Graduate Certificate in International Business

Graduate Certificate in International Business

Study load
Part time
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Application deadlines

14 Jun 2024

11 Oct 2024

Jun or Jul, Oct
RMIT Saigon South
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Learn how to do business in a connected world and how to manage international teams with this globally recognised program.

The graduate certificate provides advanced study in contemporary international business theory and practice to help you build the knowledge and skills necessary for critical, creative and sustainable approaches to business in a globalising world.

Graduates of this four-course program are encouraged to progress to the Master of International Business.

Program structure

Complete four (04) courses (48 credit points): 

Further study

Graduates are encouraged to progress to the Master of International Business.

When you successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration you are guaranteed entry into the Master of International Business with four (04) courses of advanced standing (equivalent to 48 credit points), and will be required to take an additional 12 courses (144 credit points) in order to complete the Master degree.

Students with a bachelor degree or higher level qualification in business (or a related discipline) will only need to take an additional 8 courses (96 credit points) for the Master degree.

Alternatively, you may be eligible for entry into other RMIT business postgraduate programs.

Learning, teaching and assessment

RMIT postgraduate faculty is comprised of dedicated full-time academics and visiting professors with extensive global experience across the corporate, government and academic sectors.

We provide a facilitated learning approach with business mentoring support, case studies and work- integrated courses that contextualise your learning. You will work in teams and benefit from the additional insight and understanding that come from interaction with classmates who have similar aspirations but come from a diverse range of disciplinary and personal backgrounds.

Each course consists of 36 hours of class time plus preparation and assignments. Classes are usually a combination of lectures and tutorials.

Ongoing assessment throughout the program includes assignments, research, case study analysis, group presentations and examinations.

You can choose to study between one and four courses each semester.

Our main delivery modes are tailored to meet the needs of working professionals:

  • Intensive: Four consecutive days, normally Friday to Monday, from 9.00am-6.00pm
  • Spilt intensive: Two separate weekends during the semester, normally Saturday to Sunday, from 9.00am-6.00pm

Other delivery modes may also be available, depending on the course:

  • Online: Entirely online in 8 sessions in 4 weeks in the weekends or weekday evenings
  • Blended: A combination of online and face-to-face with two intensive days, normally Saturday to Sunday, 9.00am-6.00pm

The timetable will normally be available four (04) weeks before the start of the semester.

Graduate Certificate of International Business will develop a body of knowledge and skills in international business. The specific learning outcomes of this program relate to the development of knowledge and skills in research, operational leadership, cross-cultural competency, analytical and technical competency, problem-solving and effective communication. The application of these will be demonstrated through interactive and experiential learning activities, case studies and assessments.

On successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad, critical and practical understanding of contemporary issues and practices in business
  2. Evaluate and apply concepts, principles, theories, methods and contemporary practices in the area of international business to a range of organisational settings. 
  3. Demonstrate a reflective and critical awareness of the legal, ethical, social, economic and environmental implications of business operations, processes and decisions.
  4. Conduct and manage business activities across borders, cultures and communities ethically and sustainably.
  5. Communicate clearly and persuasively to negotiate, consult, and engage with clients, employees and other stakeholders.
  6. Apply research principles and methods to design innovative options and solutions for, and make reasoned judgements about, problems and issues in contemporary business practice.
  7. Apply and integrate professional theory with practice in authentic Work Integrated Learning (WIL) contexts, professional contexts and industry settings.

RMIT provides world-class blended learning with both face-to-face and online experiences in a global network, a supportive community, and real-world skills.


Graduates are encouraged to progress to the Master of International Business.

Graduates find work in a wide range of organisations – from multinational companies with large global footprints to the family business looking to expand into foreign markets. Among the most common positions available in international business are:

  • import/export agent
  • international business development manager
  • international foreign policy advisor
  • international investment and operations manager
  • international management consultant
  • international marketing/media/advertising manager
  • international mergers and acquisitions specialist
  • international trade and customs manager
  • multinational manager


Payments are made each semester, on a course-by-course basis.

 Standard tuition fee (4 courses)

USD (indicative)


  1. RMIT Vietnam has three semesters per year. The duration of programs is flexible and can be adapted on an individual basis upon enrolment.
  2. Program fees are priced and invoiced in Vietnam Dong (VND) by semester.
  3. Payment in other currencies will be converted to VND at the exchange rate on that day. Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment.
  4. The fees in USD are ONLY applicable to those international students who arrange for payment from overseas, as per Circular No. 32/2013/TT-NHNN.
  5. Tuition fees and medical insurance fees are subject to change without notice.

Discount on Tuition Fees

Family discount

  • Siblings, spouses, parents or children of a current or past student of RMIT Vietnam are eligible for a 5% discount on tuition fees

Alumni discount

  • Graduates of RMIT undergraduate or postgraduate programs, or of any Australian universities, are eligible for a 10% discount

The discount listed above cannot be applied simultaneously with any other tuition fee discount or scholarship unless otherwise stated. Please refer to our tuition fee discounts page for the full list of discounts, and terms and conditions.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed:

  • A bachelor degree* or higher level qualification in any discipline.

If you do not meet the above minimum academic requirements but have a minimum of five years of relevant full-time work experience, you may also be considered for admission. Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV).

* The bachelor degree must be deemed equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree.

Applicants must have successfully completed English for University - Post Graduate Preparation or meet one of the following requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (no band below 6.0);
  • TOEFL Internet-Based Test 79 (minimum 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking and 21 in writing);
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 58 (no communication band below 50).

For other international English entry requirements, please view English equivalency requirements.

Note: Previous study and proficiency tests are recognised for two years from the completion date or test date to the program commencement date unless stated otherwise.

Where you have achieved more than one form of English language proficiency only the most recent achievement will be considered in the admission decision.

Please contact the RMIT Vietnam Student Recruitment team for more information.

English Pathways

If you haven't met the English requirements, the English For University - Post Graduate Preparation program can prepare you for success in your post-graduate course at RMIT.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.