Course Title: International Strategy

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Strategy

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017


RMIT University Vietnam


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Viet3 2016

Course Coordinator: Michael Rowe

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2000

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Melbourne City Campus. Building 13

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

International Strategy is designed to expose you to strategic analysis and viewpoints on issues that concern an organization as a whole, taking an international perspective. The course draws on and integrates concepts from other courses which focus on specific areas of managing a business (i.e. functional areas of marketing, finance, accounting, human resource management, operations management) and uses these insights to aid in the development of novel and competitive solutions to complex business problems and opportunities. The focus is on the creation and documentation of a strategic plan, recognising the importance of involving staff in the strategy process, that strategies emerge from the actions of people in the firm, and incorporating thought with action.

This course provides you with a capstone experience, which will give you the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt in your program.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  1. Gather and analyse data relevant to a strategic problem to appreciate impacts of globalisation and international issues on an organisation
  2. Incorporate analytical perspectives and strategic insights in a business plan in order to execute a specific business strategy
  3. Provide appropriate leadership in operational matters related to an organisation’s strategy formation and implementation by displaying an awareness of the importance of effective management of resources
  4. Demonstrate awareness of critical engagement with theoretical, practical and ethical considerations relating to international strategy outcomes and effectively communicate these outcomes

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

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: 44%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 4

Assessment Task 3: 16%
Linked CLOs: 2, 4

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.