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Master of International Business

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

IBU5IBE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Subject Learning Guide
Semester 2 2013 Melbourne Campus Subject Coordinator: Dr Pashaar Halteh

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SUBJECT DETAILS GENERAL DETAILS ENROLMENT REQUIREMENTS STAFF CONTACTS SUBJECT DESCRIPTION SUBJECT INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (SILOS) LEARNING ACTIVITY SUMMARY ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK SUMMARY LEARNING RESOURCES STUDENT FEEDBACK ON SUBJECT SURVEY ACADEMIC INTEGRITY SCHEDULE OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES SESSION PLAN LEARNING ACTIVITY DETAILS ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK DETAILS ASSIGNMENT FORMAT SUBMISSION OF WORK AFTER DUE DATE MISSING THE MID-SEMESTER TEST ABSENCE FROM CLASSES LEARNING RESOURCES ACADEMIC LANGUAGE AND LEARNING UNIT (ALLU) LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) LIBRARY STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES ACADEMIC INTEGRITY SPECIAL CONSIDERATION EXTENSIONS, LATE SUBMISSIONS AND PENALTIES RULES - FACULTY/SCHOOL/DISCIPLINE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9

La Trobe University

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Subject Details
GENERAL DETAILS Subject Code: Teaching Period: Credit Points: IBU5IBE Semester 1, 2013 15 Subject Title: Location(s): Mode: International Business Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus D Level: Postgraduate

ENROLMENT REQUIREMENTS Prerequisites: Incompatibles: Assumed Skills & Knowledge: There are no prerequisites, however it is assumed that students have completed an undergraduate degree and have some relevant work based experience. IBU4IBE Research, presentation and writing skills should be advanced, having been acquired through undergraduate study. An awareness of global issues based on experience and/or reading of current affairs/news. If you have any special needs you are encouraged to consult with the Equality and Diversity Centre (EDC). Further information and contact details for the EDC are available at http://www.latrobe.edu.au/equality STAFF CONTACTS Subject Coordinator: Email: Location: [email protected] DWB 330B Dr Pashaar Halteh Tel: consultation via email ONLY

Special Study Requirements:

SUBJECT DESCRIPTION The subject introduces the major issues that confront both the managers and the owners of business enterprises when they enter global markets, whether the business is large or small. It is about both the opportunities offered and the problems faced by managers when they engage in the many kinds of international business transactions. The subject has two main themes: one describes and analyses the nature of the international business environment and the other, the appropriate strategic responses of enterprises to the stimuli provided by that environment. The stimulus might be an opportunity or a threat. It looks at the process of globalisation and tries to understand how and why it is occurring, exploring its impact on businesses and their management. In so doing the course analyses the existing structure of the global economy and the various ways in which it is changing. It also analyses the constraints on that process of globalisation. It aims to develop the skills necessary to design and implement global strategies to manage daily operations in foreign subsidiaries and to conduct effective cross-and intra-cultural interactions. SUBJECT INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (SILOS) Upon successful completion of this subject, you should be able to: 1 2 3 4 Understand the different challenges business face when they operate in an international environment. Examine the various economic, political, cultural and legal issues that impact international business activity. Examine the international institutions and practices that impact international business. Understand trade and investment theory, foreign exchange and the determination of foreign exchange rates. Understand the complex effect of culture on the role of the manager in terms of communication, negotiation, decision-making, human resource management, and ethical...