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Studying International Business Management

What do Apple, Barclays, Infosys and McDonald’s have in common? They are all businesses that operate internationally; with clients and employees spread across the world. Operating across the borders isn’t a strategy exclusive to just the large players. Even small business are waking up to the potential benefits of trading across several different countries. Political developments like creation and implementation of trade deals and free trade zones are fuelling businesses to look overseas to sell, source resources and services and meagre or cooperate with foreign businesses.

By studying international business management, you will be prepared for a career with multinational companies, government and organisations with a global focus. You will learn the fundamentals of business and be able to specialise in marketing, management or accounting, depending on the university’s offering.

Some of the most sought-after New Zealand universities, colleges and institutes you could study at are:

  • NMIT

Salary and Career Prospects

International business management professionals are employed by virtually every company in every sector, including IT and tech, retail and hospitality and banks.

Some of the roles graduates take up are International Business Development Officer, International Trader, International Sales Manager, Management Consultant and Finance Controller.

Salaries vary depending on qualifications, job role, location and experience. As a guide, international business management professionals earn around an average of $97,000 a year (45 lakhs INR).

Why study in New Zealand?

New Zealand is fast emerging as one of the best study destinations for international students. Most universities, colleges and institutions in New Zealand are government-owned and funded and maintain high teaching and learning standards.

It terms of economy, New Zealand’s is largely home-grown. Some of biggest companies based there are Air New Zealand (airliner), Spark New Zealand (telecoms company), Progressive Enterprises (retail) and Fletcher Building (construction company). Auckland ranks consistently among the world’s most liveable cities and has a thriving start-up scene.

Kiwis, as people living in New Zealand are affectionately called, enjoy year-round good weather, high salaries, access to spectacular beaches and a healthy work-life balance. The country’s breathtakingly beautiful landscape, ski resorts, lakes and national parks attract millions of tourists every year.

International graduates are typically offered post-study work visas of up to 3 years upon graduation.

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