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Bachelor of Global Business

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Gain the experience and knowledge that will take you around the world!

The new Bachelor of Global Business combines a commercial understanding of global business, a major in an Asian or European language and an internship in an international company, either in Australia or overseas.

Key features

    • Combines business skills, entrepreneurship and global trade law with historical and cultural contexts, giving you a well-rounded understanding of business at an international level.
    • Gain access to the widest selection of tertiary languages in Australia and learn from native speakers. 
    • Our focus on the relationship between language, history and culture, ensures you develop a deeper understanding of your chosen language.
    • The Bachelor of Global Business has a compulsory placement as part of the core program, either overseas or with an international business operating locally.

    Macquarie's PACE program gives graduates real-world experience

    Macquarie University knows today's graduates need more than just academic skills. That’s why its PACE program takes students out of the lecture theatre and places them in the heart of their chosen careers. PACE gives students invaluable life experience that sets them apart from other university graduates and, as a result, makes them better equipped for the real world and more attractive to employers.

    Majors offered by the Bachelor of Global Business

    Course duration

    3 years full-time or equivalent part-time


    North Ryde (Sydney)

    UAC Code


    Suitable for

    Students with an interest in business studies and languages and looking to work in an international organisaton or overseas.

    Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)

    Estimated annual fee This is an indicative fee -  AUD $10,266 p.a.

    Student amenities fee

    Information on the Student services and amenities fee

    Entry requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

    All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
    For more information see English Language Requirements.

    You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:

    • senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
    • one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification


    • The Bachelor of Global Business has a compulsory placement as part of the core program, either overseas or with an international business operating locally.

    What you will study

    General requirements Credit Points
    Minimum number of credit points for the degree 72
    Minimum number of credit points at 200 level or above 42
    Minimum number of credit points at 300 level or above 24
    Completion of a qualifying major for the Bachelor of Global Business
    Completion of a designated People unit
    Completion of a designated Planet unit
    Completion of a designated PACE unit
    Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below

    Specific minimum requirements:

    The following outlines the units (subjects) to be studied within this degree

    100 level Credit Points
    Required BBA102 Principles of Management 3
    Required ECON110 Macroeconomic Principles 3
    Required MKTG101 Marketing Fundamentals 3
    Required either ACCG100 Accounting IA
    or ACCG106 Accounting Information for Decision-Making 3
    200 level Credit Points
    Required BBA220 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management 3
    Required BUS201 Introduction to Global Business 3
    Required BUS202 International Business Operations 3
    Required 3cp from INTS202 Citizenship: Past, Present, Global
    INTS204 Latin American Histories
    INTS210 Modern Chinese History
    JPS221 Modern Japanese Society 3
    300 level Credit Points
    Required either INTS305 P International Studies Internship
    or FOBE320 P Global Business Corporate Engagement 3
    Required BBA340 Cross Cultural Management 3
    Required BUS301 Global Business Strategy 3
    Required BUSL305 Global Trade Law 3

    Students undertaking this course can choose from the following Bachelor of Global Business majors:


    • Units marked with a P are PACE units.
    • The course information contained on this page is applicable for 2015 ONLY.
      It is meant as a guide only, to plan your enrolment or study please see the official Handbook.
      For more information please read the courses disclaimer.


    Career Opportunities

    • Account executive
    • Associate management consultant
    • Business analyst
    • Business development officer
    • Communications manager
    • International relations manager
    • Political adviser
    • Operations analyst
    • Business journalist 
    • Public service, including trade facilitation, diplomatic and foreign affairs
    • Interpreter and translator


    Our Expertise

    Associate Professor Yue Wang

    PhD in International Business (University of Melbourne)

    Associate Professor Yue Wang received his PhD in Management (majored in International Business) from the University of Melbourne. Prior to joining Macquarie University, Dr. Wang worked for Australian School of Business at University of New South Wales (UNSW) for 10 years. His recent publications appear in major IB/IM journals such as Management International Review, Journal of International Management, Advances in International Management, Journal of Business Research, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, and Thunderbird International Business Review. Dr. Wang has received two best conference paper awards, including the Best Paper Award at the prestigious China Goes Global Conference at JFK School of Government, Harvard University, in 2010.

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    Majors offered by the Bachelor of Global Business

    Students undertaking this course can choose from the following Bachelor of Global Business majors:

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