Master of International Business and Law (MIntBus&Law)
|Credit Points Required||72|
The Master of International Business and Law has been revised for students commencing in 2013.
In an age of globalisation, issues relating to international business and law are of great importance to managers and business professionals around the world. The Master of International Business and Law is a unique program that draws together the interdisciplinary strengths of the University of Sydney Business School and the Sydney Law School.
Units of study offered in this course are accessible to students without legal or business backgrounds, making it an ideal entry path for those seeking to broaden their career into fields such as international trade and taxation law.
Minimum duration of degree
Please Note; The following structure is for students commencing study in this course in 2013. Students who commenced study in 2012 may choose to follow this structure or complete their course according to the structure set out in the handbook of the year they commenced their study in this course (see Handbooks archives). Continuing pre-2012 students in the 8 unit program (FC048) 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.
To be awarded the Master of International Business and Law, students must successfully complete a total of 12 units of study (72 credit points), comprising:
For the International Business component:
- four core units of study in international business (24 credit points)
- two elective units of study in international business (12 credit points)
For the Law component:
- two core units of study in law (12 credit points)
- 24 credit points in elective law units of study
Students who commenced in 2012 can continue to follow the structure of the course for the International Business component for the year they commenced study, completing the three core units (IBUS5001/5003, IBUS6001 and IBUS6002) and three electives (as set out in the 2102 Handbook), OR follow the structure outlined above.
(i) International Business
- IBUS5003 Global Business OR IBUS5001 Strategy, Innovation and Global Business* (foundation unit of study)
- IBUS6001 International Business Strategy
- IBUS6002 Cross-Cultural Management
- BUSS6000 Succeeding in Business (capstone unit of study)
* IBUS5003 replaces IBUS5001 from 2013
# Note. All students without a common law background must enrol in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System. The unit LAWS6252 is the prerequisite for all elective LAWS units of study in this program. Students therefore MUST have either completed this unit prior/whilst undertaking other LAWS units of study.
Please Note: In order to develop an understanding of what is involved in studying law and the standards that the Sydney Law School expects from its students, they require all international students to attend the their compulsory one-week bridging program prior to the official semester commencement. For further details, including intensive session offering, contact the Sydney Law School.
(i) International Business
- CLAW6030 China's Legal Environment for Business
- IBUS6003 Managing International Risk
- IBUS6004 International Business Alliances
- IBUS6005 Ethical International Business Decisions
- IBUS6006 Comparative International Management
- IBUS6008 Export Management
- IBUS6012 Business Growth and Innovation
- IBUS6018 Business Negotiations
- WORK6035 Global Rewards *
* Not offered for 2013.
- LAWS6001 Chinese Laws and the Chinese Legal System (12 credit points)
- LAWS6037 International Import/Export Law
- LAWS6060 International Commercial Arbitration
- LAWS6091 Chinese International Taxation
- LAWS6109 UK International Taxation
- LAWS6123 Transfer Pricing in International Taxation
- LAWS6128 Comparative International Taxation
- LAWS6135 Law and Society in Indonesia
- LAWS6138 International Financial Transactions: Law and Practice
- LAWS6149 Legal Pluralism in Southeast Asia (12 credit points)
- LAWS6153 Comparative Corporate Taxation
- LAWS6170 Comparative Income Taxation
- LAWS6177 Tax Treaties
- LAWS6200 Tax Law in Asia and the Pacific
- LAWS6207 The Legal System of the European Union *
- LAWS6209 Australian International Tax
- LAWS6222 Corporate Governance
- LAWS6243 International Law I
- LAWS6271 Microfinance: Law and Policy
- LAWS6306 Health, Development, Trade and Investment Law
- LAWS6814 Comparative Value Added Tax
- LAWS6823 Tax and Development *
- LAWS6844 US Corporate Law
- LAWS6849 Commercial Maritime Law
- LAWS6852 Doing Business in China
- LAWS6857 Introduction to Chinese Law
- LAWS6879 Japanese Law
- LAWS6901 Japanese Law and the Economy *
- LAWS6905 Aspects of European Union Commercial Law
- LAWS6906 Taxation of Financial Products
- LAWS6916 International Investment Law
- LAWS6924 World Trade Organization - Dispute Resolution
- LAWS6928 Law, Justice and Development
- LAWS6932 Law and Investment in Asia
- LAWS6933 Global Oil and Gas Contracts and Issues
- LAWS6936 Carbon Trading, Derivatives and Taxation *
- LAWS6939 International Insolvency Law
- LAWS6944 Regulation of Market Manipulation and Abuse
- LAWS6945 Doing Business in Emerging Markets
- LAWS6946 Tax Treaties Special Issues
- LAWS6948 Private International Law *
- LAWS6953 Law of Asset Protection
- LAWS6955 Fundamental of Finance Law
- LAWS6958 International Contract Law
- LAWS6965 Tax Avoidance and Anti-Avoidance
- LAWS6975 Islamic Law and Commerce
- LAWS6977 Law of International Institutions
- LAWS6984 Economics of Tax Policy
- LAWS6987 Fundamentals of Commercial Law *
- LAWS6990 Principles of Oil and Gas Law
- LAWS6991 Fundamentals of Contract Law
- LAWS6997 Cross-Border Deals
* Not offered for 2013.
The following table shows an example degree progression for a student enrolled in the Master's degree on a full-time basis undertaking four units of study per semester.
In this example, 'IB' refers to International Business units of study and 'LAWS' refers to Law units.
|Year / Semester||Unit of study 1||Unit of study 2||Unit of study 3||Unit of study 4||Total credit points|
Please Note: The information listed in this program of study examples is meant as a guide only. Students should always check the requirements for individual units of study before enrolling. 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 your 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.