International Business Operations
- One Semester or equivalent
- 24 hours face to face + blended
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
Aims and objectives
This unit aims to provide students with a broad overview of theories relating to international business operations in the global economy. The unit enables an understanding and appreciation of international business, economic and trade dynamics that impact upon Australian business. Consideration is given to the effect of the shifting global business context, particularly the emergence and consequences of regionalism to international business operations.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1. Outline the fundamental concepts of international business operation
2. Identify how different global and regional trade groups and institutions facilitate controls for the conduct of international business
3. Analyse the challenges and opportunities encountered by global firms when competing in the global economy
4. Discuss in groups the common issue affecting international firms with a view to generating innovative and culturally sensitive solutions
Unit information in detail
- Teaching methods, assessment and content.
Hours per week
Number of Weeks
On Campus Class
Online (asynchronous Lecture)
Unspecified Activities Independent Learning
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULOs)
- International trade theory
- Free trade and protectionism
- International business culture
- International political and business systems
- International trade institutions
- International foreign investment
- Composition and direction of Australia's trade
- Effects and implications of globalisation for Australian business and society
- Determinants of a nation's international competitiveness and the importance of regional trade blocs
- Reading materials.
Students are advised to check the unit outline in the relevant teaching period for appropriate textbooks and further reading.