International Business

This section outlines the Master of International Business postgraduate coursework program offered by the University of Sydney Business School.

 

Course
Master of International Business
CRICOS code 074087J
Course abbreviation MIntBus
Credit points required for completion 60
Duration (minimum) 15 months full-time
30 months part-time

The International Business program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills relevant to the development, strategy, and management of international business organisations; and an understanding of the institutional context for their development, growth, and operation.

The field of international business includes multinational and transnational business activities; strategic and managerial processes that cross national boundaries; joint ventures and strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions; managing international risk; cross-cultural management; and the interactions of international business organisations with their economic, political and cultural environment.

Degree structure

To be awarded the Master of International Business, students complete 10 units of study (60 credit points), comprising:

  • four core units of study (24 credit points)
  • four elective units of study (24 credit points)
  • an international business project (12 credit points).

Students must complete the units of study in a prescribed sequence, as detailed in the 'Progression guide'.

Core units of study

  • MIBS6001 Global Business Environment
  • MIBS6002 Global Management and Culture
  • MIBS6003 Global Strategy
  • MIBS6004 Managing Global Operations

Elective units of study

  • ACCT6002 International Accounting #
  • BUSS6504 Geneva Industry Placement (Departmental permission required)
  • CLAW6007 Issues in Law and International Business #
  • CLAW6030 China's Legal Environment for Business
  • FINC6013 International Business Finance #
  • IBUS6004 International Business Alliances
  • IBUS6005 Ethical Issues in International Business
  • 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
  • IBUS6016 Social Entrepreneurship
  • IBUS6017 Enterprise and the Creative Industries *
  • IBUS6018 Business Negotiations
  • IBUS6019 Strategy and Emerging Markets
  • IBUS6020 Enterprise Management in China
  • MKTG6013 International and Global Marketing #
  • WORK6108 International Dimensions of HRM *
  • WORK6111 Management Consulting *
  • WORK6130 Leadership in Organisations.

# Students seeking to undertake these units must submit an online waiver application to the Student Information Office to ensure they have relevant prerequisite studies or knowledge.

* Not offered in 2014.

International business project

The international business project unit of study (12 credit points) is as follows:

  • MIBS6007 International Business Project

Progression guides


(i) Full-time study

The Master of International Business involves two semesters of coursework and a project (12-15 months) of full-time intensive study. Students complete units of study in a prescribed sequence, as detailed in the following tables, to facilitate progressive learning and enrich the group learning experience.

YEAR

SESSION

UNITS OF STUDY

CREDIT POINTS

Year 1

Semester 1

MIBS6001 Global Business Environment

MIBS6002 Global Management and Culture

elective unit

elective unit

24

Semester 2 MIBS6003 Global Strategy
MIBS6004 Managing Global Operations

elective unit

elective unit

24

Year 2

Summer / Semester 1 MIBS6007 International Business Project* 12
  60

* The international business project unit is designed to be completed at the end of the program over a five-to-seven week period and will be offered in intensive mode during summer, winter and the first half of the following semester.


(ii) Part-time study

 

YEAR

SESSION

UNITS OF STUDY

CREDIT POINTS

Year 1

Semester 1 MIBS6001 Global Business Environment
MIBS6002 Global Management and Culture
12
Semester 2 MIBS6003 Global Strategy
MIBS6004 Managing Global Operations
12
Year 2  Semester 1 elective unit elective unit 12
Semester 2 elective unit elective unit 12
Year 3 Summer / Semester 1 MIBS6007 International Business Project* 12
  60

* The international business project unit is designed to be completed at the end of the program over a five-to-seven week period and will be offered in intensive mode during summer, winter and the first half of the following semester.