International Relations/Programme Manager, Living & Art Creative Centre, Seoul
Bachelor of Business in International Business and Marketing
Certificate in Business
The Certificate in Business is a good foundation for studying business, says Harim Lee who has recently completed her Bachelor of Business and will graduate in July.
“As a mature student, I hadn’t studied for over five years and my background was in art. The Certificate in Business was particularly helpful, as it helped me gain the confidence to return to university and engage in a different discipline. After finishing the certificate, I started the Bachelor of Business and was in the honours roll for my first year.”
Understanding global trends
Harim decided to major in international business and marketing to better understand global trends.
“Globalisation and technological advancement have led to a significant increase in interaction across borders,” says Harim.
“I think understanding the international environment is important, not only as a business student, but also as a global citizen. I also decided to study marketing as I wanted to gain competence in a specialised field of business.”
Relevant and industry-based
The industry knowledge of the lecturers is one of the highlights during Harim’s study in AUT.
“The academics have strong industry knowledge, and what we learn in class is based on the real business world. It’s really motivating and inspiring, and it gives you a good idea of how to best prepare yourself for your future career.
“We don’t just learn the academic knowledge itself but also develop the skills to apply what we learned to real-life business situations. I would definitely recommend the AUT business programmes.”
AUT business students have access to an impressive range of student services, Harim says.
“I found the student support services – including learning support, the course advice team, and the health and wellbeing services – really helpful. I’ve also enjoyed attending some of the career workshops for students.
“The wide range of services you have access to makes it easy to make the most of your time at university.”
After returning to Korea last year to complete her final-year workplace experience, Harim is now the international relations and programme manager for social enterprise Living & Art Creative Centre.
Last updated: 17-Jul-2017 1.27pm
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