Master of International Business | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Master of International Business

Conduct business on the world stage. This program will equip you with high level skills to manage a business in the complex, competitive and challenging world of international business. Knowing how to do business internationally is in high demand.

In this program you will:

  • Learn strategic management, managing across global cultures, international trade and finance, and marketing in an international environment
  • Learn advanced research techniques which you can apply to an area of international business you are passionate about
  • Use learnt techniques to research international business issues and solve problems on the world stage.

At UniSC, we’re proud to be an accredited member of AACSB, meaning our business degrees have earned international recognition with the most prestigious professional accreditation a business school can earn.

AACSB Accredited





1.5 years 1.5 years Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.

Indicative fees

Indicative 2024 fees (A$)

A$27,840 - 2024 Fees Fee-paying
A$28,000 Annual fee
Annual fee


  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Session 5
  • Session 6
  • Session 7
  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Session 5
  • Session 6
  • Session 7
International students - Session 1 and Session 7 intakes are an accelerated study sequence. Session 2, Session 3 and Session 5 intakes may be completed in an accelerated study sequence. International students - Session 1 and Session 7 intakes are an accelerated study sequence. Session 2, Session 3 and Session 5 intakes may be completed in an accelerated study sequence.

Career opportunities

  • Account Executive
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • General Manager
  • High level management roles
  • Senior Project Manager


Graduates may be eligible to become members of:

  • Academy of International Business
  • Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
  • Australian and New Zealand International Business Academy
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Institute of Managers and Leaders
About the Institute of Managers and Leaders membership
Institute of Managers and Leaders Affiliate Membership for Postgraduate Business Students at UniSC

Domestic and international students at the University of Sunshine Coast have access to Affiliate Membership free of charge with the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand (IML ANZ). You can find out more about the Institute.

Your complimentary Membership will be valid for the duration of your program, and one year after completion.

To become an Affiliate Member with IML please fill out the following registration form:

IML ANZ & UniSC Student Membership Registration Form

There are several benefits of IML ANZ Membership for UniSC Postgraduate Business Students:
• Opportunity to have your leadership capability assessed through a 360 degree-feedback assessment
• Build your leadership capabilities throughout the MBA/PG Business program
• Complimentary career development events and webinars
• Mentoring opportunities with industry
• Industry events and networking drinks

  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Session 5
  • Session 6
  • Session 7
  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Session 5
  • Session 6
  • Session 7
Delivery mode
  • Blended Learning, Online
Total courses
Total units
1.5 years 1.5 years
UniSC program code
Program coordinator
Program structure
Required Courses (6) 72 units

BUS702 Economics for Managers
BUS705 Innovation Management and Professional Development
BUS707 Managing Across Global Cultures
BUS708 International Trade and Finance
MGT704 Global Business Management
MKG701 Marketing in a Global Environment

Elective courses (6) 72 units

Select any 6 postgraduate (500 or 700 level) courses (72 units) from the School of Business and Creative Industries.

These electives can be used to complete courses in the following specialisations:

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all UniSC courses are available on every UniSC campus.

Note: Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.


Study sequences

Students will require either:

  • possession of a bachelor's degree in business or related field, or a degree with at least two thirds of completed courses in business or related field, from a recognised higher education institution, or equivalent; or
  • for students with an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than business, the USC Graduate Certificate in Management or equivalent approved program of study.

Applicants from a non-English speaking background must demonstrate an appropriate level of English proficiency. Refer to the English language requirements

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you also need to meet the minimum English language requirements for your chosen program. If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you may like to enrol in one of our English Language Programs.

Program requirements
In order to graduate you must:
  • Successfully complete 144 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student visa
  • Online study mode not available to international students on a Student visa
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses
Inherent academic requirements

Prospective students must consider the Inherent Academic Requirements before applying to study this program.

Refer to Business and Management discipline - Inherent Academic Requirements

UniSC strongly supports the rights of all people to pursue studies. The University embraces diversity and endeavours to accommodate all students.

What are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs)?

The IARs of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program.

Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.

UniSC is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, placement and other activities to enable students to participate in their program.

Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the IAR.

Consideration is given to a student's cultural and religious background/beliefs, which may impact on participation in their program or course. For further information contact Student Support.

Why are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs) important?

IARs ensure the academic integrity of a program is maintained and preserves the University's learning, assessment and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.

How does this affect you?

To successfully complete a program at UniSC, you need to be able to meet all the Inherent Academic Requirements.

If you are applying for a program, you should read the IAR statement carefully to ensure you are able to meet them.

If you have a disability or chronic health condition, contact a UniSC Disability Advisor to talk about the adjustments that may be put in place so you can meet the requirements.

Fee-paying estimate
A$27,840 - 2024 Fees
Annual tuition fee (A$, 2024)

Postgraduate coursework places

All postgraduate coursework programs are subject to tuition fees unless the postgraduate program is offered under Commonwealth support arrangements.

Eligible students (Australian citizens, permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand Citizens who hold a Special Category Visa and meet the eligibility requirements) may seek assistance to defer payment via a FEE-HELP loan.

International student fee information is available on the Tuition fees and other costs page. For information on how higher degree by research student fees are calculated, including the Student Services and Amenities Fee, visit the Higher Degree by Research Student Fee Calculation Information page. Visit the HDR scholarships page for information on available scholarships.

Estimated total tuition fees are based on 2023 rates and the minimum number of courses required within the programs standard duration.

Annual tuition fees are based on 2023 rates and the equivalent full-time student load as per the recommended study sequence in the relevant program.

Actual fees payable are based on the actual enrolment load in a teaching period (excluding Study Abroad and Postgraduate Qualifying Pathway).

All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (A$).

Domestic applicants apply for admission direct to UniSC.

Find out about how to apply and key application closing dates.

No matter what kind of future you’re looking for, you can find it at UniSC. Our programs offer the choice and flexibility you need to get started on any career goal.

Visit How to apply for simple steps to submit your international student application and start your UniSC experience today.

Need help with submitting your application?

UniSC has appointed representatives to assist you with submitting your application and provide information about the steps you need to complete to begin your studies. You can contact a UniSC Representative in your area.

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“In my final semester I participated in an internship that led to my first job after graduation, as a marketing assistant at Visit Sunshine Coast. After a year there, I ventured to Tokyo to explore opportunities in Japan-Australia relations (my two home countries).

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