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Content and structure

The Master of International Business is a 54 unit program, comprised of 12 courses of 4.5 units each. The structure for the Master of International Business is as follows: four Division core courses; and a number of specialised international business courses.

Program Structure
Course nameArea and cat no.UnitsReference
First Semester (Study Period 1)
Global Business EnvironmentBUSS 53004.5
Marketing ManagementMARK 50254.5
First Semester (Study Period 3)
People, Organisations and LeadershipBUSS 51144.5
Accounting for Management MACCT 50114.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4)
Managing Across CulturesBUSS 53494.5
Issues in International TradeBUSS 53484.5
Second Semester (Study Period 6)
International Business ManagementBUSS 53014.5
International Business StrategyBUSS 50344.5
First Semester (Study Period 1)
Doing Business in AsiaBUSS 53474.5
OR Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 2
Principles of FinanceBUSS 53144.5
OR Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 2
First Semester (Study Period 3)
International Human Resource ManagementBUSS 53024.5
OR Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 2
Marketing Across Borders MBUSS 53804.5
OR Elective Rule(s): 2


Course nameArea and cat no.Units
Ethics, Governance and SustainabilityBUSS 53854.5


  1. Please check course prerequisites prior to enrolment.
  2. Enrolment in the listed electives, including any other electives offered in the Division of Business, requires the approval of the Program Director.


  1. Applications for credit, exemption and / or studies in lieu will be considered in accordance with the University of South Australia Policy No: A-13.9, Recognition of prior learning for credit, exemption and studies-in-lieu, Appendix A. Credit transfer framework: Recognition of formal studies at other tertiary education institutions and / or of work or life experience. These applications will be considered by the Head of School or nominee. Credit may be granted for courses: that have a business and management focus; that have been completed at postgraduate level within 10 years at the time of application; or that have been completed at a Pass 2 grade or higher as per the University of South Australia grading system or its equivalent.

Program director(s)

Dr Don Clifton

For program related inquiries click here: Program Director - Master of International Business

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