INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

IBU5IBE

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we will analyse the complex process of globalisation and investigate different economic factors that shape the environment in which businesses operate and nations interact. In an increasingly globalised economy, trade and investment decisions, made by virtually any country, may have repercussions in businesses around the world. Public debates continuously arise in relation to this ever-changing economic environment, and we need to be ready to become active participants in this change. In this subject we will examine the economic foundations behind the decisions made by nations and firms in relation to trade and investment. You will analyse real cases and explore questions such as, what are the gains from free trade and foreign investment? What determines what countries trade or where countries invest? Are there winners and losers from international trade? What are the trade policies that benefit my business or the country as a whole?

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulio Mancuso Tradenta

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

International Economics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRobert J Carbaugh

YearN/A

Edition/Volume16th Ed

PublisherCengage Learning

ISBN9781305507449

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International Economics Theory & Policy

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKrugman P. R., Obstfeld M. and M. J. Melitz

Year2012

Edition/Volume11th Ed

PublisherPearson

ISBN9781292214870

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe, discuss and analyse the essential features of international trade and asset exchanges
02. Describe, discuss and analyse the application of policies in international trade and their impact on welfare and different sectors/groups in the society
03. Identify and analyse the different aspects of the domestic economy affected by the international interdependence and the process of globalisation
04. Develop analytical skills necessary to conduct constructive criticism of public policy and debate concerning open economy issues

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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulio Mancuso Tradenta

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Group written assignment (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Group presentation (equivalent to 500 words per student)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Individual online tasks (500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Final exam (2h) (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Sydney, 2020, Study period 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulio Mancuso Tradenta

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 0 - 0
One 3.00 h lecture/seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Group written assignment (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Group presentation (equivalent to 500 words per student)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Individual online tasks (500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Final exam (2h) (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Sydney, 2020, Study period 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulio Mancuso Tradenta

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 0 - 0
One 3.00 h lecture/seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Group written assignment (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Group presentation (equivalent to 500 words per student)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Individual online tasks (500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Final exam (2h) (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4