International Business Issues and Cases

Course code MNGT3150Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

Encompasses the dual themes of discussing significant contemporary international business issues and analysing case studies in international business that reflect these issues. Current issues include the implications of the internet and electronic commerce, the harmonisation of international business regulations, strategic alliances and the future of the global firm, regionalisation and international business opportunities, competitive strategies for small and medium sized firms in a global economy.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesTo provide students with the many facets of international business knowledge required to recognise and analyse changes occurring in the international business arena and to take advantage of such changes. Successful completion of this course will provide students with an enhanced ability to integrate knowledge from different discipline areas and to use this knowledge to analyse opportunities and problems facing international business. The interrelationship between discipline areas and their contribution to international business practice is stressed.
ContentThis course encompasses the dual themes of:

Discussing significant contemporary international business issues, and
Analysing case studies in international business that reflect these issues

Topics will change from year to year, reflecting a continuous reappraisal of the international business environment and business developments within it.

Current issues include:

1. The harmonisation of international business regulations
2. Financial developments facilitating international business
3. Strategic alliances and the future of the global firm
4. Prospects for further trade liberalisation and the implications
5. Regionalisation and international business opportunities
6. The implications of the internet and electronic commerce
7. Competitive strategies for small and medium size firms in a global economy
8. Product development and customisation
9. Management training and development for international business
10. The impact of national and international labour standards on business strategy, the impact of globalisation on national labour regulation
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeECON2470
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassTeam Project, Seminar Exercises, Essay
Examination: Formal
Presentations - Tutorial
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks