Master of International Business and Master of Commerce ()

Course CodeMAIBUCOM1000
Course TypePostgraduate
Credit Points Required 96
CRICOS code035125J

Description

The following information is for students who commenced study in the Master of International Business and Master of Commerce before 2012.

This program combines the Master of International Business with the Master of Commerce. The two master's degrees can be awarded in a shorter time than it would take to study them independently.

Please Note: This degree structure is for students commencing in 2011. Students who commenced their degree prior to 2011 should refer to the course structure, available major subject areas and resolutions in the faculty handbook for the year they commenced. Archived downloadable faculty handbooks can be accessed on the Handbooks website.

Course requirements

To be awarded the Master of International Business and Master of Commerce, students complete a total of 16 units (96 credit points), comprising:

For the Master of International Business component:

  • four core units of study (24 credit points) in international business
  • two elective units of study (12 credit points) in international business

For the Master of Commerce component:

  • Up to four foundational commerce units of study (maximum of 24 credit points) (Students who wish to complete a second Master of Commerce major in this degree should only take up to two core units of study)
  • a specialisation in one of the Master of Commerce specialisation subject areas (excluding international business)
  • Either a second specialisation (if two or less core units of study are undertaken) and/or elective units of study selected from the Master of Commerce specialisation subject areas

Master of Commerce component

Foundational units of study

Master of Commerce students complete a maximum of four foundational units.

All students must enrol in the foundational unit of study ECOF5010.

The available foundational units are as follows:

  • ACCT5001 Accounting Principles
  • CLAW5001 Legal Environment of Business
  • ECOF5010 Academic and Professional Communication
  • ECMT5001 Principles of Econometrics
  • ECON5000 Economics for Commerce * OR ECON5001 Microeconomic Theory
  • FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
  • IBUS5001 Strategy, Innovation and Global Business
  • INFS5001 Project Management
  • MKTG5001 Marketing Principles
  • QBUS5001 Quantitative Methods for Business
  • TPTM5001 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • WORK5003 Management and Organisations

* For students who wish to undertake units offered within the Economics specialisation, including a specialisation in Economics, a High Distinction (HD) grade (a mark of 85% or higher) in ECON5000 can be used to satisfy the core unit ECON5001 requirement. Students who take ECON5000 instead of ECON5001 and receive a grade lower than HD will not be permitted to undertake the Economics specialisation.

Please Note. Not all units may be available each year. For unit of study availability, please refer to the online Unit of study handbook.

Commerce specialisation subject areas

Students complete at least one specialisation as a requirement for the degree. For a specialisation, students complete a prerequisite foundational unit of study (six credit points) and at least four units of study including the capstone unit for the specialisation (minimum of 24 credit points). The foundational unit for a specialisation is completed within a student's first semester of study and the capstone unit for the specialisation is completed in a student's final semester of study.

Students select their specialisation and/or electives from the following areas:

Master of International Business component

Core units of study

  • IBUS6001 International Business Strategy
  • IBUS6002 Cross-Cultural Management
  • IBUS6003 Managing International Risk
  • IBUS6004 International Business Alliances

Elective units of study

  • ACCT6002 International Accounting
  • BANK6003 Global Supervision of Bank Risks
  • CISS6003 Business and Security
  • CISS6007 Terrorism in the Asia-Pacific Region
  • CISS6013 Middle East Conflict and Security
  • CLAW6007 Issues in Law and International Business
  • CLAW6030 China's Legal Environment for Business
  • ECON6008 International Money and Finance
  • ECON6016 Trade and Development
  • ECOP6010 International Trade Regulation
  • ECOP6015 Global Employment and Migration
  • ECOP6016 China in the World Economy
  • FINC6013 International Business Finance
  • FINC6015 Global Trading
  • GOVT6117 International Politics of Human Rights
  • GOVT6123 Globalisation and Governance
  • GOVT6125 Politics of the World Economy
  • GOVT6136 Asia Pacific Politics
  • GOVT6147 Foundations of International Relations
  • GOVT6331 International Public Management
  • IBUS6005 Ethical Issues in International Business
  • IBUS6006 Comparative International Management
  • IBUS6007 International Business Special Project
  • IBUS6008 Export Management
  • IBUS6011 New Business Opportunities and Startups
  • IBUS6012 Business Growth and Innovation
  • IBUS6013 Business Restructuring and Renewal
  • IBUS6014 Intellectual Property Management
  • IBUS6016 Social Entrepreneurship
  • IBUS6017 Enterprise and the Creative Industries
  • IBUS6018 Business Negotiations
  • IBUS6019 Strategy and Emerging Markets
  • MKTG6013 International and Global Marketing
  • USSC6903 US Foreign and National Security Policy
  • TPTM6130 Transport and Logistics Economics
  • TPTM6260 International Logistics
  • TPTM6390 Logistics in Humanitarian Aid Projects
  • TPTM6440 International Freight Transportation
  • WORK6018 International Industrial Relations
  • WORK6108 International Dimensions of HRM
  • WORK6119 The Innovative Firm

All 'ECON", 'ECOP' and 'GOVT' coded units are offered through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.The 'USSC' units are offered through the United States Studies Centre.

Please Note. Not all units may be available each year. For unit of study availability, please refer to the online Unit of study handbook.

Please Note: The information set out here is for students who commenced their Master of International Business and Master of Commerce degree in 2011. Pre-2011 continuing students should follow the degree structure outline in the Handbook for the year they commenced their degree.

 

 

Progression guide

The following table below shows an example degree progression for a student enrolled in the Master of International Business and Master of Commerce on a full-time basis undertaking four units of study per semester.

In this example, 'MCom' refers to the Master of Commerce and 'MIB' refers to the Master of International Business.

Year / Semester Units of study Credit points

Year 1
Semester 1

MCom
foundational (articulates to specialisation A)

ECOF5010*

MIB
core

MIB
core

24

Year 1
Semester 2

MCom
foundational or specialisation

MCom
foundational or specialisation

MIB
core

MIB
core

24

Year 2
Semester 1

MCom
specialisation A

MCom
specialisation A

MCom
elective or specialisation

MIB
elective

24

Year 2
Semester 2

MCom
MCom
specialisation A

MCom
MCom
specialisation A (capstone)

MCom
elective or specialisation

MIB
elective

24

* Students who are waived the requirement to complete ECOF5010 would complete an alternative foundational or advanced unit in this example.

Please Note: The information listed in this program of study example is meant as a guide only. Students should always check the requirements for individual units of study. Students are usually able to complete the units of study for their degree in different sequences to that listed above. You are advised to plan their degree based upon your individual needs and to contact the Student Information Office if you need any assistance in planning your progression in your degree.


Minimum duration of degree

Full-time Part-time

2 years

4 years