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Master of International Business

Thrive in global business environments with cross-cultural and industry skills from the UNSW Master of International Business.

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The Master of International Business, UNSW Sydney opens your career to worldwide opportunities. Gain acute knowledge of corporate strategy, cross-cultural management, and global business expertise. Give your business career a global context with your specialist knowledge of the cultural, social, legal and political aspects of operating in an international business environment.

Master of International Business graduates defy geographical and cultural borders with international work experiences, workplace connections and a global industry mindset.

Why choose this master’s degree?

Tailor the Master of International Business to suit your professional goals and take advantage of the international experiences on offer. This degree can typically be completed in two years or less, with recognition of prior learning.

Core topics cover international business essentials including negotiation, international human resource management, and risk analysis in a global context.

Develop specialisation within a range of areas - topics available include social entrepreneurship, banking management, marketing and business law. See the program structure for detailed information.

International opportunities for work and study are available within Career Accelerator, a portfolio of professional development opportunities exclusive to UNSW Business School students, that include:

UNSW Business School degrees are shaped by industry leaders and world-class academics who recognise the future will present career opportunities that don’t exist today. The skills and insights gained from your Master of International Business can have an immediate positive effect on your career.

Who is this degree for?

  • Graduates with a non-business degree seeking a postgraduate degree in international business
  • Business graduates interested in a new area of specialisation
  • People who want to work in a global business environment

Job and career prospects

  • Business development manager
  • Business project manager
  • Director of international operations
  • International business analyst
  • International business product manager
  • International trade compliance manager
  • Policy advisor
  • Trade commissioner

Find out how we prepare our graduates for career success

Why the Business School?

UNSW Business School is a leading business school in the Asia-Pacific, with our subjects consistently ranking within the top 50 worldwide. Within Australia we rank 1st for Accounting and Finance, and 2nd for Business and Management studies. Worldwide, these subjects rank within the Top 50 along with Economics and Econometrics, and Computer Science and Information Systems. Read more about our rankings and reputation.

Our students build professional networks among more than 90,000 Business School alumni worldwide and begin their new career before graduation. This postgraduate degree incorporates a suite of professional development opportunities offered by Career Accelerator, that are exclusive to UNSW’s Business School students. Career Accelerator helps you build industry connections through networking and mentoring, and you can undertake internships and global business practicums for credit towards your degree.

The Master of International Business is a 2 year degree program consisting of 16 courses (96 UOC):

  • Eight core courses
  • Seven elective courses
  • One capstone course

Core courses

MGMT5601 Global Business and Multinational Enterprise

The globalisation of business and the challenge of dynamic political, economic, social and technological environments. The impact of cultural differences on international business transactions and international management. The evolution and development of the multinational enterprise and alternative contractual modes including exporting, licensing, franchising and manufacturing, international acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Theories of the internationalisation process and foreign direct investment by multinational enterprises. The relationship of multinationals with governments and issues of political risk.

MGMT5602 Cross-Cultural Management

‘Managing Across Cultures’ provides you with an understanding of the contextual knowledge, cross cultural skills and varying perspectives required to manage and work across borders and cultures in a changing global business environment.

The course provides conceptual frameworks for systematically understanding the notion of culture, cultural synergies and differences, and the convergence and divergence in cultural norms and values. It incorporates topics that highlight the impact of culture in the international business environment, explores the multiple dimensions of culture and considers the implications for management.

The course will also draw attention to more recent developments in the global business environment, especially in relation to emerging economies and the developing world, and the implications for international business and management. Through problem based learning, authentic case studies and critical analysis, the course explores practical solutions for managing in cross cultural business contexts.

MGMT5603 Global Business Strategy and Management

Global Business Strategy and Management introduces a set of contemporary strategy concepts and theories to help students identify important and consistent principles that a firm can use in making decisions that will ultimately determine a firm’s success or failure in a global business environment in the long term.
The course brings together the leading scholarly thoughts on the economic basis of global business strategy and covers topics such as how to organize firm boundaries, how to identify the sources of a firm’s sustainable competitive advantage, how to analyse the effectiveness of alternative internationalization strategies and the corresponding roles of subsidiaries, how to apply the most important tools and techniques for global strategic planning both at corporate and business levels, and how to assess the impact of information technology on global business strategies.

