Global Business

INB80002, formerly HBI680 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One teaching period

Contact hours

  • 36 hours





Aims and objectives

This unit aims to provide a strong understanding of managing enterprises within the contemporary global economy.
The unit provides practical guidance in how to develop and sustain competitive advantage in the international arena.
Functional areas of Multi-National Enterprises (MNEs) are discussed against broader political, economic, financial, legal, technological, environmental and socio-cultural contexts and international business processes are analysed for companies wishing to embark on global expansion.

At the completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • Understand the complexity of internationalisation and globalisation.
  • Analyse current and emerging environments of international business, and their likely impact on business and entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • Use key theoretical constructs and frameworks, including those of strategic foresight, to make effective connections between global thinking/action and local thinking/action.
  • Apply key techniques for analysing and evaluating international opportunities, developing entry modes and constructing effective decision-making processes. Understand the key elements of international business strategies, structures, capabilities and control processes.

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Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014. Please ensure that you check the unit entry for the correct 2014 unit code.