2014 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2014. For Summer School 2014 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2014).
The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.
|Global Business Environment|
|Offered||Semester 1 and Semester 2|
|Prohibitions||IBUS6001, IBUS6002, IBUS6003|
|Additional Information||This unit is available only to students enrolled in the Master of International Business and MIB combined degrees.|
|Lectures||1 x 3 hr lecture/seminar per week|
|Assessment||Individual report part 1 (40%), individual report part 2 (40%), and case solutions (20%)|
|Description||This unit aims to build a systematic approach to analysing contemporary developments in the global business environment. Topics covered include political regulation and political risk, international cooperation on trade and investment, the diversity of capitalism, technological and social change, and business responses to climate change. Business responses to the global business environment will be a focus, with students actively learning through real world cases, problem-solving and workshops. The unit provides students with the opportunity to develop skills in comparative and country analysis, assessing and managing risk and identifying business opportunities, designing risk identification and forecasting systems, as well as a consideration of ethics and human rights in business.|