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Evgenia Stancheva, Master of International Business

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Overview

In a globalised world, corporate survival and growth are dependent upon knowledge and experience of the international business environment.

This program emphasises the need for effective and sustainable business growth on an international scale. By joining a cohort of high-calibre students, you will develop the skills and competencies necessary to devise and implement strategic decisions that facilitate sustainable, global corporate expansion. 

We offer you the opportunity to engage in a real-life, mini-consulting project for a company’s current or prospective international operations 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, India or Vietnam to gain first-hand experience conducting business in these countries.

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for this course for eligible domestic students. This means that your course fees are subsidised by the Australian Government and you pay a student contribution amount (SCA). CSPs are limited in number and are allocated based on academic merit.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

Your funding and scholarships

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Discover our Business School International Scholarships for exceptional students.

How to apply

Apply online or for more information visit our how to apply page.

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for this course for eligible domestic students. This means that your course fees are subsidised by the Australian Government and you pay a student contribution amount (SCA). CSPs are limited in number and are allocated based on academic merit.

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1: 11 February of the commencing year

Semester 2: 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply, check the scholarships website for details. Separate CSP closing dates apply, see above.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

Apply online or for more information visit our how to apply page.

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1: 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2: 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply, check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

Completion requirement

The Master of International Business requires the completion of 60 credit points comprising:

(1) 24 credit points in core units of study as follows:

  • Global Business Management
  • Global Management and Culture
  • Global Strategy 
  • Managing Global Operations

(2) 24 credit points in elective units of study selected from the following:

  • International Accounting
  • Issues in Law and International Business
  • China’s Legal Environment for Business
  • International Business Tax Strategy
  • International Business Finance
  • Managing International Risk
  • International Business Alliances
  • Ethical International Business Decisions
  • Comparative International Management

(3)  12 credit points in international business project units of study

Students must complete the units of study in a prescribed sequence.

International Business Project

The International Business Project comprises two units of study which are completed at the end of the Master of International Business program.  Students engage in a real-life consulting project where they will work on a project brief provided by participating companies and designed in consultation with academic staff.

Students work in small groups of approximately three to five students and are supervised by an academic member of staff. Project work is completed over a cumulative twelve-week period and is aimed primarily at defining and solving problems related to the relevant international dimensions of the participating company's operations.

Projects may be with companies based in Australia or overseas. Overseas projects may include an international study organised by the Discipline of International Business, for which there is a $2,500 program fee (in addition to the tuition fee for this unit). Students are also required to purchase and pay for their airfare to the international destination.  While most projects will be sourced and organised by the Discipline of International Business, under exceptional circumstances, the Unit Coordinators and/or the Program Director may also allow students to work on their own projects. On completion of the project, students are expected to demonstrate that they have achieved the program learning goals. 

Admission criteria

To be considered for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • An Australian bachelor's degree or higher in a related discipline with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification, or 
  • An Australian bachelor's degree or higher in an unrelated discipline with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification and relevant professional work experience (typically three years), or
  • An Australian bachelor's degree or higher in a related discipline with less than a credit average (minimum 50 percent required) or equivalent qualification and satisfactory performance in the GMAT (for guidance, the class average score is 630) or equivalent Business School approved admissions test. 

Any grade requirements listed are based on the University of Sydney guide to grades.

For a guide to common international qualifications and equivalent admission criteria, please download the Business School Admission Criteria (pdf, 81.2KB).

 

Statement of motivation

Your application must also include a Statement of Motivation outlining:

  • What you hope to achieve professionally and personally by completing the Master of International Business.
  • Your main academic achievements to date (include any awards or recognition you have obtained.
  • International experiences have you had to date (eg working or studying abroad, languages you have studied, academic exchange).
  • What personal qualities make you a future leader in cross-cultural settings.
  • Inclusion of your CV.

Please ensure that your Statement of Motivation provides answers to each of the above criteria (500-1000 words). Statements will also be assessed on the applicant's ability to communicate their suitability and commitment to undertake the degree. Resubmission of this document will not be accepted.
 

Professional accreditation

The University of Sydney Business School is a world-class business school at the forefront of global business and management education. Relevant and focused on today's business world, we are the only Australian business school to hold the coveted triple crown accreditation from AACSBAMBA and EQUIS, in addition to achieving membership to CEMS - the Global Alliance in Management Education.

Career pathways

Master of International Business graduates pursue roles such as export and import manager, international strategy manager, government officer - Department of Foreign and Trade Affairs, international management consultant, international travel manager, consultant: United Nations

Future study

A postgraduate degree can open doors to further study, whether you are interested in pursuing a research degree, or expanding your postgraduate qualifications and skillset by embarking on a management degree, MBA or specialised business masters.

The Business School offers two research degrees, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and the Master of Philosophy (MPhil), which may be studied full-time or part-time. Embarking on a PhD or masters by research is an opportunity to join a community of recognised leaders in scholarship and make a significant contribution to your area of study. We are home to many leading researchers and attract generous funding in support of our research projects, and the University of Sydney is consistently ranked among the best research universities in the world.

If you are interested in pursuing further postgraduate study, our postgraduate coursework business degrees cater to students from any background and career stage, with pre- and post-experience options available, to help you achieve the future you’ve imagined. Combine your interests and develop specialised skills to be well positioned in an increasingly competitive business environment.

Domestic students

International students

Angela Rossi

Angela Rossi
Master of International Business | Trade Advisor, Altios

Angela Rossi

Master of International Business
Trade Advisor, Altios

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

“The opportunity to manage projects and understand the global business environment on a granular level has been invaluable to my career and professional development. I’m lucky to have landed a consulting role where I can practise what I have learned on a daily basis.”

Chonghui Ye

Master of International Business

“The Master of International Business has improved my confidence and cross-cultural skills needed to interact with high-level professional clients internationally. The online learning experience has allowed me to connect with my classmates in different countries, while also giving me a taste for what a career in international business will be like.”

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