INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

IBU5IBE

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will analyse economic interactions between countries in the context of international exchanges of commodities and assets.  You will examine the complex process of globalisation and investigate different factors that shape the environment in which firms and nations interact. Topics will include exchange rate determination, international flow of capital, foreign debt, International competition and economies of scale, the gains from international trade, winners and losers from international trade, as well as trade policies.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulio Mancuso Tradenta

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BUA4IBE

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsInternational Economics Theory & Policy, 9th Ed.PrescribedKrugman P. R., Obstfeld M. and M. J. Melitz (2012)Pearson

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe, discuss and analyse the essential features of international trade and asset exchanges

Activities:
Weekly lectures will be supported by in seminar examples and opportunities to work through specified questions in class. These activities will be extended in the group assignment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Describe, discuss and analyse the application of policies in international trade and their impact on welfare and different sectors/groups in the society

Activities:
Weekly lectures will be supported by in seminar examples and opportunities to work through specified questions in class. These activities will be extended in the group assignment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Identify and analyse the different aspects of the domestic economy affected by the international interdependence and the process of globalisation

Activities:
Weekly lectures will be supported by in seminar examples and opportunities to work through specified questions in class. These activities will be extended in the group assignment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. Develop analytical skills necessary to conduct constructive criticism of public policy and debate concerning open economy issues

Activities:
Weekly lectures will be supported by in seminar examples and opportunities to work through specified questions in class. These activities will be extended in the group assignment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulio Mancuso Tradenta

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group written assignment (1500 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid-semester test (1h)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Final exam (2h)50 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulio Mancuso Tradenta

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group written assignment (1500 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid-semester test (1h)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Final exam (2h)50 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulio Mancuso Tradenta

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group written assignment (1500 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid-semester test (1h)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Final exam (2h)50 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulio Mancuso Tradenta

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group written assignment (1500 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid-semester test (1h)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Final exam (2h)50 01, 02, 03, 04

Vietnam, 2018, Week 28-31, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulio Mancuso Tradenta

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 28 - 31
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"block mode delivery"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group written assignment (1500 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid-semester test (1h)30 01, 02, 03, 04
Final exam (2h)50 01, 02, 03, 04