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MGS5966: International business theory and practice

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate – Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal datesfor the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Business and Economics

Coordinators(s)

Professor HB Klopper

Offered

South Africa

  • Term 1 2018 (On-campus block of classes)
  • Term 3 2018 (On-campus block of classes)

Prohibitions

MGM5966, MGX5966, MGZ5966, MGX9660

Synopsis

This unit looks at management implications of major internationalisation theories; the planning requirements in going international and management issues that arise in an international setting.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. define the concept of international business from a multi-disciplinary perspective
  2. explain the diversity and complexity of the international business environment
  3. provide a historical overview of the evolution of the international business phenomenon
  4. discuss the economics and politics of international business transactions
  5. analyse the concept of globalisation and its impact on businesses worldwide
  6. describe the firm internationalisation process
  7. examine the economic, social and political implications of multinational corporate activities
  8. extend awareness of global issues based on current affairs and their implications for international business.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Natasha Mwila

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