La Trobe University

Master of International Business

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Get an international perspective. With businesses of all sizes grappling with the internationalisation of trade, there's an urgent need for highly skilled business leaders who can navigate the complexities of trade across multiple borders, cultures and continents. La Trobe's Master of International Business offers you the opportunity to advance your understanding of international commerce and trade. Build a highly specialised skill set and advance your business career to the next level. This comprehensive postgraduate degree will accelerate your knowledge of finance, accounting, human resources, governance, marketing and management - all from an international perspective. You'll explore how multinational firms operate, including the intricacies of cross-cultural trade. You'll also have the opportunity to specialise in your area of interest and connect with industry - both in the classroom and in the field.

Designed for

Those seeking a career with organisations that operate in the global economy


To qualify for the award of Master of International Business (with a specialisation), students must complete 240 credit points consisting of: 180 core credit points (12 subjects) 60 core credit points of a specialisation. The duration of the course is 1.5 years of full-time studies for cognate students or 2 years for non-cognate studies.


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Accounting Principles and Practices
  • Governance in a Globalising World
  • International Financial Management
  • International Marketing Management
  • Managing International Business
  • Principles of Economics
  • Principles of Finance
  • Statistics for Business and Finance

Standard entry requirements

  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Undergraduate requirements - Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • International: IELTS - 6.5 < 6.0 (PG minimum) - 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:


Graduates of the Master of International Business may apply for membership with the Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML) and the Export Council of Australia (ECA). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study pathways

The Master of International Business with Honours requires the completion of a four-subject equivalent research paper worth 60 credit points. Applicants with demonstrated prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, will be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing (credit) for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making an offer of Advanced Standing to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including academic record and employment experience.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $79,600 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Sydney International: $79,600 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora), Sydney.

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Nov 11 2022

Further information

This course is offered in Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July), and Summer Semester (October).

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