Course Title: International Strategy and Innovation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Strategy and Innovation

Credit Points: 12.00


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,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023


Open Learning Australia

Non Award

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Distance / Correspondence



RMIT University Vietnam


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Viet3 2016,
Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet3 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet3 2021,
Viet1 2022,
Viet2 2022,
Viet3 2022,
Viet1 2023,
Viet3 2023,
Viet2 2024


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Viet1 2020

Course Coordinator: Mohamed Farah

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1546

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 and Innovation is designed to expose you to strategy formulation and strategy implementation matters in an international business setting with a view to developing novel, creative and rigorous solutions to business problems and opportunities. The value of applied research, networks and strategic alliances to assist exploratory innovation and/or exploitative innovation is discussed.

The course is integrative drawing, on 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). You will learn to synthesise external and industry environment circumstances in different legal jurisdictions in different countries and understand the impact of this on international business, foreign market entry and trade. You will research, apply and reflect on the role(s) of different stakeholders (e.g., senior executives, management consultants). Understanding of the influence of business culture, institutions and business ethics in different legal jurisdictions is explored. Global corporate governance challenges including organization structure and the importance of sustainability outcomes are discussed. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

CLO1: Apply the complex body of knowledge on formulation and implementation of international strategy and innovation practiced by firms in different legal jurisdictions and different countries.

CLO2: Undertake synthesis of complex external and industry environment circumstances in different legal jurisdictions in different countries, and understand the impact of this on international business and trade.

CLO3 Collaborate effectively as a team to research and apply innovative knowledge to the challenges of exploring new products and/or services while exploiting existing products and/or services in an international business context. 

CLO4: Research, apply and reflect on the roles different stakeholders (e.g. financial institutions, legal institutions, levels of government, management consultants) play in international strategy and innovation.

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 Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and 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: 25%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3

Assessment Task 2: 25%
Linked CLOs: 1, 4

Assessment Task 3: 50%
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.