Faculty of Business and Economics

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management


Dr Lakmal Abeysekera (First semester); Dr Javed Anwar (Second semester)



  • First semester 2017 (Day)
  • Second semester 2017 (Day)

City (Melbourne)

  • Trimester A 2017 (Day)
  • Trimester B 2017 (Day)
  • Trimester C 2017 (Day)


The international environment including international trade and investment, and the legal, political, cultural and technological contexts faced by internationalising organisations; forms of operations available to the internationalising organisation; the impact of the multinational enterprise; international strategic planning.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. classify the key features and issues in the global environment in which international business takes place
  2. explain the impact that the environment has on the internationalisation process of a business organisation
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the role of entry mode choice and other strategic issues in order to succeed in international business.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Lakmal Abeysekera (First semester)
Dr Javed Anwar (Second semester)
Dr Lakmal Abeysekera (City Campus)