New Zealand organisations are becoming increasingly globalised and need well-prepared graduates able to operate with confidence in the international business environment. International Business students are encouraged to spend a semester studying at an overseas partner university. The International Business major requires a minimum of 24 Upper-Division Units in the major be completed at USD. After gaining valuable work experience, students will also be well prepared to enter one of the many graduate programs in international business and possibly go on to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.
In your final year you will receive one‑to‑one supervision for your major project. During the 3 years of study you will participate in various projects and improve your skills by formulating business strategies and solving economic problems. Differences in language, culture and law mean that business managers must have a specialized toolkit to tackle these issues.
One of these modules continues the study of microeconomics undertaken at level 2, while the other introduces management science and the statistics needed for business. There are at least four distinct pathways in the International Business major, depending on what you wish to specialise in and whether you want to take part in an international exchange.
You’ll find academic and professional staff involved in the delivery of your BSc International Business degree here at Birmingham located in University House. Finance and Performance Management will develop your financial knowledge and examine the management of a business with a specific focus on the management of finance within the business context.
Courses credited from other universities will be complementary to the International Business major and allow progression. Based on our award-winning MBA curriculum, the Master of International Business program will enable you to develop a deep understanding of the fundamental concepts of global business.