BUSN1103 Foundations of Global Business

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Global Business major sequence
Content
This unit introduces students to the nature of global business operations. Topics that may be covered in the course include the growth in the proportion of business in world trade; how global business differs from domestic business, and the emergence of different types of organisations involved in global business, that is, multinational corporations and born global operations. The unit also discusses the interaction of global business with its environment, including ethical issues, environmental stewardship, and the implications for leadership of global business. Finally, the unit discusses contemporary issues for global business.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe the trends supporting the growth of global business; (2) explain the global business models and how these differ from a domestic business; (3) demonstrate an appreciation of how global business interacts with a context; (4) develop an understanding of the responsibilities of global business and global business leaders; (5) explain that global business must continuously evolve to survive and thrive in a dynamic context; and (6) demonstrate enhanced written, oral and information literacy skills.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) class participation; (2) research assignment; and (3) exams. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Donella Caspersz
Contact hours
3 hours per week
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