Global Business major

In the Global Business major, students will learn to identify the key external and internal factors that influence the management of global organisations, and demonstrate how major management functions and skills vary as a result of managing organisations globally. Students will be able to recognise why and how ethics and corporate social responsibility vary when managing organisations globally as well as identify the key contextual issues affecting the formulation and implementation of a global business venture, and articulate appropriate responses to specific global business issues. Students will demonstrate an understanding of how personal and cultural values are related and differ within and across countries, and evaluate how people and their consumption are shaped by their environment and personal experiences and communicate and work with people from diverse cultures;

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) Evaluate key concepts, theories and practices important to the management of multinational organisations; (2) Identify possible solutions for the unique challenges that stem from operating in different global contexts simultaneously; (3) Demonstrate an understanding of cross-country diversity with respect to cultural, economic, legal and political characteristics; (4) Demonstrate an understanding of how managing employees varies as a result of different cultural backgrounds; and (5) Explain how principles of ethical behaviour and social responsibility differ and are applied across different cultural contexts.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so if this suits your aspirations. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degree-specific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Prerequisites

nil

Global Business can only be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP009 Bachelor of Business
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

Global Business is a degree-specific double major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • two Level 2 units
  • four Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2021; NS = non-standard teaching period

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2022 or 2023.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 BUSN1103 Foundations of Global Business
Prerequisites:
nil
Co-requisites:
nil
Incompatibility:
nil
S1, S2 MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
MGMT2236 Management and Organisations

Level 2

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 ECON2105 Rise of the Global Economy
Prerequisites:
ECON1101 Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
or
ECON1000 Economics for Business
or
BUSN1103 Foundations of Global Business
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ECON1105 Rise of the Global Economy
S1 MGMT2341 International Management
Prerequisites:
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
or
MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
MGMT3341 International Management

Level 3

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 EMPL3301 Globalisation and Work
Prerequisites:
Completion of all first year core units in any course.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S2 MGMT3304 Applied International Business Strategy
Prerequisites:
MGMT2341 International Management
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S2 MKTG3312 Consumers Around the World
Prerequisites:
Any level 2 Marketing unit
or
MGMT2341 International Management
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
MKTG1107 Consumers Around the World; MKTG3310 International Marketing
Degree-specific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A BUSN3001 Business Development Project
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Business Management major and completion of a minimum of 96 points.
Co-requisites:
nil
Incompatibility:
WILG3001 Professional Experience Practicum
NS, S1, S2 WILG3001 Professional Experience Practicum
Prerequisites:
completion of at least 48 point of units and enrolment in the Political Science and International Relations major
or
the Linguistics major and approval by the unit coordinator
or
completion of 96 points of units and enrolment in the Business Management major
or
Enterprise and Innovation major
or
Global Business major. For students in the Creative Writing Studies Minor: completion of ENGL1501 Reading Creatively/Writing Creatively
and
ENGL2501 Creative Writing: Theory and Practice.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
BUSN3348 Business Practicum
or
HUMA2901 Arts Practicum
or
POLS3326 Political Science Internship
or
WILG2201 Professional Experience Practicum
or
PARL3399 WA Parliamentary Research Program.

Choosing your degree-specific major

General degrees

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the Global Business degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Business course.

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There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Specialised degrees – Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (Honours), Bachelor of Automation and Robotics, Bachelor of Environmental Design, Bachelor of Music

You must satisfy the requirements of the degree-specific major in your degree before you complete your course.

Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics

This comprehensive degree does not allow you to choose a double major.