Broaden your horizons in the world of 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.
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.
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
Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and a recommended study sequence.
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: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.
Total units: 288
Recommended study sequence
This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.
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.
- 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?
- Confirm that you meet the program specific admission requirements, prerequisites and recommended prior study outlined on Why study this program?
- Confirm that you meet the general undergraduate admission requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements
- Refer to the application dates for cut-off dates and deadlines
- Check your eligibility for credit
Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?
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.
Apply direct to USC International
International students should contact USC International
How to enrol
New to USC?
Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your courses.
Before you enrol, visit Planning your study 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.
Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.
Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester, session and/or trimester dates.