Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units). Find out more about fees
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 expands on this knowledge in the context of international trade, government policy and regulations with regard to global business operations. Students will study contemporary principles and standards of critical reasoning and management and develop the skills to operate effectively in the international business community, with cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness.
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Communicate effectively orally, complex international business information to a variety of audiences
- Communicate effectively in writing, complex international business information to a variety of audiences
- Work effectively independently to apply specialised knowledge and expert judgment to international business tasks
- Work effectively in collaboration to apply specialised knowledge and expert judgment to international business tasks
- Engage in critical thinking and analytical problem-solving to justify sound International business solutions
- Demonstrate specialised knowledge of theory, models and concepts relevant to International Business and be proficient in their application
- Display professional proficiency in the utilization of information and technology in international business contexts
- Apply decision making skills that incorporate understanding of ethical, cultural and global issues particularly interactions involving cross-cultural settings
- Apply theories, principles and methodologies to research in International business
|Information correct as at||12 May 2021 12:27 am|
Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)
|Locations and UAC codes|
|Mode of delivery|
|Relevant University rules and policies|
|CRICOS Code||102240B, 083521K|
Click on the headings to show/hide sections of content. Hidden information will not be printed. Hide all sections
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.
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.
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 for more information on applying for credit.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.
International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au
The Master of International Business program requires the completion of 120 units, consisting of twelve courses worth 10 units each. Students are required to complete the nine core courses (90 units) and three courses (30 units) 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'.
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.
- M International Business 2018 985.9 KB
- M International Business 2019 400.4 KB
- M International Business 2020 164.2 KB
- M International Business 2021 63.7 KB
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.
Advanced course filters
Courses that are currently unavailable are hidden by default. You can show them by adjusting the advanced course filters above, or clicking the 'show all' links below each section.
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|GSBS6001||Managing Under Uncertainty||10 units|
|GSBS6002||Foundations of Business Analysis||10 units|
|GSBS6004||Organisational Behaviour and Design||10 units|
|GSBS6008||Global Business Management||10 units|
|GSBS6009||Cross-Cultural Management||10 units|
|GSBS6012||Entrepreneurship and Innovation||10 units|
|GSBS6200||Financial and Management Accounting||10 units|
|GSBS6481||International Business Strategy||10 units|
Choose 30 units from the following directed courses
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|GSBS6005||Marketing Management and Planning||10 units|
|GSBS6007||Managing Human Resources in International Organisations||10 units|
|GSBS6040||Human Resource Management||10 units|
|GSBS6041||Global Marketing Strategy and Planning||10 units|
|GSBS6130||Corporate Finance||10 units|
|GSBS6145||International Financial Management||10 units|
|GSBS6410||Economics of Competitive Advantage||10 units|
|GSBS6484||Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility||10 units|
All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.
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.
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.
International students will be supported by the University and the Newcastle Business School's current support mechanisms.
Domestic students with a disability or chronic illness will have their needs met by the NBS in liaison with the Student Support Unit. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Higher Education Centre, Umulliko. Students from rural and isolated areas and those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds will be supported through existing University support structures.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.