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I studied the International Business course and I just loved it. The classes are very well organized to make all the details understandable. I had teachers who have working experience in marketing, business or finances. They gave us case studies and real examples which made it easier to understand and remember. I think that the International Business course is going to help me get a good job, especially in big companies or international companies in Brazil.

Douglas Nagasse Tsudano, Brazil

Diploma of International Business (BSB50815)

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CRICOS Code: 09831C


  • Combine academic knowledge with hands-on experience through an unpaid internship
  • Develop managerial skills to apply to an international business context
  • Gain the skills to analyse data, research, and identify business opportunities

Program Description

The Diploma of International Business provides students with a sound theoretical knowledge base in international business management. Students will develop a range of managerial skills to ensure that international business activities are conducted effectively in an organization.

16 hours of study per week will take place face-to-face in the classroom. Schedules combine the core lecture with foundation skills, and PASS classes.

6 hours per week of coursework will be completed online. The online study component includes exercises, discussion forums, and resources to help with assignments and to provide foundational academic and learning skills. Online study is available 24/7 for students to complete any time, and can be used to reach instructors outside of class.

See the sample schedule.

* Schedules may vary. Optional internship can be scheduled outside of class time.

Optional Internship Placement

In addition to the course work, students can undertake an unpaid internship placement in the business community. The aim of this placement is to provide practical experience in a business environment. Duties may vary and a business dress code may be required. The internship coordinator will visit students at the work place to offer support.

Program Overview

  • Build international business networks
  • Manage budgets and financial plans
  • Profile international plans
  • Analyse consumer behaviour for specific international markets
  • Forecast international market and business needs
  • Promote products and services to international markets
  • Analyse data from international markets
  • Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
Course units may be subject to change

Program Length

64 weeks* (20 hours/week)
48 weeks study total
Includes 6 hours/week online study +
14 hours/week in class study**

Optional internships available for an additional fee. Internship hours vary depending on schedule.
*48 weeks study + up to 16 weeks scheduled breaks.
**For start dates before Feb 26, 2018, program is 24 weeks long, and schedule includes 5 weeks online study and 15 hours in class.

2017 & 2018 Program Start Dates

2017: Nov 6,* Nov 27,* Dec 18*
2018: Jan 15,* Feb 26, Apr 9, Jun 11,
Jul 23, Sep 24, Nov 5


Feb 5 to Feb 23
May 21 to June 8
Sep 3 to Sep 21
Dec 24 to Jan 1, 2019

*2017 and Jan 15, 2018 start dates are delivered over 24 weeks, with no scheduled breaks.

What is Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training
All ILSC Business College programs are Nationally Recognised Training. The Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) logo is a distinguishable mark of quality for promoting and certifying national vocational education and training leading to Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or Statements of Attainment.