MBA5223 - Global executive MBA globalisation I - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Patrick Butler


Professor Patrick Butler

Unit guides



  • MBA Teaching Period 1 2019 (On-campus block of classes)


MBA5221 and MBA5222




Global Executive MBA Globalisation I unit comprises two component topics: Global Business Strategy and Global Executive MBA Business Project I.

Global Business Strategy is co-created with faculty at a leading European business school and taught at their campus. The principal focus is the fundamental challenges in international business, or 'reducing the liability of foreignness'. The key issues are understanding the rules of business abroad, government and business relationships, modes of entry, international partnerships and competing in emerging markets. Business cases from Europe, Asia, South America and Africa feature in the unit.

Global Executive MBA Business Project I is the first in a series of applied consulting projects, in which teams of students undertake an international business project for an Australia-based business in the international market. Assignments can involve market feasibility assessment, resourcing projects, evaluation of global best practice or business relationship development. International market research and related business consulting skills will be developed for this experiential unit, and project preparation in Module 1 is brought to bear.


The learning goals of this unit are to:

  1. explore and evaluate the economic, cultural and commercial challenges and strategies facing organisations operating in global settings
  2. demonstrate the ability to analyse and synthesise a complex, international business situation and develop appropriate recommendations
  3. demonstrate the ability to manage a consulting client relationship and provide a professional presentation and report that integrate academic learning and business outcomes.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 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 six/eight 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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