Master of International Management
A global perspective
International business managers help different types of organisations to benefit from the complex and dynamic forces of globalisation.
The University of Adelaide takes a practical approach to equip students from all around the world with the skills needed to manage these complexities and impact the international market.
What will you do?
With a combination of foundation and specialised courses, this degree is suited to entrants from non-business backgrounds. A shorter, 1.5 year option is available for entrants with an undergraduate degree in related fields. These might include accounting, business management, human resources management, banking and finance.
- learn to spot and seize international business opportunities, get the best out of the culturally diverse workforce, negotiate across cultures, and deliver value to different types of organisations
- benefit from diverse cohorts and small class environments
- build advanced business, communication and leadership skills
- expand your cultural awareness.
You’ll also gain real-world experience through one of the following:
- a domestic internship with an international project
- an international internship
- an international study tour.
Where could it take you?
Your role on the global stage is dictated only by your own ambitions. You might advance to a leadership position within a multi-national organisation. You could land a management role in import and export trading. Perhaps you’ll even end up working in the diplomatic corps or a government body that looks after international trade and investment.
Note: The program is offered in trimester mode, with intakes in January and September only.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. 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. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||January and September|
|Enquiries||Future Students team|
|Higher Education Study||36 unit extension pathway: Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline and a GPA of 4.5. 48 unit conversion pathway: Bachelor degree or equivalent.|
|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||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
|Indicative 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.
Master of International Management graduates are career ready and able to differentiate themselves in the job market. Their skills are highly sought by organisations in all industries that deal with the challenges and opportunities created by the increasing globalisation of the world economy.
Employment opportunities are most likely to arise with multinational corporations, government departments dealing with cross-border issues such as foreign trade and investment, international consulting firms and small-to-medium-sized organisations with an international scope to their operations.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Adelaide Business School is AACSB* accredited, and as such our programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.
* Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Manager / Business Management, Market Researcher, Marketer / Marketing Manager, Business Development Manager, Policy Adviser, Entrepreneur, Export / Import trade, Strategist, International Trade or Business Analyst
To qualify for the Master of International Management, the student eligible for:
- the 2 year program must complete satisfactorily a program of study with a combined total of not less than 16 courses
- the 1.5 year program must complete satisfactorily a program of study with a combined total of not less than 12 courses.*
* Only students with a Bachelor degree in a related discipline approved by the School are eligible for this program option.
Academic Program Rules
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 Plan
All students must complete the following core courses:
- COMMERCE 7039: Business Research Methods
- INTBUS 7500: Fundamentals of International Business
- INTBUS 7015: Cross-Cultural Management and Negotiation
- INTBUS 7506: International Business Strategy
- INTBUS 7501: Global Business Analysis
- INTBUS 7016: Managing Multinational Corporations
- INTBUS 7503: International Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- TRADE 5001: International Trade: Strategies and Opportunities
In addition, students enrolled in the two year program must complete the following:
- COMMGMT 7006: People and Organisations
- ACCTING 7025: Accounting Essentials for Decision Makers
- ECON 7200: Economics Principles
- MARKETNG 7104: Marketing Management
ElectivesStudents must complete:
- one course from the Internships category below and three courses from General Electives, OR
- four courses from General Electives if undertaking an approved international exchange or an approved international double degree with partner institutions, OR
- both courses comprising the Research Specialisation category below.
- PROF 7500: Postgraduate Professions Internship
- PROF 7502: Postgraduate Professions Internship: Overseas
- INTBUS 7509: International Management Internship
- MARKETNG 7024: Developing Global Markets
- TRADE 5000: International Trade: Negotiations and Agreements
- TRADE 7004: Principles of International Trade and Development
- TRADE 7005: Agriculture and Food in International Trade
- TRADE 7007: Multinational Corporations (MNCs), Trade and Sustainable Development
- TRADE 7008: Services Trade
- TRADE 7009: International Aid and Trade
- ECON 7052: East Asian Economies llD
- ECON 7058: Development Economics
- ECON 7036: International Trade and Investment Policy llD
- ECON 7044: International Finance
- ECON 7072: International Trade
- AGRIBUS 7054: Global Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis
- AGRIBUS 7055: Global Food and Agricultural Markets
- AGRIBUS 7056: Management and Performance of Global Food Chains
- AGRIBUS 7057: Trends and Issues in the World Food System
- LAW 7009: Mining and Energy Law
- LAW 7040: International Environmental Law
- LAW 7059: European Union Law
- LAW 7061: Globalisation and the Legal Regulation of Work
- LAW 7065: International Commercial Arbitration
- LAW 7066: Private International Law
- LAW 7068: International Energy Law
- LAW 7070: International Trade Law
- LAW 7076: International Economic Law
- LAW 7150: European Business Law
- COMMLAW 7012: Business and Corporations Law
- COMMGMT 7003: Family Business Fundamentals
- WINE 7003: Australian Wine in the Asian Century
- WINE 7004: Contemporary Issues in Wine Business
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Last updated: Tuesday, 20 Jul 2021