If you’re looking for a business career beyond national borders, you’ll need an internationally recognised qualification that takes a worldview of business. The Master of International Business looks at business from a global perspective covering key areas of trade and finance, economics, accounting, marketing, human resources and people management.

Crossing the spectrum of business and government, you will broaden your understanding of trade development, policy making and planning, and learn the framework to develop a successful international business strategy. Your strategic thinking will incorporate global perspectives, considering the political and cultural climates that impact international business.

Our Master of International Business graduates engage with international markets as leaders of industry, in Australia and across the globe. They pursue roles including export and import managers, government trade officers, international management consultants, and international travel managers.

Course CRICOS Code: 078928G

What will I study?

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

  • 3 semesters (12 subjects) of in-depth coursework plus an Industry Research Project where you will work with an organisation in your industry for 600 hours and apply your knowledge to real business issues.
  • Delivery through a combination of small lectures, tutorials, workshops and industry research to cater for a range of learning styles.
  • The two-year duration means international students are eligible for a two-year post-study work visa.

See the typical study pattern below for more details on the subjects covered.

The ICMS Difference

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements:

  • A Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline or
  • A Diploma or Associate Degree qualification and 4 years of relevant management experience or
  • 5 years of relevant management experience

English language requirements:

If your first language is not English, you are required to demonstrate English language proficiency prior to enrolment.

IELTS: 6.5, no band less than 6.0 TOEFL iBT: 86


Typical Study Pattern


  • Economics & Finance for Business (600)
  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Managing People & Organisations (AMGT101)
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • International Marketing
  • International Finance
  • International Accounting
  • International Trade & Banking


  • Foundations of Management Thought
  • Leadership Skills
  • Managing Service Relationships
  • Service Operations Management
  • Work Integrated Industry Research Project (600 hours)

Sample Subjects

Economics & Finance for Business (600)

The aim of the subject is to introduce students to the modern financial system, to the core concepts and frameworks of economics that underpin that financial system, and to the place of a business in that framework with the resulting implications for financing and the value of money.
Economics and finance are cornerstone subjects in any finance, commerce or business related study. All businesses operate within an economic and financial framework. Understanding the business environment and the framework is vital to sound strategic business decision making. The teaching of economics and finance is designed to assist students relate the theory studied to real world commercial events. While students need to be equipped with the practical and personal skills necessary to work successfully in a highly competitive global environment, they must be motivated by a demonstration of the relevance of economic and financial principle to everyday life. A better understanding of finance and economics will assist the student in better understanding the intricacies of the financial system and government economic policies that influence business.

Managing People & Organisations (AMGT101)

This subject examines organisations and their activities from a number of perspectives. It aims to show students how organisations work. The subject aims to provide an introduction to organisational management. This subject is a study of management theories, emphasising the management functions of planning, organising, leading, controlling, motivating and decision making.
The subject also provides an introduction to management from an organisational perspective for management students. Students will be faced with making a range of decisions related to real life business scenarios, which not only tests their theoretical knowledge of the subject but also enhances their ability to make informed and appropriate decisions based on that knowledge and the given circumstances of a variety of situations.

Another aim of this subject is to develop skills in the following areas:
• working in teams
• taking responsibility for ones own learning
• practical learning through written and oral communications

Principles of Marketing (600)

This subject introduces cutting-edge and contemporary marketing concepts and approaches designed for students to develop an advanced appreciation of the key strategic tools available to marketers. It aims are to provide critical thinking skills about effective marketing in complex and ever-changing environments. Students will be exposed to knowledge and practical skills to engage in marketing management and strategy of products and services transferable across industries. Applications of IT-derived marketing tools, digital marketing and social media strategies are explored and tested. Ethical considerations as well as evaluation, implementation and control of marketing strategies are covered.

This subject covers: 1) how marketing strategy can directly impact business performance; 2) matching strategic marketing decisions to changing market environments; 3) understanding market demand and consumer and business buying behaviour; 4) defining, positioning, pricing and distributing products and services; 4) marketing strategy implementation, measurement and improvement that demonstrates business ROI.


Introduction to Human Resource Management

The course aims to provide students with fundamental knowledge of Human Resource Management in general and of the HR environment faced by employees and employers in Australia in particular. Several ways in which Human Resource Management can help organisations to meet their key stakeholders' expectations and work systems challenges are introduced. The course covers the full range of HRM practices, exposes the interdependence between HRM strategy and HRM practices, discusses contemporary issues relevant to the HRM field, including ethical issues, international HRM, strategic HRM, managing employee turnover and retention. Ways to evaluate and improve the HR function are also discussed.

Cross Cultural Management

The aim of the course is to develop your understanding of the cross-cultural diversity, to acquire cross-cultural competence, to develop problem-solving skills and ability to successfully manage conflict based on cross-cultural misunderstanding. To learn how to work effectively with a diverse range of people in an environment which presents new challenges.

Understanding cultural differences and effectively managing these differences are critical to working, communicating and transferring knowledge in multicultural and international business environments. The rationale of this course is to provide conceptual and theoretical framework for developing and understanding of the ways in which cultures differ. To develop understanding how cultural differences impact on organisations and how they constrain communication and knowledge transfer. The course also considers strategies for managing and valuing the diversity within organisations.