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.

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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
Case Study Group Case Plan 10%
Exercise In-class Exercise(s) 20%
Report Group Case Study Report 30%
Test Final Assessment (Individual, in-class) 40%

Other locations

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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