Course Title: Business Beyond Borders

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Business Beyond Borders

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

This course is a study tour and requires permission to enrol. Please contact Business Connect for advice.

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


610P BUS Portfolio Office



Course Coordinator: Dr Simon Thornton

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9313

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with the course coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course focuses upon the global issues confronting organisations, leaders, managers and employees as national and international boundaries become less relevant. Issues covered will include the cultural, political and social change as it affects business issues, especially making business decisions, sustainability (including Sustainable Development Goals), and managing people in a global business environment.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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


CLO1 – Critically analyse issues and situations that reflect an understanding of the interlinkages between local, national and global dynamics.


CLO2 – Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge related to cultural and social adjustment in the context of living and studying in another culture. 


CLO3 – Critically appraise, synthesise, and evaluate different disciplinary perspectives and their contributions to business beyond borders. 


CLO4 - Communicate effectively using oral, written, and interpersonal communication to inform and effect change in the context of selected aspects of business practices and their comparison to business practices in the destination country. 

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.


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

Assessment Task 1: 20% Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: 40% Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 3: 40% 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 individual consultation.