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Bachelor of Commerce (International Business)

KPT/JPS (BCIB140) 10/15

Total Fee*



Malaysian students: RM19,520 annual
International students: RM23,600 annual

3 Years

Mar, Aug. Sepb

*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 term, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

b Degree intake for Swunburne Foundation Studies, Year 12, STPM, A Level or equivalent.

The modern business world is one of express global transportation and almost instantaneous worldwide communication. This has increased demand for graduates equipped to tackle the international nature of today’s marketplace. International business experts may be in charge of the finances, marketing and human resources of a global corporation, or involved in the import and export of their company’s goods, finances and personnel.

Our Bachelor of Commerce (International Business) is a vocationally oriented degree designed to equip students with the practical skills and knowledge for a global career.

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.

In addition to the university’s graduate attributes, Bachelor of Commerce (International Business) graduates will be:

  • knowledgeable about the conduct of business in the global marketplace
  • capable of developing effective international business strategies in the major trade regions of the world
  • able to communicate solutions for international business in a credible, articulate and confident manner to stakeholders
  • cognisant of the social, legal and ethical complexities in international business

For completion of the Bachelor of Commerce (International Business) students are required to complete a total of 24 units of study (300 credit points). This normally consists of:

  • An International Business professional major consisting of 16 units (200 credit points)
  • Eight (8) additional units (100 credit points) can be undertaken either as a co-major (8 units), two minors (4 units each), or pathways credit
  • The not-for-credit unit, HBG0004 Careers in the Curriculum

Students may select co-majors or minors subject to timetable availability



Professional Major Units
HBC110N Accounting for Managers
HBE110N Microeconomics
HBH110N Organisation and Management
HBM110N Fundamentals of Marketing
HBI110N Foundations of International Business
HBL111N Introduction to Business Law
HBI341N South East Asia - Business Context
HBI223N International Marketing
HBM224N Global Logistics Management

HBI216N Comparative Regional Business
HBI342N International Investment & Economic Development
HBI345N International Business Strategies
HBI355N International Finance and Law
HBI392N European Union in the Business Context  or HBI384N Northeast Asia and India Business Context

Capstone Units
HBY310N Integrative Business Practice 
HBY311N Industry Consulting Project

Plus one not-for-credit unit, HBG0004 Careers in the Curriculum

Students must take another eight (8) units of study (100 credit points).  These units can be undertaken either as a co-major (8 units) or  two minors (4 units each) in any discipline; or as pathways credit.


Swinburne offers International Exchange Programs as well as other Education Abroad Programs to help internationalise your degree. International Exchange is an academic program allowing you to study at a Swinburne Partner Institution for one or two terms during your degree. Swinburne's Partner Institutions offer many relevant subjects as well as a secure base to explore a different culture. Your studies whilst on exchange can be credited towards your Swinburne degree, provided they are relevant and approved by Swinburne. For further information visit the Swinburne Abroad website.



Graduates may find rewarding work in international trade, finance, marketing, tourism, hospitality, government departments, multinational firms and financial institutions that seek to serve international clients. Just some of the roles graduates could find employment in are: international trade expert, Asian business specialist, European business specialist and government trade sector roles.

Apply for this course by following the step-by-step process from the links below.

English Language Requirements

Academic Entry Requirements


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Fax: +60 82 428353

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A range of scholarships are available to local (Sarawakian, Sabahan & West Malaysian) and International students either at commencement or on the continuation of a course.