Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedSunway First semester 2012 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Grace Lee (Malaysia), Dr Dinusha Dharmaratna (Peninsula)


Students will deepen their knowledge of Australia's traditional and emerging trading partners through lectures and contact with business people who have successful records in this field; case studies of particular countries covering economic, legal and financial aspects, will be undertaken in depth; successful Australian exporters will be examined; practical visits to operating entities to bring the topic to life.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. understand Australia's traditional and emerging trading partners
  2. understand the process of international trade, the parties involved and their functions
  3. be able to argue a point of view in a structured setting and to question and participate in a team environment
  4. develop a professional attitude whilst interfacing with industry practitioners
  5. acquire knowledge of the application of the case study method of study.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Grace Lee

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must have passed ECG2721 or ECW2721 before undertaking this unit.