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2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019

Unit aim

International Business considers the objectives and strategies of international business. It includes the various challenges of operating in a global environment, including cultural, economic, and operational aspects. This unit exposes students to the potential, practice and pitfalls inherent in international business. Analyses strategies and structures for foreign market entry and participation, develops an understanding of the economics and politics of international trade and displays an awareness of global monetary factors including foreign exchange.

Unit content

Topic 1: Globalisation of markets

Topic 2: The cultural environment of international business

Topic 3: Ethics and international business

Topic 4: Theories of international trade and investment

Topic 5: Government intervention in international business

Topic 6: Regional economic integration

Topic 7: Understanding emerging markets

Topic 8: The international monetary and financial environment

Topic 9: Strategy in the international firm and global opportunities

Topic 10: Entering and operating in international markets

Topic 11: Foreign direct investment and collaborative ventures

Topic 12: Global sourcing

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

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Session 3

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%

Perth

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.