Master of International Business

Why study the Master of International Business at UNE?

This course was previously known as the Master of Business.

The Master of International Business will provide you with the key skills needed to be an effective manager in international business. The core units will provide students with the broad base you need for success in understanding business in a globalised economy. Key units include accounting, finance, economics, ethics, international business, management and strategic planning which underpin contemporary business operations in public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

The Master of International Business gives you the choice of course work, or a combination of course work and research. If you are looking for a pathway into a research Masters or a PhD, you can select a unit on Research Methods and complete a major research project.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be equipped with a broad understanding of core business principles that can be applied in a range of contexts. Graduates will have the necessary background for careers as managers in a range of business contexts, including international business, economic development, finance or the public sector.

The research option is designed as a pathway for higher degree research opportunities. Self-direction, motivation, the capacity for critical thinking and organisation skills are demonstrated by the completion of the research project. Completing the research major demonstrates you have these skills and this can improve the chance of success when applying for increasingly competitive positions in business generally.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

1.5 or 2 Years Full-time
Up to 6 years Part-time

FEES

Full Fee
International

2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 2, On Campus

Official Abbreviation MIntBus
Course Type Postgraduate
CRICOS Code 093389D
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Course Duration
  • 1.5 or 2 Years Full-time
  • Up to 6 years Part-time
Fees Full Fee / International
Total Credit Points 96
Entry Requirements

A candidate:

(a) shall hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification or above in a non-relevant discipline; or

(b) shall hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification or above in a relevant discipline*; or

(c) may be permitted to enrol concurrently for an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline* and the Master of International Business provided that, except in special circumstances with the approval of the course coordinator, the candidate, as a full-time student, does not enrol in more than four units in each trimester, or, as a part-time student, does not enrol in more than two units in each trimester. The maximum number of credit points to be completed in the Bachelor degree will be 12.

*Relevant disciplines include but are not limited to:

Accounting

Business

Economics

Finance

Management

Applicants must meet the University's English Language Requirements for Admission Rule.

Advanced Standing

Candidates admitted under Rule (a) are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing. The maximum advanced standing shall be for units counting 48 credit points which are deemed to be equivalent to units offered by the University and approved for the course.

Candidates admitted under Rule (b) or (c) shall be granted a maximum of 24 credit points Specified Advanced Standing based on their admission to candidature. Up to a further 24 credit points may be granted based on units that were not part of the degree on which admission was based.

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Master of International Business in 2017.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate:
(a) shall hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification or above in a non-relevant discipline; or
(b) shall hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification or above in a relevant discipline*; or
(c) may be permitted to enrol concurrently for an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline* and the Master of International Business provided that, except in special circumstances and with the approval of the course coordinator, the candidate, as a full-time student, does not enrol in more than four units in each trimester, or, as a part-time student, does not enrol in more than two units in each trimester. The maximum number of credit points to be completed in the Bachelor degree will be 12.

*Relevant disciplines include but are not limited to:

Accounting
Business
Economics
Finance
Management

All students must meet the English Language Requirements for Admission Rule.

Advanced Standing

Candidates admitted under Rule (a) are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing. The maximum advanced standing shall be for units counting 48 credit points which are deemed to be equivalent to units offered by the University and approved for the course.

Candidates admitted under Rule (b) or (c) shall be granted a maximum of 24 credit points of Specified Advanced Standing based on their admission to candidature. Up to a further 24 credit points may be granted based on units that were not part of the degree on which admission was based.

Period of Candidature

For candidates admitted under Rule (a), the period of candidature shall be:
(a) two years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to six years as a part-time candidate.

For candidates admitted under Rules (b) and (c), the period of candidature shall be:
(a) 1.5 years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to six years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 96 credit points with at least 36 credit points at 500-level.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

For candidates admitted under Rule (a)
Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 72 cps
Listed Units 24 cps
Total 96 cps

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For candidates admitted under Rule (b) and (c)
Course Structure Credit Points
Advanced Standing 24 cps
Core Units 48-72 cps
Listed Units 0-24 cps
Total 96 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Master of International Business.
Candidates admitted under Rule (c) must fulfil all the requirements for an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree before being awarded the Master of International Business.

Dissertation

1. A candidate who has achieved an overall Grade point Average of 6 (Distinction) in all coursework units may enrol, with permission of the course coordinator, in BUS594B and submit a dissertation embodying an original investigation of a topic within an approved field of study.

2. Upon approval of an application, the school shall appoint a supervisor, who shall be a member of the teaching or research staff of the University or an associate of the University (of the rank of Academic Level B or higher). The supervisor shall advise and supervise the candidate during the period of candidature.

3. BUS594B will comprise a dissertation of up to 15,000 words, excluding appendices, and will be an independent investigation of a research problem and preparation of a research report that includes a detailed review of relevant literature within any areas of business. The report will identify appropriate data sources and include a preliminary analysis of data gathered. Except with the permission of the school, a candidate shall be required to enrol in and complete the dissertation in not more than three consecutive trimesters.

Submission of Dissertation

1. The candidate shall:

(a) not present as a dissertation any work that has been submitted for the award of a degree or diploma at this University or another institution, but the candidate will not be precluded from incorporating such work in the dissertation provided that, in presenting the dissertation, the part of the work that has been so incorporated is indicated;

(b) state generally in a preface to the dissertation and elsewhere in the dissertation, the source of information and the extent to which the candidate has availed himself or herself of the work of others (candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism Procedures.

(c) incorporate in the dissertation immediately following the title page an abstract of approximately 300 words.

