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MPE711 - Global Trade and Markets


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), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:MEE711
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Cong Pham
Trimester 2: Aaron Nicholas

MBA703/MBT703 or MBA712 or MPE781/MPT781 plus one postgraduate business unit.

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 3 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning including 3 scheduled online workshops


This unit will provide you with basic tools for analysing economic issues in the world today using an analytical framework, with an emphasis on the economics of international trade and the development of markets.  This view emphasises the role of government and studies the interactions between political and private actors in relation to markets.  Topics include the law of comparative advantage, economic growth and redistribution, privatisation and migration.  As managers and students of business economics you will be equipped with a toolbox of concepts and ideas that will allow you to analyse and adapt to the ever changing environment of the global economy.  The analytical approach, combined with the research essay assessment item will emphasise the ability to understand and apply theories, as well as recognise their limitations.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate an understanding of issues and theories covered in the unit, including international trade theory, the role of government and the limits of standard theories.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Analyse and provide a well-rounded assessment of economic issues, taking into account the major parties involved from the perspective of both efficiency and equality.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO8: Global citizenship


Distil and synthesise information from research sources such as academic journals in an organised and effective manner.

GLO4: Critical thinking


Form a research hypothesis, conduct critical unbiased research to retain/reject the hypothesis, and recognise the limitations of the research.

GLO4: Critical thinking


Engage constructively in a team to undertake a collaborative research project.

GLO7: Teamwork

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 (Group of 2-4) - Group Presentation 12 minutes 20% Week 5
Assessment 2 (Group of 2-4) - Research Essay 2000 words 40% Week 9
Examination 2 hours 40% 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.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

Learning Resource

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