Bachelor of Business (International Business)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
Students and graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Institute of Management. Membership can offer a variety of resources to assist with your future career development.
You will have the opportunity to directly apply your academic skills to a work context in the following 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.They 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 business career.
Other work-connected and industry-relevant options 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. This form of fast-prototyping is designed to tap into fresh thinking from RMIT students.
- Business Internship electives where you take up a position for one or two days per week for one semester. These positions are normally unpaid and are designed to develop your soft skills and increase your overall employability upon graduation. You are responsible for finding your own placement, however job search assistance is available.
- BUSM4599 Business Skills for Start Ups, a course designed for students interested in starting up their own business.
Guiding the development of the College of Business, both nationally and internationally, is an Industry Advisory Board of high-profile executives chaired by Gerhard Vorster, Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte. The Board creates a strategic bridge between the latest in technology and design thinking and business.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.