A cross-cultural career was in James Blue’s sights when he enrolled in the Master of International Business.
Having already spent three years working in Beijing, James wanted to hone his business skills before returning to Asia. The 2015 graduate now works in Hong Kong as a generalist banker for ANZ.
Why did you choose the Master of International Business?
After spending three years living and working in China and Korea, I wanted an opportunity to consolidate my experiences and refocus on a different industry. The classes and international ties of RMIT allowed me to do this while maintaining the flexibility to continue working.
Why did you opt for RMIT?
I liked the flexibility to study when and how I wished to - either through face-to- face or online subjects - at an internationally recognised institution. Further, I was attracted to RMIT’s strong ties to various industries and the practical nature of the classes.
What did you like most about the course?
The course allowed me to expand my knowledge of doing business in cross-cultural environments. The information provided was up-to- date to reflect current business conditions and it struck a balance between theoretical knowledge and the practical application.
What were your favourite experiences at RMIT?
The China Study Tour. It provided an opportunity to learn more about China, including providing insight into Chinese history and how that has influenced and shaped China’s development and approach to doing business. Thereby providing a new perspective by which to view China. It further reinforcing my desire to live and work abroad.
Why would you recommend RMIT for postgraduate studies?
The broad range of subjects provides a solid theoretical foundation combined with real-world experience that equips students for a career with an international focus.