University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

TRADE 7007 - MNCs, Trade & Sustainable Development

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Trimester 3
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 36 hours
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: TRADE 5000, TRADE 7003, TRADE 7004, TRADE 7005
Assessment: Participation/group work/online quiz; final assignment.

This course explores the growth and role of global firms and their significant interaction with the international trade architecture. It discusses how trade and investment opportunities are vital to the ongoing growth and sustainability of firms and why trade agreements and investment guarantee schemes can have a substantial impact on the investments and trade strategies used by Multinational Corporations (MNCs). The course reviews and develops understanding of key concepts of corporate social responsibility, triple-bottom line and other methods of sustainability accounting, sustainability reporting and risk management in terms of their current relevance to the trade and investment decisions of global firms. Students are offered a unique insight into how contemporary multinational businesses are dealing with both internal (such as transparency and management issues) as well as external risk factors (such as poverty, country risk and environmental challenges), with the aim of enabling students to undertake a balanced and critical analysis of the future role of MNCs in contributing to sustainable development outcomes. The course is delivered through a blended learning approach with teaching materials and online modules provided through the MyUni course page. Students are expected to complete all online modules prior to the face-to-face sessions.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Trimester 3 Mon 20/09/2021 Wed 22/09/2021 Fri 29/10/2021 Wed 24/11/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
36020 SE01 20 6 13 Sep - 13 Sep Monday 10am - 5pm Schulz, 218, Teaching Room
15 Sep - 15 Sep Wednesday 10am - 5pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
27 Sep - 30 Sep Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am - 5pm Nexus10, UB34, Teaching Room
Note: This class will be delivered both online and face to face. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.