MGMT5609 Global Business Operations and Management

Global Business Operations and Management provides conceptual tools and insights to analyse how multinational enterprises (MNEs) manage operations and business activities within their transnational corporate economies. The key focus is on how MNEs allocate resources for operational efficiency and effectiveness. MNE performance outcomes are examined through readings and cases dwelling on:

  • MNEs in a world of increasing returns
  • Headquarter-subsidiary interactions
  • Internationalisation of research and development
  • Management of intellectual property
  • Best practices in manufacturing, logistics and supply chain management
  • Managing quality and maintaining MNE integrity
  • MNE management through shared values

Business foundation core

Choose four from the following

ACCT5930 Financial Accounting

This course examines the fundamentals of financial accounting for entities of simple organisational design; financial recording processes, systems design and internal control; preparation of general purpose statements of financial position, operating performance and cash flow statements; responsibilities in financial reporting; financial reporting constraints; recognition and measurement of specific financial statement elements; and analysis and interpretation of financial reports.

COMM5011 Data Analysis for Business

​This course provides an introduction to basic analytical skills. It provides a solid basis from which data analysis techniques and tools can be applied to solve business problems. There is an emphasis on problem solving and business analytics by both manual and digital methods. The first half of the course will focus on the use of quantitative methods and techniques. The second half of the course will focus on the use of qualitative research methods and techniques.

ECON5103 Business Economics

​An introduction to economic analysis and policy, with particular application to decision-making in business. The course provides students with the tools to use economic principles in decision-making and an understanding of the broader economic environment in which business decisions must be made.

FINS5514 Capital Budgeting and Financial Decisions

Capital budgeting and financial decisions is primarily concerned with the major financial decisions faced by the firm. These decisions can be broadly classified as the investment decision, the financing decision, the dividend decision and the restructuring decision. This course will examine the main theories and empirical evidence surrounding these decisions and to use this knowledge to help solve typical ‘real’ finance problems.

INFS5871 Supply Chains and Logistics Design

This course introduces the key concepts of supply chain management. Students will improve their ability to understand the interconnectedness of business units and organisations within the supply chain. Supply chain management deals with the management of materials, information and financial flows in a network consisting of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and customers.

The coordination and integration of these flows within and across companies are critical in effective supply chain management.

MARK5700 Elements of Marketing

Marketing plays a key role in acquiring and retaining customers that is critical to the success of an organisation. Elements of Marketing examines how to attract and retain customers by understanding their expressed and latent needs, translating these needs into value offerings that customers want, creating brand awareness and communicating benefits of the value offerings, managing the delivery of value offerings to customers, and capturing value back to the organisation. The application of the theories, concepts, techniques and practices of modern marketing will be conducted via case studies, individual and group assessments.

MGMT5949 International Human Resource Management

Examines the impact of culture on the process of managing human resources in multinational or global corporations. Topics examined include:

  • The conceptual and methodological challenges in international HRM research
  • The role of culture in shaping managerial perceptions and actions
  • HRM systems as cultural artefacts
  • Conflict between indigenous HRM frameworks
  • The problems of transferring HRM systems across cultural boundaries

Issues such as expatriation versus local management, selecting and preparing for international assignments, intercultural competence, cultural adaptation at the individual and system level, the management of host country nationals and joint venture partnerships, and the influence of globalisation on future HRM practice are also examined. The course also examines the global uniformity/differentiation policy debate and its implications for global organisations.

MGMT6005 Managing Organisational Risk in Global Context

This course is suited to graduates and professionals who wish to follow a career path in the Risk function in organisations, where the role may have evolved from a variety of functions which may include the traditional responsibility of the management of systems, operations, people management, reputation, safety, health, environmental risks as well as financial and accounting.

