Overview

Master of Business Administration / Master of International Business

A combined Masters will set you apart. Senior management positions require advanced leadership, superior analytical reasoning and administrative expertise. A combined Master’s program in International Business and Business Administration aims to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to operate successfully in an international business environment as well as provide the holistic business understanding required to excel in senior management.

In the highly competitive global business environment it is critical that senior managers have a multi-disciplinary approach to business operations. The combined Master of Business Administration (MBA)/ Master of International Business through the University of Newcastle is designed for professionals aiming to further advance their career prospects, positioning themselves for senior management roles. With a focus on high level management capabilities as well as developing expertise in many facets of International Business, the combined the MBA/Master of International Business arms you with the high-level skills and "know-how" to succeed in senior management. These skills are transferrable to organizations of all sizes in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors.

Combining a core specialisation in International Business with an extended understanding of whole of business practices is highly sought after. The theory and business management principles you will acquire through the combined program will equip you for diverse real-world business situations. This knowledge will increase your value and see you fast-track to leadership, increase your salary potential and advance your career.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere and thereby balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Business Administration/Master of Human Resource Management at a time that suits you.

Is it for you?

Are you looking to give your resume the edge and speed up your climb of the corporate ladder? The ever increasing integration and interdependence between countries means business require international expertise. Employers are looking for highly qualified candidates with an international perspective to their qualification as well an extended understanding of the whole of business practice. The MBA/ Master of International Business program delivers just that, as well as demonstrating the ability and dedication to complete a rigorous post graduate qualification.  

The combined MBA/ Master of International Business focuses on developing superior leadership and advanced management capabilities with an international focus. Studying this program will enhance the professional qualities you will gain in each qualification meaning you will be well positioned to pursue your career aspirations.

Upon graduation you will have a comprehensive knowledge of issues in international business as well an extended understanding of various business functions including marketing, human resource management, strategic planning and finance. The program has been strategically developed to provide students with the opportunity to develop practical skills by applying their knowledge to real-world problems.

Career Pathways

The integration and interdependence of the global economy means professionals with expertise in international business issues and practices are in demand. Couple this with the extended understanding achieved through studying an MBA, graduates of this combined program will have the knowledge and skills to face professional challenges with confidence and conviction.

The combined program will open opportunities in a wide variety of industries with organisations looking to tap into your wealth of knowledge and expertise in International Business. The program will equip aspiring professionals with the knowledge and skills to pursue advanced positions in local firms with an international perspective and multinational corporations.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised and prestigious qualification, known for its ability to significantly increase your professional value and employability. The Master of International Business is a thorough qualification that provides graduates with an understanding of issues and practice faced by organisations operating internationally. In combination the professional qualities developed in each degree are enhanced, meaning graduates can position themselves to fast track their career, increase their earning potential and take on increasing professional responsibilities.

Get Started

Applying to the University of Newcastle has never been easier! For most programs, you can complete an easy, online application form. Applying only takes around 10 minutes, and there is no fee for direct applications. You can upload all of your certified supporting documentation online. Below is an overview of what is required. You should prepare any required documentation before commencing the online application. If you have questions about the application process or the requirements for your program, please contact us. When you are ready, begin your application. 

Admission to the Master of Business Administration/Master of International Business program is available to applicants who can demonstrate a suitable combination or education and/or work experience. The table below outlines the number of years experience required, depending on your previous educational qualifications.

 

Educational Qualification Number of years relevant industry experience
3 Year Bachelors (in a related field of study) Zero
3 Year Bachelors (in a non-related field of study) One
No previous educational qualifications Seven (including 2 in a management position)

 

If you would like your professional qualifications and/or work experience to be considered, please provide certified copies of all relevant qualifications, a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.


Applicants should also provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications for recognition of prior learning based on experience and professional development will be assessed by the program convenor. The information outlined above is indicative only.

If you do not have a University of Newcastle Student Identification number, or wish to include details of studies completed at another institution, you may also be required to submit the following:

Identification Documents

If you do not already have a University of Newcastle Student Number, you must provide 100 points of ID.  You must supply either a copy of your passport, birth certificate or you citizenship certificate as part of your 100 points.

70 Points Passport
Birth Certificate (not extract)
Citizenship Certificate
40 Points Current Australian Drivers Licence
Student Identification card issued by an educational institution
Pension or Government Health Care Card or Public Service ID Card
Government Issued Licence (eg boat, pilot)
University staff photo identification card
35 Points Letter from a current employer * Must be on official company letterhead and contain both the employer and employee’s signatures and the name and address of the employee
25 Points Medicare card / Credit card
Financial institution cash card or passbook
Council rates notice
Electricity, gas or telephone bill
2 Tax assessment notice
Foreign Driver's Licence
Membership card (e.g. club, union, trade/professional body, library, video library)
Rental receipt or statement from landlord or real estate agent
Marriage certificate
Divorce decree
Name and address verified from electoral role
Deed Poll registered with the relevant authority

Citizenship and Visa Details

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Educational Qualifications

If you are applying for admission on the basis of studies completed at an institution other than the University of Newcastle, you will need to provide certified copies of official transcripts.

For each qualification that you list on your application, you must provide a certified copy of your transcript.

Overseas educational qualifications will be assessed for equivalence according to standards provided by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition.

Evidence of English Proficiency

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any University of Newcastle program must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. Applicants should review the University of Newcastle English Proficiency Policy

Typically, applicants will provide certified copies of one of the following documents:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results.
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken overseas in an English Speaking country
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken in English in a non-English speaking country, and confirmation from institution that studies were conducted and examined solely in the English language.

If you are not able to provide these documents, please provide details of any employment undertaken in an English speaking environment. Your application will be reviewed and we contact you regarding your options for demonstrating English proficiency”.

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