INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

MGT1IB

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is an introductory unit in international business, designed to provide students both with the foundations necessary to commence and to continue their degree in international business and 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. Students 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-ordinatorAlice Li

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. A working knowledge of the concepts and terminology commonly used in the international business discipline

Activities:
Lectures and tutorials, Group assignment, Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. An ability to recognise viable foreign market entry strategies and methods of operation

Activities:
Readings, individual journal article review
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. An ability to work in diverse teams

Activities:
Group assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

04. An appreciation of the cultural, political and legal factors that influence international business

Activities:
Tutorials, Group assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. An improvement in written communication skills

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

06. An understanding of the influence, structure and strategies of international organizations

Activities:
Lectures and readings, individual journal article review
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

07. The ability to apply theoretical concepts to real life situations.

Activities:
Group 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,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)

08. The ability to identify and critically analyse and synthesise issues of global concern

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

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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-ordinatorAlice Li

Class requirements

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

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final Examination [2 hours]50 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Group Assignment [2000 words]20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Individual Assignment [2000 words]30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Melbourne, 2016, Summer 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlice Li

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 02 - 07
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 02 - 07
One 2.0 hours workshop other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final Examination [2 hours]50 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Group Assignment [2000 words]20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Individual Assignment [2000 words]30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlice Li

Class requirements

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

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial 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 hours]50 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Group Assignment [2000 words]20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Individual Assignment [2000 words]30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlice Li

Class requirements

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

Tutorial Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours tutorial 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 hours]50 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Group Assignment [2000 words]20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Individual Assignment [2000 words]30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Sydney, 2016, Study Period 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlice Li

Class requirements

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

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final Examination [2 hours]50 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Group Assignment [2000 words]20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Individual Assignment [2000 words]30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08