Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


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.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2016.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students 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.


The 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

Assumed knowledge

IBUS2001 and IBUS2003

Assessment items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Weekly Tutorial Learning Activities, Discussion and Individual Written Summaries

Report: Group Article Analysis Report

Formal Examination: Final Exam