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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Strategising Around the Globe
    • Managing Industry Competition
    • Leveraging Resources and Capabilities
    • Emphasising Institutions, Cultures, and Ethics
    • Growing and Internationalising the Entrepreneurial Firm
    • Entering Foreign Markets
    • Making Strategic Alliances and Networks Work
    • Managing Global Competitive Dynamics
    • Diversifying, Acquiring and Restructuring
    • Strategising, Structuring and Learning Around the World
    • Governing the Corporation Around the World
    • Strategising with Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

Topics covered in the subject include strategic thinking, strategic analysis, strategy formation, strategic change, innovation, industry context, international context and organisational purpose. In class discussion the lecturer will encourage students to discuss the formulation and implementation of strategy in international business practice.
At the completion of this subject, you will be able to:

  1. appreciate impacts of globalisation and international issues on an organisation
  2. gather and analyse data relevant to a strategic problem
  3. demonstrate the ability to think critically and creatively from an analytical base in a strategic context
  4. incorporate current business conditions and perspectives into a strategic plan
  5. prepare a strategic business plan
  6. display an awareness of the importance of effective management of resources
  7. provide appropriate leadership in operational matters related to an organisation’s strategy formation and implementation
  8. take relevant ethical considerations into account in achieving these outcomes
  9. effectively communicate the above outcomes in a strategic plan.
  • Assignment 1 - Individual Assessment (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Class Participation (16%)
  • Assignment 3 - Research and Presentation (44%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) degree of the Master of International Business program.

International Strategy is designed to expose you to strategic analysis and viewpoints on issues that concern an organisation as a whole, taking an international perspective. The unit draws on and integrates concepts from other unit which focus on specific areas of managing a business (i.e. functional areas of marketing, finance, accounting, human resource management, operations management) and uses these insights to aid in the development of novel and competitive solutions to complex business problems and opportunities.The focus is on the creation and documentation of a strategic plan, recognising the importance of involving staff in the strategy process, that strategies emerge from the actions of people in the firm, and incorporating thought with action.

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