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MGMT8009 – Managing Globally

2021 – Session 1, Special circumstances

Notice

As part of Phase 3 of our return to campus plan, most units will now run tutorials, seminars and other small group activities on campus, and most will keep an online version available to those students unable to return or those who choose to continue their studies online.

To check the availability of face-to-face and online activities for your unit, please go to timetable viewer. To check detailed information on unit assessments visit your unit's iLearn space or consult your unit convenor.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convener
Dr Rob Jack
Contact via +61 2 9850 8463
4 Eastern Road, Room 643
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to MMgmt or MEngMgt
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit examines the macro view of international business, examining the underlying causes and benefits of trade and foreign direct investment flows between nations. The driving forces behind globalisation are examined, as are the costs and benefits to nations, industries and individuals flowing from the globalised economy. The firm-level aspects of international business are also considered to provide students with an understanding of some of the key issues faced by managers engaged in international business operations. We explore the development of international strategies appropriate for different business environments and the most commonly utilised forms of foreign market-entry modes, together with their implications for managers.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Investigate and explain contemporary theories and research on managing globally.
  • ULO2: Evaluate the major influences on firms that participate in international markets.
  • ULO3: Analyse the complexity, managerial challenges and opportunities of the global business environment, including in the context of sustainability concerns.

General Assessment Information

Late Assessment Policy:

Late assessment submissions must be submitted through the appropriate submission link in iLearn. No extensions will be granted unless an application for Special Consideration is made and approved. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late. Late submissions will not be accepted after solutions have been discussed and/or made available.

Note: applications for Special Consideration Policy must be made within 5 (five) business days of the due date and time.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Research Essay 40% No Week 7
Group Work & Individual Presentation 20% No Due during Weeks 3-13 (depending on final numbers)
Final Online Examination 40% No University Examination Period

Research Essay

Assessment Type 1: Essay
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: Week 7
Weighting: 40%

This assessment is worth 40% in total. It is a 2,000 word (excluding references) individual essay.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Investigate and explain contemporary theories and research on managing globally.
  • Analyse the complexity, managerial challenges and opportunities of the global business environment, including in the context of sustainability concerns.

Group Work & Individual Presentation

Assessment Type 1: Project
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: Due during Weeks 3-13 (depending on final numbers)
Weighting: 20%

There are two components to this assessment worth 20% in total. The first component is a 30 minute group presentation plus a question and answer session between the presenters and the class, worth 15%. Each member of the group will be marked individually. The second component is a reflective journal as an individual video presentation, worth 5%.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Investigate and explain contemporary theories and research on managing globally.
  • Evaluate the major influences on firms that participate in international markets.
  • Analyse the complexity, managerial challenges and opportunities of the global business environment, including in the context of sustainability concerns.

Final Online Examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: University Examination Period
Weighting: 40%

This assessment is worth 40% in total. A two-hour examination, administered via iLearn will be held during the University Examination Period.


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Investigate and explain contemporary theories and research on managing globally.
  • Evaluate the major influences on firms that participate in international markets.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Required Text

Collinson, S., Narula, R. & Rugman, A. (2020) International Business (8th ed.), Pearson, UK

Unit Web Page

The web page for this unit can be found at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/

Technology Used and Required

Students are required to have access to a personal computer and familiarise themselves with iLearn (https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/).

iLearn will be used to post lecture slides, assessment details, student grades and as a means of communication between staff members and students.

Delivery Format and Other Details

Number and length of classes: Each class is 3 hours long, including lecture and seminar activities. Classes may vary due to public holiday(s).

The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at:  http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/

Recommended readings

Recommended readings are provided via Leganto on the iLearn Unit page

Inherent Requirements

None

Unit Schedule

Please see iLearn.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

To find other policies relating to Teaching and Learning, visit Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au) and use the search tool.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.

Changes since First Published

Date Description
20/01/2021 Updated Assessment 2 information to now include reflective journal as an individual video presentation.