Course Title: Global Business Environment

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Business Environment

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:



Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Dr Venus Kanani-moghadam

Course Coordinator Phone: +61399254428

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Builidng 80, Level9

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course introduces you to the field of international business. It will unfold the evolving nature of globalisation, examine the complex international business environment, and describe fundamental trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) theories. By completing the course, you should become familiar with the dynamic global marketplace, be able to explain why firms seek to expand their operations beyond national borders and predict the opportunities and challenges firms encounter amid internationalisation because of the global business environment. Overall, the course equips you with the essential knowledge for further study in international business. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Course Learning outcomes 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: 


CLO1: Apply concepts and theories in the global business environment to internationalised firms

CLO2: Assess and identify opportunities and threats faced by firms in the complex global business environment, and communicate your findings effectively

CLO3: Analyse contemporary issues in the global business environment and explore the implications on firms’ international operations

CLO4: Work collaboratively on international business-related projects and provide and communicate valuable recommendations underpinned by research

Overview of Learning Activities

We design the course to include a variety of learning activities. First, weekly in-class and online activities will introduce you to new topics and review the previous ones. Second, you can apply theories and concepts in actual cases at the workshops. Your class participation, such as contributing to the discussion, is highly anticipated. Third, you should complete the assigned and recommended readings and search for additional materials to enhance your understanding of weekly topics. It can also help you with the course assessments. As part of the learning activities, course assessments will develop your critical thinking and nurture your research and analytical skills. 

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through the RMIT Learning Hub (Canvas). These include seminar slides, assessment details, links to relevant internet information, readings and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers.  


RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study spaces. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases.  


Computers and printers are available at every Library. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.  


Contact: Ask the Library for assistance and information on Library resources and services: Study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills.  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 1: Article critique (20%) Individual CLO 1, 2

Assessment 2: Essay (40%) Individual CLO 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment 3: Case study report (40%) Group CLO 1, 2, 3, 4 

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