Master of International Business and Master of Commerce (MIntBus/MCom)

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Course Code MAIBUCOM2000
Course Type Postgraduate
Credit Points Required  120
CRICOS code 074084A

Description

The Master of International Business and Master of Commerce is for continuing students only. There are no new intakes into this program.

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.

Minimum duration of degree

Full-time Part-time

2.5 years

5 years


Please Note; This information is for students commencing study in their degree from 2012. Continuing students (pre-2012) in the 16 unit program (MAIBUCOM-01) should refer to the information relating to this course on the Postgraduate Coursework Programs for Continuing Students Only (Discontinued Programs) webpage. Alternatively, students can refer to the handbook for the year they commenced. Archived faculty handbooks can be accessed on the Handbooks website

Degree structure

Please Note: The information set out here is for students commencing their Master of International Business and Master of Commerce degree from 2012. Continuing students should follow the degree structure outline in the Handbook for the year they commenced their degree.

To be awarded the Master of International Business and Master of Commerce, students complete a total of 20 units (120 credit points), comprising:

For the Master of International Business component:

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

For the Master of Commerce component:

  • two core units of study (12 credit points)
  • up to three foundational commerce units of study (maximum of 18 credit points)
  • a specialisation in one of the Master of Commerce specialisation subject areas (excluding international business)
  • elective units of study selected from the Master of Commerce specialisation subject areas

Commerce core units of study

Students must complete both core units of study

Commerce foundational units of study

Master of Commerce students complete a maximum of three foundational units. The available foundational units are as follows:

1. Foundational units from the University of Sydney Business School:

* IBUS5002 and IBUS5003 replace IBUS5001 from 2013.

2. Foundational units from the School of Economics (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences):

Commerce specialisation subject areas

Students must complete a specialisation as a requirement for the degree. For a specialisation, students complete at least one foundational unit of study (six credit points) and four advanced units of study for the specialisation (24 credit points). The foundational units for a specialisation are completed within a student's first semester of study.

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

1. Specialisations offered by the University of Sydney Business School:

2. Specialisations offered by the School of Economics (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences):

International Business core units of study

Students must complete all four core units in a specified sequence as set out in the "Progression guide" below.

International Business elective units of study

# Students seeking to undertake these units must apply for a waiver to ensure they have the relevant prerequisite studies or knowledge.

International Business project

The business project is designed to be completed at the end of the program over a five to seven week period. The two business project units of study will be offered in intensive mode during summer, winter and the first half of the following semester.

The two business project units of study (12 credit points), are as follows:


Progression guide

The Master of International Business and Master of Commerce will involve a minimum of five semesters (two and a half years). Students must complete a minimum of eight units of study in Commerce prior to commencing the core units in International Business. The International Business component of the program must be completed in a prescribed sequence, as detailed in the following tables, in order to facilitate progressive learning and enrich the group learning experience.

Note. 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

BUSS5000

MCom
foundational for specialisation

MCom
foundational / elective

MCom
foundational / elective

24

Year 1
Semester 2

MCom
specialisation

MCom
specialisation

MCom
specialisation

MCom
elective

24

Year 2
Semester 1

MIBS6001

MIBS6002

MCom
specialisation

BUSS6000

24

Year 2
Semester 2

MIBS6003

MIBS6004

MIB elective

MIB
elective

24

Year 3
Summer

MIBS6005

MIBS6006

12

Year 3
Semester 1

MIB elective

MIB elective

12

The business project is designed to be completed towards the end of the program over a five to seven week period and will be offered in intensive mode during summer, winter and the first half of the following semester.

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