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Graduate Diploma in International Business

Course code: 0397 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipIntBus ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Business and Economics

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield)

    Course description

This course offers students from varied backgrounds the opportunity to undertake a comprehensive, multidisciplinary preparation for management roles in corporations, inter-governmental organisations and non-profit agencies. It provides a sound general knowledge of the international business environment and applies management theory and practice for the development of managerial competencies in a cross-cultural context.

Course objectives

The learning goals associated with this course are to: develop the ability to analyse the cultural, economic, political and legal dimensions of the international business environment; examine the relationship between the international business environment and the strategies of multinational corporations and other internationalised organisations; acquire the skills to communicate and negotiate across business cultures; apply theoretical knowledge on the international business environment and multinational strategy to the real world analysis; develop competencies in international management.

    Course structure

Course requirements

(a) Students must complete four core units (24 points) as follows:

  • BTX9190 International trade law
  • ECF9210 Introduction to international economics
  • MKX9550 Marketing and the international consumer
  • MGX9660 International business theory and practice

(b) students must complete four units (24 points) from 9000-level or 5000-level graduate units subject to the following conditions:

  • a maximum of two elective units (12 points) may be taken from other faculties.

Additional degree requirements:

  • students should complete four 9000-level units before commencing 5000-level units.

It is recommended that students consult with the course coordinator to ensure their elective units form a coherent study program.

    Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in International Business may be eligible for admission to the Master of International Business.

    Contact details

Department of Management: telephone +61 3 9903 2807; email:

Course coordinator

Dr Susan Freeman