Please note this program will proceed subject to the government's COVID-19 health and travel restrictions, current at the time of travel.

Engaging with International Business

4 – 17 February 2024

BEX3725/5725 Engaging with International Business, Germany

This unit may count as a capstone or an elective unit in your undergraduate or postgraduate degree

This future-oriented study seminar will investigate business models in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In doing so, it aims to develop a systems-mind set amongst students, providing them with an opportunity to explore multiple ways of doing business, diverse forms of corporate reporting and site-specific case visits to leading innovative German industry partners incorporating robotics, logistics, agriculture and sustainable consultancy industries.

The study seminar aims to work across multiple disciplines - business, arts and science - to bring new insights to complex business problems. Students are provided with the opportunity to bring their conceptual understanding to real-world scenarios, applying design methodology and integrated thinking to solve business problems. This unit requires students to examine a broad range of social, cultural, legal and political issues that can impact the strategy and operations of businesses operating in a global business environment. Through the use of readings, case studies, and an analysis of current events students are confronted with some specific challenges of doing business in a global context. This unit focuses on developing skills, addressing various global issues and how they affect business, as well as aspects of global citizenship, cultural sensitivity and effective teamwork.

Key dates

  • Applications close: 6 August 2023
  • Decision date: 25 August 2023
  • Start date: 4 Feb 2024
  • End date: 17 Feb 2024