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Australia / New Zealand students

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COURSE

Master of International Business

MC-INTBUS

TAUGHT BY: School of Management

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

1year, 6months

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

300

About offering

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).*


Human Rights

In this stream, you will examine modern human rights instruments and institutions, and consider the political, historical and philosophical development of the ideas that underpin current systems. You will also look at the subject from a multidisciplinary, multicultural and multi-religious perspective to develop a globalised understanding. This stream is suits individuals currently working in, or interested in the field, as well as those seeking to apply human rights principles to their own fields.

National Security

A need exists for highly trained experts in national security and strategic affairs, capable of analysing the increasingly complex problems around international relations and global security. The National Security stream will allow you to gain skills and develop a greater understanding and appreciation of national security, and the pivotal role it has for states and agencies.

Business of Mining

The mining sector is very different to other industries, due to the high level of risk involved and the large capital requirements of projects. The industry is becoming more complex as resource extraction moves to new jurisdictions and more difficult to extract resources in an attempt to keep development pipelines full. This stream is offered in partnership with the Western Australian School of Mines. By undertaking this stream, students will gain the insight required to make good decisions throughout the mining value chain.

Predictive Data Analytics

The Predictive Data Analytics stream consist of four units selected to complement and enhance the employability of graduates already working or interested in managing big data in an international context. By successfully applying predictive analytic techniques, businesses can effectively interpret big data for strategic decisions in uncertain global business environments, and become more proactive in tackling challenges and remain competitive.

Elective stream

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.

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.

Why study Master of International Business

  • 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.

Professional recognition

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.

Career information

Graduates generally find employment in the intermediary managerial level with companies with an interest in or focus on international activities.

Admission criteria

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

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.

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Course prerequisites

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 60

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Applicants with a minimum of two years leadership experience in a senior role, in relevant industry settings, will be eligible to apply for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL). Students need to submit a CV and 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 employer, evidence of professional development, executive education courses, completion of MicroMasters or Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs), a portfolio showing field, volunteer and service work and learning, and community engagement, to be considered for up to 100 credits points of CRL set against the elective stream. Units will not be specially mapped but will be based on general credit for the four elective units

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Student type Cost

Domestic

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.

$27,000*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

International student indicative fees for 2018

International onshore – fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,700*
Indicative year 1 fee $29,400*
Total indicative course fee $44,100*
Indicative essential incidental course fee N/A

The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International’s offshore site.

Where to get further information

Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Applicants with other international qualifications

Find information on what qualifications you can use to apply for a Curtin course.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-INTBUS
  • CRICOS code: 058470B
  • This offering was last updated on: August 20, 2018