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Unit Overview


This unit provides a global picture of a country's economic and cultural environment and its recent enterprise development. Students are expected to apply the theories, models and findings taught in other master's degree units to analyse business issues from the perspective of both domestic and international managers. The unit includes a field trip to a country and the preparation of a substantial report on an aspect of the region, an industry or an enterprise operating in the region.

Places are variable depending on given location year to year. Enrolment requires a selection process that gives preference to students who are closer to course completion.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) identify the concepts and key theories relevant to business growth in the international study region; (2) develop the specific aspects of the economic, political, social and cultural climates within the visited region; (3) identify the culture, social norms and business practices of the industries operating in the visited region; (4) develop integrative and critical thinking skills to solve problems relevant to global business; and (5) identify key differences between the factors driving business growth in the visited region versus comparable factors in Australia.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation and (2) presentations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded failed basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Unit rules
ACCT5602 Accounting
or MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour.
enrolment in
the Master of Business Administration (coursework)
or Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation).
or approval from the Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
International Field Trip (estimated cost - 6500).
Cost of the field trip is borne by the student.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.