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Start date
February
July

Duration
2 year(s) full-time

Program Code
DMIN

Fees
2018: AUD$ 32,400 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.5]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

International Admission by Country
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CRICOS Code
091997G

Key features

  • A two-year MBA with a global focus that does not require previous work experience.
  • Provides early-career professionals with advanced management knowledge and skills to excel in international business.
  • Learn about business strategy, international trade, marketing across borders and global human resource management.
  • Learn from leading scientists at the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science, the world’s largest institute for marketing research.
  • Benefit from an evidence-based approach to marketing and the latest in practical industry research, helping you to excel in the workforce.
  • Strengthen your global perspective and network with opportunities for international exchange or overseas study.
  • Be mentored by a senior business leader through the Executive Partners Program.
  • The University of South Australia Business School is ranked in the top one per cent worldwide1.

1 UniSA Business School is one of just nine institutions in Australia and 169 globally to be accredited by EQUIS. There is a total pool of 16,585 Business Schools worldwide, as reported by the AACSB, May 2017.

Snapshot

Snapshot

Are you an early-career professional looking to progress your career in an international business context?

This degree will develop your knowledge of the global business environment and enable you to maximise your career development opportunities and employment prospects. You will benefit from a range of experience-based learning opportunities, including overseas study and business mentoring by a senior business leader through the Executive Partners Programme.

Your studies will focus on international business strategy, international trade, marketing across borders, and international human resource management – the knowledge you will need to accelerate your career as a business professional in an international context. 

Why International Master of Business Administration (Marketing)

Why this Degree

This two-year MBA provides professionals with the advanced knowledge and management skills for international business. It does not require previous work experience.

You will learn about business strategy, international trade, marketing across borders and global human resource management. Courses are designed in consultation with industry professionals, so you’ll learn through real-life case studies and develop the knowledge and expertise you need to address today’s global business challenges.

UniSA is home to the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science, the world’s largest Institute for research into marketing. In your marketing specialisation you will learn from these leading scientists, who advise senior marketing executives from all over the world. Specialist marketing course options include:

  • Brand management
  • Buyer behaviour insights
  • Marketing strategy and planning
  • Advanced marketing analytics

UniSA is one of only nine Business Schools in Australia with EQUIS accreditation. EQUIS is the world’s leading international accreditation for business schools, awarded by the quality assurance arm of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). We have been awarded five stars for internationalisationwhere you’ll get real-world insights through our global business focus, executive knowledge and networks. You will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience to succeed in your future career—no matter where in the world you choose to work.

1 QS Stars Rankings 2017

Real-world connections

Placements and internships bridge the gap between study and work. Our connections to industry create opportunities for you to grow. These experiences build confidence in the business world and give you a competitive edge.

Our Executive Partner Programme is a unique mentoring opportunity. Students are matched with a senior executive (CEO or Senior Manager) with proven leadership and managerial expertise and extensive business networks. Partners have worked for companies such as Alcoa, BP, Commonwealth Bank, CSR, ExxonMobil, Mitsubishi and SA Health. 

What you'll learn

What you Learn

This degree comprises 16 courses and several electives. You will start with seven core courses common to all specialisations in the International MBA. Through these you will develop advanced skills and expertise in areas of international management including:

  • the global business environment
  • people leadership and performance
  • economic principles for business
  • issues in international trade

You will then move into your marketing specialisation studying areas such as buyer behaviour insights, brand management, and marketing strategy and planning. You will also complete your study with a capstone course in strategy and ethics.

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • case studies and reports 
  • essays and assignments  
  • examinations  
  • an industry-relevant project  
  • an oral or online presentation  
  • a journal or a portfolio 
  • a work placement

Global opportunities

International exchanges and intensive study-tours open doors to new possibilities and experiences, and our Business School has strong connections with prestigious universities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Travelling and studying with leading academic staff and your peers is a wonderful opportunity to develop first-hand knowledge of the international business environment. You’ll find the experience invaluable for your personal and professional development, giving you a global perspective.

UniSA has links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests. Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Once you are a current student, you will be able to explore various study tours and exchanges and take advantage of Student Mobility Grants to make going on an overseas exchange or study tour achievable.

Global opportunities

Research

The UniSA Business School is recognised and respected for a comprehensive research program inspired by the contemporary challenges facing Australia and its region. Our focus is always on finding practical solutions and creating new knowledge. Our commitment to research with an industry focus is unprecedented. We are renowned for our concentration of global thought-leaders and academic experts in the areas of marketing, human resource management, applied economics, tourism and international business.

The MBA curriculum is informed by our research expertise. In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings, all of our research was assessed as world-class. We have particular strengths in management and marketing, and we are one of only three business schools globally with an academic focus on SME business growth. Read more about our strengths in research.

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
BUSINESS SCHOOL CORE COURSES
Marketing Management MARK 5025 4.5 Note(s): 3 Rule(s): 3
Accounting for Management M ACCT 5011 4.5 Rule(s): 3
Economic Principles for Business ECON 5020 4.5 Rule(s): 3
Global Business Environment BUSS 5300 4.5 Rule(s): 3
PROGRAM CORE COURSES
Issues in International Trade BUSS 5348 4.5
Managing the Global Workforce BUSS 5302 4.5
People, Leadership and Performance BUSS 5114 4.5
MARKETING SPECIALISATION
Buyer Behaviour Insights MARK 5032 4.5
Marketing Strategy and Planning MARK 5033 4.5
Advanced Marketing Analytics MARK 5064 4.5
Brand Management MARK 5031 4.5
Specialisation Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Specialisation Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
BUSINESS SCHOOL ELECTIVES
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 2,3
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 2
International Business: Strategy and Ethics BUSS 5034 4.5 Rule(s): 4

"I am a true believer that we all possess leadership skills innately and programs such as the Master of Business Administration are critical in bringing those skills to the fore and enhancing them. Partnering industry and academia ensures we are not only developing the skills of today but also the leadership skills required for the future."

Peter Stevens, Executive Director: MBA & Executive Education

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Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarship search page for more.

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Adelaide - City West campus

City West is in Adelaide’s most lively precinct, close to art galleries, music venues, cafés and restaurants. It has brand new learning spaces; modern lecture theatres; architecture workshops, contemporary art and design studios; and well-equipped student lounges. Explore City West >

Your study experience

As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.

Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

The Business School Hub is a convenient, central support service for Business School students, from first year through to graduation. The team provides expert advice on study options, elective choices and any academic difficulties. It also helps with referrals to support services across the University. The Business School Hub is there to facilitate your life at university, so you get the most out of your UniSA experience.

International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist. Support services include: 

  • careers advice
  • help with student visas and health cover
  • personal counselling
  • academic counselling
  • fees and finance help
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA
  • accommodation services

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language.

When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

This degree is offered online. With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle. You can:

  • study online, including accessing videos and course resources
  • participate in virtual classrooms
  • submit your assignments and get feedback online
  • use forums and discussion boards for team work and communication

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Please note some on-campus attendance (such as to attend seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements may apply. Any requirements like this are detailed on individual course pages.

Student services

How to apply

How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.

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