This unit familiarises students with the issues, debates and processes of working and doing business in Europe, and its possible impact on Australia. This unit investigates innovative practices and business issues in Europe, visiting cities such as London and Paris to look at how innovation is conducted in Europe and the tolerance to risk. In addition, the study tour visits social impact hubs to investigate the role of social impact in Europe. Students develop an appreciation and understanding of approaches towards doing innovative business and networking in Europe.


Teaching Periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
HE Block 8
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced and coherent knowledge of innovative business practices in Europe
  • Apply problem solving, design and decision making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
  • Critically analyse the commercial and political relationships between Australia and Europe
  • Reflect on and take responsibility for their own learning and self-management processes
  • Communicate proficiently and in a professional manner to a variety of audiences and operate as a member or leader of a team

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Study Tour
Non-Scheduled Learning
12.50 12 weeks 150
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
9.50 12 weeks 114


Type Task Weighting ULO's
Assignment 1Individual 10 - 20% 
Assignment 2Individual 15 - 20% 1,3,4 
PresentationIndividual 15 - 20% 1,3 
Project 1Group 10 - 20% 1,3,5 
Project 2Individual 30 - 50% 1,2,3 


  • Innovation in business practices
  • Cross cultural business practices
  • Foundations of business in Europe
  • Understanding of trade between Australia and Europe
  • Understanding of global business practices
  • Analysis of future business practices

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.