International Business

How business organisations operate in an international environment, the development and implementation of strategy, and managerial activities and organisational issues in the global arena of business.

Where can International Business take you?

This subject prepares you for work in all areas of management within internationally active organisations. Graduates can explore career opportunities with exporters, global consumer or industrial goods manufacturers, financial service providers, travel and tourism operators, trade promotion agencies and development agencies.

Possible roles include:

  • International accountant
  • International economist
  • Management analyst
  • Corporate, investment or merchant banker
  • Operations manager
  • Policy analyst or adviser
  • Sales or marketing manager
  • Tax adviser
  • Web applications developer

Useful resources

Occupation Outlook

Occupation outlook is a great tool for exploring study and career options, with extensive information on labour supply and demand in over 100 occupations in New Zealand. It outlines how to enter each role, how many are studying in related fields, how many are employed, and what the average incomes are. It also outlines the prospects of getting a job in that occupation once you have the necessary qualifications.
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Career View

Information on careers and employment relevant to NZ university students and graduates.
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Prospects specialises in advice for UK university students and graduates. Much of the information is relevant to New Zealand students.
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NZ Trade and Enterprise (NZTE)

NZTE is New Zealand's international business development agency. Its purpose is to grow businesses internationally, bigger, better and faster.
Visit NZ Trade and Enterprise (NZTE)

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

MBIE is the government’s lead business-facing agency. Its purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.
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TradeWorks is the website of the New Zealand International Business Forum, which has comprehensive information about trade and investment and why they are important to New Zealand.
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ExportNZ is a division of BusinessNZ. The BusinessNZ family has its roots in four large regional organisations of member businesses that together cover the entire country.
Visit ExportNZ

Asia New Zealand Foundation

The Asia New Zealand Foundation is New Zealand's leading non-government authority on Asia. The Foundation works in partnership with influential individuals and organisations in New Zealand and Asia to provide high-level forums, culture events, international collaborations, school programmes and professional development opportunities.
Visit Asia New Zealand Foundation