INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PROJECT A

MGT3BPA

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject you will build on and apply the knowledge and skills you have previously developed through your studies.  You will be guided in the planning and execution of a major project by an academic staff member, but much of the work will be undertaken independently. You will work in teams of no more than four with a business partner on a major  project that investigates the feasibility of expanding business activities into another country.  You will liaise with the business partner to choose a country of interest.  The project  will include, but not be limited to,  an analysis of the current position of the business, a market analysis, environmental scan, financial forecast, and a marketing plan.  The projects will be developed and presented to a panel in English.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzanne O'Keefe

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions The supervision of students enrolled in this subject will be carried out by Sup de Co staff in Montpellier and by La Trobe University staff.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Discipline SpecificNARecommendedNANA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate understanding and apply theoretical approaches to practical business problems.

Activities:
Major assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Plan and manage an agreed major project in conjunction with a business 'client' and university supervisor.

Activities:
Project brief and schedule Project plan
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)

03. Actively engage in informed discussions and use teamwork in a problem solving setting.

Activities:
Presentation and major assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Verbally present the findings of the project in English to professional standards.

Activities:
Presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

05. Produce a written report in English and French which demonstrates high level analytical skills.

Activities:
Major assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

France, 2018, Semester 1, Distance Education

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne O'Keefe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group project (equivalent to 3000 words each)This is a 30 cp subject40 01, 05
Group presentation in English (all members to participate- 1500 words each equivalent)20 03, 04
Project brief and schedule (1000 words equivalent)15 02
Project plan (1500 words equivalent)25 02, 03