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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

Summary 2020

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



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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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