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Introduction to International Business (11204.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society


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This unit will cover a range of topics relevant to both the environment and competitive strategy of international business. Topics will include globalisation, International Trade and Payments, currency risk, geographical, cultural and institutional factors, regional blocs and markets, international dimensions of marketing, strategic management, human resource management, and e-business.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Apply specialised business and economic concepts to analyse major factors and issues affecting the development of international business;

2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of how businesses operate in an international context, particularly with respect to trade and investment decisions; and

3. Demonstrate an effective understanding of how social, economic, geographical, institutional and cultural factors shape the environment in in which international business make trade and investment decisions.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial on-campus per week.





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