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Master of International Business with the degree of Master of International Communication


Faculty of Business and Economics
Master of International Business with the degree of Master of International Communication (MIntBusMIntComm)
Admission Requirement:
• Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent in relevant field
• GPA of 4.50 (out of 7.00)
English Language Proficiency:
IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent
Study Mode:
Full-time, Part-time
Attendance Mode:
Candidature Length:
Full-time: 2 years - 2.5 years depending on RPL granted
North Ryde — Session 1 (February)
North Ryde — Session 2 (July)
Volume of Learning:
Equivalent to 2.5 years
General requirements:
Minimum number of credit points 80
Minimum number of credit points at 600 level 16
Minimum number of credit points at 800 level or above 64
Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below

In order to graduate students must ensure that they have satisfied all of the general requirements of the award.

Specific minimum requirements:

Credit points

600 level

Principles of Accounting (4)
Principles of Finance (4)
Economic Analysis (4)
Introduction to Marketing Management (4)

800 level

Globalisation and Value Chain Management (4)
International Business Strategy (4)
Comparative Human Resource Management (4)
Managing Cultural Diversity (4)
International Trade (4)
Issues in Contemporary Global Media (4)
Communication for Social Change (4)
Global Power and Justice (4)
Intercultural Communication (4)
International Discourse (4)
International Marketing (4)
16cp from
Asia-Pacific in a Globalised World (4)
Corporate Writing (4)
Digital Audio/ Radio Production (4)
Public Diplomacy and International Public Relations (4)
Interactive Communication (4)
Social Media, Law and Ethics (4)
Social Media (4)
Media Writing and Research (4)
Environmental Communication (4)
Storytelling Techniques (4)
Digital Media Strategies (4)
4cp from
Units at 800 level or above designated as Commerce


AQF Level Level 9 Masters by Coursework Degree
CRICOS Code 083792J
Overview and Aims of the Program The purpose of this double Masters degree is to provide candidates with the option of completing two internationally focused degrees and has been designed to appeal students who want to extend their business skills in the complementary area of international communications. This double degree will be an opportunity to acquire business knowledge and understanding that will prepare you to enter the job market or upgrade your qualifications with an international focus in business.

Key features:
• For graduates interested in pursuing an interest in communications and combining it with an understanding of businesses within a global context and how both areas of study are interrelated.
• Updating the knowledge and skills of those in the workforce, such as teachers or program administrators in NGOs and in government organisations, business managers, middle managers and people with an interest in exploring or doing business at an international level, facing the challenges of an increasingly globalised world.
Graduate Capabilities

The Graduate Capabilities Framework articulates the fundamentals that underpin all of Macquarie’s academic programs. It expresses these as follows:

Cognitive capabilities
(K) discipline specific knowledge and skills
(T) critical, analytical and integrative thinking
(P) problem solving and research capability
(I) creative and innovative

Interpersonal or social capabilities
(C) effective communication
(E) engaged and ethical local and global citizens
(A) socially and environmentally active and responsible

Personal capabilities
(J) capable of professional and personal judgement and initiative
(L) commitment to continuous learning

Program Learning Outcomes Refer to PLOs for Master of International Business and Master of International Communication.
Learning and Teaching Methods Refer to separate statements for Master of International Business and Master of International Communication.
Assessment Refer to separate statements for Master of International Business and Master of International Communication.
Recognition of Prior Learning

Macquarie University may recognise prior formal, informal and non-formal learning for the purpose of granting credit towards, or admission into, a program. The recognition of these forms of learning is enabled by the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy (see and its associated Procedures and Guidelines. The RPL pages contain information on how to apply, links to registers, and the approval processes for recognising prior learning for entry or credit. 

Domestic Students
For undergraduate RPL information visit
For domestic postgraduate RPL information visit

International Students
For RPL information visit

Support for Learning

Macquarie University aspires to be an inclusive and supportive community of learners where all students are given the opportunity to meet their academic and personal goals. The University offers a comprehensive range of free and accessible student support services which include academic advice, counselling and psychological services, advocacy services and welfare advice, careers and employment, disability services and academic skills workshops amongst others. There is also a bulk billing medical service located on campus.

Further information can be found at

Campus Wellbeing contact details:
Phone: +61 2 9850 7497

Program Standards and Quality

The program is subject to an ongoing comprehensive process of quality review in accordance with a pre-determined schedule that complies with the Higher Education Standards Framework. The review is overseen by Macquarie University's peak academic governance body, the Academic Senate and takes into account feedback received from students, staff and external stakeholders.

Graduate Destinations and Employability A postgraduate degree in International Business with International Communication prepares graduates to work in cross cultural environments where many multinational organisations operate. An internationally focused curriculum provides an understanding of diverse cultures and people.

Career opportunities exist for work in various parts of the world in the following areas:
• global media industry
• public relations industry
• international development
• non government (ngo) sector
• public affairs
• marketing
• project management
• management consultancy
• international licensing/franchising
• policy development
• export and import management
• academia.
Assessment Regulations

This program is subject to Macquarie University regulations, including but not limited to those specified in the Assessment Policy, Academic Honesty Policy, the Final Examination Policy and relevant University Rules. For all approved University policies, procedures, guidelines and schedules visit

Accreditation This is an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) accredited qualification.

Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course or program necessary for a student to successfully achieve the core learning outcomes of a course or program. Students must meet the inherent requirements to complete their Macquarie University course or program.

Inherent requirements for Macquarie University programs fall under the following categories:

Physical: The physical inherent requirement is to have the physical capabilities to safely and effectively perform the activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Cognition: The inherent requirement for cognition is possessing the intellectual, conceptual, integrative and quantitative capabilities to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Communication: The inherent requirement for communication is the capacity to communicate information, thoughts and ideas through a variety of mediums and with a range of audiences.

Behavioural: The behavioural inherent requirement is the capacity to sustain appropriate behaviour over the duration of units of study to engage in activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

For more information see

2018 Unit Information

When offered:
S1 Day
Permission of Executive Dean of Faculty
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