INTBUS 7016 - Managing Multinational Corporations

North Terrace Campus - Trimester 3 - 2018

This course addresses specific practical managerial challenges faced by large and small multinational corporations, such as managing organizational complexity, international strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, international human resource assignments, political risk, corporate diplomacy and government relationships, innovation in multinational corporations, multinational operations and financial management, among others. The emphasis of this course varies on an annual basis mirroring contemporary trends and events in the global economy. This course is delivered by experts of international standing in their particular field who employ proven and highly effective teaching methods at their discretion, such as simulations, case studies and experiential learning projects.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code INTBUS 7016
    Course Managing Multinational Corporations
    Coordinating Unit Business School
    Term Trimester 3
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 36 hours per trimester
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge INTBUS 7500, COMMGMT 7006, COMMGMT 7104, ECON 7200, ACCTNG 7025
    Course Description This course addresses specific practical managerial challenges faced by large and small multinational corporations, such as managing organizational complexity, international strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, international human resource assignments, political risk, corporate diplomacy and government relationships, innovation in multinational corporations, multinational operations and financial management, among others. The emphasis of this course varies on an annual basis mirroring contemporary trends and events in the global economy. This course is delivered by experts of international standing in their particular field who employ proven and highly effective teaching methods at their discretion, such as simulations, case studies and experiential learning projects.
    Course Staff
    Instructor:
    Dr. Daniel Rottig
    Associate Professor of International Business and Strategic Management
    E-Mail: daniel.rottig@adelaide.edu.au



    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    The principal objective of this course is to familiarize students with the complexity of entering foreign markets through equity-based entry modes in form of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) by shedding light on the crucial issues that determine the success of M&As and thus, influence the effective management of multinational corporations (MNCs) undertaking these transactions.

    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Understand the global strategic factors that determine the success of international mergers and acquisitions, and thus the effective management of multinational corporations undertaking these transactions.
    2. Demonstrate the ability to apply fundamental international business concepts and analyze the implications of the key global environmental forces for the effective management of MNCs entering foreign markets through mergers and acquisitions.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to effectively work in teams and successfully complete team-related tasks and assignments.
    4. Demonstrate oral presentation and report writing abilities in a business context.
    5. Identify and describe the complexities of managing international mergers and acquisitions and understand the challenges and opportunities of global economic, political, legal, and cultural differences for the management of multinational corporations conducting international mergers and acquisitions.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    2
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    3
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    4
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    3, 5
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    3
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Reading package (articles, notes and cases) will be discussed in the first class session of the term.

    Readings lists and case studies will be provided in the first class session and uploaded to myuni several weeks before the beginning of the course. 
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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