Course Title: International Business

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Business

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017


Singapore Inst of Management


630H Management


Offsh 3 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh3 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17


Hong Kong Management Associatn


630H Management


Offsh4 12


Shanghai Uni of Int Bus & Econ


630H Management


Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 3 11,
Offsh3 12,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh3 17


RMIT University Vietnam


630H Management


Viet1 2010,
Viet2 2010,
Viet3 2010,
Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet2 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2017


East Gippsland TAFE Bairnsdale


630H Management


Sem 1 2010


Universitas Pelita Harapan


630H Management


Offsh2 15,
Offsh2 16,
Offsh2 17

Course Coordinator: Dr Natt Pimpa

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99251531

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 80.08

Course Coordinator Availability: By Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides you with a fundamental understanding of international aspects of business and management, including international business contexts, actors and their actions. It addresses the theory and patterns of international business, as well as the macro and micro challenges in international business. This course provides a broad view of various factors underlying roles and responsibilities of international business in society.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1.  Apply theoretical and technical knowledge to provide in-depth specialist and professional advice related to international business operations and strategy, cross culture management and ethical standards.
  2. Critically analyse and synthesise information to formulate effective business decisions.
  3. Apply an adaptive and collaborative approach to working with others in a variety of business and professional contexts.

Overview of Learning Activities

A range of individual and group activities are designed to help you achieve their learning outcomes. The key learning activities in this course may include:

  • Lecture/tutorials: Lecture and tutorials will be run weekly with a focus on introducing and discussing various topics covered in this course.
  • Group discussion: In order to strengthen your understanding towards a topic/case and to develop team work, you may be involved in in-class and/or online group discussion on the topics/cases given by the lecturer.
  • Readings: This course does not have a prescribed textbook. You are expected to read accredited academic materials related to this course. While some readings will be recommended by academics (such as weekly readings), you are also expected to search and read more academic materials (such as journal articles and books) to consolidate your understanding on the course topics and to satisfy the reference criteria of assignment(s).
  • On-line activities: You will be required to engage in various on-line learning activities. International online engagement will be promoted in this course.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT /Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information. 

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.