Bachelor of Business (International Business)

Program code

BP253

Duration

3 years

Intakes

Febuary 

June

October

Application Deadlines

28 January

10 June

07 October

Location

RMIT Saigon South

RMIT Hanoi city

Note: This program will transition into a comparable major in the new Bachelor of Business BP343 from February 2023. Current students can still choose to remain in the Bachelor of Business (International Business) program until completion.

Overview

Understand the complex issues of doing business across national borders and develop the cross-cultural skills required to work with confidence in any organisation with global operations.

This program examines business practices through globally and socially responsible business lenses.

In the first part of your degree, you will develop a strong foundation in traditional business and management practices.

You will then build expertise in areas such as contemporary issues in international business, global trade operations, cross-cultural management, international finance and managing international business responsibly.

For your electives, you can incorporate specialised studies from a different discipline to expand your career options.

Program structure

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

Semester 7

Semester 8

Semester 9

  • General elective 4

Students can use four electives to form a minor of their choice (each minor consists of four courses within one discipline).

‘Program elective’ refers to elective courses offered in this particular program. ‘General elective’ refers to elective courses offered across the university.

Learning, teaching & assessment

  • Teaching methods include face-to-face delivery, tutorials, workshops and industry seminars.
  • Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.

In this program you will learn and apply the relevance and utility of a range of international business theories dealing with complex issues in international trade, finance and management. You will gain knowledge about the influences of political, economic, social and cultural factors on international business, and socially responsible business practice globally. You will develop skills and abilities to manage business in a variety of contexts, and apply your knowledge and skills to think critically, creatively and morally about functions and strategies of international business organisations in competitive business environments.

On the successful completion of this program you will be equipped to:

  1. Apply broad theoretical and technical knowledge of business practice in diverse contexts.
  2. Integrate specialist theoretical knowledge with technical skills to provide in-depth specialist and professional advice related to international business operations and strategy, cross culture management and ethical standards.
  3. Critically analyse and synthesise information to formulate effective business decisions.
  4. Apply reasoned judgements to solve problems in a variety of business contexts with reference to ethical, regulatory and global perspectives.
  5. Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action strategies for improvement.
  6. Communicate business data and concepts to professionals and non-professionals in diverse contexts.
  7. Apply an adaptive and collaborative approach to working with others in a variety of business and professional contexts.
  8. Integrate and apply professional theory with practice in authentic Work Integrated Learning (WIL) contexts.

Career prospects

Prepare for a range of careers in multinational firms, domestic large and medium firms, or international organisations.

  • business consultancy and market research
  • diplomacy and foreign affairs
  • logistics and transportation
  • imports and exports
  • international business development
  • international trade relations
  • international marketing
  • operations management
  • partnering inwards investment
  • project coordination
  • sales and buying
  • tourism and travel

 

 

Further studies

When you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible for entry into an RMIT honours or postgraduate program in Vietnam and Australia.

 

Fees

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

Fee program

Annual tuition fee 

(based on full time study load - 8 courses)

Whole program fee

(24 courses - 288 credits)

 

13,248 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 300,596,000 VND  39,744 USD (indicative USD fee) ~ 901,786,000 VND 

 

Notes:

  1. 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).
  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.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

  • Vietnamese Upper Secondary School (High School) Graduation Diploma with a minimum GPA of 7.0/10.0 for Grade 12 (For other international qualifications please view entry requirements by country​

Academic pathway

English requirements

Successfully complete RMIT Vietnam English Advanced, or complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (no band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT 79 (with minimum score of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 58 (no communication band below 50)
  • C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)) or C2 Proficiency (formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) 176 (no less than 169 in any component)

For other recognised English results, 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

Don't meet the English language test scores? Successfully complete English for University for entry into this program. 

Credit transfer

Come from a partner institution? RMIT has pathway arrangements with many partner institutions around the world. If your institution has a pathway arrangement with RMIT, you may be able to receive credit and reduce the time it will take to complete your preferred RMIT program. 

Find out if your institution has a pathway arrangement with RMIT.

If you have qualifications from an institution that is not an RMIT partner, credit into your RMIT program will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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

How to apply

1. Find your program

2. Check your eligibility

3. Prepare your documents

4. Submit your application

RMIT’s standard closing dates for receiving applications for each semester is published on the important dates for students page. Please note, RMIT’s offer is subject to the availability of places in each program and applications to competitive programs may close when program quotas fill before published deadlines. As such, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.