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What will I learn?

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.

Career 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.

Possible careers

Business Analyst
Diplomat
International Business Specialist

Which department am I in?

QUT Business School

CRICOS

003491G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,100.00 (16,81,990) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 July 2022, 21 November 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023

Venue

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Gardens Point Campus,

2 George Street,

BRISBANE CITY,

Queensland,

4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International students must full fill the equivalent of below given Australian entry qualifications: Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 4.5 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s). QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s). QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s). QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.0 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s). IELTS Academic - Overall 6.5, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 6.0; Pearson PTE (Academic) - Overall 58, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 50; TOEFL iBT - Overall 79, Listening Reading -16; Writing - 21; Speaking - 18. Cambridge Advanced English Score - Overall 176, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 169.

For international students

  • Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 4.5 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.0 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, Reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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