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Managing a Global Business (MBS613)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: T1-external
Description This unit addresses key challenges faced by executives in managing a business in a globalised world and aims to equip students with practical knowledge and skills that will allow them to develop innovative strategies for cross-border market entry, production, marketing, human resource management, and other demanding tasks.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1 Analyse changes in the global business environment, and the impact of these changes on business operations.
2 Critically integrate theories and concepts and creatively apply them to the analysis of the opportunities and challenges executives' face in managing a global business.
3 Systematically evaluate innovative responses to the challenges of international business operations.
4 Develop innovative criteria and synthesise decision-making strategies appropriate to an international context to benefit both society and business.
5 Demonstrate the capacity to work collaboratively with team members including communication, project and time management skills.
Timetabled Learning Activities Collaborate sessions - Approximately 3 hours x 2 days over 4 weeks of the intensive learning period. These
sessions are fully online with the facilitator or in group meetings. - fully online
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self-directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Students will undertake all activities online:
These activities include participating in interactive learning activities, accessing online reading, watching instructional videos, interacting with fellow students and completing assessments.
Other Learning Experiences Throughout the unit, students will be asked to complete a range of tasks before the Collaborate sessions
(e.g. readings, self-assessments, contributions to discussions on Curatr). The Collaborate sessions include a
range of interactive activities including guided instructions (both in small groups and whole class), role plays,
simulations, case studies, scenario-based tasks, problem-based tasks, project-based tasks, enquiries-based
tasks and presentations.
Assessment Assessment 1 - In Class Participation in case discussion and written summary, ULO 1, 2 &5, Weighting 25%
Assessment 2 - In-class Presentation and written summary, ULO 1, 2, 3 &4, Weighting 25%
Assessment 3 - Project Report, ULO 1, 2, 3, &4, Weighting 50%
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Executive Master in Leadership, Strategy and Innovation
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Executive Master in Leadership, Strategy and Innovation (EMLeadershipStratInnov) [New in 2016]
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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Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: T1-External
Professor Xiaowen Tian
Professor of Management

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6599
e: X.Tian@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.008 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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