Master of International Business
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
The Master of International Business will provide you with the skills needed to devise and implement strategic decisions that facilitate sustainable, global corporate growth. You will have the opportunity to engage in a real-life, mini-consulting project for a company’s current or prospective international operations either in Australia or overseas.
The Master of International Business will equip you with the knowledge and skills to advance your career to the global level in industry, government and non-government organisations.
It is a specialised program tailored to students seeking to build a career with a global outlook. It is also appropriate for more seasoned managers who are looking to progress their global learning curve and to advance their skills in managing culturally diverse employees and teams.
The program’s emphasis on the effective management of people within multicultural settings is essential for managers working on an international scale. You will develop the ability to think globally and will be equipped to go on to a rewarding career with a multinational company, government agency, international aid agency or organisation with global business links.
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The Master of International Business requires the completion of 60 credit points comprising:
- 24 credit points in core units of study;
- 24 credit points in elective units of study; and
- a 12 credit point international business project.
Students must complete the units of study in a prescribed sequence,Core units of studyYou complete four core units:
- MIBS6001 Global Business environment,
- MIBS6002 Global Management and Culture,
- MIBS6003 Global Strategy; and
- MIBS6004 Managing Global Operations.
Completion of four electives is a requirement for the Master of International Business. Electives are selected from a wide range of specialist international business related units of study from across the Business School as set out in the
- ACCT6002 International Accounting
- CLAW6007 Issues in Law and International Business
- CLAW6030 China's Legal Environment for Business
- CLAW6033 International Business Tax Strategy
- FINC6013 International Business Finance
- IBUS6004 International Business Alliances
- IBUS6005 Ethical International Business Decisions
- IBUS6006 Comparative International Management
- IBUS6007 International Business Special Project
- IBUS6008 Export Management
- IBUS6011 New Business Opportunities and Startups
- IBUS6012 Business Innovation and Sustainability
- IBUS6013 Business Restructuring and Renewal
- IBUS6014 Intellectual Property Management
- IBUS6016 Social Entrepreneurship
- IBUS6018 Business Negotiations
- IBUS6019 Strategy and Emerging Markets
- IBUS6020 Enterprise Management in China
- IBUS6021 Global Outsourcing and Offshoring
- IBUS6022 Business and Management in India
- MKTG6013 International and Global Marketing
- WORK6108 International Dimensions of HRM.
The business project -
- is completed at the end of the program over a five to seven week period as the capstone experience for the program. For details of available units of study refer to the
.PROGRESSION GUIDESample degree progression
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
Global Business Environment
Global Management and Culture
Managing Global Operations
|Elective unit||Elective unit|
|Elective unit||Elective unit|
|24 credit points||24 credit points|
International Business Project
|12 credit points|
For further information, please refer to the
Further course information
A candidate for the Master of International Business completes the units of study for the degree in a prescribed sequence, as detailed in the University of Sydney Business School handbook, to facilitate progressive learning and enrich the group learning experience.
For a progression guide for this degree, please refer to the Business School (Postgraduate) Handbook.
Course outcomes and further study
Sydney Master of International Business graduates pursue roles such as export and import manager, international strategy manager, government officer - Department of Foreign and Trade Affairs, international management consultant, international travel manager, consultant: United Nations
Students who have completed a Business School Master’s degree are eligible to pursue the Master of Commerce at a reduced duration of one year (normally two years full-time). See Master of Commerce for further information.
Research studyThe University of Sydney Business School has an outstanding reputation for the quality of its research across a wide range of academic disciplines. The Master of International Business is an entry pathway to our higher degree by research programs, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil). The postgraduate research programs offered by the Business School attract a large number of domestic and international students each year. With more than 180 research students currently enrolled, we have one of the largest and most diverse higher degree by research programs in the Asia-Pacific region. Read more information about Sydney research: sydney.edu.au/business/research.
A successful applicant for admission to the Master of International Business will hold the equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree, graduate diploma/certificate in commerce/business or equivalent from a recognized tertiary institution with a minimum credit (65 per cent) average.
The equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree or higher level qualification (in any discipline) from a recognised tertiary institution, with at least a Credit (65%) average and a minimum of three years’ business experience.
All students must also submit a statement of motivation. A selection interview may also be required. Qualifications awarded outside Australia can also be used for admission but equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.You can find guidelines of the most common international entry requirements at sydney.edu.au/business/study/courses/admission_requirements.
How to apply
How to apply
Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Business School.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply:
- directly to the University, or
- through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2016, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2015 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2016, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2016, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.