Courses & Units

International Business Management BMA534



International business, which refers to a wide range of business activities undertaken across national borders, has been growing dramatically over the past several decades and drawing the attention of business practitioners, government officials and academics. Although international business has many similarities with domestic business, there are important differences. At the international level, the globalisation of the world economy and differences between countries present both opportunities and challenges to international business. Managers of international businesses need to take into account the globalised business environment and its broad implications when making strategic decisions and managing ongoing operations.

The aim of this unit is to help you gain knowledge and skills in three generic themes, including the environmental context for international business, international business strategies, and international operational management.  You are expected to comprehend conceptual knowledge, obtain cognitive skills in applying knowledge, develop capabilities to critically analyse conceptual and practical issues, and make practical suggestions for businesses


Unit name International Business Management
Unit code BMA534
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management

Dr Fan Liang

Teaching staff

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2018: $1,344.00 2018: $2,523.00 080301

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

2 hour lectures and 1 tutorial (tutorials start from week 2) per week.  The lecture will be a combination of short lectures, case studies, class discussion, and other interactive activities.


1.Online test


3.Peer review report

4.Group report

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Daniels, J, Radebaugh, L & D Sullivan, 2014, International business: Environment and Operations, 15th edn, Pearson Education Australia, Sydney.

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