Faculty of Business and Economics

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedGippsland First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Peter Townsend


The world of business is constantly being shaped and reshaped by social, economic and technological forces. Because of the interdependent nature of these influences, the conduct of business in one part of the globe can have profound consequences for individuals and communities in other locations worldwide. This unit seeks to develop a distinctive account of global business practices in the context of the environment in which they occur. Using an analytical framework, the subject matter will examine global business practices, especially those operating across borders. The implications of global business practices for management development will be discussed.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. be familiar with the range of definitions, concepts and issues pertaining to the management process of global business
  2. develop the knowledge, skills and abilities required, with appropriate management development techniques, for international managers
  3. formulate international strategic plans
  4. analyse the cultures pertaining to different nations of the world
  5. analyse the required management adaptation necessary to for management activities in different cultures.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%

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