By signing the Free Trade Agreements with countries in the area and around the world, Vietnam has become an attractive destination for foreign direct investment flows, especially from multinational corporations. Several corporations have strategically chosen to build significant technological complexes in Vietnam, positioning them as vital centers for production and distribution on their global business landscape. Notable multinational giants, including Honda, Intel, Samsung, LG, Microsoft, and Canon, have made substantial investments in Vietnam. Those corporations include leading brand names such as Honda, Intel, Samsung, LG, Microsoft, and Canon. Grasping the trend of modern era, many Vietnamese enterprises have transformed to pursue the global value chain by participating more in international oversea business operations and investments. To establish a connection between a foreign business’s brand or product and Vietnamese consumers, and vice versa, seamless operations are crucial in areas such as business strategy, product distribution, pricing strategy, logistics services, and insurance. Besides, all these stages need to be operated by professionals with depth-understanding of business related to law, economic, cultural and geographical factors. Therefore, international business is a new major for those who desire to bring benefits to their company in the international business scenario.

The International Business Program is designed to offer students knowledge of the international business from basic to in-depth levels, particularly professional task performing, import-export strategy planning, marketing planning, international market analysis, foreign investment project and Vietnamese enterprises’ oversea project management, etc.

Graduates from the International Business program at the Ho Chi Minh City Open University have a competitive edge in the job market with specialized management skills, professional competency certifications, and the acquisition of both soft skills and practical experience in various fields of international business. This is particularly evident in areas such as import-export, logistics management, financial management, and supply chain management within the global business environment. After graduation, learners are potential candidates to become administrators of multinational corporations, with many opportunities to get promotion. Not only possess professional knowledge to develop personal business, learners can also study further to be experts or scholars.

Admission Requirements

Those who wish to get the bachelor degree in International Business have to meet either of the two conditions as follows:

  • + Hold a high school diploma or an equivalent, as per the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training.
  • + Completed a college education or graduated from another university if seeking for course exemptions.

Degree Credibility

The Online Bachelor’s Degree in International Business belongs to the national degree system, and the holders of the degrees are allowed to study for master’s degrees.


Course Name


Total subjects

49 subjects

Total credits

125 credits

Type of Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Study time

At least 3.5 years

Associated with Career

The market economy has been developing in Vietnam and international trading is a prerequisite. The program covers a comprehensive overview of international economics and global economic development trends in the era of globalization, addressing economic integration and the international investment landscape in Vietnam. The knowledge of the study program helps learners become experts in import-export practice or professional supply-chain managers.

Praticial curriculum

Lessons are concisely presented in theory together with practical illustrations relating to international business. Besides, learners come to class once in a semester on Saturday or Sunday to practice solving economic problems, exchange ideas with corporate specialists.

Nationally Accredited Degree

The Online Bachelor’s Degree in International Business belongs to the national degree system, recognized by the Ministry of Education and Training. After having gained this degree, learners can study master’s degree.

Flexible ways of learning

Over 90% of the program’s content is delivered through the internet. Therefore, learners can access lecture videos, study materials, and complete assignments from anywhere, at any time, using a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone with an internet connection. For lectures, learners can either watch them live or download them for offline viewing.

Supportive lecturers and officers

Lecturers of the courses are in charge of each learner’s learning process. Also, students can exchange ideas with classmates or with their teachers via the university forum. Regarding technical problems, students can contact the univeristy’s consultancy center.

Reasonable Tuition

The average tuition is 530,000/credit and is paid each semester according to the number of courses registered. Students are provided with learning materials and access to free-of-charge learning resources.

The online Bachelor’s program in International Business encompasses content equivalent to the regular undergraduate program in International Business. However, it is designed with a professional-oriented approach. General knowledge is accumulated at the same time or later, enabling students to broaden their understanding of the current context to develop great thinking.

Covering 49 courses with 125 credits (except foreign languages and information technology), the program is normally delivered within 10 semesters. Although learners can slow down or accelerate their study pace, they have to accomplish these courses in the following order:

  • Study Skills
  • Ceritificate of Basic Management
  • Certificate of International Business Management
  • Certificate of Global Business Development
  • Certificate of Business Environment
  • Bachelor of International Business

This course provides all necessary skills that help learners understand their learning process thoroughly, use IT competently for the online learning, and develop themselves and their careers.

