Master of Business Administration (International Trade and Development)
Lead profitable cross-border relationships
International trade and development is the glue that binds humanity into a single, powerful engine of progress. It has the potential to generate widespread prosperity, raise global living standards, strengthen societies, and build strong, respectful cross-border relationships.
Leaders who master its complexities will enjoy a wealth of career opportunities throughout the world. Our Master of Business Administration (International Trade and Development) can be entered immediately upon completing any bachelor degree and will make you one of them.
What will you do?
The MBA (International Trade and Development) is part of the Adelaide Business School's MBA suite and can be completed over two years. The degree will equip you with:
- a deep understanding of global trade drivers—economic, geopolitical and cultural—and the levers of power
- a thorough working knowledge of best-practice community development principles
- highly advanced strategic thinking skills—the ability to see the bigger commercial and societal picture and make decisions with a truly global outlook
- high-level problem-solving, analytical, critical thinking and self-reflection skills
- outstanding management capabilities in critical business functions, including finance, accounting, economics and marketing
- extensive industry and professional relationships and networks.
Where could it take you?
The MBA (International Trade and Development) will prepare you to move rapidly into senior management and leadership roles in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
You could tailor a multinational’s market development strategies for specific global regions; mastermind a non-government organisation’s community-building programs in developing countries; or lead official delegations to advance your country’s interests at the WTO.
Note: Intakes occur throughout the year, in January, May and September, with summer school options in January.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year.
For our students who are studying offshore in Semester 2, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3CM218 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake January, May and September. Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study Completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.SATAC Code: 3CM218
CRICOS 0100295 Intake January, May and September
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $31,000
Annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $44,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Management Analyst, Manager / Business Management, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Data Analyst, Business Development Manager, Business Management, Business Manager, Business Representative, CEO, Commercialisation Manager
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.
Example Study PlanCore Courses
All students must complete the following:
PROJMGNT 7038 - Project Leadership and Communications
ACCTING 7025 - Accounting Essentials for Decision Makers
ECON 7200 - Economic Principles
MARKETNG 7104 - Marketing Management
CORPFIN 7005 - Principles of Finance
COMMGMT 7006 - People and Organisations
COMMLAW 7012 - Business and Corporations Law
COMMGMT 7027 - Strategic Management
COMMGMT 7028 - Action Research for Business
To complete a specialisation in International Trade & Development students must complete all of the following:
TRADE 5000 - International Trade: Negotiations & Agreement
TRADE 5001 - International Trade: Strategies & Opportunities
TRADE 7004 - Principles of International Trade and Development
TRADE 7005 - Agriculture and Food in International Trade
TRADE 7008 - Services Trade
And any courses to the value of 3 units from the following:
TRADE 7007 - MNCs, Trade & Sustainable Development
TRADE 7009 - International Aid and Trade
TRADE 7012 - Trade Statistics
All students must complete the following:
ENTREP 7900 - eChallenge
ENTREP 7901 - Tech eChallenge
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Last updated: Monday, 25 May 2020