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What will I learn?

Multinational businesses need talented and culturally sensitive individuals to look after their interests overseas.

To successfully work in international business, you must have an appreciation of a country’s culture and business practices, as well as extensive business knowledge.

This major gives an international focus to your business career. You’ll learn to analyse international markets and business systems, navigate your way around international business environments and develop the competencies you need to work in a cross-cultural team.

Much of the study is practical, focusing on current issues and cases. This helps you develop high-level skills in management, problem solving, planning, organising and managing change and prepares you for working in a global environment. This major provides the flexibility to learn a language and undertake cultural studies.

Professional recognition

You may be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Management.

Career information

Corporate affairs manager
Customs broker
Foreign affairs and trade officer
Import or export manager
International business development manager
International trade specialist
Procurement services manager


Consulting firms
Government departments
Import and export companies
International banking firms
International consultancy
International organisations

What you'll learn

Apply knowledge, principles and concepts to understand and appreciate management issues and challenges in conducting business globally (especially in the Asia Pacific region)
Think critically, creatively and reflectively to manage effectively in international environment and cross-cultural situation
Access, evaluate and synthesise information from relevant sources to effectively manage international operations
Communicate in ways appropriate to the management discipline for cross-cultural audiences and contexts
Use and apply technologies, recognising their advantages and limitations when applied to managing internationally
Take responsibility for their own learning by demonstrating initiative in finding new information and actively participating in varied learning experiences
Think globally and consider management issues from a variety of perspectives
Actively support the value of cultural diversity in improving business and professional practice
Demonstrate leadership, ethical practice and professional integrity when working within a cross-cultural team and independently.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,200.00 (US$ 21,691) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $87,300

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

Start date

Expected March, July 2022


Curtin Singapore

90 and 92 Jalan Rajah,

329162, Singapore, Singapore

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,200.00 (US$ 21,691) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $87,300

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

Start date

Expected March, July 2022


Dubai Campus

Curtin University,

Block 11, 4th floor, Dubai International Academic City,

345031, DUBAI, UAE

Entry requirements

For international students

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12 and a scaled mark of at least 50 in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.0; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 50; Overall band score 58; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and PBT (Paper Based Test) - 570 and 4.5 in TWE; C1 Advanced Formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. C2 Proficiency Formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 190 with 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

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About Curtin University

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