Master of International Management Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM205
CRICOS 096132E

For students that hold a cognate undergraduate degree, the Master of International Management can be completed in 1.5 years

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.

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You will:

  • 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.


*Subject to any travel restrictions. 

  • 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.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    SATAC Code 3CM205
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake January and September
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    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.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM205

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 096132E
    Intake January 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
    • 36 unit extension pathway: Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline and a GPA of 4.5
    • 48 unit conversion pathway: Bachelor degree or equivalent
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    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

    Career Readiness

    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.

    Professional Accreditation

    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

    Potential careers

    Manager / Business Management, Market Researcher, Marketer / Marketing Manager, Business Development Manager, Policy Adviser, Entrepreneur, Export / Import trade, Strategist, International Trade or Business Analyst

  • Study Overseas

    A Study Overseas experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via Study Overseas, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find available opportunities visit Study Overseas.

    Study Overseas Experience

    Master of International Management students also have the opportunity to complete an internationally accredited double degree that allows them to spend a year living, studying, and working abroad with one of our exchange partners, and upon completion, students are awarded a Masters qualification from both the University of Adelaide and the chosen partner institution.

    Through direct exposure to the world of international business, students experience a broad range of business contexts, which provide an unrivalled opportunity to learn and appreciate the complexities and challenges of conducting business around the globe.
    Exchange partners currently include:

    • EM Strasbourg Business School
    • Corvinus University of Budapest
    • Ca' Foscari University of Venice.
    For more information visit the Professions Study Overseas website.
  • Degree Structure

    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

    Core Courses

    All students must complete the following core courses:

    In addition, students enrolled in the two year program must complete the following:


    Students 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

    General Electives:

    Research Specialisation:

    • INTBUS 7510: Research Project in International Business (A)
    • INTBUS 7511: Research Project in International Business (B)


    May include, but not limited to: examinations, group assignments, individual assignments, research projects, consulting projects, action learning projects, presentations, tests and reflective journals.
  • Further Information

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Last updated: Saturday, 28 Nov 2020