MANAGING ACROSS BORDERS

MGT2IMG

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will gain an appreciation of how changes to the international business environment impact on the conduct of businesses in the domestic and international arena.  We begin the semester by examining the main drivers of globalisation and the development of multi-national enterprises.  We explore how businesses internationalise, with a specific focus on strategies for internationalisation, and how business structures and processes can support these strategies.  Within this discussion, we focus specifically on issues of cross cultural management and knowledge transfer.  We conclude our examination of international management by discussing the ethical, social and environmental responsibilities of multi-national enterprises,

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJeremy Seward

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MGT3IMG

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students undertaking a major in Management or HRM in the Bachelor of Business are strongly encouraged to undertake MGT1FOM. Core subject in the following: MAJ Management; MAJ International Business; MIN International Management; LBIB, LBIBSY, LBBLM (phasing out)

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Discipline SpecificInternational Management: Culture, Strategy and BehaviourPrescribedLuthans and Doh, 9th EditionMcGraw Hill

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify the forces of globalisation and evaluate their impact on the operation of domestic and international businesses

Activities:
Lecture and tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

02. Apply theories and concepts relevant to international business to address the challenges of managing across national borders

Activities:
Lecture and tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Assess the impact of differences in national cultural values and social institutions on the management of multi-national enterprises

Activities:
Lecture and tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

05. Analyse the implications of ethical, social and environmental responsibilities on the behaviour of multi-national enterprises

Activities:
Lecture and tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

06. Demonstrate professional writing and speaking skills in the context of international business

Activities:
Lectures and tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

07. Participate effectively in teams to produce an outcome for a professional and scholarly audience in international business.

Activities:
Lecture and tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeremy Seward

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final Examination (2 h)This assessment will report on the Graduate capabilities of: discipline-specific knowledge and critical thinking.50 02, 05
One Business proposal (group presentation)4 students per group (750-1000 word equivalency per student) This assessment will report on the Graduate capabilities of: quantitative literacy, and inquiry/research.30 01, 03, 06, 07
One Individual Reflective exercise (1000 words)Graduate capabilities to be assessed are discipline-specific knowledge and critical thinking.20 06

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeremy Seward

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final Examination (2 h)This assessment will report on the Graduate capabilities of: discipline-specific knowledge and critical thinking.50 02, 05
One Business proposal (group presentation)4 students per group (750-1000 word equivalency per student) This assessment will report on the Graduate capabilities of: quantitative literacy, and inquiry/research.30 01, 03, 06, 07
One Individual Reflective exercise (1000 words)Graduate capabilities to be assessed are discipline-specific knowledge and critical thinking.20 06

Melbourne, 2018, Summer 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeremy Seward

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 01 - 06
One 4.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 01 to week 06 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final Examination (2 h)This assessment will report on the Graduate capabilities of: discipline-specific knowledge and critical thinking.50 02, 05
One Business proposal (group presentation)4 students per group (750-1000 word equivalency per student) This assessment will report on the Graduate capabilities of: quantitative literacy, and inquiry/research.30 01, 03, 06, 07
One Individual Reflective exercise (1000 words)Graduate capabilities to be assessed are discipline-specific knowledge and critical thinking.20 06

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeremy Seward

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final Examination (2 h)This assessment will report on the Graduate capabilities of: discipline-specific knowledge and critical thinking.50 02, 05
One Business proposal (group presentation)4 students per group (750-1000 word equivalency per student) This assessment will report on the Graduate capabilities of: quantitative literacy, and inquiry/research.30 01, 03, 06, 07
One Individual Reflective exercise (1000 words)Graduate capabilities to be assessed are discipline-specific knowledge and critical thinking.20 06

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeremy Seward

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final Examination (2 h)This assessment will report on the Graduate capabilities of: discipline-specific knowledge and critical thinking.50 02, 05
One Business proposal (group presentation)4 students per group (750-1000 word equivalency per student) This assessment will report on the Graduate capabilities of: quantitative literacy, and inquiry/research.30 01, 03, 06, 07
One Individual Reflective exercise (1000 words)Graduate capabilities to be assessed are discipline-specific knowledge and critical thinking.20 06

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeremy Seward

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final Examination (2 h)This assessment will report on the Graduate capabilities of: discipline-specific knowledge and critical thinking.50 02, 05
One Business proposal (group presentation)4 students per group (750-1000 word equivalency per student) This assessment will report on the Graduate capabilities of: quantitative literacy, and inquiry/research.30 01, 03, 06, 07
One Individual Reflective exercise (1000 words)Graduate capabilities to be assessed are discipline-specific knowledge and critical thinking.20 06

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeremy Seward

Class requirements

WorkShop
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final Examination (2 h)This assessment will report on the Graduate capabilities of: discipline-specific knowledge and critical thinking.50 02, 05
One Business proposal (group presentation)4 students per group (750-1000 word equivalency per student) This assessment will report on the Graduate capabilities of: quantitative literacy, and inquiry/research.30 01, 03, 06, 07
One Individual Reflective exercise (1000 words)Graduate capabilities to be assessed are discipline-specific knowledge and critical thinking.20 06

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeremy Seward

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 capabilities of: discipline-specific knowledge and critical thinking.50 02, 05
One Business proposal (group presentation)4 students per group (750-1000 word equivalency per student) This assessment will report on the Graduate capabilities of: quantitative literacy, and inquiry/research.30 01, 03, 06, 07
One Individual Reflective exercise (1000 words)Graduate capabilities to be assessed are discipline-specific knowledge and critical thinking.20 06