International business covers cross-border trade, international investment and offshore sourcing. Because of the dynamism of world markets and the rise of large emerging markets like China, India, Brazil and Russia, international businesses face unprecedented opportunities and challenges. The International Business major is a great foundation if you’re interested in a global career. Overseas experience is key – as part of your degree you study overseas for a semester or complete your workplace experience abroad.
You develop an understanding of international business, focusing on economic, political and cultural perspectives and the operation of businesses across boundaries. Explore how and why the world economy is changing, what these changes mean for business thinking and strategy, and what New Zealand will need to do to prosper in this new world.
The outcomes for graduates of this major are outlined in the Graduate Profile.
Structure and content
Papers in part 1 provide you with an introduction to the roles of business and fundamental concepts in business disciplines. You complete 5 core papers in part 1 which are:
In addition to the 5 core papers you choose 2 elective papers from the list below, or from elsewhere in the university:
Over the next two years, you gain an understanding of the international business environment, analyse business from cultural perspectives, review trade policies, and explore how businesses operate across boundaries.
Workplace experience (Co-operative Education) is the final part of your degree and takes a full semester. This is a supervised work placement related to your major(s), for an organisation of your choice in New Zealand or overseas. You apply what you’ve learnt in a real-world business, not-for-profit organisation, entrepreneurial venture or through an applied project, which is a supervised research project.
Recent placements included:
For further information about Co-operative Education
Papers (90 POINTS)
ACCT705 International Accounting
ECON706 Growth and Development Economics
FINA701 International Corporate Finance
HRMG703 International Human Resource Management
INTB701 International Business Strategy
INTB702 Leadership Challenges in International Business
INTB703 Contemporary Issues in International Business
MGMT703 Strategic Management
POLS781 International Relations
Last updated: 20-Jul-2017 2.39pm
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