La Trobe University

Master of International Business

Overview

Semester starts
March, July, November
Duration
2 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
34 000

Global markets are of increasing importance in all spheres of business and our Master of International Business develops your understanding of international business and the global economy, as well as the role of managers in this context.

Delivered by one of Australia's leading business schools, the course builds on a broad foundation of study in economics, accounting and finance, management, marketing and statistics.

You'll explore both the macro and micro aspects of international business environments, examining the functional strategies of multinational corporations across a range of areas including marketing and human resource management.

You can choose from a wide range of elective subjects offered as part of the course or from other areas of the University, and take your studies overseas with offshore internship opportunities.

The course facilitates entry into a range of challenging and rewarding careers in international business. You'll be prepared for roles in organisations with a global outlook, including joint ventures, import and export companies, and other companies engaged in international trade.

Our graduates are employed in management, sales and consulting roles - locally and internationally - with companies including Nestle, News Corp, Johnson & Johnson, Land Rover and Coles.

Previous work experience is not a requirement for the course and recent graduates are welcome to apply. The course is also suitable if you're a graduate already in the workforce and seeking to move from the domestic business sector into the international business environment.

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.

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.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirement

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.

English language requirement

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.

Career outcomes

Our Master of International Business is suited to those seeking a career with organisations that operate in the international economy. You'll be ready for roles in organisations with a global outlook, including import and export companies, joint ventures, public sector areas involved in international trade, and conglomerates with subsidiaries reaching around the globe. Our graduates are now employed in a range of management, sales and consulting roles - locally and internationally - with companies including Nestlé, News Corp, Johnson & Johnson, Land Rover and Coles.

Professional recognition

Graduates of the Master of International Business may apply for membership with the Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and costs

Annual tuition fee (A$)

34 000

Scholarships

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

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:

CRICOS code: 078690B