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GMBA71-204: Global Business Leadership


This subject addresses the opportunities and challenges of leading a successful and sustainable global organisation. From analysis of the political, economic, legislative and social environments in different countries and regions, to exploring the cultural distances between nations and the implications for managers, the course will provide techniques and frameworks to mitigate risks and harness opportunities. The course will cover technical issues (e.g. exchange rates, supply chain management) but will concentrate more on organisational and cultural dimensions of global business. It will address different management roles and structural implications of a multi-national enterprise’s strategic direction, examining also the different modes and methods for conducting international business, with particular emphasis on foreign direct investment and developing and managing joint ventures.

Subject details

FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • January 2021 [Non-Standard Offering - Bond-BBT]
  • September 2021 [Non-Standard Offering - Bond-BBT]
  • January 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Non-Standard Offering - Bond-BBT]
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering - Bond-BBT]
  • January 2023 [Non-Standard Offering - Bond-BBT]
Study areas
  • Business and Commerce

Learning outcomes

1. Development of basic knowledge of the major contextual issues encountered in international business, including sociocultural and cross cultural contexts and business environmental aspects external to the firm.
2. Understanding of internationalisation and globalisation processes that have conditioned the nature and context of international business
3. Possess basic knowledge of the major aspects of international business development, including the identification of patterns of alternative organisational structures to support internationalisation.
4. Possess basic knowledge of the basic theories that help explain international trade and investment, and relate these theories to current world trade/investment patterns
5. Explain processes and issues involved in effectively managing an international firm
6. An understanding of critical cross cultural issues involved in international business leadership and management

Enrolment requirements

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Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students
  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

Must be admitted into a BBT/MBA Program

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering - Bond-BBT
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start01/09/2020
Subject start07/09/2020
Cancellation 1?22/09/2020
Cancellation 2?26/09/2020
Last enrolment20/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?07/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?25/10/2020
Teaching census?06/10/2020
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens17/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/2021
Non-Standard Offering - Bond-BBT
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start01/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?05/02/2021
Last enrolment30/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?15/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?04/03/2021
Teaching census?14/02/2021