Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedPeninsula Summer semester B 2013 (Day)
Peninsula Winter semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Robert Brooks


This unit requires students to examine a broad range of social, cultural, legal and political issues that can impact on the strategy and operations of businesses operating in a global business environment. Through the use of readings, case studies, and an analysis of current events students are confronted with some specific challenges of doing business in a global context. These may include but are not limited to: corruption; crime; terrorism; environmental concerns; codes of conduct; sustainability; appropriate development, stakeholder relationships; cultural relativism, globalisation; and nationalism; patriotism; and corporate citizenship. Rather than prescribing "how" these issues should to be managed, the unit encourages an awareness and appreciation of the arguments surrounding these issues.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. Identify, analyse and evaluate topical and historical issues affecting businesses operating in a global context;
  2. Develop and present strategic responses to specific issues affecting businesses operating in a global context.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

30 hours or equivalent.


Students must have completed at least 48 Monash credit points (60 ECTS) of study prior to enrolling in this unit.