The course explores the social and business context of risk, organisational features of the risk management, principles and functioning of governance systems, the roles of the risk function and staff in risk management, systemic relations of risk and line management, the role of power and influencing in managing risk. The course also examines features in responding to regulatory and compliance requirements, covering concepts of audit, policy and governance and their relationship with risk management in organisations.

TABL5562 Business Law in a Global Economy

Developments in technology, telecommunications and deregulation which have taken place in the latter part of this century have led to the creation of a global economy. This subject addresses the legal environment of this economy and aspects of its operation. Topics include GATT and the World Trade Organisation; the laws and practices relating to international sales and financing agreements; arrangements for conducting international business, including franchising, licensing, joint ventures and technology transfer; the resolution of international disputes and the protection of intellectual property.

Elective courses

Choose seven from the following

ACCT5906 Financial Literacy for Business Decisions

This course introduces accounting as the language of business and as a tool to be used by managers within the organisation and by external parties including shareholders and creditors. Making sound business decisions depends on the evaluation and analysis of information. Given the frequent expression of information in monetary terms, financial literacy is a key element in creating value or identifying value opportunities in business.

ACCT5907 International Financial Statement Analysis

This course introduces the analytics tools used in the analysis of financial statements. It extends beyond the accounting process to enable students to identify and understand the economic reality behind the accounting numbers used in financial statements. Focusing on real world examples, the quality of financial statement information is comprehensively examined to detect and correct any distortions necessary to improve the economic content of the financial statements, including their comparability. Quantitative analytical tools are then used to conduct detailed financial analysis of corporate profitability and risk. The accounting and financial analysis skills acquired in the course are essential in making successful decisions in numerous business contexts, including: the evaluation of financial performance, the identification of sources of value creation, risk and credit assessment, and in assessing the achievement of financial targets and strategic goals. Relevant topics include: the national and international framework for financial accounting; the accrual concept and financial reporting and earnings quality; long-lived assets, income taxes, leases and off-balance sheet activities, stock compensations, pensions and other employee benefits, financial assets and derivatives, inter-corporate investments, business combinations and multinational operations.

ACCT5920 Managing Intangible Resources

This course seeks to understand intangible asset issues from a management accounting, financial accounting and auditing perspective. The gap between the market value of firms and the capitalisation of their assets in the balance sheet highlights the value that investors are prepared to attribute to the "intangible resources" of many organisations (such as financial service, consulting, software development and e-commerce companies). The value generating potential of such organisations is attributed to resources, and competencies in managing these resources, that the traditional accounting system is often both unable and unwilling to represent in explicit financial terms. Based on the premise that long term sustainable value creation is best achieved from collaborative organisational practices and transparency among all stakeholders, this course aims to identify these "intangible resources" and to examine their role in achieving superior financial performance. The course examines how intangible assets are treated from a financial accounting perspective given International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and offers a critical understanding of measurement and auditing challenges. Additionally, the course incorporates performance measurement frameworks that seek to represent intangible resources often not captured within conventional accounting systems (for example, the Balanced Scorecard and other methodologies that seek to meaningfully measure and evaluate intangibles). The types of intangible resources captured within such frameworks and how they are measured is examined also.

COMM5020 Global Business Practicum

This course is designed to enable postgraduate students to gain international understanding, exposure and workplace skills through studying and working in a specified location outside Australia. Examples of locations include Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, and South Korea.

COMM5030 Social Entrepreneurship Practicum

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply their cumulative learning, and build practical business and leadership capabilities within a social entrepreneurship context. Social entrepreneurs use business thinking to develop operating models aimed at creating positive social outcomes to reach people in need. The course is taught through genuine student engagement in a social entrepreneurship project, supported by both online modules and face-to-face strategy workshops. Each practicum experience will be different depending on the particular project on which each student will work. Assessment tasks are designed to provide a consulting style framework to both create value for the social entrepreneurship project, and to enable students to demonstrate their ability to apply and synthesise social entrepreneurship concepts. Assessments include project scope setting, a project presentation, a final project report, and a critical review and reflection.

