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Master of International Business

MIntlBus(Curtin) - MC-INTBUS Business and Law
Location Bentley, Mauritius or Singapore This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 18 months full-time or part-time equivalent

This course enables you to gain the knowledge and expertise needed to advance in the field of international business and management. It entails both independent study and team projects across a range of relevant, internationally focused subjects. You may also have the opportunity to plan and experience an international study tour.

During your course, you will have the opportunity to undertake a cross-disciplinary stream of four units. This is a multi-faculty initiative, linking the MIB with a wide choice of specialisations. Each stream consist of units chosen to provide insight into in an aligned discipline area that complements and enhances the employability of graduates already working or interested in careers in managing big data, working with non-government organisations (NGOs), security or mining. The cross-disciplinary nature of these streams means you will have the opportunity to interact with students from other faculties.

Human Rights
In this stream, you will examine modern human rights instruments and institutions, and consider the political, historical and philosophical development of the ideas that underpin current systems. You will also look at the subject from a multidisciplinary, multicultural and multi-religious perspective to develop a globalised understanding. By encouraging you to engage with a range of ideas and perspectives, this stream will help you determine your own view and develop solutions to address contemporary issues. This stream is suits those currently working in, or interested in the field, as well as professionals who wish to apply human rights principles to their own practice.

National Security
There remains a need for highly trained experts in national security and strategic affairs, capable of analysing the increasingly complex problems around international relations and global security. The National Security stream will allow you to gain skills and develop a greater understanding and appreciation of national security, and the pivotal role it has for state and agencies. You will have the opportunity to learn from academics who have the professional experience of having been real-world practitioners and subject matter experts in their field.

Business of Mining
The mining sector is very different to other sectors of the economy. Due to the high level of risk involved and the large capital requirements of projects, a specific set of management skills are required to succeed. The resources industry is becoming more complex as extraction moves to new jurisdictions and more difficult to extract resources in an attempt to keep development pipelines full. This stream is offered in partnership with the Western Australian School of Mines, and is designed to prepare students to successfully conduct business globally. By undertaking this stream, students will gain the insight required to make good decisions throughout the mining value chain.

Predictive Data Analytics
The Predictive Data Analytics stream consist of four units selected to complement and enhance the employability of graduates already working or interested in managing big data in an international context. By successfully applying predictive analytic techniques, businesses can effectively interpret big data for strategic decisions in uncertain global business environments, and become more proactive in tackling challenges and remain competitive.

Elective stream
Instead of choosing a specialisation, you may also choose to undertake an elective stream, so that you can have more flexibility over the units you will undertake.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or a Graduate Certificate in a related discipline. Applicants must also meet Curtin's English language proficiency requirements.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $27,000*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 300 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

Our Master of International Business was ranked the 6th best international management master degree in Oceania in the prestigious Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking in International Management 2016.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

Graduates generally find employment in the intermediary managerial level with companies with an interest in or focus on international activities.

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