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IBUS2106: Creating Sustainable International Businesses

2024 unit information

International businesses must navigate an increasingly complex environment encompassing different laws, ethics, social movements, stakeholders, social and environmental responsibilities, consumers, and policies. These differences associated with operating across borders places immense pressure on an international business to consider their environmental impact and responsibility both upstream and downstream, of which is extensively more complex than that of a local-operating business. This unit examines the shifting mindset from profit maximising to acting as a responsible business. It explores how an international business can assess, manage and improve their operations to be accountable and transparent in relation to key global social and environmental challenges and opportunities including transitioning to a net-zero global economy, the United Nation's SDGs, biodiversity and modern slavery. On completion of this unit, students have enhanced skills and knowledge relevant to the understanding of how international businesses can be socially and environmentally responsible and sustainable.

Unit details and rules

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International Business

Code IBUS2106
Academic unit International Business
Credit points 6
Completion of 48 credit points
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Apply key theories, frameworks, and concepts in insightful ways to address core sustainability-related issues international businesses face.
  • LO2. Evaluate core debates and challenges to international business dilemmas and provide UN SDGs supportive solutions.
  • LO3. Develop verbal and written communication skills within the context of sustainable business practices.
  • LO4. Work collaboratively and effectively within a team examining social and environmental challenges international businesses face, developing solutions supporting UN SDGs and embracing a global responsible business mindset.
  • LO5. Identify how to make a positive impact within the international business environment by evaluating sustainable and ethical approaches to address current challenges international businesses and society face.

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Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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