Managing the Multinational

Subject MGMT20006 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 2-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment:

3 hours per week plus a minimum of 6 hours per week in self directed study.


One of:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2

One of:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.

Non Allowed Subjects:

Students may not receive credit for both MGMT20006 Managing the Multinational and 325-303 Strategic Management of Multinationals.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, 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 Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview:

This subject explores three important areas of concern facing managers of multinational corporations. First, it examines the relationship and balance between global integration and local responsiveness that lies at the heart of understanding strategies of multinational corporations (MNCs). This brings with it the question of organisational structure and design and aspects of the internal management of the MNC such as subsidiary tasks, control and coordination. Second, it delves into the many factors within host economies that impact on MNC operations. Third, it also deals with contemporary issues around managing MNCs such as international strategic alliances, MNCs from emerging economies, and sustainability.

Learning Outcomes:

• Describe the main theories, frameworks and tools applicable to the strategic management of multinational companies (MNCs),
• Apply these theories, frameworks and tools to real-life scenarios and to critically evaluate their usefulness.
• Describe the complexity of conducting business across national borders, and trends in the international business environment and their impact on the strategic management of MNCs.

  • One group assignment not more than 3000 words due between weeks 3 and 7 (25%)
  • One individual assignment not more than 1500 words due between weeks 8 and 11 (15%)
  • A 2-hour end-of-semester examination (60%)
Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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Generic Skills:

• High level of development: written communication; problem solving; accessing data and other information from a range of sources; teamwork.
• Moderate level of development: oral communication; collaborative learning; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information; receptiveness to alternative ideas.


Subject to replace 325-303 Strategic Management of Multinationals

Related Breadth Track(s): Management && Leadership in Today's Global Economy

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