This unit focuses upon strategic decision making as an essential aspect of international trade operations. These decisions focus upon economic, financial and efficient positioning of a company and its exports in the international market place in terms of productivity improvements, organisation of viable production and organisation of effective transportation facilities.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
BEO3432

Prerequisites

BEO1106 - Business Statistics

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critique and analyse the concepts relating to a portfolio of trade operational tools and trade promotion;  
  2. Demonstrate professional approaches to international trade through effective application of precise professional terminology, the proposition of appropriate resolutions to specific trade expansion problems and issues, and appropriate use of models and quantitative techniques;  
  3. Critically examine the provisions of government trade organisations, such as Austrade in Australia (Students at overseas campus are expected to be familiar with their government organisation that provides data and assistance on trade);  
  4. Be competent in obtaining relevant results using Excel for analysis; and  
  5. Generate, justify effective decision-making in organising trade operations through professionally appropriate technical reports.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Report Research Plan and Report 30%
Test Mid-semester Test 20%
Examination Final Examination 50%

Required reading

Operation Management (13th ed.).
Stevenson, W. (2018).
New York: McGraw Hill.

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