Master of International Business and Master of Commerce
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
The combined Sydney Master of International Business and Master of Commerce offers students the opportunity to complete two master’s degrees in a shorter time than it would take to study them independently.
The Sydney Master of International Business is a tailored specialist program designed for 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.
In contrast, the Sydney Master of Commerce (MCom) is a flexible program which will give you the opportunity to tailor the entire program to meet your individual professional interests. The program first provides foundational business knowledge and then allows you to develop a specific focus in an area that most interests you.
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
- ACCT5001 - Accounting Principles
- ACCT5002 - Managerial Accounting & Decision Making
- ACCT6001 - Intermediate Financial Reporting
- ACCT6002 - International Accounting
- ACCT6003 - Financial Statement Analysis
- ACCT6005 - Management Control Systems
- ACCT6006 - Advanced Managerial Accounting
- ACCT6007 - Contemporary Issues in Auditing
- ACCT6010 - Advanced Financial Reporting
- ACCT6014 - Designing Accounting Systems
- ACCT6015 - Extended Performance Reporting
- ACCT6101 - Special Topic in Accounting
- BANK6002 - Bank Management
- BANK6003 - Global Supervision of Bank Risks
- BANK6005 - International Banking
- BUSS5000 - Critical Thinking in Business
- BUSS5001 - Firms,Markets and Business Management
- BUSS5100 - Communicating in Business
- BUSS6000 - Succeeding in Business
- BUSS6001 - Energy and Environmental Security
- BUSS6101 - Elective Option
- BUSS6106 - International Exchange Program
- BUSS6112 - International Exchange Program
- BUSS6118 - International Exchange Program
- BUSS6124 - International Exchange Program
- BUSS6200 - French Internship Program
- BUSS6206 - International Exchange Program
- BUSS6212 - International Exchange Program
- BUSS6218 - International Exchange Program
- BUSS6224 - International Exchange Program
- BUSS6300 - French Internship 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
- CHSC6902 - Chinese Enterprise Management
- CLAW5001 - Legal Environment of Business
- CLAW6002 - Corporate Structures in Practice
- CLAW6006 - Regulatory Response to Business Failure
- CLAW6007 - Issues in Law and International Business
- CLAW6026 - Taxation Law and Practice
- CLAW6028 - Corporate Governance,Law and Ethics
- CLAW6030 - China's Legal Environment for Business
- CLAW6031 - International Financial Crime
- CLAW6032 - Regulating Innovation and Distribution
- ECMT5001 - Principles of Econometrics
- ECMT6002 - Econometric Applications
- ECMT6003 - Applied Business Forecasting
- ECMT6006 - Applied Financial Econometrics
- ECMT6007 - Analysis of Panel Data
- ECON5001 - Microeconomic Theory
- ECON5002 - Macroeconomic Theory
- ECON5003 - Economics for Accountants
- ECON6006 - Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour
- ECON6008 - International Money and Finance
- ECON6009 - Economics of the Labour Market
- ECON6010 - Public Economics
- ECON6016 - Trade and Development
- ECON6018 - Environmental Economics
- ECON6021 - Financial Economics
- ECON6023 - International Trade
- ECON6024 - Private Equity
- ECON6025 - Strategic Decision Making
- ECON6027 - Experimental Economics
- ECON6101 - Special Topic in Economics
- FINC5001 - Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
- FINC6000 - Quantitative Finance
- FINC6001 - Intermediate Corporate Finance
- FINC6003 - Broking and Market Making
- FINC6005 - Advanced Asset Pricing
- FINC6007 - Financial Strategy
- FINC6009 - Portfolio Theory and its Applications
- FINC6010 - Derivative Securities
- FINC6013 - International Business Finance
- FINC6014 - Fixed Income Securities
- FINC6015 - Global Trading
- FINC6016 - Financial Instruments and Markets
- FINC6017 - Mergers and Acquisitions
- FINC6019 - Financial Modelling
- FINC6021 - Corporate Valuation
- FINC6022 - Behavioural Finance
- FINC6023 - Financial Risk Management
- GOVT6301 - Public Sector Ethics and Corruption
- IBUS5002 - Strategy,Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- 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
- IBUS6008 - Export Management
- IBUS6011 - New Business Opportunities and Startups
- IBUS6012 - Business Growth and Innovation
- IBUS6013 - Business Restructuring and Renewal
- IBUS6014 - Intellectual Property Management
- IBUS6015 - Innovation & Enterprise Special Project
- IBUS6016 - Social Entrepreneurship
- IBUS6017 - Enterprise and the Creative Industries
- IBUS6018 - Business Negotiations
- IBUS6019 - Strategy and Emerging Markets
- INFS5001 - Project Management
- INFS6001 - Managing Information and Systems
- INFS6002 - Strategic Information Systems Sourcing
- INFS6012 - Enterprise Systems Management
- INFS6015 - Business Process Management
- INFS6016 - Technology Enabled Business Innovation
- INFS6018 - Managing Business Intelligence
- INFS6020 - BIS Innovation,Transformation & Change
- INFS6021 - Information Governance
- INFS6030 - Project Management in Practice
- INFS6101 - Information Systems Research A
- INFS6106 - Information Systems Research B
- MIBS6001 - Global Business Environment
- MIBS6002 - Global Management and Culture
- MIBS6003 - Global Strategy
- MIBS6004 - Managing Global Operations
- MIBS6005 - International Business Project A
- MIBS6006 - International Business Project B
- MKTG5001 - Marketing Principles
- MKTG6001 - Marketing Research Concepts
- MKTG6003 - Marketing Strategy
- MKTG6004 - New Product Development
- MKTG6005 - Marketing Communications
- MKTG6006 - Creative Communications in Marketing
- MKTG6007 - Consumer Behaviour
- MKTG6013 - International and Global Marketing
- MKTG6015 - Digital and Social Media Marketing
- MKTG6016 - Brand Management
- MKTG6020 - Business Marketing
- MKTG6103 - Services Marketing
- MKTG6104 - The Psychology of Business Decisions
