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Advanced International Business (IBUS90006)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeIBUS90006
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The rise of multinational enterprises and cross-border transactions represent an exciting challenge to orthodox management theories, as these phenomena raise questions about the universality of concepts typically formulated to explain domestic (or Western) behaviour. International business scholars seek to explain and explore the key defining elements of international business – location, development and transfer of competitive advantages, managing at a distance, governance decisions, and cross-cultural issues. This subject examines advanced themes and issues in the theory and practice of international business. Drawing on rich and varied theoretical traditions, contemporary quantitative and qualitative research, students will progress through a variety of process, content and contextual considerations to build an advanced perspective on the international business discipline.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Identify a range of theories in international business
  • Critically evaluate theory and research in international business
  • Understand the link between theory and research methods in international business
  • Describe past research which has lead to the advancement of our understanding of international business
  • Conceptualise, formulate, and develop new resource ideas to further our understanding of international business.

Generic skills

  • High level of development: oral communication; written communication; collaborative learning; problem solving; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; evaluation of data and other information; receptiveness to alternative ideas; and
  • Moderate level of development: team work; statistical reasoning; synthesis of data and other information; accessing data and other information from a range of sources.

Last updated: 31 January 2018