Bachelor of Business (International Business)

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Program summary

Explore a world of possibilities with a career in international business.

Our program provides you with a solid foundation and prepares you for a career in the exciting world of international business. The program also offers flexibility so you can choose to broaden your studies across a range of areas or focus on a niche skill set that speaks to your talents and career desires. Core topics include; the principles of international business, cross-cultural management, international marketing, trade and finance, managing global logistics and global strategy.

Learn how to identify corporate social responsibilities in the global business environment and present an international business case to senior managers of regional companies. You’ll get hands-on experience with a regional business developing an international business marketing strategy as well as the potential to undertake an internship business project for a regional company.

Immerse yourself in another culture and travel overseas to study a semester in another country. Expand your job horizons and study a language as a four-course elective.

International business opens up a world of opportunities both locally and globally and our graduates enjoy great success in the international business job market.

Career opportunities

International marketing and research, international human resource management, export / import management, international logistics, international business strategy, international business consulting, Regional, State and National Government opportunities in trade and investment development, policy and related areas.

Or maybe start your own international business.

Membership

Australian Institute of Export; Australian Institute of Management; Australian Marketing Institute; Academy of International Business.

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

Program structure

Program Structure
Introductory courses (7)

BUS101 Business Analytics
BUS102 Introduction to Economics
BUS104 Introduction to Management
BUS105 Introduction to Marketing
BUS106 Accounting for Business
BUS108 Introduction to Informatics
COR109 Communication and Thought

Advanced courses (8)

BUS203 Business Law and Ethics
BUS320 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
IBS210 Principles of International Business
IBS220 Cross-Cultural Management
IBS221 Trade and Finance in a Global Economy
IBS310 International Marketing
IBS320 Managing Global Logistics
IBS321 International Business Strategy

Elective courses (9)

Select 9 elective courses. Of the electives, 6 must be advanced level (200/300 coded) courses. A minimum of 3 courses must be from the School of Business, and the remaining 6 electives may be from either faculty (Arts, Business and Law or Science, Health, Education and Engineering).

The School of Business recommends students use these electives towards a second major from those listed below:

Note: Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 288

Recommended study sequence

Students who commenced prior to the current semester must complete the courses from their original program structure unless otherwise advised. For courses no longer included in the current sequence, use the course links in your structure for details of requisites and scheduling. This is a recommended study sequence to complete your program within the specified full-time duration.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 288 units as outlined in the Program Structure
  • Complete no more than 10 introductory level (100 coded) courses.
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses)
  • Most courses are valued at 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • As part of your USC program, you may apply to Study Overseas to undertake courses with an overseas higher education provider
  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa
  • Refer to the 'Planning your study' page to manage your progression.
  • You may wish to use electives to complete an additional major or minor
  • Register your selected major(s) and/or minor(s)

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?

Exceptions

The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • USC Tertiary Preparation Pathways (TPP) students who are currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years; or
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students; or
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement;
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

Current students

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester/session/trimester dates.

Step 1 - Enrol in your courses

You can enrol in courses for the full year (Study periods 1 and 2). This gives you the opportunity to plan your study well in advance.

View Key dates below. View the instructions to complete Step 1 in the video below or the Enrol in your courses PDF guide.

Already enrolled in your courses when class selection has opened?

Go to Step 2 - Select your class times.

Still need to enrol in your courses when Class selection has opened?

View the instructions to enrol in your courses and select your class times in the How to enrol when class selection has opened PDF Guide.

Step 2 - Select your class times 

Check the Academic calendar for the timetable release date for each study period. When the timetable has been released you can use the Timetable Planner to plan your class times.

All students (excluding Headstart, Cross institutional and Visiting students)

Once Class selection opens (view Key dates below), select your class times in USC Central by following the instructions in the video below or the Select your class times PDF guide.

Tip: Select your classes as soon as Class selection opens as classes can fill quickly.

Headstart, Cross-institutional and Visiting students

Complete and submit a Class preference form to select your class times.

New students 

Domestic students: Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps for Getting Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your courses.

International students should view the Getting Started Guide for International students for enrolment steps.

Plan your study

Before you re-enrol it's important to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Follow the Planning your study instructions to plan your courses for the upcoming semesters/trimesters/sessions. You can vary your study load between full-time (3-4 courses) or part-time (1-2 courses) in each study period. If you need some assistance, contact Student Central.

Key dates

Date Study term Enrolment stage
10 October 2016 Semester 1 and 2, Sessions 1-7, Trimester 1 and 2, 2017  Course enrolments open
30 October 2016 Semester 1, Sessions 1-4, Trimester 1, 2017 

On-time course enrolments close

16 January 2017 Semester 1, Sessions 2-4, Trimester 1, 2017  Timetable released (only in the Timetable Planner)
24 January 2017 Semester 1, Sessions 2-4, Trimester 1, 2017  Class selection opens at 9am for students who enrolled in courses by 30 October 2016 
25 January 2017 Semester 1, Sessions 2-4, Trimester 1, 2017  Class selection opens at 9am for students who enrolled in courses after 30 October 2016 

 

Confirm your enrolment

View your class timetable in USC Central to confirm you are enrolled in the courses you selected. Close to the beginning of the semester/trimester/session, your course details can be found in My Courses in Blackboard.

To prove your enrolment to Centrelink, print an unofficial transcript from USC Central. Refer to the steps at View your Unofficial Transcript in the USC Central Guide.

Once you are enrolled, learn how to manage your enrolment.

More information

Search for answers and ask questions via askUSC, or contact Student Central.

* For PDF documents you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe Download page.

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