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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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Melbourne City or online via OUA
Gain the skills required to investigate complex problems and address the important challenges of sustainable international business.
The Master of International Business is designed for students seeking global careers in private, public or not-for-profit organisations. It will provide you with the skills to critically engage with the concepts, theories and methods, as well as the contemporary practices of international business including research, operational leadership, cross-cultural competency, analytical and technical competency, problem-solving and effective communication.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
- 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent (with advanced standing)
- 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (without advanced standing)
For further information about advanced standing see Pathways.
Depending on your previous studies and experience you could also be eligible for credit towards your program. Credit granted may reduce the amount of study you need to complete.
For more information please see RMIT’s credit transfer and recognition of prior learning policy.
Most courses are presented in regular 3-hour classes, together with some periods of intensive teaching during the evenings, or as full day or weekend sessions at the Melbourne City campus. The exact format varies from course to course. Students might be required to undertake solo or group work, and independent study and project work outside of teaching periods.
Your classes will mostly be held at the Swanston Academic Building where innovative learning spaces are interspersed with retail and social spaces resulting in a stimulating environment for business students.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. In addition, you will have access to online and digital resources such as lecture notes, assessment tools, discussion boards and podcasts through myRMIT
Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials via Blackboard, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account. Educational software, the Learning Hub, other online and digital resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
Find out more about student computing at RMIT.
Methods of assessment will vary between courses and may involve writing reports and essays, research and reasoning, and oral presentations. Assignments and projects may be based on case study scenarios, specific problems, real-life applications of theory in practice, business simulations and research. They may be undertaken in teams or individually.
This program is also offered through Open Universities Australia (OUA). To study in online mode, please apply through OUA.
Guiding the development of the College of Business, both nationally and internationally, is an Industry Advisory Board of high-profile executives chaired by Gerhard Vorster, Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte. The Board creates a strategic bridge between the latest in technology and design thinking and business.
Work-connected and industry-relevant options available for this program include:
- Working in a student team as part of the Fastrack Innovation Program. In this elective course you will work with mentors to develop and present a solution to a real problem. This form of fast-prototyping is designed so that external organisations can tap into fresh thinking from RMIT students.
- A Business Internship elective where you take up a position for one or two days per week for one semester. This position is normally unpaid and is designed to develop your soft skills and increase your overall employability upon graduation.
- BUSM4598 Business Skills for Start Ups, a course designed for students interested in starting up their own business.
It is expected that graduates will emerge with a broad approach to methods and practices of contemporary international business. These attributes make graduates a valuable asset to multinational corporations, joint ventures, financial institutions, law firms, consulting firms and manufacturers of both goods and services for whom catering to a global clientele is core business. The following are some of the most common positions available in the international business field:
- International Business Development Manager/Consultant
- CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Manager
- Sustainable Business Manager/Consultant
- International Mergers and Acquisitions Specialist
- International Investment Manager
- Import/Export Agent.
Global intensives are a unique feature of the program. You can combine an overseas travel and cultural experience with coursework completed in intensive mode and have this credited towards your degree. They depart during the Australian summer or winter vacations and are usually undertaken in the final semester of the master degree.
If you are planning to include a global intensive as part of your program, you are advised to check that you have the required number of student electives or credit points available.
Other global mobility options available for this program include:
- Study abroad
- Student exchange
- Global Entrepreneurship and Internship Program (GEIP).
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