International Trade and Investment

INB60003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 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 multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches in international trade and
investment issues. This unit examines the interactions between economic, political, strategic and legal aspects of
international trade and investment policies at national, regional and global levels and includes the ways in which WTO members affect and affected by regional and multilateral trade agreements. The focus of this unit includes both emerging and developing market economics and their interrelatedness with developed economies. An analytical approach,
combined with the research assessment item/s emphasises the ability to analyse and apply theories in the current
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
After successfully completing this unit, students will be able to:
1. Critically analyse the main trends of International Trade and investment justifying forecasts and predictions into the future.
2. Critically analyse the relevance of trade in the global market place identifying areas of policy that might impact on this placement.
3. Critically analyse international trade theories, socio-economic and geo-political issues in international trade and investment
4. Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of research with independence.
5. Communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences and work as an effective member or leader of a diverse group.