (Developing)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Apply selected international business theory to practical, real life international business situations and identify the drivers for globalisation.||
|2||Identify the forces that influence international business decisions.||
|3||Analyse and apply strategies for foreign market participation.||
Creative and critical thinker
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Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
The first assessment task is due in Week 4 to get early feedback on your progress. Additionally, tutorial activities in all weeks allow for formative feedback on course concepts.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 4||Online Submission|
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||Online Submission|
|Week 13||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Oral Presentation|
To demonstrate understanding and application of international business fundamentals.
Acting as top-level management for an international firm, you will give a 5-minute professional presentation on an issue that you consider to be of great importance. The issue will be relevant to the topics covered in weeks 1-3. A detailed task description and rubric is provided on Blackboard.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Portfolio|
To demonstrate insight and understanding of international business concepts and environmental factors impacting decision making to arrive at a suitable business strategy.
During weeks 6 through 10, you will complete a range of activities related to the weekly topics. For each tutorial, you will analyse a real-life business case and conclude with the most suitable strategy for the company. Each activity is due at the end of that weekly tutorial. A detailed task description is provided on Blackboard.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Report|
To demonstrate knowledge of international business issues and the ability to conduct in-depth research and analysis of those issues.
You will investigate the suitability of a foreign country for international expansion. By following course concepts and conducting extensive research, you will analyse the location and provide recommendations. A detailed description and rubric are provided on Blackboard
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
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Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||Hill, Hult, Wickramasekera, Liesch & Mackenzie||2017||Global Business Today: Asia Pacific Edition||4th ed.||McGraw-Hill Education Australia, North Ryde NSW|
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