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The major in International Business is a recent development within the School of Business (Commerce Division). It recognises that business is being conducted in a dynamic, global environment and that organisations, both in New Zealand and through the world, need individuals who can work across the traditional functional boundaries as well as across national borders.
The International Business major offers students the opportunity to combine the study of key international business issues with the study of language and cultural issues.
On completing the degree students will possess the following attributes:
- An understanding of the principles of international business
- An appreciation of New Zealand's position in the global business environment
- The ability to evaluate financial, managerial, economic, organisational and marketing issues in a global context
- The ability to take an interdisciplinary approach to international business
- The ability to communicate effectively with customers and suppliers in different countries
- A good working knowledge of their chosen language including business situations
- A sensitivity to different cultures and the ethical issues facing companies operating in a global environment
- The ability to work effectively in small multicultural groups.
- Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom)
- Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
- Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc)
- Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons))
- Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom)
- Master of Commerce (MCom)
- Master of International Business (MIntBus)
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) majoring in International Business
BSNS 113 Economic Principles and Policy
MANT 101 Managing for Performance
ECON 112 Principles of Economics 2 (recommended)
ECON 201 Microeconomics
One further Commerce paper at 200-level
Language papers as outlined below
ECON 302 International Trade
MART 326 International and Export Marketing
One further Commerce paper at 300-level
126 further points, comprising 18 further Commerce points and 108 points of approved language and/or culture papers*, which will normally include an 18 point business language paper and an approved 18 point culture paper. At least 54 of these 126 points must be at 200-level or above.
*Papers requiring approval will in the first instance be approved by the Department concerned as necessary. However, overall approval including appropriate language and culture papers shall rest with the Director of the International Business major.
Note: Language papers must be in a language other than the student's native language.
Every programme must include BSNS 111-115. At least three of these papers must be passed before enrolling in any 200-level Commerce paper, and all must be passed before enrolling in any 300-level Commerce paper. For single-degree BCom students, all five must be attempted in the first year of study or equivalent.
STAT 110 or STAT 115 will be accepted as an alternative to BSNS 112 as a required paper or as part of the major subject requirements or as a prerequisite when:
Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons)) in International Business
Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in International Business
Master of Commerce (MCom) in International Business