Master of Business Administration (International Trade and Development) Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM218
CRICOS 0100295

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. You don't need professional experience to apply, as 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.

  • Entry Requirements

    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, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, 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.
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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3CM218
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake January, May and September.
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study Completed Bachelors degree or equivalent. 
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM218

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 0100295
    Intake January, May and September
    Selection Criteria
    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 Requirements
    More Information
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $33,000

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $46,000


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Potential careers

    Management Analyst, Manager / Business Management, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Data Analyst, Business Development Manager, Business Management, Business Manager, Business Representative, CEO, Commercialisation Manager

  • Degree Structure

    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

    Core 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: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020