The course can be taken either as a Master of Commerce and Master of Commerce (Ext) capstone practicum course or as an elective in one of the following Master of Commerce specialisations: Accounting (Management Accounting) or Management and Human Resource Management (Innovation & Entrepreneurship) . If taken as a capstone, it should be studied in the final semester of the program in place of the nominated capstone of the main specialisation. The course is offered during the standard semester periods or as an intensive course during Summer and Winter.

This course is by application only. Criteria for enrolment include: academic merit, genuine interest in social impact, any extra-curricular activities or experience in related fields.

For enquiries please contact CSI Students at: csistudents@unsw.edu.au


COMM5040 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Entrepreneurship in the 21st century is rapidly evolving. Disruptive changes in technology, manufacturing, supply chains, talent, communication, and capital markets have led to the rise of global startup ecosystems. Governments, corporates and universities are recognising the potential for the next wave of economic growth to emerge from disruptive startup enterprises, and are working together to nurture them via grants, tax incentives, direct funding, subsidised space, education, competitions, purchasing policies, mentoring and partnerships.

This course provides exposure to the fundamentals of global entrepreneurship ecosystems and the practical aspects of identifying, evaluating, and moving business ideas forward in them. The course inspires students to critically think about how entrepreneurs identify opportunities, understand customer needs, harness resources, create innovative business models, attract capital and solve real-world challenges.

COMM5615 Systems Thinking and Business Dynamics

This course introduces leading edge systems thinking tools to enhance your ability to diagnose and solve complex business and societal problems. You will learn a flexible and powerful approach to structuring managerial problems and visualising the interconnectedness of business, social and environmental systems. You will develop skills to conceptualise and build simulation models of an enterprise, enabling you to explore the dynamic consequences of different strategy/policy decisions and identify key leverage points in the system. You will also discover how to elicit team knowledge to achieve a shared mental model among managers and/or policy makers, converting a simulation model into a Management Gaming Simulator. In the course, students explore a broad application of business and public policy issues including firm growth and stagnation, competitive strategy, capability development and human resource policies, and the boom and bust dynamics of start-up enterprises. Industries discussed include international oil production, passenger airlines, real estate, global wine wars, cyclical commodity markets, and also examples from public policy and social enterprises. In addition, students examine cases of organisations that have successfully applied systems thinking and business dynamics.

ECON5112 Organisational Economics

​This course introduces an economic approach for solving organisational problems. It takes the perspective of a manager or entrepreneur who seeks to design and manage an effective organisation. How should incentives be designed in organisations? How should conflict within an organisation be resolved? How should an organisation optimally choose its staff and allocate individuals to tasks within the organisation? How do the answers to these questions depend on external factors such as market competition and technological developments? Tools from game theory and information economics are introduced and applied to analyse these (and other) questions.

FINS5516 International Corporate Finance

Management of the financial functions for firms operating in several separate countries. Necessary theory and evidence basic to an understanding of international capital and foreign exchange markets, the benefits of international diversification, use of the capital asset pricing model in foreign investment decisions and cost of capital for multinational corporations, financial management of multinational corporations, foreign direct investment and financial and political risks, the role of multinational banks and the financial benefits of Euro-currencies and Euro-bonds, international equity markets and financial management of multinational corporations in new regions such as APEC, NAFTA and the EU.

FINS5550 International Banking Management

Provides students with an understanding of international banking and finance in the contemporary environment. Due to the dynamic nature of the international banking environment, it is necessary to develop skills to effectively identify and understand the effects of current developments. Firstly, the international banking functions are presented; international trade financing, participation in the interbank foreign exchange and Eurocurrency markets, international investment banking services, and sovereign lending. In addition, other important topics are presented; international money laundering, international banking and debt crises, regulation of international banking activities, and offshore banking markets. Some of the topics covered may vary over time.

INFS5700 Introduction to Business Analytics

Business Analytics can be defined as the extensive use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive models, and fact-based management to drive decisions and actions (Davenport et al. 2010). Organizations recognize the need to learn more about business analytics as high quality information about their capabilities and those of their competition is essential for effective decision making to be competitive and generate value.

