Bachelor of Business (International Business)

Program code

BP253

Duration

3 years

Intakes

Febuary 

June

October

Application Deadlines

31 January

19 June

9 October

Location

RMIT Saigon South

RMIT Hanoi city

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 1

  • Introduction to Management
  • Business Information System
  • Marketing Principles

Semester 2

  • Business Statistics 1
  • Prices and Markets
  • Accounting in Organisations and Society

Semester 3

  • Commercial Law
  • Macro-economics 1
  • International Business

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

Semester 4

  • Financial Markets
  • Program elective 1
  • General elective 1

Semester 5

  • Managing International Business Reponsibly
  • International Trade
  • Program Elective 2

Semester 6

  • Creativity Innovation and Design
  • Global Trade Operations
  • General elective 2

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

Semester 7

  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Program elective 3
  • General elective 3

Semester 8

  • Political Economy of International Business
  • Program elective 4

Semester 9

  • General elective 4

*‘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. Opportunities are available in areas including:

  • business consultancy
  • diplomatic and foreign affairs
  • logistics and transportation
  • imports and exports
  • international business development
  • international trade relations
  • international marketing
  • operations management
  • 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

Students can choose standard fee or fixed fee program. Payments can be made each semester, on a course-by-course basis.

(*) Fixed Fees are offered to brand new students who would like to fix their course tuition fees for a specified period of a Higher Education degree program. The fixed fee program guards against potential fee increases and currency fluctuations. 

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

  • 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​; or
  • Successfully complete the UniSTART for Business with a minimum GPA of 1.0/4.0 with no double fail of a course
  • If you have completed or partially completed a similar program at another institution you may be accepted with some academic credit, or exemptions, being granted toward this program.

English requirements

Successfully complete RMIT 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)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) 176+ (no band below 169)

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

Note:

TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson and Cambridge results are recognised for two years from the test date. RMIT English results are recognised for one year from the test date.

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

English Pathways

Don't meet the English language test scores? Successfully complete UniSTART (Business) or English for University for entry into this program. 

How to apply

Coming 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.