Master of International Business and Law
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 and Law will provide you with marketable expertise in the economic and political dimensions of the global business system. In an age of globalisation, issues relating to international business and law are fundamental to managers and business professionals around the world. Knowledge of the international framework within which companies operate is imperative for corporate survival.
This specialist program will develop your skills in the areas of risk assessment, compliance and legal troubleshooting. Open to students with little or no background in business or law, this unique program is an ideal entry point for those seeking to broaden their career into fields such as international trade and taxation law. The program draws from the interdisciplinary strengths of both the University of Sydney Business School and the Sydney Law School.
Please Note: The Master of International Business and Law will be offered to new commencing students for the last time in Semester 1 (March), 2014. This degree will no longer be offered to commencing students after this date.
Units of study
For full information on Units of Study available in this course, please visit the Sydney Courses website
Full units of study list
- BUSS6000 - Succeeding in Business
- BUSS6101 - Elective Option
- BUSS6106 - International Exchange Program
- BUSS6112 - International Exchange Program
- BUSS6306 - Study Abroad
- BUSS6312 - Study Abroad
- BUSS6318 - Study Abroad
- BUSS6324 - Study Abroad
- BUSS6406 - Study Abroad
- BUSS6412 - Study Abroad
- BUSS6418 - Study Abroad
- BUSS6424 - Study Abroad
- BUSS6500 - Industry Placement
- BUSS6509 - Business Project A
- BUSS6510 - Business Project B
- CLAW6030 - China's Legal Environment for Business
- IBUS5003 - Global Business
- IBUS6001 - International Business Strategy
- IBUS6002 - Cross-Cultural Management
- IBUS6003 - Managing International Risk
- IBUS6004 - International Business Alliances
- IBUS6005 - Ethical International Business Decisions
- IBUS6006 - Comparative International Management
- IBUS6007 - International Business Special Project
- IBUS6008 - Export Management
- IBUS6012 - Business Growth and Innovation
- IBUS6018 - Business Negotiations
- IBUS6019 - Strategy and Emerging Markets
- IBUS6020 - Enterprise Management in China
- LAWS6001 - Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems
- LAWS6037 - International Import/Export Laws
- LAWS6059 - International Business Law
- LAWS6060 - International Commercial Arbitration
- LAWS6091 - Chinese International Taxation
- LAWS6109 - UK International Taxation
- LAWS6123 - Transfer Pricing in International Tax
- LAWS6128 - Comparative International Taxation
- LAWS6138 - Internatl Fin Transactions: Law & Prac
- LAWS6149 - Legal Pluralism in Southeast Asia
- LAWS6153 - Comparative Corporate Taxation
- LAWS6171 - US International Taxation
- LAWS6177 - Tax Treaties
- LAWS6209 - Australian International Taxation
- LAWS6222 - Corporate Governance
- LAWS6227 - Consumer Contracts and Product Defects
- LAWS6243 - International Law I
- LAWS6252 - Legal Reasoning & the Common Law System
- LAWS6824 - Commercial Conflict of Laws
- LAWS6844 - US Corporate Law
- LAWS6852 - Doing Business in China
- LAWS6857 - Introduction to Chinese Law
- LAWS6879 - Japanese Law
- LAWS6891 - GST - International Issues
- LAWS6906 - Taxation of Financial Products
- LAWS6916 - International Investment Law
- 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
- LAWS6944 - Regulation of Mkt Manipulation & Abuse
- LAWS6946 - Tax Treaties Special Issues
- LAWS6953 - Law of Asset Protection
- LAWS6955 - Fundamentals of Finance Law
- LAWS6965 - Tax Avoidance and Anti-Avoidance
- LAWS6982 - Law of Economic Integration in the EU
- LAWS6984 - Economics of Tax Policy
- LAWS6987 - Fundamentals of Commercial Law
- LAWS6991 - Fundamentals of Contract Law
- LAWS6997 - Cross-Border Deals
- MIBS6007 - International Business Project
Further course information
The Master of International Business and Law requires the completion of 72 credit points comprising four components:
(i) four core international business requirements;
(ii) two elective international business options;
(iii) two core law requirements; and
(iv) four elective law options.
Completion of the following three international business core units is a requirement of this degree:
- IBUS5003 Global Business (foundation unit of study - must be completed in the first semester of study),
- IBUS6001 International Business Strategy,
- IBUS6002 Cross-Cultural Management,
- BUSS6000 Succeeding in Business (capstone unit of study - must be completed in the final semester of study)
Candidates also complete two core law units:
- LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System; and
- LAWS6059 International Business Law.
Completion of seven elective options from an extensive range of international business and law units of study is a requirement of the Master of International Business and Law. Two electives are selected from the international business options and four from the law options.
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 law units of study in this program. Students therefore must have either completed this unit prior/whilst undertaking other law units of study This unit is run as a one-week intensive unit in the first week of the semester.
A recommended progression guide for this degree can be found in the University of Sydney Business School Handbook.
Course outcomes and further study
The Sydney Master of International Business and Law is an ideal entry path for those seeking to broaden their career into international trade, taxation law and other related fields. There are a wide range of career options open to graduates who combine specialist knowledge of business law with studies in business, accounting, marketing, economics, finance or government.
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 and Law 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 faculty 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.
A successful applicant for admission to the Master of International Business and Law will hold the equivalent of an Australian bachelor's degree, graduate diploma/certificate from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum credit (65 per cent) average. 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
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 (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of International Business and Law.
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of International Business and Law.
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 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.
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.