This course presents the fundamentals of implementing and managing business analytics in organizations including: decision making; business analytics concepts and frameworks; technologies and tools required for descriptive analytics, predictive analytics, and prescriptive analytics; frameworks for putting analytics to work; technologies and tools required for business analytics; the governance, oversight and business value gained from business analytics within organizations; ethical and social implications of business analytics; future directions for business analytics.

SAS software tools will be used for the skills components of the course: “Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner”.

INFS5848 Managing Complex Projects

This course aims to equip you with both theory and practical skills in the management of projects, project portfolios and large scale programmes. These skills are critically important to a range of careers in business, for students who intend to be project managers as well as those who will work as part of a project team.

The course will examine the key phases of the project management cycle and describe the various tools and methods used in each of those phases. The course will consider both theoretical and practical perspectives and equip you with the necessary skills to be able to better manage or participate in projects.

There will be a very strong emphasis on research-led teaching and critical analysis of the literature, textbook recommendations and their use in practice. Also as part of the course, students will research a set of key emerging, topical issues in project management. Through this, the course also aims to further develop your communication skills and group-work skills, improve your time management and enhance your research skills.

MARK5825 Global Marketing Strategy

Globalisation is the process by which firms operate on a global basis, organising their structure, capabilities resources and people in such a way as to address the world as a single market. It is natural however that marketing practices will vary from country to country, and culture, economic and social circumstances, and societal infrastructure are different. These differences mean that a successful marketing approach in one country will not automatically work in another country. Customer preferences, competition, distribution channels and communications media differ. Global marketing requires marketers to behave in ways that are global and local at the same time by responding to similarities and differences in various markets. An important task in global marketing is learning to recognize the extent to which marketing plans and programs might be standardised worldwide as well as the extent to which they need to be adapted. The decision to enter markets outside the home country depends on a firm's resources, managerial attitudes, and the nature and extent of opportunities and threats. This gives rise to important themes in international marketing: market entry, partnering and strategic alliances, managing across borders, grey markets - these are some of the key issues dealt with in this course.

MGMT5050 Professional Skills and Ethics

To achieve competitive advantage in today’s global business environment, managers require skills in problem anticipation, identification and solving, along with abilities to work with and in teams and engage in ethical decision making. Thus, critical and self-reflective thinking is central to success in both postgraduate study and professional business careers.

MGMT5604 Asia-Pacific Business and Management

This course provides an in-depth analysis of business development of Asian enterprises in a dynamic institutional context. It considers the business activities of multinational enterprises in the Asia Pacific Region including those from Japan, Korea, China, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Topics include:

  • The policy context of competitive advantage, dynamic learning and innovation in Asian businesses
  • State guided capitalism
  • The role of networks, market and non-market institutions
  • Foreign direct investment and export promotion
  • Comparative analysis of business and management systems in East, South East and South Asia

MGMT5611 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management

The course provides you with an introduction to the concepts and skills necessary to identify and develop opportunities to launch a startup, new product or service. Using flipped learning techniques, you will learn and experience first-hand the process skilled entrepreneurs go through before committing to launching their venture.

In this course, you will join an interdisciplinary founding team and take ownership of pursuing your team’s globally scalable idea. You will be mentored through the iterative process of creating value, and developing prototypes to validate your business idea. Assignments include weekly progress updates, creating a succinct website and video, pitching your idea to a live panel of investors, and writing an executive summary.

This course is supported by guest entrepreneurs who will come to class and share their experiences with you. By completing this course, you will be better prepared to be an entrepreneur, launch or join a startup, join an accelerator or incubator and raise venture capital.

MGMT5701 Global Employment Relations

Understanding employment relations is essential for managing and representing today’s workforce. This course aims to enable students to analyse national systems in employment relations as well as understand and manage representation and dispute resolution at the workplace level. The course schedule is equally divided between these two levels at which today’s managers and labor leaders must operate.

