units

MGX5181

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - 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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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Mr Max Coulthard

Synopsis

This unit looks at international business strategy theories and their application. Topics include the relationship between environmental scanning and strategic planning; methods of developing a strategic plan; corporate and business level strategy; choice of foreign operation and its implications in terms of risk and control; determinants of MNC activity; strategic issues that relate to international wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and alliance modes; impact of multi-domestic, regional and global integration strategies; and international corporate governance.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe the concepts and use the tools for competitive analysis and strategic planning in the international environment
  2. formulate and implement strategies for SMEs and multinational organisations in a global setting
  3. identify and analyse the opportunities and dangers involved in international strategic management
  4. evaluate the impact different types of foreign operations have on the internationalising organisation.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester

Prerequisites

MGX9660 or MGX5966

Co-requisites

It is recommended that students take this unit in the final year of their course