INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

IBU5IBE

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this introductory subject, you will describe, analyses and critique principal environmental challenges, strategic responses and interpersonal dynamics of managing and organising in a global context. You will explore the complex and uneven process of globalization, and the key political, economic, legal, ethical, technological and sociocultural environments in contemporary global business. You will also address the interconnected issues of strategies, structure and culture in international business operations. You will 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-ordinatorSuzanne Young

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 conditionsN/A

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. Explain the internal and external challenges faced by contemporary organizations when operating in international environment.

Activities:
Lecture and Discussion Sessions, Online activities, Individual Assignment
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. Demonstrate the application of theories of International Business to the operations of contemporary organizations operating in international environment.

Activities:
Lecture and Discussion Sessions, Group Project
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. 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 Activities, Individual Assignment, Group Project
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. Appreciate the value of working in multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural teams to solve international business challenges.

Activities:
Lecture and Discussion Sessions. Online Activities, Group Project
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, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Online Assessment (Equivalent to 2000 words)Weekly online quizzes/activities to be completed before and/or during class.30 01, 03
Individual Assignment (2500 words)40 01, 03
Group Project (1500 words per group member)30 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Online Assessment (Equivalent to 2000 words)Weekly online quizzes/activities to be completed before and/or during class.30 01, 03
Individual Assignment (2500 words)40 01, 03
Group Project (1500 words per group member)30 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2017, Study Period 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBret Slade

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Online Assessment (Equivalent to 2000 words)Weekly online quizzes/activities to be completed before and/or during class.30 01, 03
Individual Assignment (2500 words)40 01, 03
Group Project (1500 words per group member)30 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2017, Study Period 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Online Assessment (Equivalent to 2000 words)Weekly online quizzes/activities to be completed before and/or during class.30 01, 03
Individual Assignment (2500 words)40 01, 03
Group Project (1500 words per group member)30 02, 03, 04

Vietnam, 2017, Week 28-31, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzanne Young

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 28 - 31
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"block mode delivery"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly Online Assessment (Equivalent to 2000 words)Weekly online quizzes/activities to be completed before and/or during class.30 01, 03
Individual Assignment (2500 words)40 01, 03
Group Project (1500 words per group member)30 02, 03, 04