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152.261 International Business (15 credits)

A study of business and management from an international perspective. An introduction to the conduct of business in the global environment utilising different forms of enterprise including e-business, direct trade relations, and foreign direct investment in the context of rapid economic change. These are examined in the context of regionalism and globalism.

Details Details

  • Year: 2020
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester One full semester
  • Location: Auckland Campus
  • Coordinator: Dr Yuanfei Kang
  • Subject: Management
  • College: Massey Business School

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s):
    General Prerequisite: At least 45 credits from 100 level


  • Start Date: Monday 24 February, 2020
  • End date: Sunday 28 June, 2020

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Friday 6 March, 2020
  • Without academic penalty: Wednesday 27 May, 2020


Course fees for 2020

  • Domestic Students: NZD $759.55 *
  • International Students NZD $3,671.25 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply to 2020 enrolments. Domestic students may be eligible for free fees in their first year.

Learning outcomes Details

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Explain the concept of globalization and its implications for New Zealand and international organisations.
  2. Analyse the challenges for businesses operating in an international environment, particularly in cultural, political, economic and legal terms.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the theories and practices regarding international trade and investment.
  4. Evaluate the strategic and operational environments of international firms with reference to issues such as organizational structure, marketing, and human resource management.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Assessments Details

During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
1 Written Assignment 1,2,3,4 30.0%
2 Written Assignment 1,2,3,4 30.0%
3 Exam (centrally scheduled) 1,2,3,4 40.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.


It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.

  • Global Business Today: Asia Pacific Edition
    Author: Hill Charles W L, Tomas Hult, Rumintha Wickramasekera, Peter Liesch & Kim MacKenzie
    ISBN: 9781743766934
    Edition: 2017 Asia Pacific Perspective (4th)

Campus Books stock textbooks and legislation. Current second-hand textbooks are also bought and sold. For more information visit Campus Books

Class timetable

The class timetable displays all available class times for this offering. Once you have enrolled in a course, you can access the student portal and select which of these class times you wish to attend.

Requirement(s): Each student should take 1 hour(s) of Lecture(s) and 2 hour(s) of Workshop(s) per week.

Due to COVID-19, there may be changes to the way courses are taught. During Semester 2, 2020 students will have a blended learning experience, with increased online learning opportunities, alongside some face-to-face teaching for internal students.

Class timetables for our courses may also change. An updated class timetable will be available on 1 July 2020.
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Lecture (All students)
Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00

Workshop (Workshop 1)
Monday 09:00 - 11:00

Workshop (Workshop 2)
Tuesday 08:00 - 10:00

Workshop (Workshop 3)
Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00

Workshop (Workshop 4)
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00

Workshop (Workshop 5)
Thursday 09:00 - 11:00

Workshop (Workshop 6)
Thursday 11:00 - 13:00

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