Master of International Business / Master of International Relations

Macquarie University

Professionals with expertise in international business are valued for their comprehensive understanding of the increasingly global and competitive nature of the modern business environment. Specialists with an understanding of the forces that influence relations between the major players in the international system are equally valued. This double degree will develop students' knowledge of the businesses functions that are essential in the increasingly globalised world, as well as their understanding of the political, social, economic and legal processes of the international system. Key features: students will develop a solid grounding in international business studies through core units in accounting, economics, finance and marketing, and in international relations through a focus on politics and law; they can also study a range of electives from across the business and international relations disciplines; teachers are leading academics in the fields of international relations theory, democratisation, human rights, globalisation, security studies, regionalisation and global political economy; students will have opportunities to develop their research skills while undertaking a research project; this course is available on campus, online, or through a combination of both, which means students can continue to work full-time while studying; they can further enhance their career prospects by completing the Master of International Relations Internship.

Course Fee:

Australian: $70,000
International: $81,460

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent; Minimum GPA of 4.5 (out of 7.0)


80 credit points; min 16 credit points at 600 level; min 64 credit points at 800 level or above

Subjects you can Study:

International business; International relations

Study Pathways:

Students with a business related major in their undergraduate degree may be eligible for exemptions from the gateway (600 level units) component (up to 16 credit points).

Further information:

This course is available for internal study only.

Who for:

Graduates wanting to extend their business skills in the complementary area of international relations

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde No info No Part time 5 years
North Ryde No info No Full time 2.5 years

Macquarie – ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world – is an institution engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since its foundation 54 years ago, Macquarie has aspired to be a different type of university: one that’s focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society to advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions.

Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. 

Macquarie’s courses ensure students graduate with the skills and experience that employers are looking for – which is why Macquarie is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.

Macquarie’s courses are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s

flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their course; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

Macquarie’s 126-hectare campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport – 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

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Macquarie at a glance

* Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world

* Five QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria

* Ranked among the top 130 universities in the world for employability (QS graduate employability rankings, 2018)

* 10 subjects ranked in top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)

* More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries

* More than 30,000 work placements or community experiences through PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) partnerships

* More than 300 industry partners on campus or in the adjacent high?tech precinct, providing access to internship and job opportunities

* $1 billion invested to create a collaborative campus with world-class facilities and infrastructure

* Located in the heart of Sydney’s fastest-growing region, only 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD

* Over 184,000 alumni from more than 140 countries

* Australia’s first fully integrated health precinct centred around the on-campus hospital

* One hundred per cent of research activity rated at world standard or above

* Thirty researchers in the top one per cent of scientific authors in the world


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