INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

MGT1IB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is an introductory unit in international business, designed to provide you with both the foundations necessary to commence and to continue your degree in international business with a comprehensive understanding of the issues facing firms in international markets. The unit broadly covers all facets of international business and is divided into five main themes: 1) globalisation, 2) country differences, 3) the global trade and investment environment, 4) the strategy and structure of international business, and 5) business operations. You will develop cultural awareness, fluency and competence, develop the capicity to evaluate the global environment, and to analyse the issues in global operation with theories of international business.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKok-Boon Oh

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain the concepts and terminology commonly used in the international business discipline

Activities:
Lectures and tutorials, Group assignment, Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Describe viable foreign market entry strategies and methods of operation

Activities:
Readings, individual journal article review
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Work in diverse teams

Activities:
Group assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills

04. Identify the cultural, political and legal factors that influence international business

Activities:
Tutorials, Group assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills

05. Effectively communicate in a range of written formats.

Activities:
Group assignment, individual journal article review
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

06. Describe the influence, structure and strategies of international organisations

Activities:
Lectures, individual journal article review
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

07. Apply theoretical concepts to real life situations.

Activities:
Group assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

08. Identify and critically analyse and synthesise issues of global concern

Activities:
Group assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication 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-ordinatorKok-Boon Oh

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final Examination (2 h)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline-specific knowledge and skills 50 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Group Assignment (500 words per student)20 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Individual Assignment (1000 words)30 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Melbourne, 2018, Summer 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKok-Boon Oh

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 02 - 07
One 4.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 02 - 07
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final Examination (2 h)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline-specific knowledge and skills 50 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Group Assignment (500 words per student)20 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Individual Assignment (1000 words)30 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKok-Boon Oh

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final Examination (2 h)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline-specific knowledge and skills 50 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Group Assignment (500 words per student)20 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Individual Assignment (1000 words)30 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKok-Boon Oh

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final Examination (2 h)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capability of Discipline-specific knowledge and skills 50 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Group Assignment (500 words per student)20 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Individual Assignment (1000 words)30 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08