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Master of Business (International Business)

Australia and New Zealand International
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
1.5 - 2 years full-time
3 - 4 years part-time
1.5 - 2 years full-time
Entry
February, July and November
February, July and November
CRICOS
085448J

Highlights

  • This 2 year program can be completed in 1.5 years if you have a bachelor degree in business or a related field. See entry requirements for details.
  • Hone your analytical, decision-making, communication and problem solving skills to advance your career
  • Study Asian business, global business operations, international accounting, international law, international logistics management, international marketing, and negotiating across borders
  • Prepare yourself for an international career, including multinational enterprises, smaller firms operating across borders, government agencies and international consulting firms
  • Your knowledge and research skills are developed throughout the course and taken to an advanced level in the capstone unit, which involves an international marketing project that explores market entry and critiques research used to make recommendations and decisions
  • Explore a range of business disciplines including accounting, finance, logistics, management and marketing
  • Find out more at our upcoming MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Event.

Highlights

  • This 2 year program can be completed in 1.5 years if you have a bachelor degree in business or a related field. See entry requirements for details.
  • Hone your analytical, decision-making, communication and problem solving skills to advance your career
  • Study Asian business, global business operations, international accounting, international law, international logistics management, international marketing, and negotiating across borders
  • Prepare yourself for an international career, including multinational enterprises, smaller firms operating across borders, government agencies and international consulting firms
  • Your knowledge and research skills are developed throughout the course and taken to an advanced level in the capstone unit, which involves an international marketing project that explores market entry and critiques research used to make recommendations and decisions
  • Explore a range of business disciplines including accounting, finance, logistics, management and marketing
  • Find out more at our upcoming MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Event.

Why choose this course?

This course is designed to extend your real-world international business knowledge and skills. You will acquire industry knowledge and skills that span trade procedures, logistics, negotiation techniques, languages, regional understanding and offshore business strategies.

In undertaking this study area you will also acquire self-management knowledge and the skills for effective communication and contribution to organisational performance in an international business context.

Real-world learning

Developed in consultation with industry, our programs incorporate real-world case analysis, activities and workplace projects. You will also benefit from meaningful connections with industry leaders and practitioners as they share their insights into essential skills and attributes needed for professional practice.

You will learn how to exercise creativity, independent judgement and critical reflection, to plan, design, adapt and implement strategies and solutions that contribute to real world business practice and research.

Your knowledge and research skills are taken to an advanced level in the capstone unit of this course. This unit involves an international marketing project that explores market entry and critiques research used to make recommendations and decisions.

What to expect

Regardless of the industry, companies that compete for international business must have business strategies that find success. Rules, regulations, government policy and the diversity of cultures and consumer needs and preferences all impact on how companies do business across borders.

International business skills are in high demand. Such skills incorporate ethical approaches, sensitivity and responsiveness to local cultures in new and diverse markets, while at the same time providing the planning, decision making and strategic management these highly competitive operations need.

This program is designed for those seeking to understand the additional complexity of international business compared with domestic business activities. The international business environment is explored across a range of business disciplines, including accounting, finance, logistics, management and marketing.

QUT’s Master of Business has been redesigned to ensure it meets the new quality assurance standards set by the Australian Qualifications Framework for masters by coursework programs. The learning outcomes of the course have been refreshed to provide you with a more engaging and real world learning experience.

Flexible delivery

Units in this postgraduate program are delivered using a mix of face-to-face, online and blended learning technologies. All course materials are placed online including course lecture materials, practical session guides, readings and help guides.

Business advantage

The QUT Business School’s Business Advantage program is a free program offered to all business students. It can help you develop skills through interaction, discussion, cooperation and debate with other students and leaders from business, government, education and community sectors. The program includes: guest presentations from inspiring industry, community and university leaders; sessions focused on specific social and professional skills; challenging interaction aimed at developing skills through new experiences; and provides a certificate of completion for you to include in your resume or portfolio. Not only does this program offer you excellent networking opportunities, but also the opportunity to gain highly relevant experiences and skills that you can apply throughout your career.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

QUT’s international business program will give you the expertise and skills to succeed in organisations both in Australia and around the world, including multinational enterprises, smaller firms operating across borders, government agencies and consulting firms that serve international companies.

