Managing Global Operations (MIBS6004)


While Global Strategy (MIBS6003) lays out the concepts and theory relevant to a firms' entry into a new market, this unit focuses on how to successfully implement and manage foreign market operations. The key question addressed is how to manage operations of foreign subsidiaries successfully and sustainably. The unit firstly discusses the process of setting up global operations and managing the social and economic impact of global operations on host countries. It then focuses on issues related to managing the network of foreign subsidiaries, including managing international acquisitions and strategic alliances, and the flow of personnel, innovation, and knowledge within this network. To complement the conceptual discussions, students are involved in a global strategy simulation game in which they manage a simulated multinational company and its subsidiary network, as well as develop a plan to revamp existing global operations.

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Further unit of study information


1 x 3 hr lecture/seminar per week


Group learning modules (30%) and individual learning modules (70%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


MIBS6001 and MIBS6002


IBUS6001 or IBUS6002 or IBUS6003



Additional Information

This unit is available only to students enrolled in the Master of International Business and MIB combined degrees.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.