International Business Operations

Course code IBUS3003Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

More and more companies are expanding their business operations beyond national environments. When operating globally and providing for a global market, varying factors and issues come into play. This course introduces you to practical operational issues related to conducting business internationally. International logistics, supply chain management, export procedures, and project management as they relate to both the flow of goods and services are central topics. Cross cultural perspectives are emphasised with learning experiences planned to develop important communication and interpersonal skills.
Contemporary scenarios, cases, and hands-on exercises are methods utilised to provide you with an integrative understanding of international operational environments and associated complexities.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Apply fundamental logistics, supply chain management, export management, and project management skills.
2. Analyse, synthesise and critically evaluate managerial issues relating to the above operational areas.
3. Interrelate these operations to other facets of international business, including strategy, marketing, finance, and cross-cultural management and negotiations
4. Engage in autonomous or collaborative projects that communicate cross cultural perspectives informed by critical and adaptive thinking.
5. Demonstrate an integrative awareness of the political, cultural, and economic influences upon international spheres of business operations.
6. Demonstrate project time, task, and evaluation skills.
7. Employ the process of research and inquiry to support problem solving and decision making.
ContentThe topics in this course may include:
1. An Introduction to International Logistics Management.
2. The Basics of Supply Chain Management.
3. International Transport Management; inter-modal transport.
4. Export Management: processes, documentation, tariffs, and customs.
5. Procurement
6. Project Management: critical path method.
7. International Services Management
Replacing Course(s)Nil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeIBUS2000 and IBUS2001
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for IBUS3003