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BX3061 - International Business

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

This subject introduces students to the multidimensional nature of international business and discusses the importance of globalisation and how it has changed the competitive environment of business. It introduces the role of multinational corporations and the complexity of international operations and management, and discusses current debates surrounding multilateral bodies. Reasons for the emergence of globalisation and the internationalisation of business are considered along with emergent business strategies and organisational forms appropriate to international business. Trade policies of a number of important trading partners are examined. International business entry modes and the impact of cultural differences on doing business overseas are analysed. Students will need to demonstrate skills in gathering and evaluating data, from both printed and internet sources, and developing a strategic business approach in analysing international business case studies. Students will gain from this subject an appreciation of the multifaceted nature of trade in a globalised trading system.

Learning Outcomes

  • discuss, analyse and apply international business theory and policy;
  • understand and apply business concepts from a global perspective and within the global marketplace;
  • demonstrate a knowledge of the key stages and requirements in taking a business international and becoming successful in the global marketplace;
  • develop an international business solution eg. a global business case, or an international business strategic plan.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Prerequisites: 12 credit points of level 1 BU BX EC CO MG TO subjects
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MG3715

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 3, Block
Census Date 02-Feb-2012
Face to face teaching 16-Jan-2012 to 28-Jan-2012 (Pre-Course briefing 6-8pm on 16 Jan, face-to-face teaching dates - 9-5pm on 20, 21, 22, 27 & 28 Jan. Exam on 31 Jan from 5-7pm.)
Coordinator: Professor John Hamilton
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - Combined integrated delivery.
  • 2 hours - Pre course briefings.
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); presentations (15%); assignments (35% - 45%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Compulsory attendance requirements in pre-course briefing, first lecture, and presentation sessions, for other lectures flexible option exists

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 12-Apr-2012
Coordinator: Professor John Hamilton, <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); presentations (15%); assignments (35% - 45%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Professor John Hamilton
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); presentations (15%); assignments (35% - 45%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Coordinator: Professor John Hamilton
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); presentations (15%); assignments (35% - 45%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor John Hamilton, <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); presentations (15%); assignments (35% - 45%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: Professor John Hamilton
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); presentations (15%); assignments (35% - 45%).

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