International Business

International Business is about managing and operating businesses across country borders.

As well as learning about business practices in general, this involves learning about doing business internationally.

This includes things like exchange rates and currency risk, transportation and logistics, and legal and contracting issues.

This area is also about the effects of language and cultural differences between countries and business partners.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • International businessperson
  • Marketing manager
  • Product manager
  • Business consultant
  • Foreign affairs analyst
  • Trade advisor
  • Diplomat
  • Entrepreneur
  • Development agency analyst
  • Non-governmental organisation (NGO) worker
  • Business studies teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects


148% of national
median earnings


Further study
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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