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Master of International Business

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 1.5 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM150

CRICOS 085718C

This program is replaced by the Master of International Management

The Master of International Business is a comprehensive degree program that develops conceptual and practical skills necessary for effective operational and strategic responses to complex dynamic global forces at the organisational and interpersonal levels.  These skills are in high demand by organisations that deal with the challenges and opportunities created by the increasing globalisation of the world economy. With a combination of foundation and specialised courses, the program is designed to meet the needs of entrants from either a business degree, seeking to advance their skills and knowledge in the field of international business, or those from a non-business background who wish to develop a comprehensive set of skills and knowledge in a new field. There is also a specialised research stream for those interested in developing advanced research skills.

The program aims to give graduates a competitive edge by making them career ready and by providing options such as internships with local or international organisations and a number of international study options, including double Master's degree with partner European universities.

A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at the University of Adelaide. The Master of International Business offers numerous overseas opportunities that provide students with global perspectives, experiences and networks.

Students are able to spend one year studying at the University of Adelaide and one year in Europe and receive two degrees by completing the SCRIBE 21 program (France, Italy, Hungary).

Our graduates are well equipped to enter any organisation that appreciates the impact of the global economy. This includes a multinational corporation, a government department that deals with cross-border such as foreign trade and investment, an international consulting firm or a small to medium sized organisation with an international scope to their operations.  

This program is designed to meet the needs of busy professionals and offers flexibility to minimise time on campus if required. Courses are available in various study modes. Some can be taken face to face, online or in intensive mode.*

This program is offered in Trimester mode, there are three trimesters in each academic year commencing in January, May and September.

*Not all modes are available for all courses.

Diamond Jubilee Bursary

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3CM150
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake January, May and September
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM150

    International applicants

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 085718C
    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
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge 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
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    This program is no longer offered
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $28,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $40,000


    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

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Professional Accreditation

    The University's business programs have been awarded year international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 

    AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than 5% of the world's business schools.

    This means the University of Adelaide's Business Degrees are recognised internationally for their high quality and successful graduates.

    Potential careers

    Business Development Manager, Policy Adviser, Education Officer / Educator, Entrepreneur, Export / Import trade, Strategist, Human Resource Manager, Manager / Business Management, Management Consultant, Market Researcher, Marketer / Marketing Manager, International Trade or Business Analyst

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning 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 the Global Learning Office, 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 Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

      The Master's program is a 36-unit program of coursework with the choice of a 6 unit research project.

      “Designed to meet the needs of busy professionals study is available in flexible delivery modes including out of work hours and intensive modes.“

      Academic Program Rules

      The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

      Example Study Plan

      To qualify for the degree of Master of International Business, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 36 units:

      Indicative Study Plan

      Core courses: MARKETNG 7104: Marketing Management
      COMMGMT 7006: People and Organisations 
      ACCTING 7025: Accounting Essentials for Decision Makers
      ECON 7200: Economics Principles 
      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
      Courses to the value of
      9 units from the following:
      INTBUS 7016: Managing Multinational Corporations 
      INTBUS 7503: International Entrepreneurship and Innovation
      MARKETNG 7024: Developing Global Markets
      COMMERCE 7034: Knowledge Management and Measurement
      COMMMGT 7012: Corporate Governance and Globalisation

      Internship Courses (subject to approval)
      PROF 7500: Professional Internship Program
      PROF 7502: International Internship
      PROF 7503: Industry Placement

      Economics and International Trade
      ECON 7058: Development Economics
      ECON 7052: East Asian Economics llD
      ECON 7044: International Finance PG
      ECON 7072: International Trade PG
      ECON 7036: International Trade & Investment Policy llD
      TRADE 5000: International Trade Negotiations and Agreements
      TRADE 7004: Principles of International Trade and Development
      TRADE 7005: Agriculture and Food in International Trade
      TRADE 5001: International Trade: Strategies and Opportunities
      TRADE 7007: MNCs, Trade & Sustainable Development
      TRADE 7008: Services, Trade and Developing World Labour Markets
      TRADE 7009: International Aid and Trade

      LAW 7070: International Trade Law
      LAW 7099: International Trade Transactions and the Law
      LAW 7150: European Business Law
      LAW 7059: European Union Law
      LAW 7061: Globalisation and the Legal Regulation of Work
      LAW 7065: International Commercial Arbitration
      LAW 7076: International Economic Law
      LAW 7068: International Energy Law
      LAW 7040: International Environmental Law
      LAW 7066: Private International Law
      COMMLAW 7012: Business and Corporations Law

      Global Food and Agricultural Business
      AGRIBUS 7055: Global Food and Agricultural Markets
      AGRIBUS 7054: Global Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis
      AGRIBUS 7057: Trends and Issues in the World Food System
      AGRIBUS 7056: Management and Performance of Global Food Chains
      Advanced Research
      COMMERCE 7100: Qualitative Methods
      CORPFIN 7033: Quantitative Methods


      INBUS 7505: Research Project in International Business (6 Units)

      This program is designed to meet the needs of busy professionals. Study is available in flexible delivery intensive modes. 


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

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    • Further Information

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    Last updated: Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017