Master of International Business

La Trobe University

This program develops an understanding of international business and the global economy, and the role of managers in this context. It provides graduates with the opportunity to strengthen and deepen their conceptual thinking and theoretical understanding of the discipline, and improve their capacity for critical reflection. Students will explore the macro and micro aspects of international business environments, examining the functional strategies of multinational corporations across a range of areas including marketing and human resource management. The course facilitates entry into a range of challenging and rewarding careers in international business. Graduates will be prepared for roles in organisations with a global outlook, including joint ventures, import and export companies, and other companies engaged in international trade.

Course Fee:

Australian: $54,800
International: $68,000

Entry Requirements:

An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification, Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience, NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.


Students complete 16 subjects totalling 240 credit points. First year is made up of eight core subjects while second year is made up of four core and four elective subjects.

Subjects you can Study:

International business

Study Pathways:

The Master of International Business with Honours requires the completion of a four-subject equivalent research paper worth 60 credit points. Applicants with demonstrated prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, will be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing (credit) for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making an offer of Advanced Standing to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including academic record and employment experience.

Further information:

This course is offered in Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July), and Summer Semester (October).


Graduates of the Master of International Business may apply for membership with the Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Who for:

Those seeking a career with organisations that operate in the global economy

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00115M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne No info No Part time 4 years
Melbourne No info No Full time 2 years
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Provider CRICOS: 00115M

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