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Global Business and Politics (BCom)

  • B1359BACHELOR OF COMMERCE

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Title Global Business and Politics (BCom)
Course Code B1359
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Global Studies
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Mr John Murphy | Email: j.murphy@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 7515

Qualification Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Global Business and Politics
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Description An understanding of business and its interaction with domestic and global political environments is essential in preparing business graduates with the knowledge and skills to manage the complex challenges of a globalised economy. In this major, students will explore how global and domestic politics and public policy shape the decisions and strategies of actors in the business and non-profit sectors. Students will gain specialised knowledge of domestic and transnational business and its political economic environment along with international management and negotiation practices. The major equips students with specialised analytical skills, create evidence-based arguments, and the knowledge to think and operate across diverse social, cultural, political and business contexts.
A Murdoch Bachelor of Commerce graduate is future enabled with a global mindset. Murdoch's Commerce degree provides you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in an ever changing world. The degree is workplace-focused, enabling you to develop your critical thinking and creative problem solving skills by working on real organisational projects, learning from professionals and through a range of internship opportunities.

The Bachelor of Commerce offers ten majors across a broad range of industry. The course is flexible allowing students to choose up to two majors, a major and a two minors or a major, a minor and a range of electives. Majors include; accounting, banking, business law, finance, hospitality and tourism management, human resources management, international business, management, global business and politics, and marketing.

Students studying a BCom may be eligible to enrol in Murdoch University's MasterClass Program. MasterClass gives students the opportunity to complete a postgraduate qualification whilst studying for an undergraduate degree. To participate in the MasterClass Program students must have completed 1 year of a degree (24 credit points), and maintained a GPA of 3.0 or more (or equivalent). In addition, to the academic requirements students may be required to take part in a competitive selection process.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements, minimum ATAR of 70 is required.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Admission Requirements: Offshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements
Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Major Learning Outcomes On completion of this Students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of multiple conceptual approaches for analysing and explaining the inter-relationships of business with local, national, and global political and social processes.
2. Apply knowledge of relationships between the practice of business with the practice of politics in a complex political and social context.
3. Communicate knowledge and arguments regarding global business issues in written, oral, digital and inter-personal forms.
4. Evaluate concepts and problems arising from the links between business and politics, and construct evidence-based arguments in response that address challenges for contemporary global business practices.
5. Showcase capabilities to work individually and collaboratively.
6. Demonstrate the capability to think and operate across diverse social, cultural, political and economic contexts.
7. Integrate ethical and sustainability issues into professional practice.
Course Learning Outcomes CLO1: Demonstrate knowledge of cognate discipline
CLO2: Apply discipline knowledge in practical contexts (e.g. workplace)
CLO3: Exhibit effective interpersonal skills appropriate to the context
CLO4: Evaluate issues and problems and structure evidence-based conclusions
CLO5: Employ learning strategies that demonstrate intentional learning
CLO6: Display the capability to think across contexts
CLO7: Integrate knowledge of ethical issues into professional practice
Employment Prospects Business (Domestic and Global); Political and Policy (Domestic and Global); Business Consultancies; Foreign Affairs and International Governmental Organisations
Excluded Double Majors Global Politics and Policy
Main research areas Business, Business Governance, Business Ethics, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration, Global Governance, International Management, International Negotiations.
Mobility The Major offers the potential for a number of mobility options. Existing programs include the ACICIS Professional Practicums (offered in Summer) and ACICIS semester long programs such as those in International Relations (Bandung) and Indonesian Business, Law and Society (Yogyakarta) - all of which are eligible for New Colombo Plan funding. Together, these options strengthen the regional expertise which is a distinctive feature of the major, and which is a highly sought after graduate attribute of key employers, such as the Australian Federal Police.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 72 credit points

Where a course core unit is listed in a major structure, an elective unit may be required. Please contact your Student Advisor for further advice

Year 1 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

Core Units - 15 credit points

BUS122 Business in Society - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS123 Management in a Global Environment - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS124 Global Marketing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS163 Introduction to Accounting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS171 Foundations of Economics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Major Units - 3 credit points

Refer to Major structure

Options - 3 credit points

Major 2 /Co-Major /Minor /General Elective

Year 2 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

Core Unit - 3 credit points

BUS368 Cultures of Innovation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Major Units - 6 credit points

Refer to Major structure

Options - 12 credit points

Major 2 /Co-Major /Minor /General Elective

Year 3 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

BUS399 Signature Experience - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

Major Units - 12 credit points

Refer to Major structure

Options - 9 credit points

Major 2 /Co-Major /Minor /General Elective

Major Structure - 24 credit points

Core Units - 24 credit points

BUS122 Business in Society - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

POL140 Business and Politics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

POL298 International Political Economy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

POL246 Public Policy Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
OR

POL228 Democracy, Dictatorship and Capitalism - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

BUS284 Comparative Corporate Governance and International Operations - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

POL301 Public Policy Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

BUS341 Business Negotiations: An International Perspective - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

POL332 Administering Global Governance and Global Business - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

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