Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

print version

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and 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 titleMIntBus
CRICOS code034886J
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield, Sunway)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357


Course coordinator

Dr Audra Mockaitis


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


The course is an inter-disciplinary program of study that provides students with the ability to understand the issues affecting contemporary international business. Academically rigorous, the course enables students to gain the appropriate knowledge and analytical skills that can be applied in a variety of organisational settings including the corporate, governmental and non-profit sectors. The course enables those seeking either career entry or progression or those with a special interest in international business, to extend their skills and knowledge base by being better able to comprehend, critically evaluate and interpret the workings of global business.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an internationalised world
  • exhibit cross-cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline-based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities we serve

(d.) have advanced knowledge to master's level in international business


The course has two main components:

  • a set of core units in international business
  • four open electives.

An optional research pathway is available.


Students must complete:

(a.) eight core units (48 points) as follows:

  • AFX9590 Accounting and finance for international managers
  • BTX9190 International trade law
  • ECX9210 Introduction to international economics
  • MGX5181 International business strategy
  • MGX5310 International management
  • MGX5640 Cross-cultural management communication
  • MGX9660 International business theory and practice
  • MKX9550 Marketing and the international consumer

(b.) a further four graduate-level units subject to course coordinator approval and the following conditions:

  • a maximum of two elective units (12 points) may be taken from other faculties
  • students interested in pursuing doctoral (PhD) studies can choose the three-unit research report elective option.

Available units can be identified via the index of units by faculty at or by browsing units at

Research report elective option

The research report option may provide an alternative pathway for students from a course work master's programs into a PhD program. The research report elective option consists of a three unit combination totalling 24 points, and comprises the following units:

  • MGX5000 Introductory management research methods (6 points)
  • MGX5901 Research report (introduction) (6 points)
  • MGX5900 Research report (12 points)

Students intending to enrol in the research report require permission. Students must have completed a minimum of 24 points of coursework study, including MGX5000 and achieved a minimum average of 70 per cent, to progress to the research report. Students should discuss this option with their course director prior to enrolling.

Additional degree requirements:

  • students must study a minimum of four 5000-level units.

Progression to further studies

This degree may serve as a pathway to a higher degree by research. Students considering a research degree are advised to consult a course coordinator prior to making an application.

Alternative exit(s)

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

  • 1679 Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 points of study
  • 3848 Graduate Diploma in Business after successful completion of 48 points of study


Master of International Business