Highlights

  • Study importing and exporting, international communication and negotiation, accounting, and logistics and marketing.
  • Study real business cases involving business ethics, cultural sensitivity, market diversity, project planning, decision making and strategic management.
  • Graduate eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Export, the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Australasia, depending on the units you choose.
  • Prepare yourself for a career as an international business specialist, international logistics specialist, international trade specialist, or international banking and finance executive.
  • You can also study this major as part of QUT's new Bachelor of Business - International degree, which includes one year of compulsory overseas studies.

Highlights

  • Study importing and exporting, international communication and negotiation, accounting, and logistics and marketing.
  • Study real business cases involving business ethics, cultural sensitivity, market diversity, project planning, decision making and strategic management.
  • You may be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Export, the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Australasia, depending on units chosen.
  • Prepare yourself for a career as an international business specialist, international logistics specialist, international trade specialist, or international banking and finance executive.
  • You can also study this major as part of QUT's new Bachelor of Business - International degree, which includes one year of compulsory overseas studies.

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You don't have to leave home to go to university. This course is one of the many QUT degrees you can study online.

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Why choose this course?

International business skills are in high demand. International firms require people with insight into the complexities of global regulations, management of cultural differences, knowledge of different buying preferences, global transport options and ethical behaviours. This course will equip you to build this expertise.

QUT’s international business major is distinguished by an emphasis on industry skills covering trade procedures, logistics, negotiation techniques, languages, regional understanding and offshore business strategies. These skills provide a toolkit. You can take advantage of opportunities to complete study overseas and use your learned skills in industry placements locally.

You will gain required skills and knowledge from a range of business disciplines, including marketing, management, finance, accounting and logistics. You will learn about the international aspects of importing and exporting, communication and negotiation, accounting, logistics and marketing, and develop the strategic know-how required to manage in a global commercial environment.

You will explore real business cases where the planning, decision making and strategic management required for these highly competitive global operations is examined. If you are interested in how business operates in many markets around the world, and would like to open yourself up to career options in global industry, consider study in international business.

Real-world learning

The major progresses from the importing and exporting unit, introducing students to the fundamentals of international trade, to units focussed on international finance, communication and negotiation, accounting, logistics and marketing.

The international business in the Asia-Pacific unit provides an overview of the contemporary business environment in Australia’s region, while the capstone international business strategy unit integrates learning throughout the major by focussing on the strategic decisions required by an individual firm to succeed in the international environment.

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Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduates find work as international business professionals in Australia or overseas or combine the major with study in another professional area to promote their global professional mobility. Our graduates have found success in roles such as:

  • international business specialist
  • logistics manager, supply chain manager, procurement specialist
  • customs and freight forwarding
  • international banking and finance executive
  • business analyst
  • diplomat.

Professional recognition

You may be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Export, the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Australasia, depending on units chosen.

Professional recognition

As a graduate of the international business major you will be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Export, the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Australasia, depending on units chosen.

Research pathways

Bachelor of Business (Honours) option

High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).

Possible careers

  • Business Analyst
  • Diplomat
  • International Business Specialist

Details and units

Languages option

The course structure for both full-time and part-time International business students varies depending on whether Languages are selected as an option. Alternative course structures are included: one outlines the course structure if no languages are taken, the other outlines the structure for those who wish to undertake a language specialisation. If Languages are taken as a specialisation, language units should commence in the first semester of the first year to maintain continuity from earlier pre-QUT language studies. All language units must normally be taken in the same language. International students must take a language that is not their native tongue.

International business major units

  • Importing and exporting
  • Finance for international business
  • Intercultural communication and negotiation skills
  • International accounting
  • International logistics
  • International marketing
  • International business in the Asia-Pacific
  • International business strategy

Recommended complementary study areas

Second major and minor options

  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Language

Additional minor options

  • Tourism and entertainment marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business regulation
  • Applied economics
  • Quantitative economics

Languages option

The course structure for both full-time and part-time International Business students varies depending on whether languages are selected as an option. Alternative course structures are included: one outlines the course structure if no languages are taken, the other outlines the structure for those who wish to undertake a language specialisation. If languages are taken as a specialisation, language units should commence in the first semester of the first year to maintain continuity from earlier pre-QUT language studies. All language units must normally be taken in the same language. International students must take a language that is not their native tongue.

International Business major units

  • Importing and exporting
  • Finance for international business
  • Intercultural communication and negotiation skills
  • International accounting
  • International logistics
  • International marketing
  • International business in the Asia-Pacific
  • International business strategy

Recommended complementary study areas

Second major and minor options

  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Language

Additional minor options

  • Tourism and entertainment marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business regulation
  • Applied economics
  • Quantitative economics

Requirements

OP
10
Selection rank
79.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

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Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

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Course code
BS05
QTAC code
413021
CRICOS code
003491G
Delivery
  • Online
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Online
  • Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February, July and November
Conditions apply for International students wishing to commence study in November. Contact bus@qut.edu.au for more information.
Offer Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

 

QUT year 12 early offer scheme 

If you’re a current Queensland Year 12 student, you may be eligible to receive an offer for this course on 20 November, before receiving your ATAR or selection rank. 

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

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Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 8
Selection rank 84
OP 8
Selection rank 84
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 13
Selection rank 9
OP 9
Selection rank 82

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

OP
10
Rank
79
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $14,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $31,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020 CSP $11,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $31,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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