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MBA9050 - International business

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Susan Freeman, Professor On Kit Tam


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (On-campus)
Caulfield Summer semester A 2007 (On-campus)
Caulfield Summer semester B 2007 (On-campus)


This unit examines the current issues, special characteristics and method of analysis relating to the conduct of international business. It provides the conceptual framework and relevant analytical skills to examine the forces that shape changing international business environments and operations, at both the macroeconomic and firm levels. A textbook, selected case studies, supplemented by lecture notes and articles in current journals are used to cover a range of main topics including international trade and investment, economic integration, foreign exchange market, the international monetary system, and the strategy and structure of international business.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Case study/essay assignment and presentation: 35%
Class participation and case presentation: 15%
Examination: 50%

Contact hours

39 contact hours


Students must be enrolled in the MBA program