Global Trade Operations - 2016

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (25%) , Assignment 2 (25%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 1,305.00
International 1,555.00

This course is designed to develop an understanding of developments in global trade and the ways in which businesses seek to position themselves so as to optimise opportunities and succeed within a globalised competitive environment. Following carefully selected topics and objective-driven assessment tasks, you will be introduced to the contemporary business environment and the politics of global trade and business operations.

The capabilities that are developed through the program in which you are enrolled are described in the

By the end of the course you should be able to demonstrate the following abilities in relation to Global Business Operations:

  • Develop and present critical and coherent analyses and discussions
  • Effectively conduct small-scale research using a variety of methods
  • Work effectively in teams, lead and coordinate group work as well as working individually to produce high quality work
  • Prepare and present material orally and actively participate in discussions
  • Compile reports and develop coherent and well written assignments
  • Develop and submit work in a timely manner
  • Assignment 1 (25%)
  • Assignment 2 (25%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Note: Level 2 units normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 units or other relevant experience.

  • Additional materials
  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction - Globalisation and International Trade
2Classical Theories of International Trade
3Contemporary Theories of International Trade
4Global Trade Corridors and Networks
5International Trade Hubs and Port Logistics
6Political Economy of International Trade - Tarrifs, Import Quotas, Antidumping
7Exporting and Importing Documentation and Financing
8International Trade Terms
9Regional Economic Integration
10Global Production and Outsourcing
11The Strategy of International Business
12Revision and Examination Tips

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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