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Master of International Business

Course code: 2098 ~ Course abbreviation: MIntBus ~ Total credit points required: 72 ~ 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Business and Economics

Study mode and course location

On- campus (Caulfield)

On-campus (Sunway)

Course description

This course offers the opportunity to undertake an academically rigorous and professionally relevant program of study in contemporary international business issues. Knowledge gained from the course will provide graduates with the skills to lead their companies through the internationalisation process. The course is also relevant for those who seek career advancement in the public, inter-governmental and non-profit sectors, and others who wish to extend their skills in the analysis and interpretation of the global business environment.

Course objectives

The learning goals associated with this course are to: develop the capacity for high-level analysis of international and trans-national investment, trade, and management strategy in the context of globalisation; acquire key skills in communication and negotiation across business cultures; develop the ability to deal with issues in the international non-profit and inter-governmental sectors as these affect multinational corporations, study the links between international business strategies and societies, economies and political and legal regimes; bridge the gap between the theory of firm internationalisation and the actual internationalisation process in practice.

Course structure

Course requirements

(a) Students must complete six core units (36 points) as follows:

  • BTX9190 International trade law
  • ECF9210 Introduction to international economics
  • MGX5171 Managing the multi-national enterprise: cases and issues
  • MGX5730 International trade policy
  • MGX9660 International business theory and practice
  • MKX9550 Marketing and the international consumer

(b) students must complete six elective units (36 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 must study a minimum of four 5000-level units
  • 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.

Exit points

Students can exit early from this degree under the following conditions:

  • completion of four units - Graduate Certificate in Business
  • completion of eight units - Graduate Diploma in International Business.

Professional recognition

Details of educational requirements for professional recognition can be found under the Professional Recognition entry in the Faculty of Business and Economics section of the Postgraduate Handbook.

Contact details

Department of Management: telephone +61 3 9903 2807; fax +61 3 9903 2718; email

Course coordinator

Dr Susan Freeman