INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

IBU5IBE

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This introductory subject describes, analyses and critiques principal environmental challenges, strategic responses and interpersonal dynamics of managing and organising in a global context. It explores the complex and uneven process of globalization, and the key political, economic, legal, ethical, technological and sociocultural environments in contemporary global business. The subject then addresses the interconnected issues of strategies, structure and culture in international business operations. Students develop the skills necessary to design and implement global strategies to manage daily operations in foreign subsidiaries and to conduct effective cross-and intra-cultural interactions.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

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 conditions The Department of Management has an expectation of 80% attendance in all lectures. The University reserves the right to offer this subject in other modes including seminars, lectures, and block mode or modes using electronic technologies. When offered in different modes, assessment schemes may also be varied.

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsInternational Business: The New RealitiesPrescribedCavusgil, S. T., Knight, G., Riesenberger, J. R., Rammal, H. G., & Rose, E. L (2014).Pearson

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to explain the internal and external challenges faced by contemporary organizations when operating in international environment.

Activities:
Lecture and Discussion Sessions, Online Quizzes, Individual Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
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)

02. Upon completion of the subject, students should be able to demonstrate the application of theories of International Business to the operations of contemporary organizations operating in international environment.

Activities:
Lecture and Discussion Group Case Report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
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)

03. Upon completion of the subject, students should be able to explain the complex effect of culture on the role of the manager in terms of communication, negotiation, decision-making, human resource management, and ethical behaviour.

Activities:
Lecture and Discussion Sessions. Online Quizzes, Individual Essay, Group Case Report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
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)

04. Upon completion of the subject, students should be able appreciate the value of working in multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural teams to solve international business challenges.

Activities:
Lecture and Discussion Sessions. Online Quizzes, Group Case Report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
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)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Online Quizzes (15 minutes to complete, 8 quizzes - equivalent to 2000 words)Weekly online quizzes to be completed before class. Best 8 out of 10 quizzes graded.30 01, 03
Individual Essay (2500 words)40 01, 03
Group Project Report (1500 words per group member)30 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Online Quizzes (15 minutes to complete, 8 quizzes - equivalent to 2000 words)Weekly online quizzes to be completed before class. Best 8 out of 10 quizzes graded.30 01, 03
Individual Essay (2500 words)40 01, 03
Group Project Report (1500 words per group member)30 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Seminar
One 3.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Online Quizzes (15 minutes to complete, 8 quizzes - equivalent to 2000 words)Weekly online quizzes to be completed before class. Best 8 out of 10 quizzes graded.30 01, 03
Individual Essay (2500 words)40 01, 03
Group Project Report (1500 words per group member)30 02, 03, 04

Vietnam, 2016, Week 33-42, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSwati Nagpal

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 33 - 42
Two 3.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 33 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Online Quizzes (15 minutes to complete, 8 quizzes - equivalent to 2000 words)Weekly online quizzes to be completed before class. Best 8 out of 10 quizzes graded.30 01, 03
Individual Essay (2500 words)40 01, 03
Group Project Report (1500 words per group member)30 02, 03, 04