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International Business (BUS219)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit introduces you to global business concepts and tools. You will learn to the fundamentals of international business and how to make strategic decisions to support your organisation's success. Topics include government trade policy, foreign direct investment, international financial markets, and foreign exchange risk. It will also allow you to acquire skills in strategic decision-making in cross-border business configurations, foreign market entry, and the major functional areas of International Business such as marketing, production operation, R&D, and HRM.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
1. Critically evaluate and integrate theories of International Business, and use them to explain the opportunities and challenges that face International Business managers
2. Engage in strategic decision-making in complex international contexts, including cross-border business configurations, foreign market entry and the major functional areas of international business
3. Develop innovative responses to the challenges of international business, and make business decisions that benefit both society and business
4. Apply theories and concepts to the real world of international business, engage in creative thinking, and develop innovative solutions to problems emerging in complex international business contexts
5. Collaborate effectively with others in a team on an international assignment
Timetabled Learning Activities 2 Hour Workshop each week of the semester
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
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 Online Quiz (20%)
Team Project (Business Proposal, Business Plan and Individual Reflection) (40%)
Exam (40%)
Prerequisites BUS123 Management in a Global Environment or BUS176 Foundations of Management and Governance or BUS145 Principles of Management
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Information Technology and Business (BIT&B)
International Business (BBus) [New in 2019]
International Business (BBus) [New in 2014]
International Business (BCom) [New in 2018]
Management (BBus) [New in 2019]
Management (BCom) [New in 2018]
Bachelor of Engineering + Bachelor of Commerce (Management) (BE(Hons))+(BCom)
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr David Zhang
Lecturer in Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6025
e: Z.Zhang@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.004A - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr David Zhang
Lecturer in Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6025
e: Z.Zhang@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.004A - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus

Miss Cassandra Spencer
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6059
e: C.Spencer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.027 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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