International Business

Expert master degree

Do you want to pursue a career in international business, diplomacy or politics? The Master of International Business gives you the opportunity to advance your business and management knowledge and give you the skills to operate from a global perspective.

Specifically designed for recent graduates and those in the early stages of their career, this course will build on your undergraduate credentials and further strengthen your business skills.

The course develops expertise in communicating and negotiating across cultures, and will develop your capacity for advanced analysis of firm internationalisation, international trade, and corporate strategy.

As part of the course you can build your knowledge and extend your expertise in one of two areas:

  • International Business
  • Diplomacy and Trade

The International Business stream has a business-oriented focus, seeking to advance your knowledge of the international environment in which firms and their managers operate considering issues such as international trade the internationalisation of operations.

The Diplomacy and Trade stream, which is only offered at Caulfield, has a political economy focus, looking to advance your knowledge of the relationships between international politics, diplomacy, economics, international trade, international law and international development.

Graduates develop deep knowledge and analytical skills that can be applied in a variety of organisational settings including the corporate, governmental and non-profit sectors. Career opportunities are available in a range of private firms and multinational enterprises across the manufacturing and service, export and trade, travel and tourism, consulting and research sectors. Employment opportunities also arise in government departments and institutions, NGOs and international organisations.

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At a glance

For students looking to begin study in 2016.

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Course Details

Location(s): On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
On-campus at Malaysia: Full time
Duration: 1, 1.5 or 2 years full-time depending on prior qualifications. See entry requirements.
Qualification: Master of International Business

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Overview

Speciality course

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Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum entry requirements

Qualifications

Entry level 1: 

Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete)

Caulfield and Malaysia - Applicants must have completed an Australian bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification, or an approved pathway and achieved a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 55% or an equivalent GPA as determined by the Faculty. Applicants will be ranked and selected based on their entire academic record. 

Entry level 2: 

Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)

Monash South Africa - Applicants must have completed a bachelor degree with honours or an equivalent qualification, or an approved pathway and achieved a WAM of 60% or an equivalent GPA as determined by the Faculty. Applicants will be ranked and selected based on their entire academic record.

Students at Monash South Africa must complete a compulsory research pathway, and do not have the option to apply for an alternative exit.

Students wishing to undertake the research pathway must maintain at least a 70% WAM and be accepted for entry by the Course Coordinator and the Higher Degrees Research Director.

or

Applicants must have completed an Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline with at least a WAM of 55% or two years relevant work experience that the faculty consider to be equivalent. 

Entry level 3: 

Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time (48 points to complete)

A four-year Australian undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) with at least a WAM of 55% AND two years relevant work experience. 

or

Applicants must have completed an Australian degree (or equivalent) and an Australian graduate certificate (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline with at least a WAM of 55%. 

or

Applicants must have completed an Australian undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline with at least a WAM of 55%.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to MonashThis is an external link

Semester two (July)

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For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: B6007

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Domestic fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$27,200

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Course Structure

The course is structured in three parts. Part A. Advanced preparatory studies, Part B. Mastery knowledge and Part C. Application studies. All students complete Part B.  Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for part A or part C or a combination of the two.

PART A. Advanced preparatory

These units provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills across core business disciplines and a valuable contextual basis for further business study.

PART B. Mastery knowledge

These units will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your knowledge of international business, diplomacy and trade in international business and political contexts.

PART C. Application studies

The focus of these studies is professional or scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development in international business, diplomacy or politics.

View course maps

The following progression map(s) shows you a guide of the typical sequencing of units undertaken in this course.

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