• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest Commerce, International Business, Management
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course is a broad survey of the field of international business and provides the foundations for further specialisation in this field. It will begin with a brief overview of international business, focused on the concept of globalisation. The course will then examine the environment for international firms, particularly the political, social and economic configurations that support cross-border commerce. Amongst others, we will look at the role of national policies and cultures, the evolution of international markets in goods, services and finance, and the supernational mechanisms and infrastructures for trade, investment and finance. The course will then probe international firms: their strategies and organisational design, their entry modes into international enterprise, and their behavioural and control systems.  Many parts of the course involve current events, including issues related to international trade, foreign investment and international political conflict, which can all be discussed in the tutorials

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the main features of the international business environment and its main institutions;
  2. analyse the political, social, economic, technological and other configurations that support cross-border trade;
  3. apply an understanding of the nature of the multinational firm as an institutional structure for the conduct of cross-border trade and investment;
  4. analyse the key decisions that multinational firms make in relation to the choice of markets and entry strategies;
  5. apply an understanding of the different modes of engagement with international markets and explore the interconnectedness between these and the economic, legal, governmental, political, regulatory, cultural and other environments in which expanding companies operate;
  6. research international business issues and apply theoretical insights to the analysis of such issues in the context of a complex international business environment; and,
  7. communicate effectively in oral and written forms using the concepts, logic and rhetorical conventions of the subject.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available.

Indicative Assessment

  • Team project report 25%
  • Team project presentation 10%
  • Research essay 35%
  • Final exam  30%

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (including non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are unable to enrol in this course if you have completed BUSI2025.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

There are no current offerings for this course.

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