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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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International Business Strategy
UoS Code IBUS2101
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1, Summer School - Late and Semester 2
Prerequisites 36 Junior credit points of units
Prohibitions IBUS2001
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 1 x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr workshop per week.
Assessment consulting project (30%), tutorial participation (20%), mid-term exam (15%), and final exam (35%)
Description This unit of study aim to understand how multinational enterprises strategize and operate in global competition. Major topics include the International Business Environment (e.g. the differences in economic, political, legal, and cultural environments); International Business Strategy (e.g. International expansion strategy, entry mode choices, cross-border strategic alliances, and mergers & acquisitions); and International Business Management (e.g. design, structure and control of international operations; and foreign subsidiary management). The emphasis of the unit is on the application of contextual knowledge about international business and strategic management theories as tailored to the Asia Pacific, to analyse and make decisions faced by companies operating in the Asia Pacific region.