International Business Management
University of Queensland
Area of Study
Business Management, International Business
Taught In English
MGTS1301 & 8 credits
Course Level Recommendations
Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionFamiliarise students with the core theories, frameworks and issues in international business at the level of both the country and the firm and how these influence public policy and managerial decision-making in organisations. Apply international business frameworks to solve practical real life problems confronted by global business managers and public policy makers.Learning ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:
Class Contact2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hourAssessmentFormal Debate on Issues in International BusinessType: In-Tutorial DebateLearning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Due Date: Throughout SemesterWeight: 25%Task Description: More detail will be provided on this piece of asessment in the first day of lectures. Class members will be arranged into groups of 2 x 4 persons. One of these groups will be an Affirmative Group and the other will be the Dissenting Group. Each of the four group members will be assigned a role - an Introducer, a Stater, a Prover and a Summariser. Topics will be derived from the course content and framed as a question. Time limitations will be placed on each presenter, and strictly enforced.Midsemester examType: Exam - Mid Semester During ClassLearning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 5Due Date: Mid-SemesterWeight: 25%Reading: 10 minutesDuration: 90 minutesFormat: Multiple-choice, Short essayTask Description: The test will consist of multiple choice and short essay questions, and will be held in the lecture time in week 8 (14 - 20th September 2015). Students are asked to make arrangements well in advance so that they will be able to attend.Final ExamType: Exam - during Exam Period (Central)Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Due Date: Examination PeriodWeight: 50%Reading: 10 minutesDuration: 120 minutesFormat: Short essay, Problem solvingTask Description: The final examination will cover all materials (from lectures and tutorials) covered in the course. The examination will consist of short essay questions, with some choice.
- Understand the basic theories and frameworks in international business at the level of both the country and the firm, and the reasons underlying the growth in international business today.
- Understand the globalisation processes that have conditioned the context and nature of international business and its management.
- Analyse major aspects of international business development, including patterns of international involvement and international market selection and entry.
- Understand and evaluate strategies for large firms and for small firms that engage in business across different industries and countries.
- Solve practical real-life problems confronted by international business managers, and become more informed and effective international business managers and decision-makers for business and government.
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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.