|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This is a capstone subject which develops experiential knowledge through the participation of students in formulating strategy for firms undertaking international business. New theoretical concepts will be introduced in the subject relating to both the choice of location in international business and entry mode choice decisions. Students will apply concepts and frameworks related to these strategic decisions, together with knowledge gathered in their earlier studies, to a semester long multi-part team-based assignment requiring them to devise strategic options in a hypothetical case. Students will be required to search for data relating to firms, industries and countries from the internet and library sources on which to base their recommendations.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify and apply the theories, models and concepts applicable to the development and implementation of global corporate strategy, including location choice, entry mode choice and dynamic business models;
- Critically evaluate the usefulness of different theories, models and concepts in addressing the problems facing managers making global corporate strategy;
- Formulate and present, both orally and in written form, a response to hypothetical or case-based problems facing firms operating in the global arena.
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
- The application of theories, models and concepts to real world situations facing managers formulating global strategy;
- The synthesis of different theories, models and concepts;
- The analysis and interpretation of complex issues, data and written research material;
- Research, accessing both empirical data and theoretical information from various sources;
- The application of a range of analytical approaches to critically evaluate complex issues;
- Oral and written communication, particularly in relation to the presentation of independent points of view;
- Teamwork in a culturally diverse environment;
- Critical thinking.
Eligibility and requirements
Entry to Master of International Business AND completion of at least 100 points of study at the time of subject commencement.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Team-based report of 3,000 words and presentation to class due Week 6 (usually in groups of 4-5) (40%)
- Team-based report of 3,000 words and presentation to class due Week 12 (usually in groups of 4-5) (40%)
- Individual reflective essay of 2,000 words due two weeks after end of semester (20%)
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Tom Osegowitsch Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 36 hours (one 3 hour seminar per week) Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Dr Tom Osegowitsch email@example.com
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Andre Sammartino Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 36 hours (one 3 hour seminar per week) Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
A/Prof Andre Sammartino firstname.lastname@example.org
Time commitment details
Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours per semester
- Subject notes
Students should undertake this subject in the final semester of study.
- Related Handbook entries
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.