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International Business - Asia Pacific Trade and Investment Specialization

Trade and Investment with Asia Pacific has been an essential component of national economic growth for over twenty years, and is expected to continue to be a strong opportunity throughout the public and private sectors. Forward-thinking organizations are looking for leaders with direct experience and a relevant understanding of these diverse regions.

The Asia Pacific Trade and Investment specialization augments the strategic foundation of your MBA at Royal Roads University, enabling you to guide your organization through the complexities of overseas ventures. A comprehensive understanding of world markets and cultural awareness is essential to effective international business relationships, and this specialization provides comprehensive knowledge of business practices in the Asia Pacific region.

This specialization offers an opportunity for MBA students to complete an eight-day face-to-face residency in Asia. Please note that there is a $3,000 administration fee for this residency to cover classroom space and activities. Students are also responsible for air travel, meals, accomodations, sundries, and international travel costs (i.e. travel visas, passports).

Understanding current trends and predicting future developments are critical skills valued by individuals and companies interested in building their International Business expertise.

Who it’s for

This specialization is designed for students interested in understanding business practices in the Asia Pacific region through firsthand experience; globally focused, culturally aware leaders building an awareness for the key regions, issues, and networks. This specialization is ideal for those new to the region as well as for those with more experience.  Through a wide range of experiences and practical, applied learnings, you will develop a robust understanding of the growing influence of Asia-based organizations and the increased flow of investment and talent to and from Asia.

Please note: This specialization is only available in the January intakes.