Course Title: Global Trade Operations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Trade Operations

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019


Singapore Inst of Management


620H Business IT and Logistics


Offsh3 13,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17,
Offsh1 18,
Offsh3 18,
Offsh1 19,
Offsh3 19


Open Learning Australia

Non Award

620H Business IT and Logistics

Distance / Correspondence



Open Learning Australia


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2017


RMIT University Vietnam


620H Business IT and Logistics


Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019

Course Coordinator: Dr Aswini Yadlapalli

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1472

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is designed to develop an understanding of developments global trade operations and the ways in which businesses position themselves to optimally harness opportunities and succeed within a globalised competitive environment. It introduces both operational and strategic aspects of global trade operations through analysing current trade procedures, practices, and policies related to the exchange of goods or services along international borders.

In this course you will learn about the fundamental principles, theories and systems of global trade operations. Following carefully selected topics and objective-driven assessment tasks, you will be introduced to the globalised competitive business environment, the politics of global trade and the regulatory environment.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  1. Analyse and apply key concepts, models and theories in the context of global trade operations.
  2. Apply exporting and importing processes, documentation and international trade terms in global trade operations.
  3. Evaluate the function of global trade corridors, freight hubs and commodity supply chains.
  4. Critically evaluate and present rational analyses and problem-oriented policy discussions on aspects of global supply chains in diverse professional contexts.
  5. Work effectively individually and collaboratively to communicate ideas and strategies to solve problems in international trade.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities include a set of weekly lectures and tutorials, video case studies, class discussions, and group activities to improve the critical thinking.

Your inputs as learners include active and constructive participation in discussions as well as proactive engagement through weekly reading, group and individual exercises or assignments and careful planning and completion of assessment tasks.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT /Canvas. 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.

RMIT University will provide you access to extensive course materials on myRMIT, including lecture notes and a detailed study program, external internet links and access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3
Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 2, 4, 5
Final Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 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.