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Foundations of International Business


INB10002       |       12.5 Credit Points       |       Location: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Duration                                             Contact hours

One Semester                                       36 hours





Aims and Objectives

This unit aims to provide students with a broad overview of theories relating to international business operations in the global economy. The unit enables an understanding and appreciation of international business, economic and trade dynamics that impact upon Australian business. Consideration is given to the effect of the shifting global business context, particularly the emergence and consequences of regionalism to international business operations.

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1. Outline the fundamental concepts of international business operations
2. Classify the different global and regional trade groups and organisations that facilitate/provide controls for the conduct of international business
3. Identify and analyse the drivers of international business necessary for competing successfully in the global economy
4. Work in groups the common issues affecting international firms with a view to generating possible solutions

General Skills Outcome

• Teamwork skills
• Problem solving skills
• Analysis skills
• Communication skills
• Ability to tackle unfamiliar problems
• Ability to work independently