2. Dissertations are due in the last week of the teaching period. Candidates must submit an electronic copy of the dissertation for examination. An electronic version of the dissertation, incorporating any changes suggested following examination, must also be submitted prior to a grade being awarded for the dissertation. The copies must be submitted to: The Coordinator - Minor Dissertations, UNE Business School. The supervisor's name should normally be included in the acknowledgements section of the dissertation.

Examination of Dissertation

BUS594B - The dissertation is examined by two examiners recommended by the supervisor.

The supervisor must submit the name and contact details of the recommended examiner to the Coordinator - Minor Dissertations at least two weeks prior to submission of the dissertation for examination. A short statement should accompany the recommendation when an examiner is external indicating the qualifications of the recommended examiner and the reason why the recommended examiner is deemed appropriate to examine the dissertation.

The supervisor may consult with the candidate prior to the submission of the dissertation regarding a potential examiner, but the name of the examiner finally recommended by the supervisor to the Coordinator - Minor Dissertations should not be made available to the candidate.

The supervisor must provide a statement to the Coordinator - Minor Dissertations indicating that the dissertation is suitable for examination.

Examiners are normally expected to complete and return their report with four (4) weeks of the dissertation being delivered. The Coordinator - Minor Dissertations will advise the supervisors of the outcome of the examination, along with a summary of examiners' reports as appropriate, indicating any amendments to be considered. Students need to consult with the supervisor and undertake any minor amendments to the satisfaction of the supervisor.

The supervisor is to send a note to the Coordinator - Minor Dissertations, that any amendments suggested by the examiners have been addressed to his or her satisfaction and that the result may be finalised. The Coordinator - Minor Dissertations will finalise the result and make a summary recommendation to the School Teaching and Learning Committee regarding:
(a) the grade to be awarded for the dissertation (Fail, Pass, Credit, Distinction or High Distinction);
(b) the percentage to be awarded for the dissertation;
(c) if amendments to the dissertation were made before the grade was finalised;
(d) whether the candidate should be allowed to revise and resubmit the dissertation for re-examination (a maximum grade of Pass and score of 50% shall be given for any re-submitted dissertation).

The School Teaching and Learning Committee shall make the final determination as to the outcome of the examination, based on the recommendation from the Coordinator - Minor Dissertations.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Academic Progression

Any candidate admitted under Rule (c) who has not completed the requirements for an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree by the beginning of the second year of candidature may be asked to show cause as to why their candidature should not be discontinued.

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

The Master of International Business is designed for postgraduate students from within or outside the business discipline seeking to broaden their skills and employment opportunities in business. This award sets out to provide students with an understanding of a range of business disciplines, including accounting, economics, ethics, international business and management. Students will be able to effectively identify, critically assess and appropriately address a variety of management challenges and issues that are part and parcel of contemporary business life in a globalised economy.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate advanced and integrated knowledge of contemporary business and management theory to promote sustainable business in a globalised economy, and the ability to apply knowledge of research methods and principles to plan and execute a substantial research-based project;
  2. utilise advanced cognitive and communication skills, tools and digital technologies to communicate appropriately and persuasively with a range of stakeholders;
  3. apply advanced critical and creative thinking to analyse complex business problems and synthesise materials from a variety of sources in identifying solutions;
  4. identify, critically evaluate and synthesise relevant information drawn from a range of sources in order to analyse complex business-related issues;
  5. critically evaluate and demonstrate advanced judgement in formulating high-level responses to complex social, cultural and ethical issues in a range of organisational contexts;
  6. demonstrate a preparedness to engage in continuous learning and reflection to develop new insights into professional practice; and
  7. illustrate advanced and integrated skills in working autonomously and with others to generate solutions and show a capacity to function as a leader, including the ability to collaborate in a range of contexts to achieve individual and common goals.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Knowledge of a discipline is taught, practised and assessed in all units. Students will develop an advanced and integrated knowledge of key business and management theory and critically apply knowledge at an advanced level in business contexts to solve business problems. Students will also demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the global environment in which business is conducted. Students will learn through independent research, interaction with unit materials, unit coordinators and fellow students, and will be assessed using case analysis of both hypothetical and real-world examples, workplace learning by analysing and applying theory to their own workplace, theory-based assignments and via multiple assessment modes.

Communication Skills

Communication skills are taught, practised and assessed throughout this course. Students will utilise advanced cognitive and communication skills, tools and digital technologies to communicate appropriately and persuasively with a range of stakeholders. Students will develop oral, written and presentation skills relevant to business contexts through assessments such as essays and oral presentations.

Problem Solving

This graduate attribute is taught, practised and assessed throughout the course using scenarios requiring students to use advanced cognitive and critical thinking skills to identify business issues, and to critically analyse and evaluate the relevant theories and concepts to construct business solutions.

Information Literacy

Information literacy is taught, practised and assessed throughout the course as students need to identify, critically evaluate and synthesise relevant information drawn from a range of sources in order to analyse complex business-related issues.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Throughout the course, ethical conduct and social responsibility is taught, practised and assessed. Students need to reflect on the principles of professional and social responsiblity and critically apply these to a range of ethical issues and scenarios. This is assessed through evaluation and analysis of reflective based and scenario based assessment tasks.

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning is taught and assessed in this course through reflective tasks that encourage critical analysis of professional experience, and appreication of business as a dynamic discipline.

Independence and Collaboration

This graduate attribute is taught, practised and assessed in this course. Students are required to work independently and complete learning and assessment activities that require self-directed learning and initiative. Students are also required to collaborate in a variety of learning and assessment tasks throughout the course.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

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International Students

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