Do you want to pursue a career in international business, diplomacy or politics? The Master of International Business gives you the opportunity to advance your business and management knowledge and give you the skills to operate from a global perspective.
Specifically designed for recent graduates and those in the early stages of their career, this course will build on your undergraduate credentials and further strengthen your business skills.
The course develops expertise in communicating and negotiating across cultures, and will develop your capacity for advanced analysis of firm internationalisation, international trade, and corporate strategy.
As part of the course you can build your knowledge and extend your expertise in one of two areas:
- International Business - Diplomacy and Trade
The International Business stream has a business-oriented focus, seeking to advance your knowledge of the international environment in which firms and their managers operate considering issues such as international trade the internationalisation of operations.
The Diplomacy and Trade stream, which is only offered at Caulfield, has a political economy focus, looking to advance your knowledge of the relationships between international politics, diplomacy, economics, international trade, international law and international development.
Graduates develop deep knowledge and analytical skills that can be applied in a variety of organisational settings including the corporate, governmental and non-profit sectors. Career opportunities are available in a range of private firms and multinational enterprises across the manufacturing and service, export and trade, travel and tourism, consulting and research sectors. Employment opportunities also arise in government departments and institutions, NGOs and international organisations.
Diplomacy and trade Diplomacy and trade provides formal academic study across a range of disciplines relevant to the needs of organisations operating in the global environment. It provides high-level training in the fields of diplomacy, economics, law and contemporary politics. This specialisation is aimed at recent graduates who hope to work in the public and private sectors, or those who presently work in these sectors, and wish to increase their understanding of the international environment. It is designed to provide the knowledge needed to workin the government sector, implementing and providing policy advice on foreign affairs, trade, and business-related issues.
In the private domain, the course is designed for individuals who are operating, or looking to work, in an international capacity in both the corporate or not-for-profit sector.
International business This specialisation investigates inter-disciplinary contemporary international business. Students will be engaged with international management, law, finance, economics, marketing, and strategy, enabling analytical skills that can be applied in a variety of organisational settings. International business develops strategic and operational international business knowledge and skills, particularly for the complexity of contemporary environments. The specialisation prepares graduates for international business roles across the corporate, governmental and non-profit sectors.
The course is structured in three parts. Part A. Advanced preparatory studies, Part B. Mastery knowledge and Part C. Application studies. All students complete Part B. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for part A or part C or a combination of the two.
PART A. Advanced preparatory These units provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills across core business disciplines and a valuable contextual basis for further business study.
PART B. Mastery knowledge These units will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your knowledge of international business, diplomacy and trade in international business and political contexts.
PART C. Application studies The focus of these studies is professional or scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development in international business, diplomacy or politics.
We are proud of our national reputation as a leader in the field of business law. As one of Australia's largest and most versatile business law departments, we offer a comprehensive teaching and research program focusing on commercial law and regulation in the rapidly growing Asia-Pacific region.
Our Department has established a strong reputation for:
- publishing in leading international publications - attracting the highest quality postgraduate students - engaging in international collaboration - securing external research funding.
According to the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Report (2012), the discipline of law received a rating of five-stars (well above world standard). Our staff have won numerous major teaching awards within the Monash Business School and at Monash University. Several of our staff are authors of leading textbooks used throughout Australia and around the world.
The Department's research activities in corporations law, taxation law, employment law, Asian law and international business law are carried out through three research groups. Each group regularly sponsors international symposia and work with partner groups at European, North American, Asian and Australasian universities. These research groups are:
- Asia-Pacific Business Regulation Group - Workplace and Corporate Law Research Group - Taxation Law and Policy Research Group.
Our expertise in these areas has resulted in the Department receiving a number of national and international competitive research grants. Our active and high quality doctoral program has been recognised as one of the world's best, attracting PhD students from four continents.
The Department of Business Law and Taxation is responsible for business law and taxation teaching in the Monash Business School. The Department teaches units in the undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the Faculty. These units recognise that knowledge of law and taxation is essential for the informed business professional.
The Department of Business Law and Taxation provides Monash business students with a rare opportunity to learn from staff focused on business law, rather than the broader law program.
Engagement and collaboration
Business Law and Taxation staff carry out research activities in conjunction with:
- the business community - the accounting and legal professions - government agencies - social welfare bodies - international organisations.
Department academics have been seconded to assist government agencies including the Treasury and Australian Taxation Office.
We regularly work with international agencies such as the International Monetary Fund and Asian Development Bank to assist with the development of business and tax laws across the Asia-Pacific region.