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Degree structure

Degree details

On successful completion of this degree you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad, critical and practical understanding of contemporary issues and practices in business
  2. Evaluate and apply concepts, principles, theories, methods and contemporary practices in the area of international business to a range of organisational settings
  3. Demonstrate a reflective and critical awareness of the legal, ethical, social, economic and environmental implications of business operations, processes and decisions
  4. Conduct and manage business activities across borders, cultures and communities ethically and sustainably
  5. Communicate clearly and persuasively to negotiate, consult, and engage with clients, employees and other stakeholders
  6. Apply research principles and methods to design innovative options and solutions for, and make reasoned judgements about, problems and issues in contemporary business practice
  7. Apply and integrate professional theory with practice in authentic Work Integrated Learning (WIL) contexts, professional contexts and industry settings.

Higher education

  • Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in Business (or a related discipline); or
  • Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline; or 
  • Successful completion of the RMIT Graduate Certificate in International Business; or
  • Australian Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree or equivalent in Business (or a related discipline)

Work and Life

Minimum 3 years Full Time Equivalent (FTE) management experience.

Applicants will be required to submit a CV.

English Proficiency Requirements

For information on English Language Requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see:


The Master of International Business is comprised of 16 subjects, however, students who have been admitted into the Master of International Business will receive advanced standing from the following subjects and are therefore only required to complete 12 subjects:

  • Management 1 - Managing People
  • Business and Government in the Global Context
  • Global Business and Social Technology: A Case Study Approach
  • Accounting for Management Decisions

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in International Business will articulate to the Master of International Business with advanced standing, and will be required to complete eight (8) degrees in order to qualify for the degree.

Credits will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT University's Credit Policy.

If you wish to apply for RPL or Credit, please complete the below PDF form and attach it to your degree application.

If you have already submitted your degree application, please send your RPL/Credit application directly to RMIT via RMIT Connect

RMIT Credit RPL Application Form (661 KB)

The Master of International Business is designed to prepare you for a career in international corporate, government or not-for-profit organisations. The degree builds the knowledge and skills necessary for critical and creative approaches to international business by providing advanced study in contemporary international business theory and practice that is supported by ethical and sustainable business decision-making. It will also provide you with the capacity to address the international regulation of business and critically evaluate the impacts of decisions and practice through case studies and interactive and experiential learning activities.

The capstone experience relates to the understanding and analysis of international business from a sustainable perspective. This subject comprises of topics that provide special emphasis on sustainability and sustainable international business. The unit Sustainable International Business Futures has specially been designed to introduce such experience.

Recommended Study Pattern


Award Requirements

To meet the requirements of the Master of International Business award, students must satisfactorily complete 9 compulsory core subjects and 3 postgraduate elective subjects.


Students may choose from any postgraduate subject offered through OUA for their 3 elective subjects. 

Exit Points

The Master of International Business (MIB) has two early exit points.

Students may exit with a Graduate Certificate in International Business after the successful completion of the first four (4) discipline subjects in this degree.

  • BUSM4389 Sustainable International Business Futures
  • ACCT2230 Accounting for Sustainable Management 
  • BUSM4359 Managing Across Cultures 
  • BUSM4101 Contemporary Issues in International Management 

Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma in International Business after the successful completion of the first eight (8) discipline subjects.

  • BUSM4389 Sustainable International Business Futures
  • ACCT2230 Accounting for Sustainable Management 
  • BUSM4359 Managing Across Cultures 
  • BUSM4101 Contemporary Issues in International Management 
  • OMBA820 Marketing for Managers
  • OMGT2255 International Logistics
  • OMBA800 Business and Economic Analysis
  • BUSM4358 International Strategy

Choose your subjects


Students should enroll into BUSM4358 International Strategy after completing all core units(except BUSM4449).

Students should complete BUSM4449 Business Research Design as their final unit.


Students need to complete 3 electives in the Master of International Business. Students may choose from any postgraduate unit offered through OUA.

Please note: The Master of International Business has undergone a change due to changes in the Australian Qualification Framework. Students who started their degree prior to 2015 can continue with the pre-2015 course. All students beginning their studies from 2015 will need to study the new course structure.