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International Business


The International Business specialisation 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. The specialisation encompasses the broad domain of international business studies including multinational and transnational business activities, strategies and managerial processes that cross national boundaries, joint ventures and strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and the interactions of international business organisations with their economic, political and cultural environments.

About this specialisation

To meet requirements for the International Business specialisation in the Master's degree, you will complete five units of study (30 credit points), including:

(1) one six credit point prerequsite foundational unit of study:

  • Global Business.

(2) two compulsory (core) units of study (12 credit points):

  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • International Business Strategy

(2) two elective units of study (12 credit points) selected from the options listed for this specialisation, including:

  • Business and Management in India
  • Business Negotiations
  • China's Legal Environment for Business
  • Comparative International Management
  • Enterprise Management in China
  • Ethical International Business Decisions
  • Export Management
  • International Accounting
  • International and Global Marketing
  • International Business Alliances
  • International Business Finance
  • International Business Tax Strategy
  • Issues in Law and International Business
  • Managing International Risk
  • Strategy and Emerging Markets.

For unit availability please refer to the "Units of study in this specialisation" section below.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates with a specialisation in International Business will have strong career opportunities with multinational companies, government agencies, international aid agencies, other non-governmental agencies, and companies with global business links. Some roles include: export and import manager, manager of international strategy, government officer - Department of Foreign and Trade Affairs, manager of country or regional operations, international management consultant, international travel manager, international hotel manager, consultant - United Nations, intentional business analyst.

Career pathways
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