Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Globalisation is a complex phenomenon, with contested meanings. Broadly, globalisation refers to linkages or integration across nations, in labour and capital markets, in trade, communications, and technology. A major driver of, and mechanism for, globalisation is business, through trans-border production and consumption of goods and services. There are also other active stakeholders in globalisation, including governments, regional or international inter-governmental organisations focused on specific interests (e.g. economics, trade, and labour standards), local communities, non-government organisations (NGOs), and unions. The intersecting forces of globalisation can have positive, negative, and, sometimes, entirely unexpected consequences. While globalisation has the potential to deliver general benefits, the specific interests of these stakeholders can - and do - come into conflict with the interests of business. Because of this, it is critical for managers to understand the context, the stakeholders, the institutions, and the relevant rules and regulations that influence managerial activities in the global environment.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Trimester 1 - 2022
  • Trimester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Explain and critically analyse different meanings of globalisation

2. Appreciate how the context, interests and power of non-business stakeholders in globalisation influence outcomes for global managers and business

3. Use information systems and data collection processes to inform analysis of forces and effects of globalisation and national differences on business.

4. Plan for, develop and use systems and processes to stay informed about globalisation and business environment analysis

5. Effectively present complex and conflicting ideas to others, either in person or through the medium of technology


The content in this course includes the following:

1.  Globalisation: debates and controversies

2.  Forms of global business organisation, and their impact

3.  National Differences and their impacts on International business

4.  Analysing interaction the gloal trade and investment environment - - politics of international: the world trading system and WTO

5. Developing an understanding of country attractiveness for foreign direct investment

6. Competing and managing in a globalised world - international business strategy and organsation; market entry

7. Regional business environments and regional economic integration


To enrol in this course you must be active in the Master of Business Administration (Global) programs [40160] or [40218].

Assessment items

Report: Group Written Report and Presentation (30%)

Report: Individual Business Report (30%)

Formal Examination: Final Examination (40%)

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.