- QBUS5001 - Quantitative Methods for Business
- QBUS6310 - Business Operations Analysis
- QBUS6320 - Management Decision Making
- QBUS6810 - Statistical Learning and Data Mining
- QBUS6820 - Business Risk Management
- QBUS6830 - Financial Time Series and Forecasting
- TPTM5001 - Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- TPTM6115 - Organisational Logistics
- TPTM6130 - Transport and Logistics Strategy
- TPTM6160 - Aviation Management and Logistics
- TPTM6170 - Value Chain Management
- TPTM6180 - Geographical Information Systems
- TPTM6190 - Logistics Systems
- TPTM6200 - Maritime Logistics
- TPTM6210 - Reverse Logistics and Closed Loop SCM
- TPTM6222 - Railway Planning and Operations
- TPTM6224 - Intelligent Transport & Logistic Systems
- TPTM6240 - Public Transport Policy and Planning
- TPTM6241 - Transport Modes and Systems
- TPTM6260 - International Logistics
- TPTM6310 - Project Management in Supply Chains
- TPTM6350 - Strategic Transport Modelling
- TPTM6360 - Traffic Systems Management and Control
- TPTM6380 - Retail Logistics Management
- TPTM6390 - Logistics in Humanitarian Aid Projects
- TPTM6400 - Strategic and Operational Procurement
- TPTM6440 - International Freight Transportation
- TPTM6450 - Transport Policy
- TPTM6470 - Sustainable Transport & Logistic Systems
- TPTM6495 - Analysis Tools for Transport & Logistics
- USSC6905 - US Economic Policy and Regulation
- WORK5002 - People,Work and Employment
- WORK5003 - Management and Organisations
- WORK6001 - Organisational Analysis and Behaviour
- WORK6002 - Strategic Management
- WORK6012 - Industrial Relations Policy
- WORK6017 - Human Resource Strategies
- WORK6018 - International Industrial Relations
- WORK6026 - Organisational Change and Development
- WORK6030 - Performance and Rewards
- WORK6033 - Organisational Sustainability
- WORK6034 - Talent Management
- WORK6108 - International Dimensions of HRM
- WORK6111 - Management Consulting
- WORK6115 - Managing Diversity at Work
- WORK6116 - Employment and the Law
- WORK6117 - Managing HR and Knowledge Systems
- WORK6118 - Managing Communication in Organisations
- WORK6119 - The Innovative Firm
- WORK6120 - Research Essay
- WORK6130 - Leadership in Organisations
Further course information
The combined Master of International Business and Master of Commerce requires the completion of 120 credit points in separate International Business and Commerce components. For the Master of Commerce component students complete:
(i) two core units of study: BUSS5000 Critical Thinking in Business and BUSS6000 Succeeding in Business (capstone);
(ii) a maximum of three foundational units of study;
(iii) a specialisation (30 credit points) which consists of a foundational unit, compulsory and elective advanced units.
Foundational units introduce students to the different fields of study and articulate towards specialisations. Students complete one specialisations from the following: accounting, banking, business information systems, business law, econometrics, economics, finance, logistics and supply chain management, management and organisations, marketing, project management, quantitative business analysis, quantitative finance or strategy and innovation.
For the Master of International Business component students complete:
(i) four core units of study: MIBS6001 Global Business Environment, MIBS6002 Global management and Culture, MIBS Global Strategy and MIBS6004 Managing Global Operations;
(ii) four elective units of study selected from a wide range specialist international business areas; and
(iii) a capstone international business project completed at the end of their degree.
Students complete a minimum of eight units of study in the Master of Commerce component of the combined degree prior to commencing the core units in International Business.
The Master of International Business component of the program must be completed in a prescribed sequence as outlined in the University of Sydney Business School handbook.
For the Master of Commerce component, students complete the capstone unit of study, BUSS6000 Succeeding in Business, which is designed to provide an integrated learning experience. This unit will consolidate the student’s learning and teach them how to apply your knowledge and skills to real-world business problems.
High-performing students in the Master of Commerce may also be able to take their study one step further by completing an internship.
For the Master of International Business component, all students complete a capstone international business project at the end of the program over a five to seven week period.
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.
Sydney Master of Commerce graduates will acquire the skills and knowledge to pursue high-level positions in industry or government, in areas relevant to their specialisation/s. For example, the degree can prepare you for positions in accounting, marketing or other specialist fields. It also gives you a thorough understanding of commerce for use in many business fields.
Depending on units of study completed in the Master of Commerce, students may complete accreditation requirements for the Australian Computer Society (ACS), the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) or CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) in this degree.
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 the Master of Commerce degrees are entry pathways 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 Master of Commerce 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 Master of Commerce.
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of International Business and Master of Commerce.
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2013, 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 2012 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 2013, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are 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.
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.