2014 Unit of Study

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Global Strategy
UoS Code MIBS6003
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2
Prerequisites MIBS6001 and MIBS6002
Corequisites MIBS6004
Prohibitions IBUS6001, IBUS6002, IBUS6003
Assumed Knowledge
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 assignments (55%), individual class participation (15%), and group report (30%)
Description This unit of study, third in the sequence of six core units students complete in the MIB program, focuses on how international companies win and lose in global competition. Topics include international strategies such as entry mode choices, cross-border strategic alliances, joint ventures, and mergers & acquisitions. The emphasis of the unit is on the application of contextual knowledge about international business and strategic management theories as tailored to emerging markets, and in particular to analyse decisions faced by companies operating in the Asia Pacific region.