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Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.1.5 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesTrimester 1 (24 Jan 2022), Trimester 2 (9 May 2022), Trimester 3 (22 Aug 2022), Trimester 1 (24 Jan 2022), Trimester 2 (9 May 2022), Trimester 3 (22 Aug 2022),
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English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.5, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS Code CRICOS code: 102240B
CRICOS code: 083521K
Program Code12384

Study International Business

Are you looking to enhance your understanding of International Business to further or facilitate a change in your career?

The Master of International Business focuses on developing skills and the understanding required to be a successful manager for organisations with an international focus. A Master of International Business will provide graduates with superior knowledge and skills to operate in the global business environment.

Why study with us?

  • Earn professional credit - the Master of International Business is one of the few programs that recognises relevant professional experience and may result in credit being granted for some courses.
  • Flexible study options - courses are run in trimesters and students are provided with an opportunity to study at a pace which suits their personal and professional lives.
  • International study immersion opportunity - students receive the opportunity for an international study immersion as part of GSBS6003 Globalisation course.
  • Study at NUspace - NUspace, in the heart of Newcastle’s CBD, provides the optimum environment for you to excel in your studies.
  • AACSB Accreditation - the Newcastle Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than five percent of the world's business programs.
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What you will study

The Master of International Business focuses on developing skills and understanding required to be a successful manager for organisations with an international focus by enriching student’s knowledge on various areas of a global business including international strategy, marketing across countries, international human resources management and cross cultural negotiation.

Courses to support your drive and direction include:

  • managing under uncertainty
  • foundations of business analysis
  • accounting and financial management
  • organisational behaviour and design
  • globalisation
  • global business management
  • entrepreneurship and innovation
  • cross-cultural management
  • international business strategy

Entry options and duration

Professional credit

Do you have qualifications or experience beyond the minimum entry requirements for a Masters Degree? If so, you may be able to complete your degree in reduced time and at reduced cost. Select from the options below to have your professional qualifications and/or work experience considered.

Units required to complete Master degreeCredit
80 units

10 units specified credit for GSBS6001 plus 30 units unspecified credit.

Units required to complete Master degreeCredit
80 - 100 units

20 units unspecified credit (note, you can apply for up to 40 units with evidence).

Units required to complete Master degreeCredit
100 units10 units specified credit for GSBS6001 plus 10 units unspecified credit.
Units required to complete Master degreeCredit
80 units10 units specified credit for GSBS6001 plus 30 units unspecified credit.
Units required to complete Master degreeCredit
80 units10 units specified credit for GSBS6001 plus 30 units unspecified credit.
Units required to complete Master degreeCredit
120 unitsNormal credit procedure, that is, RPL may be sought for individual courses.
Units required to complete Master degreeCredit
100 units20 units unspecified credit.
Number of years relevant organisational experienceUnits required to complete Master degreeCredit
Seven years (including at least two years in a management position)120 units

Normal credit procedure, that is, RPL may be sought for individual courses.

Units required to complete Master degreeCredit
80 40 units unspecified credit.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Master of International Business understand the complex dynamics of multinational firms and the global economic environment in which they operate. Our students will be able to conduct strategic analysis of business opportunities in an international context. Graduates will also be able to comprehend how national and international economic, political, legal and commercial organisations and institutions impact upon multinational and domestic enterprises. The relevant knowledge and skills underlie many senior roles including but not limited to:

  • Account Executive
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Development manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Finance Advisor
  • Industry Specialist Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager

The University of Newcastle’s approach to the study of international business ensures that you can aspire to careers in wide variety of organisations including multinational firms, domestic firms, non-government and not-for-profit organisations, educational institutes and international bodies, such as the World Bank and UN.

How to apply

Applying for Master of International Business

I am a prospective
student, looking to study at
Newcastle City

Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

Entry into the Master of International Business will be available for applicants who have:

  • Bachelor Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, in the discipline; or
  • Bachelor Degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, not in the discipline and 1 year relevant organisational experience; or
  • At least 7 years' relevant organisational experience, including 2 years in a management position; or
  • Successful completion of 75% (30 units) of one of the following UoN programs:
    • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
    • Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance
    • Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
    • Graduate Certificate in Marketing
    • Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

Students seeking Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) must apply to the Program Convenor. RPL applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.5 with no subtest result below 6.0.

You can look at Uni prep for options to brush up on knowledge before you start.

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Important: If you are applying for recognition of prior learning for this program, you will need to provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

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Applications to study are now open. Submit your application now.

Important: If you are applying for recognition of prior learning for this program, you will need to provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

Assocation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The Newcastle Business School is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs. AACSB is the premier, and longest-standing, international accrediting body for business programs and is the international benchmark for excellence in business education.

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