What will I learn?

International business managers help different types of organisations to benefit from the complex and dynamic forces of globalisation.

The University of Adelaide takes a practical approach to equip students from all around the world with the skills needed to manage these complexities and impact the international market.

What will you do?

With a combination of foundation and specialised courses, this degree is suited to entrants from non-business backgrounds. A shorter, 1.5 year option is available for entrants with an undergraduate degree in related fields. These might include accounting, business management, human resources management, banking and finance.

You will:

learn to spot and seize international business opportunities, get the best out of the culturally diverse workforce, negotiate across cultures, and deliver value to different types of organisations
benefit from diverse cohorts and small class environments
build advanced business, communication and leadership skills
expand your cultural awareness.

You’ll also gain real-world experience through one of the following:

a domestic internship with an international project
an international internship
an international study tour.

Where could it take you?

Your role on the global stage is dictated only by your own ambitions. You might advance to a leadership position within a multi-national organisation. You could land a management role in import and export trading. Perhaps you’ll even end up working in the diplomatic corps or a government body that looks after international trade and investment.

Career Readiness

Master of International Management graduates are career ready and able to differentiate themselves in the job market. Their skills are highly sought by organisations in all industries that deal with the challenges and opportunities created by the increasing globalisation of the world economy.

Employment opportunities are most likely to arise with multinational corporations, government departments dealing with cross-border issues such as foreign trade and investment, international consulting firms and small-to-medium-sized organisations with an international scope to their operations.

Potential careers

Manager / Business Management, Market Researcher, Marketer / Marketing Manager, Business Development Manager, Policy Adviser, Entrepreneur, Export / Import trade, Strategist, International Trade or Business Analyst

Degree Structure

To qualify for the Master of International Management, the student eligible for:

the 2 year program must complete satisfactorily a program of study with a combined total of not less than 16 courses
the 1.5 year program must complete satisfactorily a program of study with a combined total of not less than 12 courses.*

* Only students with a Bachelor degree in a related discipline approved by the School are eligible for this program option.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Professions

CRICOS

096132E

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$42,000.00 (US$ 28,787) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2019, January 2020

Venue

The University of Adelaide

North Terrace Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry to postgraduate coursework programs as a minimum requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from an approved institution as a qualification for entry. Some of the graduate certificates and graduate diplomas that are offered may be accepted as qualifying work for entry to a Master’s program, or as professional qualifications in their own right. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) Minimum Scores - Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Minimum Scores - Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) Minimum Scores - Overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

For international students

36 unit pathway: Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline and a GPA of 4.5
48 unit conversion pathway: Bachelor degree or equivalent

IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

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