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Start Date
February
July

Duration
2 year(s) full-time

Program Code
DMIN

SATAC Code
4CM190 (Internal)
4CM191 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Mode
On-campus/Online

Fees
$AU 28,500 per 1.0 EFTSL for students enrolled in 2019

Degree overview

  • 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, global marketing and employment law.
  • 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.
  • Benefit from a range of flexible learning arrangements to best suit your individual needs.
  • Study a curriculum informed by above world-class research in Human Resource Management1
  • Access the latest human resource management research and study courses that are relevant, practical and applicable to today’s environment.
  • Qualify for Advanced Standing for previous qualifications and complete your degree in just 1.5 years.
  • The University of South Australia Business School is ranked in the top one per cent worldwide2 and 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 nine institutions in Australia and 180 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, February 2019.  32019 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 employment law – 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 human resource management specialisation studying areas such as recruitment and selection, employment law, and strategic management of human resources. 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): 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
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SPECIALISATION
Recruitment and Selection BUSS 5351 4.5
Managing Employee Performance and Rewards BUSS 5398 4.5
Employment Law F COML 5015 4.5
Strategic Management of Human Resources BUSS 5316 4.5
Managing Change BUSS 5065 4.5
Specialisation Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,2
BUSINESS SCHOOL ELECTIVES
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 2
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 2
International Business: Strategy and Ethics BUSS 5034 4.5 Rule(s): 4

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

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. 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.

Why International Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Management)

UniSA_Business_Partner_program-16LR.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 and employment law. 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.

The Human Resource Management (HRM) specialisation is designed and taught by academics actively involved in collaborative industry research. Courses draw on international research and professional experience both locally and abroad, so they are relevant, practical and applicable for today’s environment. You will develop the expertise and skills for effective professional practice as an HRM specialist and leader through courses that include:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Managing employee performance and rewards
  • Employment law
  • Strategic HR management
  • Managing change

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). UniSA has 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.

An enriching student experience

Our flexible delivery and extra-curricular opportunities are designed to suit your lifestyle, preferred way of learning and career interests. You can benefit from a blend of online and on-campus study, part-time or full-time learning, 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.

12019 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.

Careers in Human Resource Management

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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, human resource management, people and culture management or specialist global business management.

How to apply

Applying to study with us:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the relevant SATAC code (see below) then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application

You may be eligible for Advanced Standing. When applying through SATAC, please refer to the codes below. If you are uncertain about your eligibility, please include more than one SATAC code in your list of application preferences. 

  • 2 years - SATAC CODE 4CM190
  • 1.5 years - SATAC CODE 4CM191

What is Advanced Standing?

Advanced Standing for previous studies means you can complete the requirements of this qualification in less than 2 years. You can apply if you have successfully completed one of these (please see entry requirements for further details):

  • a bachelor degree in a business discipline
  • a bachelor degree which includes a major in business, commerce, marketing or management
  • a graduate certificate in a business discipline

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

Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, tech zones, and areas that simulate real work environments. You’ll also find student gyms and campus sport activities to keep you active. We also offer flexible study options, with online resources available for accessing lecture recordings, virtual classrooms, library resources and learning support. 

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.

Our student support services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help, we're here to assist. We provide a full range of support services, including: 

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA

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

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.

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

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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