Bachelor of Business (International Business) (Applied)Career
RMIT's aim is for international business graduates to become better global citizens because they have benefited from examining business practices through a global lens, and through a socially responsible business lens. You will emerge with an understanding of how various activities within and between organisations and industry sectors are connected.
The roles and industries an international business qualification can lead to include:
- policy development and advice, especially within an organisation
- a wide range of trade, and finance related roles
- business analyst
- logistics and supply chain management roles, such as advising procurement managers regarding fair trade and ethical sourcing in logistics import/export industries
- government relations and consultancy, for example, advising on trade-related issues
- economic research and developing economic policy or regulatory guidelines
- management consultant
- business roles relating to corporate social responsibility and sustainability, with respect to business strategy, rankings, ethical ratings and indexes, and improving business consultation, partnerships, and social and environmental impacts.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Professional bodies may offer students and/or graduates membership, opportunities for entry into professional qualification programs and other career enhancing benefits.
For further information about membership and opportunities for students and graduates, please visit our accreditation and membership page.
In third year you will undertake a compulsory eight to 12-month supervised work placement in industry through the Cooperative Education Program. By being immersed in full-time work in your field of study you can apply the knowledge you’ve gained at university to a real workplace, deepen or broaden your knowledge of your discipline, industry and the organisation, and be introduced to real world performance and workplace expectations.
You are responsible for finding your own placement, however job search assistance is available. If you are unable to secure a placement you can transfer to a related three-year business degree.
In addition you will undertake specialist international business work-integrated learning courses:
- Managing International Business Responsibly. In this core course you will be guided by an academic who specialises in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and who has worked as a management consultant in CSR and sustainability. You will appraise different approaches to this field, learning how to engage with a range of stakeholders in order to improve outcomes for business and society.
- Political Economy of International Business. In this capstone course you will study the historical and institutional context of the world economy, and contemporary trends in trade, finance, production and economic scalability of global businesses and the political, economic and cultural environments in which they operate.
These courses are designed to develop your work-ready capabilities and your ability to analyse and manage information and contexts, resolve problems and communicate effectively in your future career.
Underlining RMIT’s reputation as a university of technology, design and enterprise, other work-connected and industry-relevant experiences available to you include:
- working in a student team as part of the Fastrack Innovation Program. In this elective course you will work with mentors to develop and present a solution to a real problem using fast-prototyping techniques
- BUSM4599 Business Skills for Start Ups, a course designed for students interested in starting up their own business.
In addition to the expertise provided by the College of Business Industry Advisory Board professional representatives actively participate in the Program Advisory Committee to maintain current international business practice and industry standards.
RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.