International Business Specialisation - Bachelor of Business (Honours)

Research a topic of your interest and further your knowledge of international business with the International Business specialisation in the Bachelor of Business (Honours).

With the Bachelor of Business (Honours) you can undertake research on a number of topics that contribute to the success of New Zealand businesses in world markets, as well as to the international body of business knowledge.

AUT's international business staff are research active and internationally recognised for their expertise. They undertake research on a number of topics that contribute to the success of New Zealand businesses in world markets, as well as to the international body of business knowledge.

International Business, Strategy and Entrepreneurship department


This is part of the Bachelor of Business (Honours).

Start date: 2021

To graduate with a Bachelor of Business (Honours), you must complete 120 points from:

  • Specialisation papers
  • Research methods paper(s)
  • A dissertation

This structure ensures that you can critically analyse and evaluate the research and professional literature, and begin your advanced studies in business with an appreciation of the current issues and controversies in the field. You also design and complete a piece of supervised research in a business discipline.

Specialisation papers

These advanced-level papers provide you with comprehensive coverage in the latest research and theories in your specialisation, and help you prepare for your independent research thesis or dissertation.

International Business papers

Introduction to Research Methods

The research methods papers explore philosophical issues underpinning the design of research and the research process. They include training in research methods to prepare students to conduct methodologically rigorous research.

Research methods papers vary by specialisation.

Research (Honours) dissertation

This piece of supervised research contributes to the body of knowledge in your chosen business and economics discipline. You should consult your academic supervisor about your dissertation topic and proposed research.

The class of honours awarded in the programme depends on your grade performance.

Key features
  • Learn from academic staff who are internationally recognised as experts in international business
  • An area of growing importance around the world
  • Research strengths include internationalisation of New Zealand business, opportunities in large emerging markets, threats in the global economy and international business networks

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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