EXMBA566-21W (HAM)

Breaking Boundaries – The Global Business Experience

15 Points

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Paper Description

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The ability to understand and respond to changes in the global business environment, including competitive moves by other players is paramount to successful international business strategy. Recognition of regional and global trends and an appreciation of industry dynamics is essential for smaller exporters expanding abroad as well as global multinational corporations, whose strategies shape industries, competition and output worldwide.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through in class sessions involving insights, workshops, discussion, guest speakers and presentations; as well as online sessions involving group work, Q&A; and 'live' case assignments. Students must prepare in advance for class & case discussions.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • 1. Identify and monitor global and regional trends that shape opportunities, constraints, challenges and complexities faced by international businesses in the dynamic business environment
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  • 2. Develop strategies that address and respond to the cross-border opportunities and challenges faced by internationalising firms entering international markets.
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  • 3. Produce an applied research project that recommends how a NZ business could appropriately enter, or develop an existing business in an international market.
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. PESTE Analysis
19 Sep 2021
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
2. International Case Company(HAM)- International Analysis Topics
29 Sep 2021
5:30 PM
20
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
3. International Case Company (HAM) - Group Presentation
9 Oct 2021
1:00 PM
10
  • Presentation: In Class
4. International Case Company (HAM) - Group Report
17 Oct 2021
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. International Case Company (CHCH) - Group Presentation
5 Nov 2021
1:00 PM
10
  • Presentation: In Class
6. International Case Company (CHCH) - Group Report
21 Nov 2021
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required Readings

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See Moodle by session for preparation and readings
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Please see Moodle webpage, link to Waikato Reading Lists, for a full list of readings for this paper by session.
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Online Support

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This paper is Moodle supported. The lecturers are contactable via email, brad.jackson@waikato.ac.nz; joanna.scott-kennel@waikato.ac.nz
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Workload

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Students are expected to spend 150 hours on this paper.
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Restricted papers: EXED516, EXMBA555, EXMBA556

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