Master of International Business/Master of International Relations

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





2 years full-time
4 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$28,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree or higher


Commencing in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Next start date

Trimester 3, 2022 (more)

Applications close

Monday, 24 October 2022

About this program

The Master of International Business/Master International Relations provides a unique opportunity for students to gain two postgraduate awards at Masters level over a two year period.

Students will diversify their knowledge and skills by studying across complementary discipline areas, graduating with a clear industry advantage. In particular, graduates will have an appreciation about the integration of strategies, business processes and information system.

This program will appeal to those looking for an innovative, research informed and practical program, that is designed to meet the changing needs of business, community and government enterprises. Equipped with current knowledge and practical information system expertise coupled with the ability gain a critical appreciation of the role and practice of supply network management in local and global business.

With globalisation, many domestic areas of public policy have come to incorporate an international dimension. The priorities and agendas of domestic politics are increasingly shaped and contextualised by events, pressures and constraints at the regional and global levels. For postgraduate students of international relations, the addition of a public policy component will equip them with the professional knowledge, analytical tools and organisational skills to significantly enhance their graduate outcomes, whether in government, international organisations or domestic/international non-government organisations. For international policy practitioners and AusAID scholarship recipients, the program will develop student's academic skills, professional capacities and knowledge in world affairs, while also teaching best practice in public policy environments.

This new program continues the Group's positioning and emphasis on Intenational business, international relations, public policy and Asian engagement. The revised program shifts the balance from academic studies to professional practice and includes a focus on business and policy relevance. Applied knowledge and skills in international business, public policy and administration are essential for graduates, whether targeted toward domestic or foreign policy settings, international organisations and non-government organisations.

The double degree program will equip the graduate to analyse and make strategic decisions with an understanding of international business and international relations requirements, in a rapidly expanding and dynamic global environment. The double degree will improve the standing of graduates in the upper management and executive job markets.

Attendance information

The Master of International Business/Master International Relations is offered full-time and part-time at the Nathan campus. You may choose to study courses at other campuses (or online) if or where the program structure allows.

As a full-time student, you will generally attend 9-12 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. As a part-time student, you will generally attend 3-6 hours of scheduled classes per week.

Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week. Sufficient classes will be scheduled from 4pm to accommodate part-time students unavailable to attend classes during the day.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

This program is designed to provide students with a broad range of skills and expertise relevant to the conduct of politics, government, diplomacy and international aid and development. Graduates of this program can be found in a wide variety of occupations including:

  • Political and policy advisers, public servants and public managers throughout federal, state and local government, and international organisations.
  • Researchers, political and policy advisers, public servants and managers in aid and development, defence, intelligence and security policy sectors.
  • Policy advisors and implementation specialists in a variety of non-government organisations, both domestic and international.
  • Positions in industry organisations and lobby groups both nationally and internationally, consultants to the private sector, and large private sector firms conducting extensive amounts of business with the public sector.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of International Business/Master of International Relations (5659)

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Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information

Additional fee information

Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items:

Expenses associated with field trips and placements.