Bachelor of Business – International Business and Strategy (Level 7)

Bachelor of Business – International Business and Strategy (Level 7)

Driven by disruptive changes in technology, policy and globalisation, today’s dynamic business environment presents new challenges and opportunities. In New Zealand, international trade accounts for two thirds of total economic activity, multinationals dominate business, and many SMEs are internationalising early.

International business and strategy focuses on the key skills to manage successfully in this environment, from working across different cultures and in diverse teams, to creating value through analytical and conceptual thinking, and managing innovation.

Part 1

You complete four core courses – refer to the Bachelor of Business overview.
Bachelor of Business
And complete the following course

  • INTB501 Business in a Changing World*

You also choose minor or elective courses depending on your chosen minor(s).

Part 2

You gain an understanding of the international business environment, trade policies and internationalisation strategies, analyse business from cultural perspectives, engage in strategic planning and analytics, and examine disruption and innovation.
Courses may include

  • INTB603 Dynamic Environments
  • INTB604 International Business Management
  • INTB605 Business Strategy
  • INTB706 Futures of International Business
  • INTB707 Strategy Dynamics
  • INTB708 Competition and Innovation
  • INTB709 International New Venture Design*

Part 3

Workplace experience
The capstone project is the final part of your degree and takes place in your final semester. You can choose to work in an organisation of your choice, start your own venture or complete an applied project, bringing together your learning and gaining valuable experience.
Recent placements included:

  • Grant Thornton
  • ATS Pacific Fiji
  • Chrisco Hampers (Sydney, Australia)
  • Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Spain
  • New Zealand Customs Service
  • Workplace experience in the Bachelor of Business

*Subject to CUAP approval

What will I learn?

In addition to achieving the broader outcomes of the Bachelor of Business, a graduate of the International Business and Strategy major will be able to:

a. Critically apply relevant theory to frame and address complex questions of strategy and international business, and engage in critical discussion of complex problems in the wider international business and strategy contexts (Knowledge & Understanding; Skills & Application)

b. Demonstrate understanding of international business and trade, demonstrate understanding of the processes of strategic management and analysis, and demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate data needed to support decision-making in an international business and strategy context (Knowledge & Understanding; Skills & Application)

c. Demonstrate understanding of the competitive landscape and business environments (macro global, institutional, regional, national, industry) and understand the way in which these environments interact and change, demonstrate understanding of national differences in business culture, and exercise judgement considering the role of ethics in business strategy and international business (Knowledge & Understanding; Ethical &  Professional Dispositions)

d. Demonstrate understanding of the process of competitive advantage and value creation process in business, and wider organisational and societal contexts, analyse and synthesise information to find solutions to strategic management issues, and identify opportunities for new business models, products and services for existing and new markets (product markets/international markets) (Knowledge & Understanding; Inquiry, Research & Creativity)

e. Work effectively in cross-cultural teams; work in teams across business functions; encourage leadership practice into seminar group learning experiences; and develop interpersonal skills through interaction with others (Personal & Intellectual Autonomy; Skills & Application)

f. Deliver professional business reports and presentations integrating information and clear recommendations to relevant stakeholders (Communication)

<p>Apply if you:</p>
<li>Are under the age of 20 years; and</li>
<li>Are a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand or Australia; and</li>
<li>Don’t meet the University Entrance standard; and</li>
<li>Have received secondary schooling to at least New Zealand Year 12 level (or its equivalent overseas) and completed NCEA Level 2 endorsed with Merit or better. This should include at least 14 credits in each of 4 NCEA Level 2 subjects, at least 3 of which must be on the approved subject list; and</li>
<li>Meet the UE literacy and numeracy standards, or their equivalents; and</li>
<li>Have not completed Year 13 at a New Zealand secondary school; or</li>
<li>Have undertaken study in Year 13 at a New Zealand secondary school, but not attempted to qualify for University Entrance</li>
<li>Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must also be selected into the programme for which they have applied.</li><br>
<p>Australian applicants most recent schooling must have been in New Zealand.</p><br>
<p>Applicants who have undertaken Year 13 beyond 1 June in any year may not normally be eligible to apply in the same year but may be considered for mid-year admission in the following year.*</p><br>
<p>*waived for Year 13 students at a New Zealand secondary school in 2020, due to the impact of COVID-19.</p><br>
<p>Cost of applying for Discretionary Entrance There is a non-refundable assessment fee of $50.00.</p>
<p>Students with qualifications from outside of New Zealand Applying on the basis of a qualification from another country? Use your official results for one of the following tests or qualifications to meet the English language requirements.Results can be up to two years old.</p>
<b>IELTS Academic</b>
<p>Bachelor's degree</p>
<li>6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher</li>
<p>Other recognized English Language Tests</p>
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<li>12 Jul 2021</li>
<li>28 Feb 2022</li>
<li>18 Jul 2022</li>
<p>Apply well before the semester starts</p>
<p>Applications will be processed up to the start of the semester depending on programme availability. We recommend applying as soon as possible to have the best chance of securing a place in your preferred programme.</p>
<b>Late applications –</b>
<p>if your application arrives after the dates above Your application will be processed if places are available in the programme.</p><br>
<p>If there are no available places, your application will automatically be processed for the following intake,
and you will be advised accordingly.</p><br>
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3 years full-time / part-time available
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Paid- NZD 31,890 (approx. USD 22500.00)
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<li>International account manager</li>
<li>International project manager</li>
<li>International sales representative</li>
<li>Management consultant or business analyst</li>
<li>Working with government agencies, councils or industry associations</li>
<li>National or regional trade development advisor</li>
<li>Overseas buyer</li>
<li>Policy and research advisor</li>
<li>Regional marketing manager</li>
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