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MGMT2002 – International Business Operations

2021 – Session 2, Special circumstances

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Some classes/teaching activities cannot be moved online and must be taught on campus. You should already know if you are in one of these classes/teaching activities and your unit convenor will provide you with more information via iLearn. If you want to confirm, see the list of units with mandatory on-campus classes/teaching activities.

Visit the MQ COVID-19 information page for more detail.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convenor
Monica Ren
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
70cp at 1000 level or above including BUS201 or MGMT1005
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit introduces students to the key concepts of business operations from a firm perspective while internationalising. Major issues considered include modes of international expansion; the management of international strategic cooperation; an emphasis on small to medium size businesses and how they compete on a global level; and the development of new international organisation forms and their implications for management in various functional and operational areas. Structure and strategy are explored from the perspective of their roles as foundations of the organisation, with an emphasis on how all types of businesses have grappled with the operational and organisational challenges of International Business. Skills in problem solving and teamwork are developed.

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: Assess challenges facing multinational corporations when implementing internationalisation from a firm's perspective.
  • ULO2: Evaluate the impact of contextual factors on the management of a firm's internationalisation.
  • ULO3: Research and analyse key internationalisation functional units and practices for an existing firm.
  • ULO4: Develop and justify management solutions for implementing internationalisation strategies.
  • ULO5: Successfully work in teams and reflect on teamwork strategies in achieving group objectives.

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
Individual Case Study Analysis 25% No Week 5
Group Project Report 45% No Week 12
Final Online Examination 30% No University Exam Period

Individual Case Study Analysis

Assessment Type 1: Case study/analysis
Indicative Time on Task 2: 11 hours
Due: Week 5
Weighting: 25%

 

A case study analysis report of up to 2,000 words worth 25%.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Evaluate the impact of contextual factors on the management of a firm's internationalisation.
  • Research and analyse key internationalisation functional units and practices for an existing firm.

Group Project Report

Assessment Type 1: Report
Indicative Time on Task 2: 30 hours
Due: Week 12
Weighting: 45%

 

This assessments consists of two components worth 45% total. The first component is a group report of up to 3,000 words worth 25%. The second component is an individual reflection report of up to 1,500 words worth 20%.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Assess challenges facing multinational corporations when implementing internationalisation from a firm's perspective.
  • Evaluate the impact of contextual factors on the management of a firm's internationalisation.
  • Research and analyse key internationalisation functional units and practices for an existing firm.
  • Develop and justify management solutions for implementing internationalisation strategies.
  • Successfully work in teams and reflect on teamwork strategies in achieving group objectives.

Final Online Examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: University Exam Period
Weighting: 30%

 

A two-hour online examination, administered via iLearn and worth 30% will be held during the University Examination Period.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Assess challenges facing multinational corporations when implementing internationalisation from a firm's perspective.

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

Cavusgil, Knight and Riesenberger, 2020, International Business: The New Realities, 5th Edition, Global Edition, Pearson.

Unit Web Page

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

Technology Used and Required

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

 

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: 1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial, i.e. 3 hours online or mixture of face to face and online delivery per week unless indicated otherwise in the lecture schedule. Classes may vary due to public holiday(s)
  • Tutorials will commence in Week 2.
  • 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 the links 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://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

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

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

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.