units

BEX2622

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Summer semester A 2014 (On-campus block of classes)
Peninsula Summer semester B 2014 (Day)
Prato Winter semester 2014 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Professor Robert Brooks

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

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.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester

Prerequisites

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