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MANT342 Global Business Strategy

The strategic aspects of doing business internationally and why firms internationalise.

Firms face many choices with respect to how and where to operate. For many companies, the choices are not limited to the domestic market - today, doing business internationally is a viable option for firms of all sizes. This paper addresses strategic aspects of doing business across national borders, introducing students to various aspects of how and why firms internationalise. By introducing the principles of global business strategy, the aim of the paper is to prepare students to manage effectively, armed with an understanding of the decisions associated with selecting various organisational options for internationalising and dealing with the multitude of institutional environments that exist in the firm's potential markets.

Paper title Global Business Strategy
Paper code MANT342
Subject Management
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $912.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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(MANT 217 or MANT 251) and 18 further 200-level points
MANT 460
Schedule C
May not be credited together with MANT360 passed in 2015 or 2016.
Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Virginia Cathro

Teaching Arrangements

This paper is taught via lectures (one 2-hour lecture) and tutorials.


Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to:

  1. Describe the key challenges associated with the development and implementation of strategies for international business
  2. Explain the interaction between firm-level strategy and the business and institutional environments of various markets
  3. Evaluate the risks and benefits associated with different strategies for internationalisation

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Friday 10:00-11:50 9-13, 16-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 10-14, 17-19, 21
A2 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 10-14, 17-19, 21