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IBUS12-250: International Business


International Business is a theoretical and practical introduction to the issues and complexities associated with doing business across borders. Business increasingly operates in an international context, either as a seller or buyer of services or merchandise. Knowledge of how business operates across borders is an essential element in the management of both small and large enterprises. The subject has an entrepreneurial focus. Key topics include frameworks for international environmental assessment, international strategic choices, modes of entry, and business functions and their application consistent with strategy.

Subject details

FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Business and Commerce
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340

Learning outcomes

1. Analyse environmental factors of international business including cultural, political, and legal differences, macro-economic and trade issues.
2. Describe entry strategies and modes of entry including FDI, alliances and export.
3. Describe business functions including foreign exchange, financial management, tax, accounting, marketing, supply chain management, and international human resources and their applications consistent with entry strategy.
4. Demonstrate the ability to prepare a consultant’s report advising on international expansion of an entrepreneurial business, critically incorporating content covered in class and readings including environmental assessment, advice on modes of entry and issues related to practical implementation.
5. Articulate a regional business analysis and recommendations for international business expansion in a clear, concise writing style for a professional audience.
6. Deliver a clear, concise well-organised presentation using suitable visual aids.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start14/05/2018
Cancellation 1?28/05/2018
Cancellation 2?04/06/2018
Last enrolment27/05/2018
Last withdrawal?08/06/2018
Teaching census?08/06/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens11/11/2018
Semester start14/01/2019
Subject start14/01/2019
Cancellation 1?28/01/2019
Cancellation 2?04/02/2019
Last enrolment27/01/2019
Last withdrawal?08/02/2019
Teaching census?08/02/2019