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Start date
February
August

Duration
2 year(s) full-time

Program Code
DMIN

Fees
2020: AUD$ 35,900 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)
2021: AUD$ 37,700 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.5]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
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International Admission by Country
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CRICOS Code
081137A

Degree overview

  • A two-year MBA with a global focus that does not require previous work experience.
  • This postgraduate management qualification is suited to early-career professionals.
  • Select from a range of specialisation options including Advertising and Brand Management, Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Tourism and Event Management.
  • Gain advanced management knowledge and skills to excel in international business.
  • Learn about business strategy, international trade and global marketing.
  • Strengthen your global perspective and network with opportunities for international exchange or overseas study.
  • Benefit from a range of flexible learning options to best suit your individual needs.
  • Qualify for Advanced Standing for previous qualifications and complete your degree in just 1.5 years.
  • Be mentored by a senior business leader through the Executive Partners Program.
  • Study a curriculum informed by above world-class research in Business1.
  • The UniSA Business School is ranked in the top one per cent worldwideand has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2019.
  • UniSA is ranked in the World Top 150 in Business and Economics3.

12018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).  2UniSA Business School is one of just ten institutions in Australia and 187 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, October 2019.  32020 THE Subject Rankings.

Snapshot

SNoonan_UniSA BusHub_231017_004.jpgAre 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 Program.

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

What you'll learn

Postgraduate Business studentsThis 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 specialisation, studying areas such as the global supply chain, cross cultural management, and global marketing. You will also complete your study with a capstone course in strategy and ethics.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
BUSINESS SCHOOL CORE COURSES
Marketing Management MARK 5025 4.5 Rule(s): 4
Accounting for Management M ACCT 5011 4.5 Rule(s): 4
Economic Principles for Business ECON 5020 4.5 Note(s): 2,3 Rule(s): 4
Global Business Environment BUSS 5300 4.5 Rule(s): 1,4
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 Note(s): 4
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SPECIALISATION
Global Supply Chain Management BUSS 5326 4.5
Managing Across Cultures BUSS 5349 4.5
Global Marketing BUSS 5380 4.5
International Finance BANK 5028 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
Business Project G BUSS 5434 4.5 Note(s): 5
OR
Business Practicum G BUSS 5396 4.5 Note(s): 5
International Business: Strategy and Ethics BUSS 5034 4.5 Rule(s): 5

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 (independent study). 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

ICC_021115_003.jpgYour 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 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings, all of our assessed research was rated at or above world-class with particular strengths in business and management and marketing. Read more about our strengths in research.

Why International Master of Business Administration

UniSA_Business_Partner_program-16LR_1.jpgThis 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, global marketing across borders and managing across cultures. 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 one of only ten Business Schools in Australia with EQUIS accreditation1. 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). UniSA has been awarded five stars for internationalisation2. 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.

An enriching student experience

Our program delivery and extra-curricular opportunities are designed to suit your lifestyle, preferred way of learning and career interests. You can benefit from Summer and Winter School intensive courses, mentoring and networking opportunities with industry, and leadership skill development. You can also explore accelerated learning pathways and seek program support from our Business Student Hub.

1UniSA Business School is one of just ten institutions in Australia and 187 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, October 2019.  22019 QS Stars Ratings.

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.

Executive Partners Program

Have you ever considered having a business mentor? As part of your studies, you can apply for our Executive Partners Program.

This is a unique opportunity for our postgraduate students to engage with highly successful industry executives to enhance their studies and career. Our Executive Partners are either active, semi-retired or recently retired business professionals who have a wealth of knowledge and want to help you achieve your goals.

Discover more

Hear from Executive Director: MBA and Executive Education about what makes our International Master of Business Administration unique, and what opportunities you can make the most of as a UniSA student.

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Career outcomes

Your career

With an International Master of Business Administration you will be equipped to pursue an international business career worldwide. You could consider foreign affairs, international trade, a multinational organisation or consulting. An International MBA is a perfect vehicle for career progression, such as a move into project management, general management or specialist global business management.

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.

Alternative Pathways

Australian
If you would like to strengthen your business knowledge with a shorter qualification, the Graduate Certificate in Business (four courses) may suit you. This provides an entry pathway into the International Master of Business Administration Program.

International
If you would like to strengthen your business knowledge with a shorter qualification, the Graduate Certificate in Business (four courses) may suit you. This provides an entry pathway into the International Master of Business Administration Program.

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 scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

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. You will also have access to a range of community clinics, which provide professional and cost effective services in areas of health, law and psychology. 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 Student 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 Student 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.

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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.

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Your program director

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."

Mr Peter Stevens

Program Director

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What others are saying

I really like the interactive teaching and learning approach the University uses. It is very practical and encourages students to speak up and express their own ideas. I am really enjoying the new subjects and the opportunity to learn different things.

Sincy Joseph

International Master of Business Administration

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Sincy Joseph

International Master of Business Administration

Studying the International Master of Business Administration gave me the skills to be a business executive and showed me how to work effectively with people that have a different approach to business. The skills I developed helped me become the Managing Director of Delicron (H.K.) Ltd, a Hong Kong men’s fashion retail chain and receive the Chief Executive Commendation for Community Services of Hong Kong Special Administration Region, presented at Government House. I was awarded this honour for outstanding service to the Hong Kong SME industry.

Dr Edward Lam

International Master of Business Administration

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Dr Edward Lam

International Master of Business Administration

The quality of the teaching staff at UniSA are very good, they are knowledgeable and very quick to respond. UniSA is well equipped with lots of services for students and I find the courses at UniSA are appropriate for my future career plans.

Rahima Akter

International Master of Business Administration

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Rahima Akter

International Master of Business Administration

I was looking for a Master’s degree which offers advanced, real-world knowledge in an international context, focusing on strategic management, global marketing and cross-culture management, where I can learn from experts in the field and develop critical skills to adapt successfully to a rapidly changing business environment.  The International MBA program offered at UniSA has met all given criteria for me.

Winnie Nguyen

International Master of Business Administration

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Winnie Nguyen

International Master of Business Administration