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- 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 Logistics Association of Australia and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing, depending on the subjects 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.
|QTAC course code||413021|
|QUT course code||BS05|
|Attendance||Part-time or Full-time|
|Course duration||3 years full-time
6 years part-time
|Start month||2014 & 2015 February, July|
|Deferment||You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.|
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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.
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
You may be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Export, the Logistics Association of Australia and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing, depending on the units chosen.
Bachelor of Business (Honours) option
High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).
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
- International logistics
Additional minor options
- Tourism and entertainment marketing
- Business regulation
- Applied economics
- Quantitative economics
All course structures
Guide to entry cut-offs
Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
Did you get an OP 1-5?
If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
2015: CSP $5,200 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
Student Services and Amenities Fee
You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.
HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees
You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments
How to apply for Bachelor of Business (International Business)
You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.
Are you ready to submit your application?
You're ready if you've:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
- Checked important dates.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements.
- Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.
All done? Then you're ready to apply.
Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (413021) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.
After you've submitted your application to QTAC
If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.
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