International Business and Law

This section outlines the Master of International Business and Law offered by the University of Sydney Business School.

Course Master of International Business and Law
CRICOS code 074086K
Course abbreviation MIntBus&L
Credit points required for completion 72
Duration (minimum) 1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time

In an age of globalisation, issues relating to international business and law are of great importance to managers and business professionals around the world. The Master of International Business and Law is a unique program that draws together the interdisciplinary strengths of the University of Sydney Business School and the Sydney Law School.

Units of study offered in this course are accessible to students without legal or business backgrounds, making it an ideal entry path for those seeking to broaden their career into fields such as international trade and taxation law.

Degree structure

To be awarded the Master of International Business and Law, students complete 12 units of study (72 credit points), comprising:

  • four international business core units of study (24 credit points)
  • two law core units of study (12 credit points)
  • 12 credit points (maximum of two units) in elective international business units of study
  • 24 credit points (maximum of four units) in elective law units of study.

Core units of study


(i) International Business units

  • 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)


(ii) Law units

  • LAWS6059 International Business Law
  • LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System #

# All students without a common law background must enrol in LAWS6252 in their first semester of enrolment. This unit is the prerequisite for all elective 'LAWS' units of study in this program. Students therefore MUST have completed this unit prior to undertaking other 'LAWS' units of study.

Please note: In order to develop an understanding of what is involved in studying law and the standards that the Sydney Law School expects from its students, all international students are required to attend a compulsory one-week bridging program prior to the official semester commencement. For further details, including intensive session offering, contact the Sydney Law School (sydney.edu.au/law).

Elective units of study


(i) International Business units

Students complete 12 credit points worth of elective units selected from the following options:

  • BUSS6504 Geneva Industry Placement (Departmental permission required)
  • CLAW6030 China's Legal Environment for Business
  • IBUS6003 Managing International Risk
  • IBUS6004 International Business Alliances
  • IBUS6005 Ethical International Business Decisions
  • IBUS6006 Comparative International Management
  • IBUS6008 Export Management
  • IBUS6012 Business Growth and Innovation
  • IBUS6018 Business Negotiations
  • IBUS6019 Strategy and Emerging Markets
  • IBUS6020 Enterprise Management in China
  • MIBS6007 International Business Project (12 credit points)
  • WORK6035 Global Rewards*.

* Not offered for 2014.


(ii) Law units

Students complete 24 credit points worth of elective units selected from the following options:

  • LAWS6001 Chinese Laws and the Chinese Legal System (12 credit points)
  • LAWS6037 International Import/Export Law
  • LAWS6060 International Commercial Arbitration
  • LAWS6091 Chinese International Taxation
  • LAWS6109 UK International Taxation
  • LAWS6123 Transfer Pricing in International Tax
  • LAWS6128 Comparative International Taxation
  • LAWS6135 Law and Society in Indonesia*
  • LAWS6138 International Financial Transactions: Law and Practice
  • LAWS6149 Legal Pluralism in Southeast Asia (12 credit points)
  • LAWS6153 Comparative Corporate Taxation
  • LAWS6170 Comparative Income Taxation*
  • LAWS6171 US International Taxation
  • LAWS6177 Tax Treaties
  • LAWS6200 Tax Law in Asia and the Pacific*
  • LAWS6207 The Legal System of the European Union*
  • LAWS6209 Australian International Taxation
  • LAWS6222 Corporate Governance
  • LAWS6227 Consumer Contracts and Product Defects
  • LAWS6243 International Law I
  • LAWS6271 Microfinance: Law and Policy*
  • LAWS6300 Comparative Taxation of Extractive Industries*
  • LAWS6306 Health, Development, Trade and Investment Law*
  • LAWS6814 Comparative Value Added Tax*
  • LAWS6820 Trade, Investment and the Environment*
  • LAWS6823 Tax and Development*
  • LAWS6824 Commercial Conflict of Laws
  • LAWS6844 US Corporate Law
  • LAWS6849 Commercial Maritime Law*
  • LAWS6852 Doing Business in China
  • LAWS6857 Introduction to Chinese Law
  • LAWS6879 Japanese Law
  • LAWS6891 GST - International Issues
  • LAWS6900 Comparative Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • LAWS6901 Japanese Law and the Economy*
  • LAWS6905 Aspects of European Union Commercial Law*
  • LAWS6906 Taxation of Financial Products
  • LAWS6916 International Investment Law
  • LAWS6924 World Trade Organization - Dispute Resolution*
  • 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*
  • LAWS6939 International Insolvency Law*
  • LAWS6944 Regulation of Market Manipulation and Abuse
  • LAWS6945 Doing Business in Emerging Markets*
  • LAWS6946 Tax Treaties Special Issues
  • LAWS6948 Private International Law*
  • LAWS6953 Law of Asset Protection
  • LAWS6955 Fundamentals of Finance Law
  • LAWS6958 International Contract Law*
  • LAWS6965 Tax Avoidance and Anti-Avoidance
  • LAWS6975 Islamic Law and Commerce*
  • LAWS6977 Law of International Institutions *
  • LAWS6982 Law of Economic Integration in the EU
  • LAWS6984 Economics of Tax Policy
  • LAWS6987 Fundamentals of Commercial Law
  • LAWS6990 Principles of Oil and Gas Law*
  • LAWS6991 Fundamentals of Contract Law
  • LAWS6997 Cross-Border Deals.

* Not offered in 2014

Progression guide

The following table illustrates a degree progression example for a student enrolled in the Master of International Business and Law on a full-time basis undertaking four units of study (24 credit points) per semester.

Note: In this example, 'IB' refers to International Business units of study and 'LAW' units from the Law School.

 

YEAR

SESSION

UNITS OF STUDY

CREDIT POINTS

Year 1

Semester 1

IBUS5003 Global Business

IBUS6001 International Business Strategy

IBUS6002 Cross-Cultural Management

LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System *

24

Semester 2

IB elective unit

LAWS elective unit

LAWS elective unit

LAWS6059 International Business Law

24

Year 2

Semester 1

BUSS6000 Succeeding in Business (capstone)

IB elective unit LAWS elective unit LAWS elective unit 24
  72

* The unit LAWS6252 is offered as an intensive block mode during the first week of each semester.

Please note: The information listed in this example is based on the unit of study offerings for 2014 and is intended as a guide only. Students are usually able to complete the units of study for their course in different sequences to that which is listed above (including enrolling in units in Summer or Winter School sessions when available). Students are advised to plan their course based upon their individual needs and to contact the Student Information Office if they need any assistance in planning their progression in their degree.