agr2bus international business




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to selected concepts of international business, trade and investment. Students will gain knowledge of the historical development of international trade and investment and develop an understanding of the resulting strategies. Selected theories of international trade and investment will be analysed and applied to business strategies and their impact at enterprise, regional and national levels identified. Students will develop an understanding of selected national and international fiscal policies, in-turn providing them with knowledge and skills to analyse the impact of those policies on enterprises and markets. Assessment tasks will require students to apply theory to practice in a relevant context.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGlobal business todayPrescribedHill, W, Cronk, T & Wickramasekera, R 20102ND EDN, MCGRAW-HILL, AUSTRALIA.
ReadingsAusTrade 2005, Trade resources kit, CD-ROMRecommendedDepartment of Foreign Affairs & TradeAUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT, CANBERRA.
ReadingsCasebook in international business: Australian and Asia-Pacific perspectivesRecommendedRamburuth, P & Welch, C 2005PEARSON EDUCATION, FRENCHS FOREST, NSW.
ReadingsFundamentals of international businessRecommendedCzinkota, M, Ronkainen, I, Moffett, M, Ang, S, Shanker, D, Ahmad, A & Lok, P 2009JOHN WILEY, MILTON, QLD.
ReadingsInternational Business: the challenge of global competitionRecommendedBall, D, Geringer, J, Minor, M & McNett, J 20099TH EDN, MCGRAW HILL IRWIN, BOSTON, MA.
ReadingsInternational business: environments and operationsRecommendedDaniels, J, Radebaugh, L & Sullivan, D 201113TH EDN, PEARSON/PRENTICE HALL, UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ.
ReadingsInternational business: managing in the Asia-PacificRecommendedFisher G, Hughes R & Pustay, M 20063RD EDN, PEARSON EDUCATION, FRENCHS FOREST, NSW.
ReadingsInternational business: themes and issues in the modern global economyRecommendedJohnson, D & Turner, C 20102ND EDN, ROUTLEDGE, LONDON.
ReadingsInternational trade and investment: and Asia-Pacific perspectiveRecommendedGionea, J 20052ND EDN, MCGRAW-HILL/IRWIN, SYDNEY.
ReadingsThe international handbook of competitionRecommendedNeumann, M & Weigand, J (eds) 2006EDWARD ELGAR, CHELTENHAM, VICTORIA.
ReadingsTrade growth and inequality in the area of globalizationRecommendedSharma, K & Morrissey, O (eds) 2006ROUTLEDGE, LONDON.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe the historical development of global trade and international business including contemporary status

Using case studies, students will investigate the historical development and influences of global trade and how it has changed over time. Group discussions will be used in tutorials to expand on these ideas.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness(Ethical Awareness)

02. Analyse and compare international trade and investment theory and the impact on organisations, regions and countries

Lectures and tutorials will be used to analyse and compare trade arrangements and the importance of investment not only domestically but also internationally.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness(Ethical Awareness)

03. Analyse and compare international trade strategies

Lectures, group research and tutorials will be used to explore case studies of various trade strategies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)

04. Apply international trade and investment theory to a relevant business

Group exercises to help develop a report will be used to apply theory and examples to a selected business.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving(Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical Awareness(Ethical Awareness)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2015, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Class requirements

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


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Examination (2 hours)4001, 02, 03, 04
Report (2000 words)5002, 03, 04
Written Test (30 minutes)1001