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International Business and Entrepreneurship

Masters by Coursework


Master of International Business and Entrepreneurship
2 years full-time
Curtin Perth


Learn how to succeed as a leader, development manager or start-up founder in global business.

Industry links

Work on a start-up project or join a start-up study tour.

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).

If you aspire to be a senior leader of a multinational business, a business analyst, business development manager or consultant, or even a founder of a global start-up, Curtin can help you develop your skills in international business and entrepreneurship. 

During the course, you will engage in independent study and team projects across a range of relevant internationally focused subjects and participate in case study analysis, presentations, feasibility studies and business simulations.

Curtin’s close proximity to the innovation networks of Technology Park and its focus on intellectual property commercialisation allow you to explore real-world case studies and provides significant networking opportunities. 

In the final semester, you can choose between a start-up project or a start-up study tour to Silicon Valley, Switzerland or India.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Work on real industry projects and briefs for clients. Past participating companies have included Western Power and WA Primary Health Alliance.
  • 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.

How this course will make you industry ready

Students will gain the knowledge, confidence and expertise they need to advance in the field of international business and entrepreneurship.

This course introduces a discrete focus on tech-innovation and directly exposes students to real-world case studies.

The course features guided independent study, team projects and maximum use of information and communication technology towards the development of international business, entrepreneurial, commercialisation and global managerial competencies.

Career information


  • Business development manager
  • Business executive
  • Corporate general manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • International trader
  • Management analyst
  • Management consultant
  • Managing director
  • Sales manager


  • Start-ups
  • Consulting firms
  • Government departments
  • Import and export companies
  • International banking firms
  • International consultancy
  • International organisations

What you'll learn

  • engage critically and reflectively with contemporary knowledge and skills relating to international business, entrepreneurship and start-ups and apply to professional practice
  • develop personal creativity and innovation skills and utilise these skills effectively to generate innovative solutions to complex issues in international business and start-ups
  • 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 frameworks of international business and entrepreneurship
  • consider profitability, feasibility, sustainability and impact of the business environment and society when using new and established technologies including business simulation software in international business and entrepreneurial communications and negotiations
  • actively seek and engage in opportunities for ongoing learning that builds the body of professional knowledge in the fields of international business and entrepreneurship and contributes to their personal development
  • evaluate the impacts of international business and entrepreneurship 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 including start-ups
  • work professionally and ethically both independently and collaboratively, complying with appropriate legislation and protocols and demonstrate leadership and entrepreneurial skills as appropriate

Entry 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)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Essential course prerequisites

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.

Advanced standing

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 at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

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

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,000*
Total indicative course fee $59,800*
Indicative year 1 fee $29,800*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $15,300*
Total indicative course fee $61,000*
Indicative year 1 fee $30,400*

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).

It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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