International Business - Asia Pacific Trade and Investment Specialization

Trade and Investment with the Asia Pacific have 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 relevant knowledge of these diverse regions. Understanding current trends and predicting future developments are critical skills valued by individuals and companies interested in building their International Business expertise.

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 will give you an opportunity 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. You are also responsible for air travel, meals, accommodation, sundries, and international travel costs (i.e. travel visas, passports). 

Who it’s for

The Trade and Investment with the Asia Pacific specialization is designed for students interested in understanding business practices in the Asia Pacific region through firsthand experience; globally focused, culturally aware leaders building 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 learning, 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.

Find out more about the core focus and logistics of the Asia Pacific Trade and Investment Specialization in this video hosted by MBA program head Charles Krusekopf:

This specialization is only available in the January intakes.


Royal Roads MBA program offers a suite of specializations options to meet your interests as well as personal and professional needs. As part of your MBA program, you can select one of the RRU MBA specializations options. Alternatively, you may select one of the Royal Roads Graduate Certificates as a specialization option. If you have already completed one of the Royal Roads Graduate Certificate, you can use the 9 credits earned towards the MBA program. 

For more information about the program or how to apply, contact one of our enrolment advisors by email, or call 1.877.778.6227.