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Master of International Business

Master of International Business


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  • Course Overview
  • Course Structure

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.

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 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.

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

The Master of International Business consists of the following:

  • 12 x Subjects of in-depth coursework studies
  • 2 x Subjects of Work Integrated Learning, where you will work with an organisation in your industry for 600 hours and apply your knowledge to real business issues. (Students who have already  worked, or who are currently working, within their industry of study may be eligible to receive Recognition of Prior Learning for these subjects. Refer to the Policy Library for more information.)
  • Delivery through a combination of small lectures, tutorials, workshops and industry research to cater for a range of learning styles.
  • Australian and New Zealand students may wish to accelerate their course and complete in 1.3 years.
  • The full-time 2-year course duration means international students are eligible for a two-year post-study work visa.*

*Please refer to Department of Home Affairs website for visa regulations –

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.

Quick facts

* In accordance with the Australian Government ESOS National Code international students on a student visa can only undertake 33% of their total enrolment load online and must be enrolled in at least one (1) on-campus subject in each compulsory study period. Learn more

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
  • Consulting
  • Recommended
  • Accelerated
  • Part-time

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  • Year Three
  • Year Four

The course information on this website is indicative of a typical study pattern only and is subject to change. Enrolled students will be made aware of changes to their course structure or subjects. Not all subjects are offered every trimester. The Academic Consulting Office can assist you with subject selection and structuring your course. A typical full-time study load is between 6 and 8 subjects per year (an equivalent to 24 credit points).

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