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MMM306 - Global Strategy and International Management


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Banjo Roxas
Trimester 2: Rakesh Pati


Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (recordings provided) including weekly 1 hour scheduled online seminars.


This unit introduces students to the tools for formulating strategy for firms operating in an international environment. The unit starts with an analysis of the external and internal environments of the organisation and proceeds with the formulation of the appropriate strategy taking into consideration the economic, social and environmental objectives of the organisation. The unit exposes students to the theoretical and conceptual literature in global strategy and highlights the rapid emergence of multinationals from emerging economies and the strategic role of the government in these economies.

  These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit.
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1 Examine systematically the internal and external business environments of a global firm.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO2 Apply relevant theories, models, frameworks, tools and techniques in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of global strategies of firms in various industry contexts.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO3 Recommend global strategy propositions through skilful and systematic problem solving.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO4 Present a strategic internationalisation plan for a global firm.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO7: Teamwork
GLO8: Global citizenship


These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Written assignment 1: Case analysis 2000 words 20% Week 5
Assessment 2 (Group of 3 students) - Written assignment 2: Group research project 4000 words 30% Week 9
Examination 2 hours 50% Exam period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MMM306 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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