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MPM735 - International Business 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), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Doren Chadee
Trimester 2: Jane Menzies
Incompatible with:


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 activities (recordings provided) including a minimum of 3 scheduled online seminars.


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This unit develops the analytical skills of students to enable them to manage effectively in an increasingly globalised world. The unit provides an overview of the complex, economic, political, legal and cultural environments which international businesses face and the challenges they represent in conducting business across national and cultural borders.



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

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Undertake a systematic and critical evaluation of the external global business environment.

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

ULO2  Apply relevant theories, models and frameworks to assess international business opportunities.

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

ULO3  Undertake an applied and practical research project in International Business and make  recommendations for strategic decision-making.

GLO1:Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO8: Global citizenship


Demonstrate an advanced understanding of key international business theories and models, and their relevance for strategic decision-making.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


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) - Report  International Business Research 3000 words 35% Week 6
Assessment 2: (Group of 3) - Project - Applied International Business Strategy Research  Project 3000 words 35% Week 11
Assessment 3: Examination 2 hours 30% 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: Each student must achieve at least 50% of the final examination mark.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MPM735 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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