The University of Newcastle, Australia

International Business Major

Now more than ever, an understanding of international business practices is crucial for organisational growth, and to maximise your opportunities. When you major in international business at the University of Newcastle, you develop the skills needed to operate in a rapidly changing worldwide marketplace.

As more organisations go global, specialists in international business are increasingly sought after by employers. These organisations require graduates that can understand and negotiate the intricacies of conducting business with stakeholders in other countries where political, social, cultural and religious factors influence business practices.

The international business major will develop your understanding of global markets, which is also highly valued in sectors such as finance, manufacturing, IT and energy and resources.

Suitable for business students with:

  • An interest in cross-cultural management and negotiating with international stakeholders.
  • Goals to work in multinational firms and take advantage of opportunities to work in businesses overseas.
  • A commitment to managing and mitigating risk in international business enterprises.

What do you learn in the international business major?

This business major contains a variety of courses to help you learn how to conduct business activity with overseas stakeholders, and to work in multinational organisations.

  • Cross-Cultural Management: Through courses in international business you will learn the essentials of managerial effectiveness in cross-border enterprises.
  • International Business Strategy: Studying courses in international business will teach you how multinational firms leverage their advantages in global markets through alliances, networking and inquiry. Whether you are interested in marketing, economics or human resource management, this major will prepare you for work in your chosen business area.
  • Policy and International Business: Some of your business courses will teach you the intricacies of business law and how the implications of these policies for activity in global markets.

Which degrees include this major?

The Bachelor of Business and any associated degree program allow you to study the International Business major: