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MGX9660 - International business theory and practice

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Sharif As-Saber


Caulfield First semester 2008 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2008 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Evening)
Sunway First semester 2008 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2008 (Day)


Management implications of major internationalisation theories; the planning requirements in going international and management issues that arise in an international setting.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • define the concept of international business from a multi-disciplinary perspective
  • explain the diversity and complexity of the international business environment
  • provide a historical overview of the evolution of the international business phenomenon
  • discuss the economics and politics of international business transactions
  • analyse the concept of globalisation and its impact on businesses worldwide
  • describe the firm internationalisation process
  • examine the economic, social and political implications of multinational corporate activities
  • extend awareness of global issues based on current affairs and their implications for international business.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact hours

3-hour class per week

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