Early exit

Students may exit from the Master of Business (BS11) at the following stages, once those particular course requirements have been met:

  • Graduate Diploma of Business (BS79) (Study Area A)
  • Graduate Certificate in Business (BS39) (Study Area A).

Possible careers

  • Business Analyst
  • International Business Specialist

Details and units

The Master of Business is designed in three blocks of study:

1. Foundation studies (48 credit points)
2. Discipline studies (96 credit points)
3. Complementary studies (48 credit points)

Students with an undergraduate degree that is not in Business or a related field of study will undertake 192 credit points of study commencing with Foundation studies.

Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in Business or related field of study with a minimum GPA of 4 (on a 7point scale) will undertake 144 credit points of study in their course. 

The enrolment program students will undertake will depend on their prior study:

• Undergraduate degree in the same discipline as their chosen major: Students will commence their study in the Discipline studies block.

• Undergraduate Business degree in a different discipline to their chosen major: Students will commence their study in the Foundation studies block.

Students will be able to access course progression advice from the QUT Business School Student Service Centre.

The Master of Business is designed in three blocks of study:

1. Foundation studies (48 credit points)
2. Discipline studies (96 credit points)
3. Complementary studies (48 credit points)

Students with an undergraduate degree that is not in Business or a related field of study will undertake 192 credit points of study commencing with Foundation studies.

Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in Business or related field of study with a minimum GPA of 4 (on a 7 point scale) will undertake 144 credit points of study in their course. 

The enrolment program students will undertake will depend on their prior study:

• Undergraduate degree in the same discipline as their chosen major: Students will commence their study in the Discipline studies block.

• Undergraduate Business degree in a different discipline to their chosen major: Students will commence their study in the Foundation studies block.

Students will be able to access course progression advice from the QUT Business School Student Service Centre.

Requirements

Course code
BS11
CRICOS code
085448J
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
1.5 - 2 years full-time
3 - 4 years part-time
Duration
1.5 - 2 years full-time
Entry
February, July and November
November: part-time only
Entry
February, July and November

Academic entry requirements

Master of Business - 1.5 year program

A completed recognised bachelor degree in business or related field with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

Master of Business - 2 year program

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) in any discipline with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

Note: You don't need to apply for the 1.5 year program. You'll be automatically assessed for eligibility as part of QUT's application for admission process.

 
 

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

As part of QUT's application for admission process, you will be automatically assessed for the 1.5 year program.  If you wish to be considered for the 2 year program only, please indicate this on your application form.

November admission is dependent on your educational background and program duration.

Master of Business - 1.5 year program

  • February and July: A completed recognised bachelor degree in business or related field with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 (on QUT's 7 point scale).
  • November: A completed recognised bachelor degree in international business or business administration with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

Master of Business - 2 year program

  • February, July and November: A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

Pathway

Graduate Certificate in Business and Communication: Applicants with an overall IELTS score of 6 (Reading and Writing no less than 5.5 and no other sub-score below 5) (or accepted equivalent) may be considered for the Graduate Certificate / Masters pathway.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Advanced standing

Students who have articulated from the Graduate Certificate in Business (International Business) may receive exemptions for up to 48 credit points.

Advanced standing may also be available to students who have studied a related postgraduate program with another institution within the last five years.

Recognition of prior learning

If you hold a recognised undergraduate degree, in a related discipline study area, your experience in our Master of Business program will be tailored to your learning needs.

Your work experience in a related field may also be considered for recognition of prior learning.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020: $28,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $33,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019 fees

2019: $27,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019 fees

2019: $31,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about postgraduate course fees

FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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Triple Crown Scholarship

A scholarship for future international students who want to study business.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

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