- 2017



Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Business and Economics



International business management is the study of international firms; their strategy, corporate policies and operations. It includes the study of the international business environment in so far as the environment affects firms. Consequently, modes of entry, coordinating structures and firm internationalisation are studied along with the economic, political, legal and cultural environment of international business. Almost all firms compete in international markets or compete against international competitors. Accordingly, this specialisation prepares graduates for leadership roles in contemporary businesses.


In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:

  • use international business management knowledge to enhance opportunities and to resolve challenges confronting international organisations.


Major requirements (48 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to a major and at least 18 points must be credited to the major at level 3.

Students complete:

  • BFW2341 International financial management
  • BTW3201 International trade law
  • ECW2721 Trade finance and foreign exchange
  • ECW3301 Case studies in international trade
  • MGW2351 International business
  • MGW3681 International management
  • MGX3121 International business strategy
  • MKW3444 International marketing

Relevant courses


Single degrees

Successful completion of the major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • B2026 Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the major using 48 points of their free electives.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Business and Commerce component in the following double degree:

  • B2027 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and bachelor of Communication and Media Studies