units

MGZ5181

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedSuzhou First semester 2014 (Day)
Suzhou Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Dan Wang

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 multi-national corporation (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 assessing country attractiveness and strategic planning in the international environment
  2. formulate and implement strategies for various modes of operations in an international setting
  3. identify and analyse the opportunities and risks involved in international business strategy
  4. evaluate the impact different foreign operations have on the internationalising organisation.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 288 hours per semester

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in course 4435, 2098 or 4411 to undertake this unit.

Prohibitions