Graduate Certificate in International Business

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Application deadlines

05 February

8 October


Saigon South


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

Semester 1

  • Sustainable international business futures
  • Accounting for sustainable management

Semester 2

  • Managing across cultures
  • Contemporary issues in international management


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.

With flexible delivery modes, opportunities for international study, and courses that integrate seamlessly, our postgraduate programs can be tailored to meet your individual needs. You can choose to study between one and four courses each semester.

Our courses are offered in a variety of delivery modes to suit different needs:

  • DAY: One three-hour session every week during business hours
  • EVENING: One three-hour session every week during the evening, normally 6-9pm
  • INTENSIVE: Four consecutive days, normally Friday-Monday, 8.30am-5.30pm
  • SPLIT INTENSIVE: Two separate weekends during the semester, normally Saturday-Sunday, 8.30am-5.30pm
  • ONLINE: Entirely online (for select courses only)
  • BLENDED: Combination of online and face-to-face with two intensive days, normally Saturday-Sunday, 8.30am-5.30pm

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

Career prospects

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

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.


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.

Discount on Tuition Fees

Family discount: Siblings, spouses or parents 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.

Entry requirements

Academic 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.

English requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed RMIT English Advanced or meet one of the following requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (no band below 6.0);
  • TOEFL Paper-Based test 580 (Test of Written English 4.5);
  • 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).


If you are a prospective international student, please check the requirements for English-language proficiency tests here.

Note: TOEFL, ELTS and other English language proficiency tests for international students are recognised for two years from the test date.

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