6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Term 1 2017 (On-campus block of classes)
- Term 3 2017 (On-campus block of classes)
This unit looks at international business strategy theories and their application. Topics include the relationship between environmental scanning and strategic planning; methods of developing a strategic plan; corporate and business level strategy; choice of foreign operation and its implications in terms of risk and control; determinants of MNC activity; strategic issues that relate to international wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and alliance modes; impact of multi-domestic, regional and global integration strategies; and international corporate governance.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- describe the concepts and use the tools for competitive analysis and strategic planning in the international environment
- formulate and implement strategies for SMEs and multinational organisations in a global setting, with increasing focus on the emerging economies
- identify and analyse the opportunities and dangers involved in international strategic management
- evaluate the impact different types of foreign operations have on the internationalising organisation.
Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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