The importance of international business is greater than ever as companies around the world become better connected. Understanding international business operations is increasingly important for today’s business graduates.

International business programmes give students an understanding of the different business management practices found all over the world, and prepare them for graduate careers working abroad or in organisations that are engaged in business on a global scale.

In a nutshell, students need to develop a global perspective in order to be successful in business. Studying international business allows you to see how globalisation has brought about an increasing connectivity of businesses, markets, people and information across countries.

  • Year 1: (3 semesters)


  • Year 2: (3 semesters)


Programme Description

A Taste of What You Will Experience Studying at ICAN

The 2 year Diploma of International Business programme at ICAN College ensures graduands are exposed to fundamentals of international business with a broad understanding of global trends and the functional areas within organisations. This will help you engage in business on a global scale and contribute to the success of your business.

  • Accreditation Code: MQA/FA 4154
  • Approval Code: R/340/4/0483:11/2026

Year 1 & 2


Lectures, Tutorials & Demonstrations

Corporate / Industry Attachment

Industrial attachment and work placement encompass formal placement of students with the primary objective of achieving a set of specified learning outcomes, potentially leading to their employability on completing their education.

Effective Student Lecturer Ratio

High-quality one-on-one teaching


The Diploma of International Business opens up a variety of careers and students can also use their knowledge to internationalise their own business or family businesses.

International business offers graduates careers in

  • consultancy,
  • international finance,
  • non-profit organisations
  • entrepreneurial ventures
  • business analyst
  • human resources officer
  • marketing executive
  • product executive
  • purchasing executive


ICAN Diploma of International Business provides pathway via our Global Partnership and Affiliates initiative into the Swinburne Bachelor of Business (any major excluding double majors) or Bachelor of Business Information Systems (any major) or Bachelor of Accounting.

Students also have an option to continue into Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Marketing or Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Administration at UCSI University.

Students having completed ICAN Diploma of International Business will be eligible for credit exemption of up to 100 credit points with a 2 years minimum duration to complete at Swinburne.

International Students

ICAN College welcomes International Student applications from various countries subject to similar qualifications from their home country with the Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) or O’ Level equivalent.

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