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International Logistics (BUS211)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit prepares students for current international logistics practice. With growing international trade, there is an expanding array of issues that business managers must consider when seeking to expedite the movement of goods and services.
Taking a functional approach, the unit reviews how the international transportation of a cargo can best be managed and where appropriate, priority will be given to issues relevant to Australian business interests in order to offer a practical and relevant focus.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
1. Analyse the changing nature of international logistics;
2. Understand and satisfy the procedural requirements necessary to import and export products;
3. Evaluate the common obstacles encountered by logistics and supply-chain specialists;
4. Assess and apply an appropriate form of distribution for products set to be exported/ imported;
5. Develop a product that will meet customs, packaging and security requirements
6. Draft and evaluate international commercial documents
Timetabled Learning Activities 2 Hour Workshop each week of the semester
Unit Learning Experiences The learning and teaching approach informing the assessment and activity selection and design in this unit are student-centred, constructivist, and outcome-based (SOLO), featuring predominantly active learning strategies with tasks that are open-ended, authentic, and scaffolded.
The unit uses blended learning which combines learning online with interactive workshops. Using this combination of online and face-to-face learning provides flexibility for all students to learn anytime (24/7), anywhere (with an Internet connection) at a pace that suits their learning style. In this unit students explore concepts online prior to workshops, through videos, audio, websites, simulations, readings, quizzes, blogs and online discussions. Workshops (online or face-to-face) are interactive and use active learning such as; guided instruction (e.g. small group and whole class discussion), role plays, simulations, case studies, scenario-based tasks, problem-based tasks, project-based tasks, presentations and enquiry-based tasks.
Assessment Team Project (Anticipated Logistics Challenges) - 30%
Report (Proposed Logistics Solutions) - 40%
Examination - 30%
Prerequisites BUS123 Management in a Global Environment or BUS176 Foundations of Management and Governance or BUS145 Principles of Management
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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International Business (BBus) [New in 2019]
International Business (BCom) [New in 2018]
International Business (BIB) [New in 2019]
Law + International Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BIB)
Appears in these Minors International Business
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.


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