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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleMIB/MEIS
CRICOS code069012D
Total credit points required96
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357


Course coordinator

Dr Paul Kalfadellis


This double degree course provides the opportunity for students to gain knowledge and skills in international business, with specific focus on the European Union and the significance of this organisation in the world. Students will be able to gain a broad knowledge of international business issues, and the skills to provide leadership in the international arena, while also gaining a broad and deep understanding of the institutional framework and policy-making processes of the European Union and its relations with non-EU countries, regions and international organisations.


Research component

An optional research pathway is available.


The course structure has three main components:

  • 11 core units in international business and European and international studies
  • five elective units.


Students must complete:

(a.) core units (66 points) as follows:

  • APG4435/APG5435 European Union: History, debates, politics
  • APG4436/APG5436 Comparative regionalism
  • APG4437/APG5437 Business, civil society and lobbying in the European Union
  • APG4438/APG5438 The European Union and the world
  • BTX9190 International trade law
  • ECF9210 Introduction to international economics
  • LAW7019 European Union law
  • MGX5171 Managing the multinational enterprise: Cases and issues
  • MGX5730 International trade policy
  • MGX9660 International business theory and practice
  • MKX9550 Marketing and the international consumer

(b.) five graduate-level units (30 points) subject to the following conditions:

  • a minimum of four elective units (24 points) must be taken from the Faculty of Business and Economics
  • a maximum of one unit (6 points) can be taken from units offered by the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Law
  • a minimum of four elective units (24 points) must be taken at 4000 or 5000 level.

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

Minimum grade for articulation

Students who receive approval to undertake the research option must maintain a minimum of a distinction average in the designated units in order to articulate into a Doctor or Philosophy.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Master of International Business and Master of European and International Studies early may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 points of study
  • Graduate Diploma in Business after successful completion of 48 points of study
  • either of the single masters degrees subject to satisfying the requirements of the single degree.


Master of International Business

Master of European and International Studies