This course is required for Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) Professional Accreditation in Human Resource Management

MGMT5710 Managing and Leading People

Employers are increasingly demanding that graduates commence employment with highly developed skills in management and leadership. This course provides a foundation for the development of these skills for students undertaking the MCom program. The course introduces students to theories of management and leadership, including cultural differences in effectiveness of leadership, leadership in different types of organisations, and their relationships with other departments within the organisation, as well as encouraging students to engage in personal development of skills necessary for effective leadership and management.

The course aims to help students improve their understanding and competences in managing others, exercising leadership in a variety of situations and the ability to effectively work with other people in modern organisations. Students will undertake learning activities that address managerial and general skills.

MGMT5912 Negotiating in Global Context

Most contemporary university courses treat negotiation without considering cultural context. Yet, as business is ever more involved in the global economy, there is an ever greater role for cross-national and cross-cultural negotiations. The purpose of this course is to investigate how negotiation, as a process, differs across national contexts and cultures.

MGMT5940 Career Management Skills

The aim of this course is to examine, from applied and theoretical perspectives, the issues and element critical to international human resource management. The particular focus is on the managing of human resources in the multinational firm, and the associated effects of national cultural and institutional environments on the processes and practices associated with managing human resources in the international firm.

The course provides the international dimension on a number of HRM functions, including staffing, training, performance management, remuneration and expatriation/repatriation. The course also gives attention to characteristics and models of human resource management in various countries/regions of the world, including the Anglo-Saxon, European, South-east Asian and Japanese models.

TABL5551 Taxation Law

The complexity and comprehensiveness of the Australian tax system mean that tax considerations are now of major importance in most business decisions. After outlining tax policy, tax mix and tax reform considerations, this subject concentrates on income taxation in Australia. Topics include: concepts of income; allowable deductions; tax accounting; taxation of partnerships; trusts and corporations; anti-avoidance provisions; tax administration; capital gains tax; and fringe benefits tax.

TABL5583 International Business Taxation

In the world economy, barriers to international investments are rapidly falling. Of the remaining barriers some of the most significant are differences in tax systems, and the inadequate coordination of different tax systems. This course discusses the principles relevant to international taxation and uses the Australian international tax rules to highlight possible international tax policy choices and problems. Prospects for the improved coordination of international tax rules through harmonisation and through bi-lateral and multi-lateral treaty networks are examined. Special emphasis is given to practical tax issues associated with international direct investments.

Capstone course

MGMT5610 Integrative Cases in International Business

This is a capstone course for the Master of International Business degree program. Students are provided an opportunity to integrate, evaluate, and reflect on, the knowledge and experiences gained from their studies in the program, in the context of global business. The course will incorporate multi-dimensional approaches to cases, issues and challenges for international business in encountering different cultures, institutions, and organisations in varied environments and countries. Emphasis is placed on critical, innovative and integrative thinking in peer learning and reflection in facing business and societal challenges.

To be eligible for the program, you need to have:

The UNSW English Language requirements also apply to this program.

Note: No other requirement (such as GMAT, GRE, personal statement, academic referee) is considered unless otherwise specified.

Alternative entry

Applicants who do not have a credit average within their bachelor degree may be assessed on other performance indicators. For example, an applicant with an above average mark obtained in a Bachelor degree (for Australian qualifications this would be in the range of 60-64%) may result, on a case by case basis, in an offer being made based on the following performance indicators:

  • GMAT score of 600 or above.  The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is an exam created to measure the academic abilities needed to succeed in graduate management education. Further information can be obtained from www.gmac.com
  • Completion of other undergraduate, postgraduate or research qualifications
  • Professional qualifications completed through relevant professional bodies, for example the Institute of Chartered Accountants or CPA Australia
  • Relevant work experience is not a requirement but may be taken into consideration as an indicator of performance to support the application

Recognition of Prior Learning

Up to 4 courses (24 UOC) may be awarded based on your previous business studies (bachelor or higher). You will be notified of the credits in your official letter of offer.

