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FACULTY OF HIGHER
Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T1 2020
Unit Code HI2011
Unit Title International and Global Business
Assessment Type Individual Assignment
This is strictly required to be your own original work. Plagiarism will be penalised. Students are required to apply the theories and knowledge derived from the unit materials, demonstrate critical analysis, and provide a considered and comprehensive evaluation. Students must use correct in-text citation conventions.
Assessment Title Tutorial Question Assignment 1
the assessment and linkage to ULO. Purpose:
This assignment is designed to assess your level of knowledge of the key topics covered in this unit
Unit Learning Outcomes Assessed:
- Analyse, evaluate and discuss theoretical and practical knowledge of global business strategy, in the context of Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental and Legal issues.
- Discuss how major financial institutions contribute to global business.
- Analyse, evaluate and discuss theoretical and practical knowledge of international market entry options.
Total Marks: 50 Marks
Total Word Limit: No more than 300 - 400 Words/each question
2,000 words in Total (+/- 10%)
Due Date: Week 7 - 15th May 2020 - Friday 11:59 PM (Midnight)
[Late submission penalties accrue at the rate of -5% per day]
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• All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.
The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page numbers.
Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list, all using Harvard referencing style.
Description: Each week students were provided with three tutorial questions of varying degrees of difficulty. These tutorial questions are available in the Tutorial Folder for each week on Blackboard. The Interactive Tutorials are designed to assist students with the process, skills and knowledge to answer the provided tutorial questions. Your task is to answer a selection of tutorial questions for weeks 1 to 5 inclusive and submit these answers in a single document. You should write about 300 – 400 words per question.
The questions to be answered are;
Week 1 – Question 1 (10 marks)
“The study of international business is fine if you are going to work in a large multinational enterprise, but it has no relevance for individuals who are going to work in small firms.”
Evaluate this statement. (Write about 300 – 400 words)
Week 2 – Question 2 (10 marks)
Describe the three (3) main risks of doing business in a country. Provide appropriate examples in your response. (Write about 300 – 400 words)
Week 3 – Question 3 (10 marks)
Describe the role of “education” in culture. Why is education important for a multi-national entity, which is considering expansion into a new host country market? (Write about 300 – 400 words)
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Week 4 – Question 4 (10 marks)
Unions in developed nations often oppose imports from low-wage countries and advocate trade barriers to protect jobs from what they often characterize as “unfair” import competition. Is such competition “unfair”? Do you think that this argument is in the best interests of:
(a) the local companies
(b) the workers
(c) the consumers
(Write about 300 – 400 words)
Week 5 – Question 5 (10 marks)
Given the arguments relating to strategic trade policy, how can governments assist businesses in conducting international business and trade? (Write about 300 – 400 words)