International Business Management

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Business Management

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business Management, International Business

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MGTS1301 & 8 credits

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

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  • Overview

    Course Description
    Familiarise 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 Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1. 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.
    2. Understand the globalisation processes that have conditioned the context and nature of international business and its management.
    3. Analyse major aspects of international business development, including patterns of international involvement and international market selection and entry.
    4. Understand and evaluate strategies for large firms and for small firms that engage in business across different industries and countries.
    5. 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.
    Class Contact
    2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour
    Formal Debate on Issues in International Business
    Type: In-Tutorial Debate
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Due Date: Throughout Semester
    Weight: 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 exam
    Type: Exam - Mid Semester During Class
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 5
    Due Date: Mid-Semester
    Weight: 25%
    Reading: 10 minutes
    Duration: 90 minutes
    Format: Multiple-choice, Short essay
    Task 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 Exam
    Type: Exam - during Exam Period (Central)
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Due Date: Examination Period
    Weight: 50%
    Reading: 10 minutes
    Duration: 120 minutes
    Format: Short essay, Problem solving
    Task 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.

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