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Master of Business Administration - International Business (MBAI) - MBA-IntlBus

CRICOS code (International applicants): 066851M

This program is offered only to continuing students. No new admissions will be accepted. Students who are interested in this study area should consider theMaster of Business Administration International which will be offered from Semester 2, 2017.

 On-campusExternal
Semester intake:No new admissionsNo new admissions
Campus:Toowoomba -
Fees:Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:1.5 years full-time, up to 6 years part-time 

Notes

Some elective courses might not be offered on-campus.

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Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 2285
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Program aims

The Master of Business Administration - International Business is an advanced academic program designed for graduates from any discipline. It aims to produce graduates who are familiar with contemporary international business management and who can perform effectively in responsible managerial positions.

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Program objectives

Upon completion of the Master of Business Administration - International Business students will be able to:

  • apply appropriate theories and skills in the international business environment

  • demonstrate competence in a range of areas relevant to management practice at senior levels in internationally-focused businesses

  • communicate effectively with other people within an organisation

  • comprehend, analyse and evaluate internal and external environmental forces, and develop strategy for the management of change.


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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

Candidates for entry into the Master of Business Administration - International Business must hold a tertiary qualification at bachelor degree or equivalent level from a recognised institution.

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The Master of Business Administration - International Business comprises 12 single-unit courses with 10 units of core courses and two units of elective courses.

Note: It is recommended that MGT8002 Strategic Management is one of the final courses studied because it is a capstone course.

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 6 years to complete this program.

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Core courses

Students must complete the following core courses:

Course  Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus  Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus 
ACC5502 Accounting and Financial Management  S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB)  S1 (ONC) 
CIS8000 Global Information Systems Strategy (Formerly CIS5001)  S1 (ONC, EXT), S2 (ONC, EXT)   S2 (ONC) 
ECO5000 Economics for Managers  S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB)  S2 (ONC) 
ECO8060 Business in the International Economy (Formerly MGT8060).  S1 (WEB)   
FIN5000 Finance for Managers  S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB)  S1 (ONC) 
FIN5003 Decision Support Tools (Formerly MGT5001).  S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB)  S1 (ONC) 
MGT5000 Managing Organisational Behaviour  S1 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB)  S1 (ONC) 
MGT8002 Strategic Management  S1 (ONC, WEB), S2 (WEB), S3 (WEB)  S2 (ONC) 
MKT5000 Marketing Management  S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3 (EXT, WEB)  S2 (ONC) 
Select one of the following two courses: 
LAW5503 Australian Law and Business* or  S2 (EXT, WEB)  S2 (ONC) 
LAW5504 Comparative Law and Business      

Footnotes
* Not available from 2012.

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Electives/Approved courses

Students may choose elective courses from the following schedule:

Course  Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus  Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus 
CIS8100 Digital Enterprise  S1 (ONC, EXT), S3 (EXT) 
FIN8102   S1 (ONC, EXT)   
FIN8104 International Financial Management  S2 (ONC, EXT)   
LAW8118 International Business Law   S1 (EXT)  S1 (ONC) 
MGT8031 Global Issues in Employment Relations  S2 (EXT, WEB)   
MGT8032 International Management  S2 (EXT)  S2 (ONC) 
MKT8002 International Marketing  S1 (EXT, WEB)  S1 (ONC) 

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IT requirements

For information technology requirements please refer to the minimum computing standards.

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Other program requirements

Students must maintain good standing in this program. Please refer to the Academic Standing, Progression and Exclusion Procedure.

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Articulation

It is not possible to articulate from this program into any other program.

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Exit points

Students must maintain good standing in this program. Please refer to the Academic Standing, Progression and Exclusion Procedure.

Students who do not maintain good standing in the Master of Business Administration - International Business program will be permitted to exit with a lesser qualification as set out below, provided that they have met the requirements of the relevant program:

  • a student who successfully completes four courses may exit with the Postgraduate Certificate of Business

  • a student who successfully completes eight courses may exit with the Postgraduate Diploma of Business.


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Credit

Candidates for admission to the Master of Business Administration - International Business degree may be eligible for up to six units of credit on the basis of successful completion of relevant, equivalent postgraduate study from a recognised institution. Credit approved in this program will not automatically apply to other programs offered by USQ.

Note: Where credit is granted, maximum and minimum durations will be adjusted in the same proportion as credit, for example, where the maximum of six units of credit is granted, maximum time will be three years and minimum time will be two semesters.

Recommended enrolment pattern

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Recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
ACC5502 Accounting and Financial Management1111Pre-requisite: Students enrolled in one of the following Programs: Master of Professional Accounting (MPAC) or Master of Business Administration & Master of Professional Accounting (MBAC) are not eligible for enrolment
MGT5000 Managing Organisational Behaviour1111
CIS8000 Global Information Systems Strategy1121Formerly CIS5001
FIN5003 Decision Support Tools1121Formerly MGT5001.
ECO5000 Economics for Managers1212

Select one of the following two courses

     LAW5503 Australian Law and Business*1212
     LAW5504 Comparative Law and Business
MKT5000 Marketing Management1222
ECO8060 Business in the International Economy1222Formerly MGT8060.
Elective course1323
MGT8002 Strategic Management1323
Elective course2131
FIN5000 Finance for Managers2131

Footnotes
*Not available from 2012.