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International Business

The International Business specialisation is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills relevant to the development, strategy and management of international business organisations and the institutional context for their development, growth and operation. The specialisation encompasses the broad domain of international business studies including multinational and transnational business activities, strategies and managerial processes that cross national boundaries, joint ventures and strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and the interactions of international business organisations with their economic, political and cultural environments.

Requirements for an International Business specialisation

To achieve a specialsiation in International Business within the Master of Commerce, students must complete 30 credit points in units of study comprising:

  • 6 credit points in foundational units of study;
  • 12 credit points in compulsory units of study; and
  • 12 credit points in elective units of study.

A sample pathway for the International Business specialsaition (spread over two years of the Master of Commerce degree) is listed below.

Year Session Units of study
First Semester 1 Foundational: IBUS5003 Global Business
Semester 2 Compulsory: IBUS6001 International Business Strategy
Second Semester 1 Compulsory: IBUS6002 Cross-Cultural Management
Elective for specialisation
Semester 2 Elective for specialisation

Please Note. This sample progression is meant as an example only. Depending on unit prerequisites, students may be able to complete these units in a different sequence to that displayed in the table above.

For details of the foundational, compulsory and elective units of study required for the specialisation please refer to the International Business section of the Table of postgraduate units of study: Commerce in this handbook.

Further information

For further information regarding study in international business in the Commerce coursework programs, please contact the Postgraduate Discipline Coordinator for the Discipline of International Business.