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Global Strategic Management (BUS338)
|Availability||MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external|
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S2
|Description||This unit draws together prior management learning, and prepares you to think strategically by looking at all the issues and problems affecting the strategic initiatives of an international organisation. This unit will provide you with frameworks for the analysis of problems and issues in managing an international business. It focuses on contemporary worldwide issues of competitiveness, how these are influenced by the cultural, political and economic environments and how the key functional areas of a business.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Apply understanding of the universal problems confronting the international business decision-maker and those factors which differentiate international business from purely domestic business
2. Integrate analytical and problem solving skills to apply theories and decision-making approaches to operational situations through the use of case studies, experiential exercises and project work
3. Communicate how cultural, political and economic differences challenge multinational business operations and management practices through a business research project
4. Use interpersonal skills to identify and reconcile conflicts and other issues caused by cross-national differences and similarities
5. Demonstrate a global mindset so as to adjust, adapt and interact with the changing environment for international business and international management
|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||Written case analysis report - 30%
Major group work project - 40%
Exam - 30%
|Prerequisites||BUS219 International Business, or BUS230 Change Management or BUS293 Organisation Theory and Behaviour|
|Exclusions||Students who have successfully completed BUS317 or BUS349 Strategic Management are not eligible to enrol in this unit for credit|
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
|Appears in these Minors||International Business
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch 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.|