TDM: Enterprise & Business in the World

Subject IBUS20005 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 04-Jan-2016 to 03-May-2016
Assessment Period End 03-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 28-Jan-2016
Census Date 05-Feb-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-Apr-2016

August, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 08-Aug-2016 to 25-Nov-2016
Assessment Period End 23-Dec-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 30-Aug-2016
Census Date 09-Sep-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 04-Nov-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Online classes from January to May and August to November through the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. This subject is only available online.
Total Time Commitment:

It is recommended that 6 hours per week be spent on this subject for a total of 72 hours across the whole semester


Admission into the D-GLOBISS Diploma in Global Issues.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit:


U21 International Programs Coordinator
Melbourne Global Mobility
Ground Floor, John Smyth Building
Phone: +61 3 8344 3849

Subject Overview:

This course has been designed to give an overview of the place companies and businesses have in the global economy. This course takes a theoretic-analytic approach to the study international trade and the many factors that influence it.

Learning Outcomes:

On the completion of the course, students shall be able to:

  • Analyse the forces that influence trade and investment in the global economy;
  • Analyse how international organisations work and how they influence business;
  • Search, analyse and interpret environmental variables relating to select international markets;
  • Learn to value the differences among countries.

The assignments consist of individual papers, group assignments and active participation in virtual seminars. Examination will take place continuously during the course.

Prescribed Texts:

A list of texts and readings will be provided at the start of the course.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Develop the competencies and skills necessary to analyse the increasingly complex world in which we live;
  • Develop an awareness of cultural differences, learn to be tolerant of them and appreciate international diversity;
  • Become a responsible, honest and prepared citizen of the world.
Links to further information:

Transcripts are sent from the international partner university approximately six weeks after the completion date of the course, therefore students are advised not to take this subject in the final semester of their undergraduate program if they wish to graduate in the December ceremonies.

Due to the varied grading schemes used by partners teaching into the U21 Diploma in Global Issues grades will be scaled according to the University of Melbourne standards using the grading scale online at

Please note this subject has non-standard teaching and census dates.

January Availability
Teaching dates: 6th Janurary 2014 to 6th May 2014
Census date: 7th February 2014

August Availability
Teaching dates: 11th August 2014 to 28th November 2014
Census date: 12th September 2014

Related Course(s): U21 Diploma in Global Issues

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