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International Business

Honours

Honours study in International Business has a dual purpose. On the one hand, it is directed towards the development of the analytical and conceptual skills required to conduct independent research in the field. Those pursuing Honours from this angle may be interested in postgraduate study and an academic career, or in working as a research analyst in either the private or the public sector. On the other hand, International Business Honours also builds on and further develops the practical management skills acquired in the major program.

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About honours in International Business

Honours study in International Business has a dual purpose. On the one hand, it is directed towards the development of the analytical and conceptual skills required to conduct independent research in the field. Those pursuing Honours from this angle may be interested in postgraduate study and an academic career, or in working as a research analyst in either the private or the public sector. On the other hand, International Business Honours also builds on and further develops the practical management skills acquired in the major program. From this perspective, the Final Honours Year adds value to an undergraduate degree and can lead to a range of opportunities in private firms, NGOs, international agencies, and government departments.

To discuss current research areas in International Business, contact the Discipline of International Business honours coordinator Massimo Garbuio.

Massimo Garbuio
Massimo’s research explore how entrepreneurs and executives think about innovation and disruption, allocate resources and make strategic decision. He invites applications from Honours students who are interested in exploring the cognitive aspects of business model innovation. Successful applicants will work with Massimo as well as other researchers and have the opportunity to apply to leading conferences in the field.

Vikas Kumar
Vikas’ research explores the (i) the increasing competitiveness of emerging market firms, (ii) unique attributes of emerging market firm internationalization, and (iii) strategy of business groups. He is specifically interested in studying the internationalization patterns of Indian companies. Potential Honours students interested in this research domain are encouraged to contact Vikas.

Stefan Volk
Stefan’s research explores how physiological processes such as sleep, pain, sickness, hunger, circadian rhythms and neural processes affect work-related outcomes such as employee performance, team processes, and leader-member relationships. Potential Honours students interested in this research domain are encouraged to contact Stefan.

Wu Zhan
Dr. Wu Zhan's research interests lie in (1) the competitive dynamics between foreign and local rivals in emerging and transition economies (2) the global innovation strategy of MNCs and (3) the application of dynamic capabilities in firm strategy. He is particularly interested in research on firms, both foreign and local, in China as the largest emerging and transition economy. Potential students are encouraged to contact Dr. Wu Zhan.

Graduate opportunities

The final honours year adds value to an undergraduate degree and can lead to a range of opportunities in private firms, NGOs, international agencies, and government departments.

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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