Introduction to International Business

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to International Business

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business Management, International Business

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course focuses on the study of international business. It provides a survey of the key issues and relationships in the field of international business and provides students with the basic foundations to deal with specialised courses in international management, marketing, trade, finance, and economics, in a cross-cultural environment. Furthermore, the course offers guidance to conceptual frameworks covering public policy perspectives on international trade, direct foreign investment and external debt, functions and forms of the global monetary system, the impact of multilateral institutions and trade blocs on international business, and the management of multinational companies.
    Course Introduction:
    Introduction to International Business is designed for first-year students and as such provides those students with a broad but detailed overview and indications of the most important areas in the international business environment. Integration of topics is achieved by organising them in a logical fashion showing students how they build on each other. The international business arena is exciting and learning about it is made more easily comprehensible if the subject matter is communicated in an interactive, informative, and accessible way thus raising students? interest and giving them a good understanding of important aspects of international business. Students will need to consistently focus on the key concepts taught in this course via attendance at lectures, tutorials and personal research. Of course, students from other programs and degrees will find this course valuable because it offers a broad knowledge base through which an understanding of the complexities of doing business on an international scale may be developed.
    Course Aims
    It is important for business students to understand the different ways in that international businesses operate because of the dramatic way in which international business has rapidly expanded over the past thirty years. The course outline for Introduction to International Business provides you with a detailed study guide, explains how the course is organised, what will be taught, how it will be taught, and what will be expected of you.

    The course is designed to teach you the basics of modern international business. It provides a general overview of core functional areas, international trade and business as well as contemporary business issues viewed from international and global perspectives. It will teach you how international businesses make themselves efficient and profitable. All trade and business theories and concepts in the course are based on classical and modern economic theories of trade, as well as contemporary academic and market research. The course will provide a wealth of illustrative practical examples of globalised international business in action.

    Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:

    • Become acquainted with the body of knowledge, which is fundamental for working effectively in an international business environment.
    • Review and understand the international business and management literature, which serves as a foundation for developing effective (international) business skills
    • Explore the relationship between theory and practice as it pertains to international business in a highly competitive global marketplace
    • Develop research and writing skills for the effective communication of business issues
    • Developing professional values in regards to ethical, social and environmental responsibilities whilst working in an international environment by interacting with lecturers, tutors and fellow students in class.
    • work cooperatively with a diverse set of people and be willing to take on responsibilities
    • Assessment Task Weighting

    Assessment Summary
    Test, quiz, Workshop Quiz 25%
    Written Assignment,International Business Topic 25%
    Final Examination 50%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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.