Through the use of readings, case studies and an analysis of current events, students are confronted with specific challenges of conducting business in a global context. These challenges may include but are not limited to: environmental sustainability; crime and corruption; cross-cultural relationship; technological innovation; political and economic risk. The unit encourages an awareness and appreciation of the complexity surrounding these issues in the development of strategic business responses.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
define globalisation and the globalisation process, including its causes and effects
argue both the contributions and criticisms associated with globalisation
identify and explore major contextual issues encountered in global business, including social-cultural, political-legal contexts, along with business environmental contexts
analyse the impact of major contextual issues on a variety of product and service industries
develop strategic responses to specific issues affecting businesses operating in a global context
demonstrate competence in critical and reflective thinking
acquire and demonstrate team skills including team leadership, collaboration, problem-solving, decision-making, communication and presentation skills.