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Master of International Business with the Degree of Master of International Relations

About This Masters Degree

Course Description


This double degree enables students to learn the essentials of businesses functions in the increasingly globalised world. It also develops an understanding of the political, social, economic and legal processes and institutions of the international system to help students develop important international relations skills. The delivery is highly flexible, with many units of study available both as face-to-face lectures or seminars, and fully online offerings.

The double degree provides the opportunity to acquire contemporary knowledge and skills in core business disciplines with an international focus. It provides graduates with the capabilities to become effective global professionals. The research project component of the degree can help prepare students for higher level tertiary study.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/doublemaster/master-of-international-business-with-the-degree-of-master-of-international-relations

Key benefits

- Breadth and international focus: students develop a solid grounding in international business studies through core study in accounting, economics, finance and marketing; and international relations with focus on politics and law.
- Flexibility: students also study elective units chosen from a range of business and international relations disciplines and have the option to choose evening classes to help balance work requirements
- Develop an understanding of the political, social, economic and legal processes and institutions of the international system
- Access to leading academics in the fields of international relations theory, democratisation, human rights, globalisation, security studies, regionalisation, and global political economy
- Coaching in academic and essay-writing skills is provided within the program
- Students can further develop their career opportunities and gain credit towards the degree by completing the International Internship Program
- Offers research skills and a research project as well as a capstone unit

Suitable for

Suitable for graduates wanting to extend their business skills in the complementary area of international relations.

Work experience requirements

No work experience required

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification


- Career Opportunities
Graduates of the MIB & MIR double degree may find careers in multinational companies, government agencies or global institutions.

- Westpac Banking Corporation
- Village Roadshow Limited
- PowerTel Limited
- Red Rock Consulting Pty Limited
- Samson Oil and Gas Limited
- SEEK Limited
- Berkeley Resources Limited
- Diversa Limited
- AAPT Limited
- APN News & Media Limited

Average starting salary
According to the Graduate Careers Australia, the median starting salary for masters coursework graduates in business studies is $90,000.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/doublemaster/master-of-international-business-with-the-degree-of-master-of-international-relations

Visit the Master of International Business with the Degree of Master of International Relations page on the Macquarie University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Martin Dieste

After finishing my Bachelor of Arts in International Management in Germany and working full time for approximately 1.5 years, I felt that obtaining a masters degree would be essential for my future career.

I was impressed by the different elective units on offer at Macquarie and the opportunity to add research projects. Crucial factor was that I could complete the degree within one year.

The international environment that I have encountered is perfect to establish an international network that might be of great value for my future career.

(Student Profile)

Jessica Fuller

The double MIB/MIR degree allowed me to expand upon my business background while exploring a new area of interest. The classes from each degree frequently covered similar subjects from different approaches, providing a well-rounded and comprehensive understanding. I also had the opportunity to complete an internship during my final semester. The internship department did an excellent job placing me with an organization and position that blended both of the degrees. The academics, combined with the extremely diverse student body made for an incredible experience at Macquarie Uni.


Entry Requirements

Minimum admission requirements: Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent in social sciences; or Australian level 7 qualification with relevant work experience; GPA of 2.70 (out of 4.00)

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