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Masters by Coursework
- Master of International Business
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 1 year, 6 months full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
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Expand your global business knowledge in predictive data analytics, national security, human rights, mining or international relations.
Get the Curtin edge
Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.
Top 1 %
Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).
You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
This course enables you to gain the knowledge and expertise needed to advance in the field of international business and management. It entails both independent study and team projects across a range of relevant, internationally focused subjects. You may also have the opportunity to plan and experience an international study tour.
During your course, you will have the opportunity to undertake a cross-disciplinary stream of four units. This is a multi-faculty initiative, linking the MIB with a wide choice of specialisations. The cross-disciplinary nature of these streams means you will have the opportunity to interact with students from other faculties.
Complete the MIB in one year
Eligible applications can apply for credit, based on a wide range of criteria and complete the MIB in eight units or one year full time. Applicants with extensive leadership experience in relevant industry settings will be eligible to apply for up to 100 credit points of Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).*
Instead of choosing a specialisation, you may also choose to undertake an elective stream, so that you can have more flexibility over the units you will undertake.
*Note: Students need to submit evidence of completion of an undergraduate qualification, and a CV, including documented evidence of the relevance and the complexities of the experience of prior learning. This could include such evidence as, references, letter/s from an employee, evidence of professional development, executive education courses, completion of MicroMasters or MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), a portfolio showing field, volunteer and service work and learning, and community engagement, to be considered for up to 100 credits points of CRL.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- Develop the skills required to lead and facilitate internationalisation activities of organisations.
- Get an ‘edge’ in terms of cross-cultural interaction, both internal and external to an organisation.
- Learning is applied and focuses on current issues in the global, regional and national business environment.
- Our staff are highly experienced, internationally educated and trained, and do not shy away from real issues.
Our Master of International Business was ranked the 6th best international management master degree in Oceania in the prestigious Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking in International Management 2016.
Graduates generally find employment in the intermediary managerial level with companies with an interest in or focus on international activities.
What you'll learn
- Engage critically and reflectively with contemporary knowledge and skills relating to international business and apply to professional practice.
- Respond creatively and effectively to generate innovative solutions to complex issues in international business.
- Make evidence-based judgements and sound business decisions through sophisticated evaluation and synthesis of information from a range of credible sources.
- Communicate professionally and effectively, through written and oral means, to diverse stakeholders within the ethical and professional framework of international business.
- Consider profitability, sustainability and impact of the business environment and society when using new and established technologies in international business communications and negotiations.
- Actively seek and engage in opportunities for ongoing learning that builds the body of professional knowledge in the field of international business and contributes to their personal development.
- Evaluate the impacts of international business in a global system and apply international standards and practices with in a global context.
- Engage in ethical and culturally competent management practices to work effectively in culturally diverse team environments within global organisations.
- Work professionally and ethically both independently and collaboratively, complying with appropriate legislation and protocols and demonstrate leadership skills as appropriate.
A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or a Graduate Certificate in a related discipline. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Domestic fee paying postgraduate
Fee year: 2020
What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?
A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.
Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.
Fees are indicative only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
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- Curtin course code: MC-INTBUS
- CRICOS code: 058470B
- Last updated on: December 12, 2019