Master of International Business


MoHE approval code:JPT/BPP(N/345/7/1079) 7/23


About offering

This course enables you to gain the knowledge and expertise needed to advance in the field of international business and management. It entails both independent study and team projects across a range of relevant, internationally focused subjects. You may also have the opportunity to plan and experience an international study tour.

During your course, you will have the opportunity to undertake a cross-disciplinary stream of four units. This is a multi-faculty initiative, linking the MIB with a wide choice of specialisations. The cross-disciplinary nature of these streams means you will have the opportunity to interact with students from other faculties.

Complete the MIB in one year

Eligible applications can apply for credit, based on a wide range of criteria and complete the MIB in eight units or one year full time. Applicants with extensive leadership experience in relevant industry settings will be eligible to apply for up to 100 credit points of Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).*

Available streams:

  • Human Rights
    You will examine modern human rights instruments and institutions, and consider the political, historical and philosophical development of the ideas that underpin current systems. You will also look at the subject from a multidisciplinary, multicultural and multi-religious perspective to develop a globalised understanding. This stream is suits individuals currently working in, or interested in the field, as well as those seeking to apply human rights principles to their own fields.
  • National Security
    A need exists for highly trained experts in national security and strategic affairs, capable of analysing the increasingly complex problems around international relations and global security. The National Security stream of the Master of International Business will allow you to gain skills and develop a greater understanding and appreciation of national security, and the pivotal role it has for states and agencies.
  • Business of Mining
    The mining sector is very different to other industries, due to the high level of risk involved and the large capital requirements of projects. The industry is becoming more complex as resource extraction moves to new jurisdictions and more difficult to extract resources in an attempt to keep development pipelines full. This stream is offered in partnership with the Western Australian School of Mines. By undertaking this stream, students will gain the insight required to make good decisions throughout the mining value chain.
  • Predictive Data Analytics
    The Predictive Data Analytics stream consist of four units selected to complement and enhance the employability of graduates already working or interested in managing big data in an international context. By successfully applying predictive analytic techniques, businesses can effectively interpret big data for strategic decisions in uncertain global business environments, and become more proactive in tackling challenges and remain competitive.
  • Elective Stream
    Instead of choosing a specialisation, you may also choose to undertake an elective stream, so that you can have more flexibility over the units you will undertake.


What you’ll learn

  • Engage critically and reflectively with contemporary knowledge and skills relating to international business and apply to professional practice.
  • Respond creatively and effectively to generate innovative solutions to complex issues in international business.
  • Make evidence-based judgements and sound business decisions through sophisticated evaluation and synthesis of information from a range of credible sources.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively, through written and oral means, to diverse stakeholders within the ethical and professional framework of international business.
  • Consider profitability, sustainability and impact of the business environment and society when using new and established technologies in international business communications and negotiations.
  • Actively seek and engage in opportunities for ongoing learning that builds the body of professional knowledge in the field of international business and contributes to their personal development.
  • Evaluate the impacts of international business in a global system and apply international standards and practices with in a global context.
  • Engage in ethical and culturally competent management practices to work effectively in culturally diverse team environments within global organisations.
  • Work professionally and ethically both independently and collaboratively, complying with appropriate legislation and protocols and demonstrate leadership skills as appropriate.


Why study Master of International Business?

  • Develop the skills required to lead and facilitate internationalisation activities of organisations.
  • Get an ‘edge’ in terms of cross-cultural interaction, both internal and external to an organisation.
  • Learning is applied and focuses on current issues in the global, regional and national business environment.
  • Our staff are highly experienced, internationally educated and trained, and do not shy away from real issues.


18 months , full-time or part-time

February and July



  • International Marketing for Managers
  • Management and Organisational Behaviour
  • Business Research Methods
  • Culture and Ethics in Business


  • Corporate Strategy
  • Managing Multinational Enterprises
  • Global Business Dynamics
  • International Business Strategy Research


  • Elective Stream
  • Business of Mining Stream
  • National Security Stream
  • Predictive Data Analytics Stream
  • Human Rights Stream

*    *Structure is based on availabilities and there will be flexibility in students determining the core and stream unit mix. *IBUS6000 has a pre-requisite of MKTG5004. *ECON6015 has a pre-requisite of ECON5014 which will require a pre-requisite waiver based on the other units that students would complete in the MIB.

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Fees and Charges

Advanced standing / Credit transfer / Recognition of prior learning

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.


English language proficiency

English Requirement IELTS 6.5 overall, no less than 6.0 in each section, or other proficiency equivalent. Completion of a bachelor’s degree in which English was the language of instruction can also be viewed as satisfying the English requirement. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.


Certificate in Advance English (CAE): Grade C.
Pearson Test of English Academic: 60


Our Master of International Business was ranked the 6th best international management master degree in Oceania in the prestigious Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking in International Management 2016.

  • Business development manager
  • Talent manager
  • Chief executive officer
  • Branch manager
  • Head of operations
  • Country-wide director
  • University and higher institution lecturer
  • Business analyst

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