The University of Newcastle, Australia
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

Duration

2 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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UON program code: 40147
CRICOS code: 084248C

For additional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Master of International Business

Program handbook

Description

This combined degree program allows students to undertake studies in the more general business discipline of the Master of Business Administration while also studying the specific international business courses of the Master of International Business.

The Master of Business Administration program is designed to provide students with a range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills which will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors. The program offers a grounding in fundamental business areas such as accounting, finance, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and management. Analytic and problem solving skills are emphasised through an applied understanding of the theoretical framework within which today’s managers must operate, as well as acquisition of practical skills in teamwork, writing, presentation and time-management. The ability to cope with rapid organisational and technological change is developed through an understanding of organisational behaviour, information systems and organisational change and development.

The Master of International Business program is designed to meet the needs of two groups- international students who wish to undertake business studies with a specific international focus in order to find employment in global markets, and Australian students who wish to expand their business capabilities and to export products to international markets. The program provides a sound knowledge in the core business areas of marketing, finance, economics and human resource management and expends on this knowledge in the context of international trade, government policy and regulations with regards to global business operations.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Effective oral and written skills to communicate complex business management information to a variety of audiences.

Details

Information correct as at22nd Sep 2018 6:07am
Program code40147
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 2 years full-time.
Term typeTrimesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Business and Law
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Business School
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code084248C

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Admission information

Admission requirements

There are two pathways into the Master of Business Administration/Master of International Business.

Direct entry into the Masters Program (160 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • 4 year Bachelors (Honours) Degree; or
  • 3 year Bachelors Degree in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing; or
  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in a related field + 1 year relevant organisational experience; or
  • At least 7 years organisational experience, including 2 years in a management position.

Students entering via this pathway are able to complete 4 courses per trimester, and are able to complete courses in any sequence they wish, that is consistent with course prerequisites.

The alternate pathway is through the Graduate Certificate (40 units) which will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in a related field; or
  • 3 year Diploma in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing; or
  • 3 year Diploma not in a related field + 1 year relevant organisational experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing + 2 years relevant organisational experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma not in a related field + 3 years relevant organisational experience; or
  • At least 5 years oranisational experience.

Students entering via this pathway will be required to successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

160 units

Program duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to follow a specific program of study to ensure CRICOS requirements are met. Please see the International Students On Campus Program Plan for your specific program of study.

Program requirements

Students are required to complete 130 units (thirteen courses) of Core Courses and 30 units (three courses) from the directed courses.

Grading of Degree

A Master degree shall be conferred as an Ordinary Degree, except that, in cases where a candidate has achieved a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or above, the degree will be conferred ‘With Distinction’.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Transition arrangements

Students wishing to transfer into this program from Program 12399 should contact a Program Advisor by email at: programadvice@newcastle.edu.au


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Students must complete all core courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6001Managing Under Uncertainty
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6002Foundations of Business Analysis
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6003Globalisation
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6004Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6005Marketing Management and Planning
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6008Global Business Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6009Cross-Cultural Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6012Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6060Strategic Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6200Financial and Management Accounting
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6481International Business Strategy
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6484Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6514Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units

Directed Courses

Students must complete 30 units from the directed course list

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6007Managing Human Resources in International Organisations
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6041Global Marketing Strategy and Planning
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6130Corporate Finance
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6145International Financial Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6410Economics of Competitive Advantage
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online