An International Business major will provide you with an understanding of fundamental business disciplines and integrate these to provide the essential knowledge and skills necessary to face the increasing complexity and demands of a globalised business environment.

Students gain a solid grounding in practical business concepts and principles through instruction that places equal emphasis on both theory and application. There are four specialisations: Accounting, Marketing, Finance and Management. The study of contemporary international business will equip students with the relevant experience to seek employment in both international companies and small business. Business specialities allow a student to tailor their learning to suit their career paths and optimise their job prospects.



Our new Business major offers you the choice of 4 specialties within the major. These are Finance, Accounting, Marketing and Management. You will be able to choose papers at Level 7 according to your specialty such as International Financial Management, Advanced Financial Accounting, Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Analysis and Management of Multinational Companies.



Majoring in International Business will open a career pathway into the follow industries:

  • Accounting
  • International business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Investment
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Retail
  • International trade



Accountancy is one of the highest-paying jobs in New Zealand, and the Accountancy Pathway in our International Business Studies major can set you on the road to becoming an Accountant.

Students enrolled in this programme can apply to become a provisional Accounting Technician while they study. If you complete our Accountancy Pathway, and do an internship with an Accountancy firm, you can qualify as an Accounting Technician (an AT) with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).


* These nine papers need to be taken to fulfil the requirements for the CAANZ Accounting Technician Pathway.
■ Compulsory paper for all BCIS students. For a detailed description of each paper, see our website