BP253 - Bachelor of Business (International Business)

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Plan: BP253SIM - Bachelor of Business (International Business)
Campus: Singapore Inst of Management


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Business (International Business)
Award abbreviation: BBus(Intl Bus)
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: Domestic Student:3 years full time; 6 years part time; International student: 3 years full-time
Location: Singapore Institute of Management
Owning school: Management (630H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/management
Partnered offering / Corporate client: Singapore Institute of Management
ASCED code: 080311
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Bachelor of Business (International Business) program provides you with technical and critical knowledge and skills in international business to apply in diverse global contexts. A broad-based curriculum incorporates: international business, finance, trade, logistics, responsible business, cross-cultural management, political economy of international business, and creativity, innovation and design. The program focuses on professional training in contemporary international business. In addition to the core program courses you can take a range of minors and electives from across the School of Management and College of Business, as advised by your local institution.

Over the duration of this program you will participate in a variety of learning experiences which are designed to support you in developing skills as an International Business graduate. Learning and teaching approaches for this program may include lectures and tutorials, problem-based learning, case studies, work-integrated learning, assignments, projects and examinations. Activities and assignments are designed to facilitate theory application and peer learning in a friendly, open atmosphere.

The final year of the program includes the capstone course BUSM4694 Political Economy of Global Business which will provide you the opportunity to critically reflect on and consolidate your theoretical and practical learning.

The program will prepare you to work as a professional in a wide range of industries, government and non- government organisations that increasingly require high level international skills.

This program is available for on-campus study.

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Articulation and pathways

You may gain entry into this program from a: 

Three (3) Year Non-Business Diploma


If selected you will get credit for:

Eight (8) courses (96 credit points) equivalent to two (2) full-time semesters or one (1) full-time year


The courses for which you may get credit are:

Business Minor (four [4)] courses from the same discipline


Four (4) Electives (courses from any discipline)




You may gain entry into this program from a:

Three (3) year Business Diploma



If selected you will get credit for:

Twelve (12) courses (144 credit points) equivalent to three (3) full-time semesters or 1.5 full-time years


The courses for which you may get credit are:

A combination of Business Core and Flexible courses


For further details on articulation and credit transfer arrangements,
visit www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/college-of-business-and-law/global/singapore

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Entrance requirements

Semester 1 2023 is the final intake for BP253SIM Bachelor of Business (International Business).

The Academic entry criteria for the program are as follows:

(a) A completed secondary education in Singapore and has achieved:

  • 3 GCE 'A' Level passes; or
  • Completed a minimum of 3 H2 level subjects with a pass or above.


(b) Where an applicant does not have a Singaporean secondary qualification, they must meet the RMIT University criteria for their respective country of secondary education study as approved by RMIT, and notified to SIM by RMIT - as listed on the RMIT website under entry requirements by country - https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/entry-requirements

Admission by international students is also subject to the approval of the student pass by the Singapore Government.


(c) An approved Business diploma from a recognised Singaporean Polytechnic where the language of instruction is English.


(d) The Diploma in Management Studies from SIMPL.


(e) An approved non-Business diploma from a recognised Singaporean Polytechnic where the language of instruction is English.


(f) Any other equivalent qualifications or combination of qualifications and experience as assessed by RMIT University on a case-by-case basis.

The English language entry criteria for the programs are:

Applicants who have not obtained a minimum of C or C6 in General Paper (AO/H1 Level) or Knowledge and Inquiry (H2) must provide evidence of at least ONE of the following:

IELTS - Total of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0);

TOEFL - Paper-Based (PBT) = 580 (TWE 4.5);

TOEFL - internet-Based (iBT) = Overall score of 92, with a minimum 20 in all sections;

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE(A) = 58 (no bank less than 50);

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) = CAE Grade B (no band less than Good);

Successful completion of a recognised approved Diploma qualification or higher as where the language of instruction was English;

Other qualifications as listed on the RMIT website: www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent.

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is not accredited by any professional bodies. However, some professional bodies may offer qualification recognition post-graduation on a case by case basis. Students and/or graduates should contact the professional body of interest directly to seek advice on recognition of their qualification.

The table below lists the professional bodies who may offer membership to students and/or graduates as a career enabler which could include opportunities for networking and access to discipline specific resources. Application for membership is the student/graduate's responsibility.

Professional Body Membership and Opportunities

Institute of Managers and Leaders [IML]


  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Affiliate

The School of Management Industry Advisory Committee includes senior executives from a number of major companies. The Committee provides feedback on the currency of our programs, the changing needs of Industry.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study space. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, e-books, e-journals and databases. You may also access many of the extensive collections of electronic resources and services provided by the RMIT University Library in Melbourne. Contact Ask the Library for assistance and further information www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Study Support is available for online assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information 

literacy, referencing, maths and study skills.

Online learning tools and content 

Log in to myRMIT https://my.rmit.edu.au/portal and select the myStudies tab to access study resources for your program.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University 

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. 

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning 
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant 
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning 
  • career development and employment 
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters) 
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad.

We also offer a dedicated support service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-students.

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