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IBUS12-250: International Business September 2017 [Standard]

General information

A nation’s economic prosperity depends on its ability to develop business relationships and to trade successfully with other nations. This subject is a theoretical and practical introduction to the issues and complexities associated with doing business internationally. Components of the subject include comparative frameworks for international environmental assessment, international operations, and the management of business functions.


Academic unit:Bond Business School
Subject code:IBUS12-250
Subject title:International Business
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:September 2017
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Seminar: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Seminar 1
  • Seminar: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Seminar 2
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 72) - Study time and reviewing materials


Prescribed resources:
  • John Day Daniels,Lee H. Radebaugh,Daniel P. Sullivan International Business. 15th, Pearson
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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. You will be able to assess which countries are best suited for international business operations in a given industry.
  2. You will be able to create an international report including structuring an IBUS problem and advising on a strategic solution.
  3. You will be able to create selection criteria for deciding which country to enter, and recommend an entry mode.
  4. You will be able to describe issues of concern in managing international ventures including marketing, human resources, supply chain management, trade and finance.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
*Class Participation ^ Contribution to class discussions, asking and answering questions and general intellectual presence. 10% Ongoing 1, 2, 3, 4.
*Case Discussion ^ As a member of a panel (3-5 students) you will discuss (individually) the weekly case-study (content, application in IBUS and its relevance (in todays business world). 10% Ongoing 1, 2, 3, 4.
Paper-based Examination (Closed) ^ MID-TERM: Your knowledge absorption and ability to apply relevant theory to IBUS scenarios will be assessed individually. This exam covers all material up to week 7 (potential deferred exams will be held week 9). 20% Mid-Semester Examination Period 1, 2, 3, 4.
Project Report § ^ You will write a consultant's report advising a client about investing in industry X (FDI). 40% Week 12 1, 2, 3, 4.
Paper-based Examination (Closed) ^ FINAL: Your knowledge absorption and ability to apply relevant theory to IBUS scenarios will be assessed individually. This exam is comprehensive. 20% Final Examination Period 1, 2, 3, 4.

Pass requirement

To pass the subject, you must pass the individual components in aggregate. If your final mark is more than 50% but you failed the individual component, then your final mark will be shown on your transcript as 46%.

  • ^ Students must pass this assessment to pass the subject
  • § Indicates group/teamwork-based assessment
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. Late submission = a grade of 0% for that component.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

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Please read Ch 19 and 20 of the assigned text.

Approved on: Aug 2, 2017. Edition: 2.2