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LB5201 - Managing Business in a Global Context

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

Managing Business in a Global Context delivers a solid business perspective of the complexities faced by executives and managers operating both locally and within the global marketplace. This subject emphasises research, critical appraisal, and problem solution synthesis within highly-competitive (and often unfamiliar) business situations. Within this cross-border (cultural, trade, finance and management) business perspective, issue-based strategic and theoretical situations are considered from management performance and customer capture perspectives. Hence, this subject requires students to contribute individually, and in team activities and to apply theory across business situations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the concept of globalisation in a historical and contemporary context and the issues in managing multi-national corporations including regionalisation, cultural diversity, time/space, trade and global/local interfaces;
  • Discuss, analyse and apply global business theory and strategy;
  • Understand the complexities of executing business in a global environment from: a global enterprise perspective; a global marketplace perspective, and from local performance, servicing, economic and customer competitive perspectives;
  • Develop and discuss strategic solutions as: activity tasks, or case study investigations or business/e-business strategy, or as a business simulation gaming solution;
  • Acquire insights(s) into the role of operating globally and in assessing the expansion of business across borders.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to think laterally and be original;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The ability to evaluate and extrapolate from the outcomes of their research;
  • The potential to lead and contribute to projects effectively and efficiently;
  • The ability to conduct their research in an ethical manner;
  • The ability to make constructive contributions to project teams or collegial activities;
  • The potential to resolve conflicts.
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Combinations:
BU5104

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 9, Block
Census Date 04-Oct-2012
Face to face teaching 02-Oct-2012 to 28-Oct-2012 (Tues 2/10 6pm-8pm, Fri 12/10 6pm-9pm, Sat 13/10 & Sun 14/10 9am-5pm AND Fri 26/10 6pm-9pm, Sat 27/10 & Sun 28/10 9am-5pm)
Coord/Lect: Professor John Hamilton.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 55%); case study (15% - 20%); in class team activities (30% - 35%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 12-Apr-2012
Coordinator: Professor John Hamilton
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 55%); case study (15% - 20%); in class team activities (30% - 35%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Professor John Hamilton
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 55%); case study (15% - 20%); in class team activities (30% - 35%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Coordinator: Professor John Hamilton
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 55%); case study (15% - 20%); in class team activities (30% - 35%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 27, Block
Census Date 13-Dec-2012
Face to face teaching 08-Dec-2012 to 16-Dec-2012 (Face to face dates are 8, 9, 15 and 16 December, 2012.)
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 55%); case study (15% - 20%); in class team activities (30% - 35%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor John Hamilton
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 55%); case study (15% - 20%); in class team activities (30% - 35%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Professor John Hamilton
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 55%); case study (15% - 20%); in class team activities (30% - 35%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: Professor John Hamilton
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 55%); case study (15% - 20%); in class team activities (30% - 35%).

Townsville, Study Period 9, Block
Census Date 04-Oct-2012
Face to face teaching 01-Oct-2012 to 21-Oct-2012 (Mon 1/10, 6pm-8pm, Fri 5/10, 6pm-9pm, Sat 6/10 & Sun 7/10 9am-5pm AND Fri 19/10, 6pm-9pm, Sat 20/10 & Sun 21/10 9am-5pm)
Coord/Lect: Professor John Hamilton.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 55%); case study (15% - 20%); in class team activities (30% - 35%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.