MMM125-International Business Project (Sydney)

Module Provider: International Business and Strategy
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Summer term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Quyen Nguyen


Summary module description:

1. To demonstrate an integrated understanding of key concepts, techniques and trends in the field of international business practice and the challenges and opportunities involved in applying this knowledge in diverse contexts.
2. To demonstrate to be an autonomous and constructive critical thinker, able to
question, assess and respond independently and creatively to assumptions,
propositions and debates within the field of international business.
3. To apply a range of quantitative and qualitative research skills to identify and
diagnose complex and unfamiliar problems and to use the evidence and
findings generated to formulate strategically appropriate solutions for a
client business' international activities.
4. To act as a persuasive communicator and negotiator, able to use a range of
communications strategies to reach agreement with others about
appropriate responses to complex and unfamiliar problems within one or
more fields of business practice.
5. To demonstrate an ability to be a team leader in work-related contexts, able to
influence others to work collaboratively to address complex and unfamiliar
problems within one or more fields of business practice.
6. To demonstrate ethical and social awareness and responsibility in personal
decision-making and behaviour within international business practice.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module it is expected that the student will be able to:
1. Develop an ability to define and solve problems related to the relevant international dimensions of the participating company's operations.

Additional outcomes:
On completion of the project, students will be expected to demonstrate that they have achieved the programme learning goals.

Outline content:
Project work is expected to be completed over a cumulative twelve-week period and will aim primarily at defining and solving problems related to the relevant international dimensions of the participating company’s operations. Students will work in small groups of approximately three or five students .Overseas projects may include an international study tour that the discipline may organize from time to time. While most projects will be sourced and organized by the Discipline of International Business, under exceptional circumstances, the Unit Coordinators and/or the Program Director may also allow students to work on their own projects.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Students will be allocated an academic member of staff to supervise them.
Students are expected to employ a scholarly approach, and draw on theories and frameworks taken up in the various units of their degree. All students will have to complete an on-line tool for self- and peer-evaluation at the conclusion of the project.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 40
Project Supervision 4
Fieldwork 26
Guided independent study 130
Total hours by term 200.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 10
Report 30
Portfolio 50
Oral assessment and presentation 10

Other information on summative assessment:
•1500-2000-word preliminary group report summarising understanding of client’s business and problem/objectives
•5000-word final group report presenting findings and recommendations to the client
•Presentation based on the content of the final report to the client
•Individual professional portfolio
Students will submit 6 journal entries aligned with the programme learning outcomes (for a total portfolio of 3000 words)

Relative percentage of coursework:
The project will have a 100% weighting in the overall assessment of the module

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:

Length of examination:

Requirements for a pass:
A mark of 50%

Reassessment arrangements:
Resubmission as part of the overall arrangements for the MSc programme.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 21 December 2016

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