MC192 - Master of International Business

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Plan: MC192P15 - Master of International Business
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of International Business
Award abbreviation: MIntlBus
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (or 1.5 years FT or PT equivalent with advanced standing)
Location: Melbourne City campus
Owning school: Management (630H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 080311
CRICOS code: 078875D

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Purpose of the Program

The Master of International Business is designed to prepare you for a career in international corporate, government or not-for-profit organisations. The program builds the knowledge and skills necessary for critical and creative approaches to international business by providing advanced study in contemporary international business theory and practice that is supported by ethical and sustainable business decision-making. It will also provide you with the capacity to address the international regulation of business and critically evaluate the impacts of decisions and practice through case studies and interactive and experiential learning activities.

The capstone experience relates to the understanding and analysis of international business from a sustainable perspective. This program comprises of courses that provide special emphasis on sustainability and sustainable international business. The course on BUSM4388 Sustainable International Business Futures has specially been designed to introduce such experience.

The core research course of this program is BUSM4448 Business Research Design. This course is designed to develop your knowledge of research principles and methods and how to apply them within the contemporary business environment. You will have the opportunity to conduct a research project/proposal and further develop your skills in research methodology.

The program is delivered on-campus.

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Articulation and pathways

1. Students admitted with the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor degree or higher level qualification in business (or a related discipline) will be exempted from completing four (4) courses (48 credit points), detailed below, and will be required to complete an additional twelve (12) courses (144 credit points) in order to qualify for the degree.

Students will be exempted from completing the four (4) courses (48 credit points) below:

  • Three (3) Business and Law option courses (36 credit points)
  • One (1) University Postgrad Elective (12 credit points)

2. Students who successfully complete the RMIT Graduate Certificate in International Business will be exempted from completing the four (4) discipline courses completed in the Graduate Certificate in International Business and will be required to complete an additional twelve (12) courses (144 credit points) in order to qualify for the degree.

Please refer to the Masters Advanced Standing Credit Procedure for additional information regarding the recency of previous qualifications.

Credit outside of the above arrangements will be assessed consistently with the RMIT University credit policy and procedures. If you wish to apply for a credit transfer/RPL, please refer to Apply for credit.

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Entrance requirements

Academic Entrance requirements

Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in Business (or a related discipline);


Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline;


Successful completion of the RMIT Graduate Certificate in International Business;


Australian Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree or equivalent in Business (or a related discipline).

Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants

All non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to meet RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is not accredited by professional bodies. However, some professional bodies may offer qualification recognition post-graduation on a case by case basis. Students and/or graduates should contact the professional body of interest directly to seek advice on recognition of their qualification.

The table below lists the professional bodies who may offer membership to students and/or graduates as a career enabler which could include opportunities for networking and access to discipline specific resources. Application for membership is the student/graudate's responsibility.

Professional Body Membership and Opportunities

Institute of Managers and Leaders [IML]

  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Affiliate

Export Council of Australia [ECA]

  • Students eligible for membership category: Student
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Individual

A network of industry links supports this program. Management practitioners, lecturers from industry, guest speakers and industry-relevant projects underpin the work integrated learning components of this program. The School's industry advisory board ensures current standards and practice are reflected in this program.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees. Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study space. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases. Computers, printers and group study rooms are available at each Melbourne Library location. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. Contact Ask the Library for assistance and further information

Study Support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills.

Online learning tools and content

As a student in this program, you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. Services are available face to face and online assisting with: 

  • transition to tertiary study and learning 
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant 
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning 
  • career development and employment 
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters) 
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad. 

We also offer a dedicated support service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information at


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