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Why study the Master of International Business at Sydney?

Prepare for a future career in international business
Find out how Australia's No. 1 ranked Master of International Business* will give you a competitive edge to help you accelerate your global career.

1. Gain real-world experience on a global scale

As part of the Master of International Business, you will take part in a real-life consulting project with one of our industry partners either in Australia or overseas. The overseas consulting project provides an opportunity to participate in a two-week study tour to countries such as Brazil, Chile, India, Malaysia and Vietnam where you will gain first-hand experience conducting business in these countries.

Meet three graduates who travelled to Malaysia, Mexico and Brazil as part of their studies and see how their experiences helped shape their global careers.

Evgenia Stancheva, Master of International Business

2. Access to industry

Through real-world consulting projects you will have direct access to industry. From trade organisations, to well-established multinational corporations and start-ups, students have the opportunity to work with a range of businesses across sectors.

Students have previously conducted projects for RM Williams, Cassegrain Tree Tea, Phoenix Leisure Group, Discover the World, Turners Global Marketing, Tractile, and Fresh Fodder.

3. A distinguished cohort

Our Master of International Business brings together students from across the world. By studying alongside a diverse cohort of individuals, you will enhance your understanding of different cultures.

What I’ve enjoyed most is studying with a cohort of international students. The diversity of ages and cultures is enriching, exposing us to different schools of thought and allowing us to put theory into practice.
Angela Rossi, Master of International Business graduate

4. Fast-track your career

Our Master of International Business can be completed in just over one year of full-time study.

As a graduate, you will have many employment opportunities, including:

  • consultant in government and non-government organisations (such as the World Bank, Austrade, United Nations)
  • global management
  • import and export management
  • international business consulting
  • international human resource management.

Some of our graduates have gone on to work at Macquarie Group, QANTAS, BT Financial Group, DHL, eBay, Ernst & Young, Hilti and Salesforce.

Meet Phuong Thao Nguyen, a Master of International Business graduate from Vietnam who has worked for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Vietnam, and Vietnam Energy Partnership Group.

5. Boost your employability

The University of Sydney is ranked 2nd in Australia and 18th among the top universities in the world. The Master of International Business is ranked 1st in Australia and 21st globally in the QS International Trade Rankings 2024.

As a business student, you will have access to specialised career services through our Careers and Employability Office, who are committed to helping you achieve your career aspirations.

They can help you plan your career, develop your career decision-making skills, tailor your resume and job applications, engage in experiential recruitment activities such as mock interviews and assessment centres, and connect you with top graduate recruiters and corporate partners.

6. Commonwealth Supported Places

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are offered for our postgraduate programs. A CSP means that the Australian Government subsidises your course fees and you pay the remaining amount – a student contribution.

You must be a domestic student to be eligible, i.e. an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or an Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder.

While allocation of CSPs to applicants is competitive as they are limited in number, you don't need to make a separate application - you will automatically be considered based on merit. 

*QS International Trade Rankings 2024.

4 December 2019

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