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The International Business major is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills relevant to the development, strategy and management of international business organisations and the institutional context for their development, growth and operation.
This is a compulsory major option for the Bachelor of Commerce (including combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees) and a Major I option for the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies).
Note. The following information is for students who commenced study in their degree from 2011. Students who commenced prior to 2011 should refer to the information below listed under "Pre-2011 continuing students".
For the award of a major in International Business, students complete:
(i) one junior prerequisite unit of study (six credit points), that must be: (a) be offered by the Business School; or (b) be part of the Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of International and Global Studies, Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences, or Bachelor of International Studies (for students enrolled in these degrees only).*
*Students who do not meet the requirements in (a) or (b) may complete two alternative junior units of study approved by the Chair of the Discipline of International Business.
(ii) four compulsory senior units of study (24 credit points), as follows:
(iii) a minimum of two senior elective units of study (12 credit points) selected from the following options:
* Not offered for 2016. CISS2001 is no longer be offered from 2012.
^ For students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce all Political Economy (ECOP), Government and International Relations (GOVT), US Studies Centre (USSC) or senior language units from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences these units are considered "other faculty" (non-Business School and School of Economics) units. The number of units students can complete from another faculty (outside of the Business School and School of Economics) are restricted for students enrolled in Business School degree (refer to the handbook of the year you commenced for details of the number of units you can complete from these subject areas). For example, 2013 commencing students in the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws students can only complete units of study from the Business School, School of Economics and the Law School to meet the requirements of their degree.
For students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) all units of study from Economics (ECON/ECOS), Political Economy (ECOP), Government and International Relations (GOVT), US Studies Centre (USSC) or senior language units from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences these units are considered "other faculty" (non-Business School) units and will count towrds the 84 credit point allowance for non-Business School units in this degree.
The following information is for Pre-2011 continuing students only
Pre-2011 continuing students can choose to follow the requirements for a major as set out above or can follow the requirements for their major as set out in the following downloadable PDFs. Students should also refer to the handbook of the year you commenced for the exact details of their degree and major requirements.
The International Business major is an available option in the following degrees offered by the Business School:
Pre-2011 continuing students enrolled in these former Faculty of Economics and Business degrees can also complete a major or electives in International Business: Bachelor of Economics, and Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (electives only).
Students in the following combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees administered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies also have the option of completing a major in International Business:
An International Business major or electives in this area may also be available to students enrolled in other degrees in the University. Students should check the other faculty's handbook and course information for further details.
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