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Bachelor of Business (International Business)

Swinburne University of Technology
Kuching, Sarawak
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Students will discover the importance of culture, politics, trade and business policies, time zones, economic systems, currencies and business customs, and their effects on an organisation with international interests. It is a fulfilling career path for the diplomatic and globally minded with a love of travel.

Aims and objectives
The Bachelor of Business (International Business) follows two streams of concepts: 'Trade and Investment' and 'Cross-country Management'. In this course students will discover the importance of culture, politics, trade and business policies, time zones, economic systems, currencies and business customs and their effects on an organisation with international interests. The course offers a fulfilling career path for the diplomatic and globally minded with a love of travel.

Upon successfully completing the Bachelor of Business (International Business) students will be able to:

  • Define and integrate theoretical principles applicable to business and apply those principles in a range of practices
  • Systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources in order to make informed judgements on options for innovatively solving a range of problems that arise in business contexts
  • Formulate creative solutions that are fit for purpose and demonstrate cognisance of the impact of business decisions on the triple bottom line
  • Coherently articulate a line of reasoning demonstrating cultural sensitivity and apply a framework to analyse and offer solutions to ethical dilemmas
  • Communicate a range of business arguments by evaluating and implementing alternative communication strategies as appropriate to the audience
  • Build on and continuously develop the intellectual independence to be critical and reflective learners, cognisant of new technologies
  • Work collaboratively in diverse groups

Career opportunities
Graduates may find rewarding work in international trade, finance, marketing, tourism, hospitality, multinational firms, financial institutions and government departments seeking to serve international clients and/or associates.

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Course Summary


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Course Fees (estimated)

RM 74,880

Course Duration

3 years

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Entry Requirements

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Mathematics (any) or Advanced Mathematics



‘A’ Levels incorporating Cambridge, CGE, UK, Malaysia, Singapore, & UK – Min 3 ‘A’ Level passes required 8

ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) 60

Australian Foundation (min overall %) 65%

Bangladesh Higher School Certificate 3.5

China Gao San 70%

GCC Thanawiya Amma + 1st year bachelor program 65%

Indonesian SMA III 74%

Indian and Pakistan Year 12 65%

International Baccalaureate IB Diploma (out of 6 subjects) 24

Iran High School Diploma plus pre-university degree (1 year) 65%

Kenya KCSE B-

Ontario CPU 60%

Sri Lankan A Levels  7

Vietnam Senior High School Year 12 7.0

Each Swinburne course has a minimum English language requirement for entry.

6.0 (no individual band below 6.0)

TOEFL iBT / TOEFL Home Edition Test^
64 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking, 21 in writing


UEC A1 & A2

1119 C


STPM 920 English Literature C

GCE ‘O’ Level** C

GCE ‘A’ Level and AS Level# C

International Baccalaureate
Minimum of 4 in English A1 or A2 (Higher and Standard Levels) or Minimum of 5 in English B (Higher Level)

Common European Framework B2

C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English Advanced: CAE)
169, no band less than 169

PTE Academic
50 with no communicative skill score less than 50

Linguaskill General^
Overall score of 160-179 with no band less than 160

Duolingo English Test^ 
Overall score of 95-100

Fee Breakdown

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  • Malaysian students: RM24,960 annual
  • International students: RM31,600 annual

The indicative course fees shown here applies to students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student’s study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Course Subjects

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Course structure
For completion of the Bachelor of Business (International Business) students are required to complete a total of 24 units (300 credit points)consisting of:
  • Eight [8] prescribed Bachelor of Business core units (100 credit points)
  • Eight [8] units of study from the International Business discipline major (100 credit points)
  • Eight [8] units of Secondary studies (100 credit points) comprising of a second major, co-major, minor/s, or electives

Units of study
Core units

Discipline major

Eight (8) additional units of study must be completed. These units of study may comprise of a second major, co-major, minor/s, or electives.
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