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Understand the complex world of international trade - the exchange of goods and services between countries.
It draws on a complex web of resources in manufacturing, marketing, finance and logistics, and is relevant to both the government and the private sector.
You will gain knowledge in marketing, international trade and economics, business and computer applications, importing, exporting, transport and logistics to effectively compete in all sectors of international business at an operational and middle-management level.
Suited to people currently employed in international business, this program demands sensitivity to different cultures and other personal qualities.
Most of your classes will be held in RMIT's Swanston Academic Building which features innovative learning spaces interspersed with retail and social spaces resulting in a stimulating environment for students.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions and project work.
Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials via Blackboard, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account. Educational software, the Learning Hub, resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
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Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, presentations, group projects, case studies, work simulations and practical assignments.
You will work in groups to conduct a research project and work on projects solving real-life problems for real-life clients.
Recent projects include:
- Global work-integrated learning project - students from international business and logistics diploma programs in Melbourne collaborated online with students in the United States before presenting to Boeing in Seattle.
- Global intensive (study tour) - RMIT students collaborated with students in Malaysia and the US before presenting to industry client PKT Logistics in Kuala Lumpur. Students also visited cultural, business and technology sites as part of the study tour.
Global projects such as these build understanding of culture and industry in other countries and allow you to develop important communication, negotiation, collaboration and problem-solving skills.
RMIT’s international business programs are supported by members of the Industry Advisory Committee who have been directly involved in the development of course content and program design. Guests speakers regularly present to classes and mentoring and coaching is a major feature of the program.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
This program provides managerial skills underpinned by a sound theoretical knowledge of the dynamics of international business. You will be given opportunities to connect and work with students from a range of backgrounds.
Diploma graduates will be prepared for jobs in a range of industries, in areas such as export, import and trade management.
Graduates are encouraged to continue studies to advanced diploma level.
Advanced diploma graduates work as officers or in middle management in the freight forwarding, shipping and transport industry, including private and public import and export companies, and in service areas like international banking and insurance, conference and event coordination and international sales.
Further opportunities are available in the customs, transport, export and trade sectors of commerce.
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.
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