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IBUS11-310: Doing Business Globally September 2017 [Standard]

General information

Doing business across borders has become ubiquitous even for the smallest and newest ventures. To contemplate moving internationally, firms must know how to select and assess countries or regions for the purposes of expansion. Doing Business Globally will examine the tensions between the pull of regionalism and the simultaneous push towards globalisation and the implications for doing business across borders. This is an advanced international business subject and draws on cutting edge research. Topics may change in accordance with shifting geopolitical landscapes and realities.

Details

Academic unit:Bond Business School
Subject code:IBUS11-310
Subject title:Doing Business Globally
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:September 2017
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Timetable: https://bond.edu.au/timetable
Delivery mode:

Standard

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
Attendance and learning activities: Attendance and Participation is a must. While your instructor will cold-call on students, it is your responsibility to actively engage in discussions, asking questions, answering questions etc. The quality of your input is assessed, not the quantity. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you are not going to make class and have a good reason, e-mail your instructor and he might take it into consideration. These points are purely discretionary.

Resources

Prescribed resources:
  • A list of required readings will be provided on the subjects ilearn site. Various journal papers and articles. [ilearn]
After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
[email protected] & Email:[email protected] is the online learning environment at Bond University and is used to provide access to subject materials, lecture recordings and detailed subject information regarding the subject curriculum, assessment and timing. Both iLearn and the Student Email facility are used to provide important subject notifications. Additionally, official correspondence from the University will be forwarded to students’ Bond email account and must be monitored by the student.

To access these services, log on to the Student Portal from the Bond University website as www.bond.edu.au

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

Nil

Assurance of learning

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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. Describe the diversities and similarities of business environments in regions around the world;
  2. Describe the concept of pluralism, the development of regionalism, and evaluate their effects on business;
  3. Apply methodology for comparative assessment of regions for the purpose of international expansion conducted in a socially responsible and ethical manner;
  4. Effectively present and justify, orally and in writing, relevant advice and ideas on an individual and collaborative basis.

Assessment

Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Oral Presentation Presenting a topic & leading a class discussion (individual): The topics will be allocated by your instructor. Once you have selected your topic you must research the topic, present it to the class and lead a discussion (20-30 minutes). The quality of your research and the extent to which you engage the class will determine your mark. 20% Progressive 4.
Class Discussion Attendance and Participation is a must. While your instructor will cold-call on students, it is your responsibility to actively engage in discussions, asking questions, answering questions etc. The quality of your input is assessed, not the quantity. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you are not going to make class and have a good reason, e-mail your instructor and he might take it into consideration. These points are purely discretionary. 10% Weekly 1, 2, 3.
Paper-based Examination (Limited Open) ^ This is a comprehensive assessment covering all material up to week 7. It can consist of multiple choices, short answer and essay questions. It will be held during class hours in week 7 in the class room. If you miss the midterm exam you get 0% for that component. If a student provides a convincing doctors certificate he/she must take a deferred exam in week 9. 20% Mid-Semester Examination Period 1, 2, 3.
Project § The major project (written report of max 20 pages + 1-page Executive Summary and appendices) is a regional study including ‘Current Events’. Imagine you are a consultant and have been asked by a client to examine the prospects for doing business in a particular region. You will complete the report in groups of 2. 30% Week 13 1, 2, 3, 4.
Paper-based Examination (Closed) ^ This is a comprehensive exam covering all material. It can consist of multiple choices, short answer, and essay questions. It will be scheduled centrally, duration 2h plus 15-minute perusal. Should you be unable to sit the exam you must lodge a formal application for a deferred exam within 48h from the exam slot and provide a doctor’s certificate stating the reason why you missed the exam. 20% Final Examination Period 1, 2, 3.

Pass requirement

A PASS FOR EACH OF THE TWO EXAMINATION COMPONENTS MUST BE ACHIEVED TO PASS THE SUBJECT, i.e. YOU MUST ACHIEVE AN AVERAGE >50%. IF YOU FAIL YOUR GRADE WILL BE NOTED AS 46% REGARDLESS OF YOUR ACTUAL GRADE.

  • ^ 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.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

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. The penalty will be 20% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted five days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

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.

Disability 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.

Additional subject information

Being an advanced subject based on cutting edge research and implications of current events, your active participation is an absolute must and you should put on your 'thinking hat' and turn on your 'curiosity mode'. This subject consists of required readings from various sources. A list of required readings will be provided via iLearn.

Subject curriculum

What is Globalization? Pros, Cons and ‘How-to’s?

1, 2, 3.

Trade History: How did we get to this point in time? What lessons can we learn?

1, 2, 3.

Government and Legal Systems, Economic Systems and Markets.

1, 2, 3.

Economic Integration and Cooperation, Regional Trade Development.

1, 2, 3.

Ethics, Sustainability & Social Responsibility.

1, 2, 3.

Trends, risk and future in the EU and South-America.

1, 2, 3.

This is a comprehensive assessment covering all material up to week 7. It can consist of multiple choices, short answer and essay questions.

1, 2, 3, 4.

Trends, risk and future in Asia and Africa.

1, 2, 3.

FX-Markets & Influence Factors.

1, 2, 3.

Scanning for relevant information and sense-making of the 'big 'picture'.

1, 2, 3.

From export to strategic alliances, and from countries to regions.

1, 2, 3.

Evaluation of Countries for Operations, Global Production and Supply-Chains.

1, 2, 3.

The Role of Cultural Literacy & Modern Management.

1, 2, 3.

This is a comprehensive exam covering all (week 1-13) material. It can consist of multiple choices, short answer and essay questions.

1, 2, 3, 4.
Approved on: Aug 9, 2017. Edition: 1.1