The Master of International Business focuses on increasing understanding of the way in which global businesses function, the challenges they face and the complex environments in which they operate. 

Course overview

International organisations expect managers and leaders to demonstrate highly-developed business knowledge, as well as specialised skills in cross cultural management, international finance and strategic planning. These skills are crucial to effective decision making and the sustainable management of an organisation.

The Master of International Business focuses on extending understandings of the ways in which contemporary global organisations function, the diverse challenges they face and complex environments in which they operate.

The course provides advanced transferable, conceptual and professional skills through a program of student-centred learning and research experience in an industry setting.

Students will develop the cutting-edge professional management, communication, analytical and decision-making skills required to make valuable contributions in the international business context.

Key facts

CRICOS course code: 078928G 
Degree length: 2 years (or part-time equivalent)
Industry training: 600 hours
FEE-HELP available? Yes
Study mode: On-campus (Sydney CBD & Manly, NSW)
Next intake: July 2018 – apply now

Course structure

The Master of International Business is structured to provide you with the perfect balance of theoretical coursework and practical experience. 

The course consists of the following:

  • 3 semesters (12 subjects) of in-depth coursework studies plus 600 hours of work-integrated learning.Delivery through a combination of small lectures, tutorials, workshops and industry research to cater for a range of learning styles.
  • The two-year course duration means international students are eligible for a two-year post-study work visa.

Course learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course, graduates will be able to:

  • possess an advanced understanding of key management concepts and skills underpinning business operations.
  • critique a range of contemporary social, economic, political and cultural factors facing organisations in the new economy.
  • communicate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • synthesise and articulate information in order to generate evidence-based and sustainable solutions for business problems.
  • possess an integrated understanding of ethics, social responsibility and cultural awareness in a global context.
  • generate soundly researched, evidence-based and creative solutions in an international business environment.
  • apply theoretical knowledge and advanced professional skills generated through research, reflective practice and observations in an international business environment.
  • reflect on and evaluate personal management and leadership styles.  

Career options

Graduates of the Master of International Business will benefit from a variety of enhanced career opportunities. Graduates will find employment in a range of international business organisations such as multinational companies, export and import companies and government agencies, such as trade commissions. Roles may include regional managers, business strategy and policy, corporate governance, quality assurance, finance, planning, business analyst, risk analyst, value chain logistics, human resource management, sales, marketing and consulting.

Advanced standing

Students who meet the admission requirements for the Master of International Business and have completed a cognate undergraduate degree (e.g. Business, Marketing, Management, Commerce, International Business), may be granted advanced standing and enter the Master of International Business in semester two (2).

Any application for advanced standing must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation such as a university transcript. Any decision on advanced standing will be consistent with the ICMS Academic Credit Policy.

Typical Study Pattern

Year
One

Term
1
  • Managing People and Organisations (PG)
  • Economics and Finance for Business (PG)
  • Accounting Fundamentals (PG)
  • Principles of Marketing (PG)
Term
2
  • International Finance (PG)
  • International Accounting (PG)
  • International Trade and Banking (PG)
  • International Marketing (PG)

Year
Two

Term
1
  • Foundations of Management Thought (PG)
  • Leadership Skills (PG)
  • Managing Service Relationships (PG)
  • Service Operations Management (PG)
Term
2
  • Work Integrated Learning Postgraduate