As global business practices become the norm, employers are looking for future talent who have experience in solving real-world international business problems.
The culminating unit of the Master of International Business allows students to take part in a consulting project with one of our industry partners in places such as Malaysia, India, Brazil and Vietnam.
We caught up with three graduates to see how their international projects provided them with invaluable skills and insights.
Possessing a diverse experience in operations, education, logistics, financial services, to consulting and even hospitality, Nathan Dimarchos is not your typical engineering graduate. With an Honours in aeronautical engineering, Nathan aspired to use the Master of International Business to open doors within the motorsport and high-performance automotive space.
Participating in an international business project, Nathan conducted a feasibility analysis on setting up a manufacturing facility in Mexico. Upon consulting on the upscale of production for an Australian solar panel manufacturer and its potential expansion into the European and American markets, Nathan now has a newfound focus within professional services, helping the country's largest banks and insurance companies.
With the program transforming his initial career aspirations, he is now currently working as a Strategy and Consulting - Consultant at Accenture within the Risk & Compliance Practice, where he is extending his skills to a wider market, utilising advanced technologies and AI to power the work and projects that he is involved in.
Chen Liao is a recent Management and Organisational Studies graduate from Canada with a Honour Specialisation in Accounting. With the hopes of becoming a strategic consultant in her future career, Chen believes that knowledge about the global economy and strategic operations are indispensable.
Her passion for learning different cultures has also been a major factor in propelling her to undertaking the Master of International Business.
Through participating in an international business project in Malaysia, Chen gained invaluable analytical and communication skills. Such skills were exercised through the undertaking of street surveys, meeting with key stakeholders, drafting client reports and providing credible advisory.
She believes that these skills would strengthen her fundamental capabilities in accounting and play an influential role in future career opportunities.
With a background in Government and International Relations, Tim Dixon has always been interested in international business. After working with the NSW Government where he managed ministerial visits, foreign government delegations, and partnered with companies on official trade missions to the USA and UK, Tim shifted into the research sector. Here, he managed a multidisciplinary energy research institute.
His passion for international business drove him to undertake the Master of International Business. The program gave Tim the opportunity to work on a market entry strategy into Brazil for RM Williams. Describing it as extremely rewarding, the experience has been instrumental in his current role as a lecturer for the Master of International Business in export management.