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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedGippsland First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Andrew West


This unit requires students to examine a broad range of social and cultural issues that impact upon global business. Rather than prescribing "how" these issues are to be managed, it encourages an awareness and appreciation of the arguments surrounding these issues. Through the use of case studies, students are confronted with some specific challenges of doing business in a global context. The unit provides some preparation for BBusCom(Global) students prior to their semester at an overseas campus.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. discuss and explain global and national issues affecting business, including cultural relativism, globalisation and nationalism/patriotism;
  2. discuss and explain issues of global corporate citizenship, including codes of conduct, sustainable development, stakeholder relationships and sustainability reporting;
  3. discuss and explain topical issues affecting global business, such as the impact of international crime, terrorism and environmental concerns;
  4. apply critical thinking to case studies of issues affecting business in the global context.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Andrew West

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in the BBusCom(Global)