Bachelor of Business (International Business)

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Bachelor of Business (International Business)


Program summary

Dr Saskia De Klerk
Program coordinator

Dr Saskia De Klerk

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.

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.


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.

Program structure

Introductory courses (7) 84 units

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

Developing and Graduate courses (8) 96 units

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) 108 units

Select 9 elective courses (108 units). Of the electives, 6 (72 units) must be developing and graduate level (200/300 coded) courses. A minimum of 3 (36 units) must be from the USC Business School, and the remaining 6 electives (72 units) may be from the undergraduate elective course options.

The School of Business recommends students use these electives to study courses in the following Business discipline areas:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Tourism, Leisure and Event Management

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.

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 units per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence

  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified

  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • 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 Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

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?


The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years
  • 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 / TAFE Articulation program students
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently
  • Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

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 the correct courses (subjects).

Continuing students

Before you enrol it's important to check your commencing program structure and the published recommended study sequence to make sure you study the right courses at the right time and will be ready to graduate from your degree when you plan to.

To better understand your program structure and for instructions on how to review your progress and plan your remaining courses, visit the Managing your progression page.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

Need assistance?

View step-by-step instructions to enrol at How do I enrol?

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates, including the last day to add, drop or swap a course or class and Census dates.

Search for answers and ask questions about enrolling or contact Student Central.

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