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MIBS6006: International Business Project B

This unit is completed at the end of the Master of International Business program. It enables students to apply the knowledge, theories and skills which they have developed throughout the program. Students engage in a mini-consulting project where they work on a brief provided by participating companies and designed in consultation with academic staff. The project requires students to define, analyse and propose solutions to actual problems related to the relevant international dimensions of the participating company's operations. Successful completion of the project requires demonstration of the analytical, communication, cross-cultural, teamwork and ethical skills required to perform at a professional level in a global business context.


Academic unit International Business
Unit code MIBS6006
Unit name International Business Project B
Session, year
Intensive July, 2020
Attendance mode Block mode
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

IBUS6001 or IBUS6002
MIBS6001 and MIBS6002 and MIBS6003 and MIBS6004
Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Jacqueline Mees-Buss,
Project supervisor(s) Jacqueline Mees-Buss ,
Tamara Oyarce Lopez,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Presentation group assignment Project report presentation
Oral presentation
10% Week 03 25-30 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Assignment group assignment Final group project report
40% Week 03
Due date: 31 Jul 2020 at 23:00

Closing date: 07 Aug 2020
5000 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Participation Individual communication
5% Week 03 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Assignment Individual teamwork
Peer evaluation
5% Week 03 n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Assignment Assignment
40% Week 04
Due date: 07 Aug 2020 at 23:00

Closing date: 14 Aug 2020
3000 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
group assignment = group assignment ?
  • Project report presentation: Student teams are expected to present their findings and recommendations to the client or to a team of business experts. The presentation should reflect the highlights of the final report that the team will send to the client in the week following the presentation. Each team member will present one segment of the presentation. The individual student's performance is separately marked as part of the assessment of their individual oral communication skills. A panel of industry experts together with the supervisor will provide immediate verbal feedback following the presentation.
  • Final group project report: On completion of the project, students will present their findings and recommendations to the client. Students are expected to employ a scholarly approach and draw on theories and frameworks taken up in the various units of study of their degree without estranging the client. During the course of the project, the teams will receive regular feedback from their supervisor.
  • Individual communication: While the group presentation is a team effort, each member of the team must be given an opportunity to present one segment of the presentation. The individual student's performance in his/her part in the presentation and contribution to class and team meetings will form the basis for individual assessment.
  • Individual teamwork: All students will have to complete an online tool for self and peer evaluation after completion of the project. Students are expected to complete the online modules within 3 days after receiving a link. Students are then asked to reflect on their team performance in their individual learning portfolio.
  • Assignment: Students will submit journal entries on business knowledge, critical thinking, business problem solving, team working, and ethical and social responsibility. The overall portfolio will also be used to assess the student's proficiency in written communication.

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range


High distinction

85 - 100

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at an exceptional standard, as defined by grade descriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school. 


75 - 84

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at a very high standard, as defined by grade descriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school.


65 - 74

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at a good standard, as defined by grade descriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school.


50 - 64

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at an acceptable standard, as defined by grade descriptors or exemplars outlined by your faculty or school. 


0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
- Start of MIBS6006 Individual study (100 hr)  
Start program in Mexico city Field trip (100 hr)  
Fieldwork: Mexico city Field trip (100 hr)  
End of Mexico visit Field trip (100 hr)  

Attendance and class requirements

This is a full-time intensive units. All students are expected to work full-time on their consulting projects during the 3-week period of the Intensive (full-time does allow for a maximum of 20 hours of alternative work per week).

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

  • LO1. demonstrate an integrated understanding of key concepts, techniques and trends in the field of international business practice and the challenges and opportunities involved in applying this knowledge in diverse contexts
  • LO2. demonstrate to be an autonomous and constructive critical thinker, able to question, assess and respond independently and creatively to assumptions, propositions and debates within the field of international business
  • LO3. apply a range of quantitative and qualitative research skills to identify and diagnose complex and unfamiliar problems and to use the evidence and findings generated to formulate strategically appropriate solutions for a client business' international activities
  • LO4. act as a persuasive communicator and negotiator, as well as use a range of communications strategies - both oral and written - to reach agreement with others about appropriate responses to complex and unfamiliar problems within one or more fields of business practice
  • LO5. demonstrate to be a capable team leader in work-related contexts, able to influence others to work collaboratively to address complex and unfamiliar problems within one or more fields of business practice
  • LO6. demonstrate ethical and social awareness and responsibility in personal decision-making and behaviour within international business practice.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
Minor changes were made since the last time the unit was reviewed in order to include details for the June 2020 delivery.


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