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International Business

Undergraduate major

Expand your horizons, learning to work across different cultures, markets and business practices.

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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.

This major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Recommended double majors:

What jobs can the International Business lead to?


  • 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 managing career and conducting business globally (especially in the Asia Pacific region), GC1, GC2, GC3, GC4
  • Think critically, creatively and reflectively by engaging with industry to manage and lead effectively in international environment and cross-cultural situation (including first nation peoples globally), GC1, GC2, GC3, GC4, GC5, GC6
  • Access, evaluate and synthesise information from relevant sources and communicate in ways appropriate to the management discipline for cross-cultural audiences and contexts, GC1, GC2, GC3, GC4, GC5
  • Use and apply technologies, recognising their advantages and limitations when applied to managing internationally, GC1, GC2, GC3, GC4, GC5
  • Actively support the value of ethical practice, professional integrity and cultural diversity in improving business and professional practices globally, GC2, GC3, GC4, GC5, GC6

Professional recognition

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

I chose this course to get out of my comfort zone – I’m from Germany, so I wanted to see how being away from my friends and family would shape me. I enjoyed the cultural diversity of my classes; it developed my intercultural communication skills. I also learned to think differently and challenge the status quo.

Marco Feelisch
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Fees and charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-INTBU
  • Last updated on: 10 December 2023

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