Business in a Global Context

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 12 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
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About this unit

The aim of this Business in a Global Context unit, offered by RMIT University and Open Universities Australia, is to provide students with an introduction to the broad range of issues and frameworks that underpin the business environment and workplace.

Students enrolled in this unit will research a variety of topics including economic systems, globalisation, organisational behaviour, legal dimensions of organisations, and organisational design. The unit will help students develop skills across self-management, team building, presenting and compiling reports.

On campus component

This unit requires on campus attendance in Melbourne for four days. Enquire now for more information.

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Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Must not have already completed this unit or its academic equivalent, Global Business Context

AND

  • Be studying a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive) or MBA (Executive)

Areas of study

In this Business in a Global Context unit, the topics you will study include:

  • An introduction to globalisation
  • Ethics in international business
  • Differences in culture
  • Organisations: an historical perspective
  • Working in teams
  • Global marketing
  • The strategy of international business
  • International trade and FDI
  • Data analysis and presentation
  • Global production and logistics
  • Contemporary global issues
  • The international monetary system and financial markets

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive), RMIT University
  • MBA (Executive), RMIT University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Students who successfully complete this postgraduate unit will gain executive leadership skills, and develop an understanding of how businesses operate in a global context. They will also understand how to analyse the economic, ethical and social effects of organisations, with consideration given to sustainable business practices. Alongside this, students will be able to lead teams and give persuasive, well researched and effective presentations.

These skills and a holistic understanding of international business practices will put students in good stead to successfully complete their university studies and enter a managerial career in the industry of their choice.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Business in a Global Context from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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