Master of International Management

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 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.

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM205
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake January and September
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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

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

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


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

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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

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.


Hear from one of our international postgraduates about their International Business/Management study experiences.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 20 Jul 2021