Students who are not graduates of Australian or NZ universities

For students who have studied at overseas universities, the normal minimum academic requirement is the equivalent of a credit average grade (65%) from an Australian university, as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator. Details on assessment will be determined by your grading system so it is important that this is attached with your transcript when you apply.

Note: Applicants from non-211 universities in China wishing to study Postgraduate Coursework in the UNSW Business School, must achieve a minimum overall average of 88 in their current university’s grading system. This is equivalent to an 85% Australian scaled average using the calculator.

We will use the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR). They are the government body that provides official information on the comparability of overseas qualifications with Australian qualifications using the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as our benchmark.

In those countries where an equivalent grade has not been established, the following will be taken into consideration:

  • The standard and content of the undergraduate program completed, and
  • The standard of the institution from which the qualifications were obtained
  • Indian universities award different types of bachelor and master degrees, with different requirements in terms of length of study. At a minimum, applicants would be required to have a 3-year bachelor degree or professional bachelor degree and provide all individual marksheets.
  • Iranian universities award different types of bachelor degrees, with different requirements in terms of length of study. At a minimum, applicants would be required to have a 4-year bachelor degree.

Application checklist

Before you apply, ensure that you:

  1. Choose the right program that matches your interests and career aspirations
  2. Meet the entry requirements of the program
  3. Check if you are eligible to apply for credits or advanced standing based on recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this program
  4. Note: You can apply for credits during the online application process

  5. Have the various supporting documentation for your application. E.g.

   a. Official academic transcripts
   b. Proof of completion of qualification
   c. Proof of identity and citizenship
   d. Proof of relevant work experience (if required)

    You can upload the above documentation during the online application process

How to apply

You can apply for this program online:

There are three intakes per year:

  • Term 1 (February): 30 November
  • Term 2 (June)*: 31 March
  • Term 3 (September): 31 July

*Please note that not all programs have a Term 2 intake.

Late applications may be accepted after the closing dates subject to the availability of places.

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UNSW Business School students are Australia’s best and brightest, with a reputation for drive and innovation. Our graduates have exceptional employability rates, performing well above the national average. In the 2018 QILT survey, 93% of our postgraduate students were employed full-time within four months of graduating and were earning a median wage of $120k.

Our degrees include up to two for-credit industry experiences, such as internships or global business practicums. The experiences are part of a suite of opportunities that is exclusive to UNSW’s Business School students and organised through Career Accelerator. The professional development opportunities complement your studies, build connections to industry and give you a clear advantage after graduation.

The opportunities are grouped within the Networking, Mentoring, Internships, and Global sections of Career Accelerator.


The people you meet during your time at university can play a profound role in positively shaping your career. Connect with like-minded and influential people through:

  • Industry Insights – workshop sessions delivered by industry partners
  • Industry Events – invitation-only events hosted by industry partners
  • Business Case Competitions – impress future employers with your problem-solving skills


Participating in a mentoring program will boost your confidence, help grow your professional network, develop your communication, teamwork and leadership skills as well as building upon your business acumen.

  • Career Mentoring Program – a 10-week program of career mentoring and coaching
  • Australian Business Essentials – mentoring for international students with no previous Australian work experience


UNSW Business School’s for-credit and not-for-credit opportunities such as traditional internships, consultancy projects, social entrepreneurship practicums, virtual internships and extra-curricular experiences.

  • Internships & Consulting Projects – for-credit projects available in person and online
  • Social Entrepreneurship Practicum – for-credit practicum to develop professional team skills in a real project
  • Business Experience – online and in-person projects for professional development


The personal and professional benefits of living, studying or working in a different culture are immense and recognised by employers.

  • Global Business Practicum - work in small cross-disciplinary student consulting team on a genuine business issue, usually in Asia
  • Social Entrepreneurship Practicum - build entrepreneurial, workplace and leadership capabilities in Bali
  • Student Exchange – live and study overseas at one of our 200 partner universities

View the full suite of Career Accelerator opportunities.

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Masters Degree (Coursework)
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
Study Mode
Face to face
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Commencing terms
Term 1 - February
Term 2 - June
Term 3 - September
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