This unit emphasises upon strategic decision making as an essential aspect of international trade operations. These decisions relate to economic, operational, financial and efficient company positioning in the international trade. Decisions include exports and imports in international marketplace in terms of productivity improvements, organisation of viable production operations and effective transportation facilities. Achieving optimal economic balance relating to the key business operational activities in the international trade from the point of resource allocation, management of resources and development of efficient processes is the key focus of this unit.

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BEO1106 - Business Statistics

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse the concepts relating to a portfolio of trade operational tools and trade promotion;  
  2. Demonstrate a professional approach to international trade through the proposition of appropriate resolutions to specific trade expansion problems and issues;  
  3. Demonstrate competence in obtaining relevant results (through appropriate use of models, quantitative techniques, Excel, and the use of government trade organisations that provide data and assistance on trade) for analysis and decision making; and  
  4. Justify, generate and present professional technical reports that enhance effective decision-making in trade operations.  


Melbourne campuses

Students studying under the VU Block Model.

Assessment type Description Grade
Report Group Business Report (Draft Plan 10%, Final Report 30%) 40%
Exercise In-class Exercise(s) 20%
Test Final Assessment (Individual, in-class) 40%

Other locations

Assessment type Description Grade
Report Group Business Report 30%
Exercise In-class Exercise(s) 20%
Examination Final Examination 50%

Required reading

ISE Operation Management (14th ed.).
Stevenson, W. (2021).
New York: McGraw Hill Education.

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