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TDM: Enterprise & Business in the World (IBUS20005)

Exchange (level 2)Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2017
Subject levelExchange (Level 2)
Subject codeIBUS20005
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This course has been designed to give an overview of the place companies and businesses have in the global economy. This course takes a theoretic-analytic approach to the study international trade and the many factors that influence it.

Intended learning outcomes

On the completion of the course, students shall be able to:

  • Analyse the forces that influence trade and investment in the global economy;
  • Analyse how international organisations work and how they influence business;
  • Search, analyse and interpret environmental variables relating to select international markets;
  • Learn to value the differences among countries.

Generic skills

  • Develop the competencies and skills necessary to analyse the increasingly complex world in which we live;
  • Develop an awareness of cultural differences, learn to be tolerant of them and appreciate international diversity;
  • Become a responsible, honest and prepared citizen of the world.

Eligibility and requirements


Admission into the D-GLOBISS Diploma in Global Issues.



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/



The assignments consist of individual papers, group assignments and active participation in virtual seminars. Examination will take place continuously during the course.

Dates & times

  • January
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursOnline classes from January to May and August to November through the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. This subject is only available online.
    Teaching period 2 January 2017 to 2 May 2017
    Last self-enrol date26 January 2017
    Census date 3 February 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail 7 April 2017
    Assessment period ends 2 June 2017

    January contact information

    Currently enrolled students:

  • August
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursOnline classes from January to May and August to November through the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. This subject is only available online.
    Teaching period 7 August 2017 to 24 November 2017
    Last self-enrol date29 August 2017
    Census date 8 September 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail 3 November 2017
    Assessment period ends22 December 2017

    August contact information

    Currently enrolled students:

Time commitment details

It is recommended that 6 hours per week be spent on this subject for a total of 72 hours across the whole semester

Further information

Prescribed texts

A list of texts and readings will be provided at the start of the course.


Transcripts are sent from the international partner university approximately six weeks after the completion date of the course, therefore students are advised not to take this subject in the final semester of their undergraduate program if they wish to graduate in the December ceremonies.

Due to the varied grading schemes used by partners teaching into the U21 Diploma in Global Issues grades will be scaled according to the University of Melbourne standards using the grading scale online at http://www.mobility.unimelb.edu.au/outbound/u21/gip

Please note this subject has non-standard teaching and census dates.

January Availability
Teaching dates: 6th Janurary 2014 to 6th May 2014
Census date: 7th February 2014

August Availability
Teaching dates: 11th August 2014 to 28th November 2014
Census date: 12th September 2014

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Last updated: 28 November 2017