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Bachelor of Business (Majoring in International Business)

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Course overview

With this degree you will be equipped with skills that meet the demands of business including developing communication and engagement skills, building networks, adopting a commercial mindset, understanding project management and mastering critical thinking and problem solving.

International business is a rapidly growing area of study that deals with the development and management of multinational companies. Globalisation, global commerce and the development of communication technologies mean that many businesses now operate in the international market place. An understanding of the key issues involved in operating a business internationally will give many kinds of businesses a valuable edge in the market place.

The course includes foundation subjects in the areas of accounting for decision making, economics, data analysis, customer experience, management and personal professional skills. These subjects are then complemented by specialist topics in business negotiation, operations management, cross cultural management, international marketing and international business.

The Bachelor of Business (International Business) offers choice and flexibility, with the option to combine International Business with a second major from Hospitality Management, Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship and Tourism Management. You have an option to combine any two fields of interest from a diverse range of study areas, and you can change your choices at any time in your first year.

Campus
Singapore
Start dates
March, July, November
Duration
2 years full time
Study mode
On campus

Subjects

Course Structure

3 trimesters per year (normally 4 subjects per trimester)

Core Subjects

  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Economics for Sustainable Business
  • Business Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Business, Environment and Society in the Tropics
  • Contemporary Business Communications
  • Managing Consumer Markets
  • Business Law
  • plus one of the following Work Integrated Learning Capstone Subjects:
    • Professional Internship*
    • Multidisciplinary Project
    • Independent Project
  • *where applicable

In the JCU Bachelor of Business, students conclude their studies with a core Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience that connects them with the business community, enabling them to demonstrate their graduate skills to potential employers.

To be eligible to apply for WIL, students must successfully complete prescribed online career development modules and quizzes throughout the degree to better prepare them for their WIL experience.

Major Subjects

(8 subjects)

  • Financial Management
  • Business Negotiation
  • Operations Management
  • Research and Decision Making for Business
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • Managing a Global Workforce
  • International Business
  • International Marketing

Minor Subjects (4 subjects from one of the following areas)

Note: If a single major is selected English for Academic Purposes can be chosen as an elective subject.


For a comprehensive listing and outline of the respective course subjects, please click here.

Eligibility & Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • The entrance requirements differ from country to country but in general applicants must have satisfactorily completed 12 years of schooling or equivalent
  • Successful completion of the James Cook University Foundation Program will also satisfy the entrance requirement

Pre-requisite

  • Successful completion of English Language subject or any language rich subject deemed comparable to Australian standards on a case-by-case basis which includes GCE A level Grade D or higher in English or any language rich subject, GCE AS level Grade C or higher in English or any language rich subject, or GCE O level Grade C or higher in English subject

For further information email admissions-singapore@jcu.edu.au

English Requirements

  • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of IELTS 6 (no component lower than 6.0) / TOEFL (Internet Based) 74 (no component less than 18) / Pearson PTE Academic 52 (no component less than 52); or
  • Satisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP); or
  • Successful completion of other qualifications completed in English Language deemed comparable to Australian standards within the last two years on a case-by-case basis

Advanced Standing

  • Advanced standing of up to 8 subjects will be granted upon successful completion of James Cook University Diploma of Higher Education (Business Studies) program.
  • Credit exemption may be granted for students with tertiary qualifications from recognised institutions on a case-by-case basis.

Attendance Requirements

International students holding a valid Student's Pass are required to attend at least 90% of scheduled classes per month. Failure to attend classes is a breach of the student visa conditions. Being absent from classes for a continuous period of seven days or more, or attendance falling below 90% without valid reasons will result in the student needing to surrender their Student's Pass for cancellation.

Domestic students must attend at least 75% of the scheduled lecture and tutorial activities to be eligible for assessment.

Career Outcomes

With this degree, you can enter the arena of international business and pursue careers in the area of export and import, foreign affairs and trade, or international business strategy and management.

Tuition Fees

Domestic* International
S$55,212 S$57,780

*Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass)

Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST)

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Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit http://www.ica.gov.sg.

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Disclaimer
Although James Cook University endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.