INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

MGT1IB

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is an introductory unit in international business, designed to provide you with both the foundations necessary to commence and to continue your degree in international business 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. You will develop cultural awareness, fluency and competence, develop the capacity 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-ordinatorN/A

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

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

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
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain the concepts and terminology commonly used in the international business discipline
02. Describe viable foreign market entry strategies and methods of operation
03. Work in diverse teams
04. Identify the cultural, political and legal factors that influence international business
05. Effectively communicate in a range of written formats.
06. Describe the influence, structure and strategies of international organisations
07. Apply theoretical concepts to real life situations.
08. Identify and critically analyse and synthesise issues of global concern

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulio Mancuso Tradenta

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Final Examination (2 h)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Group Assignment (500 words per student)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8
Individual Assignment (1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Sydney, 2020, Study period 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulio Mancuso Tradenta

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Final Examination (2 h)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Group Assignment (500 words per student)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8
Individual Assignment (1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8

Sydney, 2020, Study period 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulio Mancuso Tradenta

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Final Examination (2 h)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Group Assignment (500 words per student)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8
Individual Assignment (1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8