Undergraduate

Global Business and Politics

Interested in how global issues and international politics influence the business and policy decisions which impact our world? This is the course for you.

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MJ-GBPC

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Full Time or Part Time

Selection rank

70

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Global Studies

For politics and international studies, sociology and communication and media studies in Australia. 1

World standard in research

Ranked well above the world standard, the highest possible ranking for research in cultural studies. 2

Five-star rating

For median graduate starting salary for languages and humanities and social sciences. 3

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Overview

Cyber-attacks, data fraud, food shortages – these just some of the concerns that can have an impact on global business and policy. With a degree in Global Business and Politics, you’ll have the skills to navigate an increasingly political, global landscape.

You’ll learn how to make crucial business decisions, create strategies to manage complex challenges and learn how to become a future business leader.

You’ll explore how global and domestic politics and public policy shape the decisions and strategies of business and non-profit sectors in society, and how business is conducted within Australia, across borders and around the world.

As you work on real-world case studies, you’ll solve practical problems in business and develop the ways of thinking and negotiation skills you need to forge a career in global business.

7 reasons to study Global Business and Politics at Murdoch

  • This is the only business course in Australia which combines business, politics and public policy.
  • Work with real organisations on real projects, and complete internships through our work integrated learning program.
  • Gain the kind of management, negotiation and problem-solving skills that will help you in any career.
  • Expand your expertise even further by combining this course with another degree such as International Business or Entrepreneurship and Innovation. You could also study a double major.
  • Learn from academics who are experts in the global business and politics in the Indo-Pacific region, which includes Australia.
  • We consulted with our academics, industry contacts and students in designing this course – so your skills and knowledge will be relevant when you step into the working world to begin your career.
  • Travel to Indonesia for a semester as part of our Study Indonesia Australian Consortium for 'In-Country' Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) program, and put your learning into practice.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • business in society
  • managing in a global environment
  • global marketing
  • international political economies
  • public policy analysis.

Your future career

Graduating with a major in Global Business and Politics will give you an edge in your career when you graduate ready to work across both business and politics.

Careers could include:

  • Policy Analyst (trade, investment, operations, finance)
  • Business and government relationship analyst (private sector)
  • Ministerial Officer
  • Journalist
  • Policy Advisor (non-profit sector, local/state government)
  • Business Analyst (marketing, operations, finance)
  • Corporate Communications.

You could work in a range of industries including business, politics or other roles in local, state and federal government, media, communications, non-governmental organisations (known as NGOs) or other areas.

For more details about this course, please download our information pack.

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Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
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Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
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Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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