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With La Trobe's Master of International Business, you will further develop your understanding of the critical role of managers in international business and the global economy.

Skills gained in this course are highly sought after by employers and career pathways are varied. As a graduate you will be qualified to enter a range of challenging and rewarding careers in many aspects of international business.

Throughout your degree, you will have access to world-class facilities such as our modern City Campus and our cutting-edge Donald Whitehead Business Building, offering a purpose-built learning environments. Our subjects offer a strong theoretical underpinning, with content that examines industry best practice. Case studies and industry guests then further enhance your practical skills.

Beginning with a broad perspective, you will study economics, accounting and finance, management, marketing and statistics. You'll build on this with subjects in your chosen field and by selecting from a range of engaging elective offerings, tailoring your degree to your key areas of interest.

La Trobe offers valuable internship opportunities overseas, with international partners in over 30 countries. Graduates of the Master of International Business may also apply for membership with Australian Institute of Management (AIM)* which may help you broaden career options and help you get ahead.

The course is  suitable if you're a recent graduate or a graduate already in the workforce seeking to move from the domestic business sector into international business. This is a qualification that can take you anywhere in the world.

Career opportunities

You'll graduate with knowledge and skills that can be applied to a range of private, government and not-for-profit roles.

Our graduates have found success at a range of companies including:

  • ExxonMobil Australia
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Land Rover
  • Nestlé
  • News Corp

Graduates are prepared for a variety of positions including:

  • business consultant
  • consulate or embassy official.
  • export adviser
  • finance and risk manager
  • global commodities trader
  • international sales or trade management.

*Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

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Dr Darren Henry

La Trobe Business School
Head of the Department of Economics and Finance, Director of the Master of International Business, Associate Professor, Corporate Finance

If experience is the best teacher, then Dr Darren Henry has one of the most storied educations you can get. Since completing his PhD in 1996 and joining La Trobe University as a lecturer in 1997, Dr Henry has had a wide array of experience in financial management.

Dr Henry is a Research Fellow for macroeconomics.com.au, a pre-eminent modelling, forecasting, costing and analysis organisation in Canberra that is key in shaping public policy.

Corporate finance and governance, and quantitative finance are his present research interests, covering the likes of: decision making, institutional ownership, mergers and acquisitions, capital structure policy, wider ownership, control issues, and more.

Students can attest to Dr Henry’s knowledge, with 16 PhD research students and over 40 Honours students successfully completing their study under his guidance. Dr Henry has recently been appointed as the Director of La Trobe’s Master of International Business.

Course details for local students

Master of International Business

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
March, July, November
Fees amount:
$27,400 per 120 credit points.
Campus:
City; Melbourne
Duration:
2 years full-time or part time equivalent.
Prerequisites:
An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Professional recognition:
Graduates of the Master of International Business may apply for membership with Australian Institute of Management (AIM). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Additional information:
Applicants with demonstrated prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, will be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing (credit) for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making an offer of Advanced Standing to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including academic record and employment experience.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Sample course structure

Foundation Subjects

  • Sustainable Management and Marketing
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Principles of Economics
  • Statistics for Business and Finance

Core subjects

  • Management Practice and Theory
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management in a Global Economy
  • International Financial Management
  • International Business
  • Strategic Management
  • Governance in a Globalising World

Electives

Your choice of four La Trobe Business School postgraduate electives form a range of study areas including:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Sports management
  • Marketing
  • Research

This sample course structure is only indicative. For an up to date version please consult the Handbook.

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Choose Master of International Business at La Trobe

With La Trobe's Master of International Business, you will further develop your understanding of the critical role of managers in international business and the global economy.

Skills gained in this course are highly sought after by employers and career pathways are varied. As a graduate you will be qualified to enter a range of challenging and rewarding careers in many aspects of international business.

Throughout your degree, you will have access to world-class facilities such as our modern City Campus and our cutting-edge Donald Whitehead Business Building, offering a purpose-built learning environments. Our subjects offer a strong theoretical underpinning, with content that examines industry best practice. Case studies and industry guests then further enhance your practical skills.

Beginning with a broad perspective, you will study economics, accounting and finance, management, marketing and statistics. You will build on this with subjects in your chosen field and by selecting from a range of engaging elective offerings, tailoring your degree to your key areas of interest.

La Trobe offers valuable internship opportunities overseas, with international partners in over 30 countries. Graduates of the Master of International Business may also apply for membership with Australian Institute of Management (AIM)* which can help you broaden career options and help advance your career.

The course is  suitable if you're a recent graduate or a graduate already in the workforce seeking to move from the domestic business sector into international business. This is a qualification that can take you anywhere in the world.

Career opportunities

You will graduate with knowledge and skills that can be applied to a range of private, government and not-for-profit roles.

Our graduates have found success at a range of companies including:

  • ExxonMobil Australia
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Land Rover
  • Nestlé
  • News Corp

Graduates are prepared for a variety of positions including:

  • business consultant
  • consulate or embassy official.
  • export adviser
  • finance and risk manager
  • global commodities trader
  • international sales or trade management.

*Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

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Staff profile

Dr Darren Henry

La Trobe Business School
Head of the Department of Economics and Finance, Director of the Master of International Business, Associate Professor, Corporate Finance

If experience is the best teacher, then Dr Darren Henry has one of the most storied educations you can get. Since completing his PhD in 1996 and joining La Trobe University as a lecturer in 1997, Dr Henry has had a wide array of experience in financial management.

Dr Henry is a Research Fellow for macroeconomics.com.au, a pre-eminent modelling, forecasting, costing and analysis organisation in Canberra that is key in shaping public policy.

Corporate finance and governance, and quantitative finance are his present research interests, covering the likes of: decision making, institutional ownership, mergers and acquisitions, capital structure policy, wider ownership, control issues, and more.

Students can attest to Dr Henry’s knowledge, with 16 PhD research students and over 40 Honours students successfully completing their study under his guidance. Dr Henry has recently been appointed as the Director of La Trobe’s Master of International Business.

Course details for international students

Master of International Business (078690B)

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
March, July, November
Fees amount ($A):
34 000
Campus:
Melbourne
Duration:
2 years
English language requirements:
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0. TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English). TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22. La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website. English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher. Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements:
The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Master's level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience. (Optional) The Bachelor degree (or equivalent) must be deemed cognate to gain entry to a 1.5 year Master degree, otherwise, the applicant will be considered for a 2 year Master degree program. NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Professional recognition:
Graduates of the Master of International Business may apply for membership with Australian Institute of Management (AIM). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Additional information:
If you can demonstrate prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business-related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, you'll be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making you an offer of Advanced Standing, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including your English language proficiency, academic record, and employment experience.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Sample course structure

Foundation Subjects

  • Sustainable Management and Marketing
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Principles of Economics
  • Statistics for Business and Finance

Core subjects

  • Management Practice and Theory
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management in a Global Economy
  • International Financial Management
  • International Business
  • Strategic Management
  • Governance in a Globalising World

Electives

Your choice of four La Trobe Business School postgraduate electives form a range of study areas including:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Sports management
  • Marketing
  • Research

This sample course structure is only indicative. For an up to date version please consult the Handbook.

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