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International Business (BBus)

  • B1318BACHELOR OF BUSINESS

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Title International Business (BBus)
Course Code B1318
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Business
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Business (BBus) in International Business
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy (Singapore) ['KAPLAN-SGP'] (internal) (language of instruction: English)
Description International Business is an integrated degree with a strong basis in international commerce and economics, as well as interdisciplinary links with Asian studies areas. Students are exposed to a selection of units that will develop their knowledge of the global business environment and related political and social factors in some of the largest and most dynamic economies of the world.

The major is designed to enable students to acquire skills needed for employment in an international environment. Business core units provide the foundation for a broad international business perspective and skills appropriate to understanding and dealing with a range of cultures in an increasingly globalised world.
A Bachelor of Business provides a broad understanding of individual, organisational and societal issues. You will have the practical skills to identify business opportunities, analyse problems and implement solutions and you will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of business principles across key functional areas. You will have depth of knowledge in one or more business disciplines: accounting, banking, business law, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, human resources management, international business, management, and marketing.
Admission Requirements: Onshore 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.
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 MLO1 critically analyse complex theoretical business concepts and apply them in a international context
MLO2 generate effective solutions to complex business and management issues by integrating advanced understanding of the international business environment
MLO3 Disseminate complex information, concepts and theories relating to international business operations in a form appropriate for stakeholders
MLO4 interact effectively with others in order to work towards a common outcome
MLO5 evaluate the impact of contextual influences such as, political, economic, social, cultural, financial and the environmental factors on managing and developing international business operations
Course Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE
CLO 1 - Graduates of the Bachelor of Business will be able to:
a) identify, explain and synthesize core concepts and principles in at least one business discipline;
b) critically apply theoretical and technical skills to creatively solve disciplinary specific problems;
c) analyse the contemporary global business environment;
d) evaluate a variety of approaches to problem solving;
e) integrate understandings of current business theory and research methods, and how they can be applied to inform real world decision making;
f) evaluate the interaction of personal/individual, organisational and societal issues; and
g) demonstrate a critical understanding of ethical and professional practice including the principles of socially and environmentally responsible business practice.

CLO 2 - Graduates of the Bachelor of Business will be able to:
a) demonstrate communications skills for presenting clear and coherent expositions of knowledge ideas and evidence, both orally and across a range of media, individually or in collaborative contexts, to a diverse range of audiences;
b) collaborate effectively with others including in formally constituted teams;
c) identify business problems or opportunities (diagnose);
d) retrieve and evaluate information/data (research);
e) critically evaluate available options and exercise professional and principled judgement (investigate);
f) respond creatively in the identification of opportunities and the management of risk (innovate);
g) apply interpretive, quantitative and analytical techniques as appropriate to develop business solutions (model);
h) make strategic decisions drawing on evidence from a range of sources (implement); and
i) engage in principled decision making that takes account of economic, social, environmental and ethical consequences.

CLO 3 - Graduates of the Bachelor of Business demonstrate a capacity for personal autonomy independent thinking, and innovative and creative practice by:
a) exercising judgement, self-direction, time management and professional development;
b) thinking reflectively and critically about a range of issues;
c) constructively giving and receiving critical advice;
d) demonstrating interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity;
e) becoming reflective practitioners;
f) promoting ethical and professional business practices; and
g) respecting diversity.
Employment Prospects Areas of employment include government, private and not-for-profit organisations
Recommended Double Majors Accounting; Banking; Business Law; Finance; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resources Management; International Aid and Development (OUA); Management; Marketing
Excluded Double Majors International Business
Excluded Minors International Business
Further Information School of Business and Governance web site
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

Year 1 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

BBS100 Academic Skills for Business - 3 points
Not available this year

Breadth Unit for Degree - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

BBS150 Transforming Business - 3 points
Not available this year

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

Core Units - 12 credit points

BUS130 Foundational Mathematics for Business - 3 points
Not available this year

BUS176 Foundations of Management and Governance - 3 points
Not available this year

BUS183 Foundations of Marketing - 3 points
Not available this year

POL161 Understanding International Politics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

General Electives - 6 credit points

Select from any 100-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

Part II - 48 credit points

University-Wide Breadth Units - 6 credit points  Unit List

Select from the prescribed list of University-Wide Breadth Units. A unit cannot be used to satisfy both this Breadth Unit requirement and the requirements of a major or minor. If taken at 100 level the unit(s) will be attributed to Part I. Note that no more than 30 credit points at Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.

Year 2 - 21 credit points

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

BBS200 Understanding Business Research: An Introductory Approach - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

Core Units - 9 credit points

BUS293 Organisational Theory and Behaviour - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

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

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

General Electives - 9 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

Year 3 - 21 credit points

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

BBS300 Empirical Research Methods for Business - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

OR

BBS301 Applying Mixed Methods Research to Business - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal

Core Units - 9 credit points

BUS343 International Marketing - 3 points
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

BUS344 International Management - 3 points
Not available this year

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

General Electives - 9 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.
Recommend electives:

BUS358 Professional Internship in Business - 9 points
Not available this year

BUS267 Work-Based Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal (quota of 50 places)

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