Course Title: International Business

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Business

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education


Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018


Shanghai Uni of Int Bus & Econ


650T Vocational Business Education


Offsh1 17,
Offsh1 18

Course Coordinator: Peter Holyoake

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This is a capstone course with a major assignment which will bring together all the courses offered in Semesters 1-3 in the Associate Degree in Business. In order to maximise the chances of success in this course, it is highly recommended that students have completed all semester 1-3 courses before enrolling in International Business.

Course Description

This course provides you with a fundamental understanding of international aspects of business and management, including international business contexts, participants 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 experience. You will undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice.

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

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

You will explore international business practices, challenges and trends in lectures, readings, case studies and class discussions.
You will undertake problem solving activities in class both individually and in groups using appropriate analytical skills.
A range of activities in a simulated or real work situations will also be provided that provide opportunities to work as a team and case studies will be used to critically examine the major international business actors and their behaviour in the contemporary context.

Overview of Learning Resources

This course is supported online by the use of the myRMIT site where various materials will be supplied progressively throughout the semester - including lecture outlines, tutorial solutions and other relevant materials. You are advised to regularly check your Course site. 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.

It is recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus, including the classroom and outside of class times.

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Task 1: 25%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3

Assessment Task 2: 35% 
Linked CLos:1, 2, 3

Final Examination: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2

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.