  • 1. Study Skills (2)

This certificate ensures professional competence at the primary level of an employee working in administrative divisions, offices or production, supply, sales, personnel department of an enterprise or organization. At this level, employees can effectively accomplish routine tasks based on a clear understanding of job purposes and the application of relevant knowledge and skills. They can also assist their bosses in preparing reports relating to business, administration and production. Soft skills important for preparing to set goals and building motivation, such as self-awareness, will be provided in this stage.

At the end of this period, learners have to do the Business Project 1 in which they use a combination of management knowledge in many fields to write reports, requiring them to identify arising problems that affect a specific organization.

  • 2. Principles of Management (3)
  • 3. Principles of Marketing (3)
  • 4. Business Communication (3)
  • 5. Self Management (1)
  • 6. Business Statistics (3)
  • 7. Financial Management (3)
  • 8. Human Resource Management (3)
  • 9. Life-Work Balance Skills (1)
  • 10. E-Commerce (3)
  • 11. Operation Management (3)
  • 12. Quantitative Analysis In Management (3)
  • 13. Internship 2: Business Project 1 (1)

This certificate ensures the professional competence of employees working in an enterprise or organization relating to international business or multinational corporations. The employees at this level can directly perform or develop operations in the department dealing with its foreign counterparts concerning administration, purchasing, selling, delivery and transport, marketing, international payment, etc.

At this stage, students are equipped with essential skills to develop their careers. Those skills include Career Management and a high level of English competence in international business.

At the end of this stage, the course entitled Business Project 2 is presented in the form of reports with statistical analysis of the international business at a specific enterprise to evaluate the causes leading to the real situation of the company.

  • 14. International Business (3)
  • 15. Brand Management (3)
  • 16. Marketing Management (3)
  • 17. Life Value 1 (1)
  • 18. Supply Chain Management (3)
  • 19. International Business Management (3)
  • 20. Public Relations (3)
  • 21. Life Value 2 (1)
  • 22. International Marketing (3)
  • 23. Customer Behaviour (3)
  • 24. International Commercial Law (3)
  • 25. Internship: Business Project 2 (1)

We ensure to provide learners with the administrators’ professional expertise of any enterprise or organization that has been preparing for the development of its international business such as import-export or overseas investment. Administrators at this level could have a profound understanding of business issues in a globalized environment, choose appropriate strategies and combine all necessary things to be successful. To help develop a sustainable career, the Work-Life Balance specialization will introduce knowledge and skills for restoring balance in one’s life to achieve better work efficiency.

At the end of this phase, the course Business Project 3 is presented in the form of a graduation report, requiring learners to research the entire data of the international business enterprise to analyze and provide business solutions.

  • 26. International Investment (3)
  • 27. International Finance (3)
  • 28. Strategic Management (3)
  • 29. Change Management (3): internship 1
  • 30. Career Management (1)
  • 31. International Payment (3)
  • 32. International Human Resources Management (3)
  • 33. Corporate Social Responsibility (3)
  • 34. Internship 2: Business Project 3 (2)

This course provides knowledge about the economic, social, and legal environment that affects enterprise activities. After students complete this certificate program:

• Identify and analyze the impact of the above factors on the operation of the business.
• Derive principles for adjusting decisions and behaviors in response to environmental changes in a managerial role

  • 35. Microeconomic 1 (3)
  • 36. Macroeconomic 1 (3)
  • 37. Introduction to laws (3)
  • 38. Human and The Environment (3)

After accumulating above certifications, learners need to complete the required modules to be awarded the Bachelor of International Business degree. The prerequisite courses consist of mandatory general subjects in the bachelor’s program. Learners may submit certificates for informatics and foreign language courses.

  • 39. Marxist — Leninist phylosophy (3)
  • 40. Marxist — Leninist Political Economics (2)
  • 41. Scientific Socialism (2)
  • 42. History of Vietnamese communist party (2)
  • 43. Ho Chi Minh’s Ideology (2)
  • 44 – 49. Foreign language and Informatics courses

Admission Requirements

Those who wish to be admitted to the International Business Bachelor Program have to meet either of the two conditions as follows:

+ A high school degree or an equivalent following the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training is required.
+ A degree of Associate in International Economics or a Bachelor degree for those who want to have some courses exempted.

Information technology requirements

More than 90% of learning content is delivered to students by lecturers via devices with an Internet connection. Learners need to make sure some minimum coditions, including:

* Desktop/Laptop

* Students can acquire a majority of learning content on mobile devices, but doing some homework may require using a desktop or laptop.