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 Sydney 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.

The Master of International Business 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.

Units of study

Unit of Study information on faculty page

Full units of study list

Further course information

Study plan

The Master of International Business requires the completion of 60 credit points comprising three components:
(i) four core units of study;
(ii) four elective units of study; and
(iii) an international business project.

Completion of four core units of study is a requirement for the Master of International Business. The core units for this course are:
- 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.

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.

Progression rules

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.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

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

Further study

The 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: http://sydney.edu.au/business/research.

Admission

Admission requirements

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.
OR
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 a guideline of the most common international entry requirements at
http://sydney.edu.au/business/futurestudents/postgraduate_study/pg_coursework_studies

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Business School.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of International Business.

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of International Business.

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2014, 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 2013 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 students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, 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

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.

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