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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Introduces the contemporary global business environment, specifically, the opportunities and challenges international business managers need to navigate on a daily basis. This unit provides the knowledge and skills required to assess the ever-changing global business landscape, identify new markets, select the most appropriate market entry mode, and design sound international, marketing, and staffing strategies to compete, survive and grow international businesses in the twenty-first century.

Unit content

Module 1: International business environment of the twenty-first century

Module 2: Regional economic integration and government intervention

Module 3: Culture, ethics and social responsibility 

Module 4: Country risks and importance of emerging markets

Module 5: Market assessment and entry modes 

Module 6: Marketing and staffing for international businesses

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 summarise the global business environment and the risks it involves
2 assess the ethical challenges and social responsibility of global businesses
3 analyse global opportunities and identify the markets with the greatest potential
4 recommend strategies for global businesses to navigate complex business environments.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. summarise the global business environment and the risks it involves
  2. assess the ethical challenges and social responsibility of global businesses
  3. analyse global opportunities and identify the markets with the greatest potential
  4. recommend strategies for global businesses to navigate complex business environments.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • Cavusgil, ST, Knight, G and Riesenberger, JR, 2019, International Business: The New Realities, Global Edition, 5th edn, Pearson, Australia. ISBN: 9781292303246 (Print version); 9781292303307 (eBook).
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.