Bachelor of Commerce (International Business)

The Bachelor of Commerce (International Business) is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in international business management.

The academic programme provides a broad foundation in business as well as specialized studies in international management and international marketing.

This academic programme offers opportunities for studies that can lead to careers in the increasingly important field of international business.

duration Duration
36 months (Full-time)
entry requirements Entry Requirements
Completion of Year 12, i.e. GCE 'A' Levels, Local Poly Diploma, IB Diploma, etc
intake Intake
Not accepting new applicants

This programme is offered on a full-time basis.

The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Commerce (International Business) programme consists of 24 courses.

  • Introduction to Management I
  • Introduction to Marketing I
  • Business & Economic Statistics I
  • Commercial Law I
  • Foundations of Entrepreneurship
  • Introductory Accounting I
  • Principles of Economics I
  • Business Finance I

Diploma holders from local polytechnics may be granted up to 50% credit exemptions depending on the course units covered from their previous diploma studies.

  • Professional Practices II
  • International Business II
  • International Trade & Investment Policy II
  • Legal Aspects of International Business II
  • Managing Across Cultures III
  • International Marketing III
  • Capstone in Corporate Responsibility for Global Business II
  • + 8 other electives

Please note that not all electives shall be offered in each academic year.

Students are required to validate on pre-requisite and/or assumed knowledge before course enrolment.

Admission Criteria
Entry to Year 1
GCE ‘A’ Level / Year 12 or its equivalent; OR
Non-Business Diploma from a local polytechnic
Entry to Year 2
Business Diploma or equivalent from a local polytechnic or recognised institution. Other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the university.
Language Proficiency
  • Achieved GCE ‘O’ Level credit pass (grade 1 to 6) in English as First Language; OR
  • An equivalent English Language qualification; OR
  • Successful completion of recognised approved prior learning from other institutions, where the language of instruction was English

English Language Requirement
All programmes at the University of Adelaide are taught in English. Students with a recognised academic qualification that was not completed in English, are required to undertake an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) examination. The minimum required overall band score is 6, with a band score of 6 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in reading and listening.

Tuition Fees
Local/ PR and International Students
Fee per Course S$1,920
Total Fee (24 modules, payable in 6 equal instalments) S$46,080
Total Fee (12 modules, payable in 3 equal instalments) S$23,040
Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) insurance premium is paid for by NAA.
Non-Tuition Fees
Local/ PR Students
Application Fee S$100 (Non-Refundable)
Administration Fee S$250 Nett
Student Development Workshop Fee S$300 Nett
Medical Insurance S$120
International Students
Application Fee S$350 (Non-Refundable)
Administration Fee S$250 Nett
Student Development Workshop Fee S$300 Nett
Medical Insurance S$120
Student Pass (STP) Processing Fee S$30 Nett
Student Pass (STP) Issuance Fee S$60 Nett
Multiple-Journey VISA
(Applicable for VISA-required countries only)
S$30 Nett
Other Services Fees
(E.g. airport pick-up, medical check-up, collection of medical check-up report and Student Pass)
S$250 Nett
Applicable for airport pick-up on weekdays (Monday to Saturday) starting at 9pm and ending before 8:30am, and the whole day of Sunday and Public Holidays
 S$35 Nett
The above fees are subjected to prevailing Goods & Services Tax (GST), unless otherwise indicated.

The Zalora Scholarship is available to students of the Bachelor of Commerce programme with a strong passion for the fashion industry.

This inaugural merit-based scholarship valued at SGD $3,000 is open to students of all nationalities. Scholars will also get the opportunity to gain valuable insights on the e-commerce industry through an internship with Zalora.

For details on the eligibility criteria or to apply for the scholarship, click here.

May include, but not limited to examinations, group assignments, individual assignments, consulting projects, presentations, quizzes, tests, tutorial work as prescribed within each course.

Registry of Lecturers and their Teaching Modules

The academic year is made up of three trimesters of approximately 16 weeks each. Students can complete up to four courses in each trimester delivered over intensive blocks of lectures and/or tutorials.

Potential careers
Business Consultant, Export / Import trade, International Trade or Business Analyst, Manager / Business Management, Business Analyst, Diplomatic Corps, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence Officer.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised.
  • The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner.
  • An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems.
  • Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication.
  • A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies.
  • A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life.
  • A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community.
  • An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities.

The University’s business programmes have been awarded a five year international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than 5% of the world’s business schools.

This means the University of Adelaide’s Business Degrees are recognised internationally for their high quality and successful graduates.

The Adelaide Business School is a full member of the European Foundation for Management Development (or EFMD). EFMD is one of the key business school networks in the world and being a part of the network will bring many opportunities for faculty and student exchanges, knowledge sharing and collaboration.

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the programmes and courses it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary the programmes and courses without being required to provide prior notice.