Master of International Business

Program code

MC192

Mode of study

Full-time

Part-time

Combination

Intakes

February

June

October

 

Application deadlines

5 February

18 June

08 October

 

 

 

Location

Saigon South

Overview

Learn how to do business in a connected world and how to manage international teams with this globally recognised Master of International Business degree.

The program provides advanced study in contemporary international business theory and
practice to help you build the knowledge and skills necessary for critical, creative and sustainable approaches to business in a globalising world.

With this degree, you can position your career to take advantage of the shift in the world’s economic weight to the region, as demand grows in Vietnam and the region for skilled managers who can do business on an international scale.

The curriculum remains up to date and relevant to current issues, trends and innovations. Developing expertise in areas that are fundamental to doing international business, such as cross-cultural management, international strategy and international logistics, will help you feel confident and ready for a career of working beyond borders.

Program structure

Year one

Semester 1

  • Contemporary Issues in International Management
  • Accounting for Sustainable Management

Semester 2

  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Sustainable International Business Futures

Semester 3

  • Marketing for Managers
  • Business and Economic Analysis

Year two

Semester 1

  • International Strategy
  • International Logistics

Semester 2

  • Business Research Design
  • General elective

Semester 3

  • General elective*
  • General elective*

A sample of electives in the program

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Asian Management Issues
  • Corporate Governance and Regulation
  • Business Consulting
  • Research Project

Students may choose selected core courses from other programs or any courses from the Graduate Certificate of Business Startups as elective options after consultation with their Program Manager.

Students may choose selected core courses from other programs as elective options after consultation with their Program Lead.

Learning, teaching and assessment

RMIT’s postgraduate faculty consists of dedicated full-time academics and visiting professors with extensive global experience across the corporate, government and academic sectors.

We provide a facilitated learning approach with business mentoring support, case studies and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) courses that contextualise your learning. 

With flexible delivery modes, opportunities for international study and courses that integrate seamlessly, our postgraduate programs can be tailored to meet your individual needs. 

You can choose to study between one and four courses each semester.

You also have the option of studying courses at our Hanoi City or Saigon South campuses, depending on your schedule.

Our courses are offered in a variety of delivery modes to suit different needs:

  • Day: One three-hour session every week during business hours

  • Evening: One three-hour session every week during the evening, normally from 6-9pm

  • Intensive: Four consecutive days, normally Friday to Monday, from 8.30am-5.30pm

  • Spilt intensive: Two separate weekends during the semester, normally Saturday to Sunday, from 8.30am-5.30pm

  • Online: Entirely online (for select courses only)

  • Blended: A combination of online and face-to-face with two intensive days, normally Saturday to Sunday, 8.30am-5.30pm

Short courses overseas are also another way RMIT offers flexibility and accelerated study.

The specific learning outcomes of this program relate to the development of knowledge and skills in research, operational leadership, cross-cultural competency, analytical and technical competency, problem- solving and effective communication. The application of these will be demonstrated through interactive and experiential learning activities, case studies and assessments.

On the successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad, critical and practical understanding of contemporary issues and practices in business.
  2. Evaluate and apply concepts, principles, theories, methods and contemporary practices in the area of international business to a range of organisational settings.
  3. Demonstrate a reflective and critical awareness of the legal, ethical, social, economic and environmental implications of business operations, processes and decisions.
  4. Conduct and manage business activities across borders, cultures and communities ethically and sustainably.
  5. Communicate clearly and persuasively to negotiate, consult, and engage with clients, employees and other stakeholders.
  6. Apply research principles and methods to design innovative options and solutions for, and make reasoned judgements about, problems and issues in contemporary business practice.
  7. Apply and integrate professional theory with practice in authentic Work Integrated Learning (WIL) contexts, professional contexts and industry settings.

Career prospects

Graduates find work in a wide range of organisations – from multinational companies with large global footprints to family businesses looking to expand into foreign markets. Among the most common positions available in international business are:

  • import/export agent
  • international business development manager
  • international foreign policy advisor
  • international investment and operations manager
  • international management consultant
  • international marketing/media/advertising manager
  • international mergers and acquisitions specialist
  • international trade and customs manager
  • multinational manager

Fees

Students can choose between standard tuition fee or fixed fee program. Payments are made each semester, on a course-by-course basis.

The MIB program consists of 16 courses, including four enabling courses. The four enabling courses attract advanced standing (program credit) so that students will generally only need to complete 12 courses. Tuition fees are based on an expected 12 courses for program completion.

(*) Fixed Fees Program: for first semester students who would like to fix their course tuition fees for a specified period of a Higher Education degree program. The fixed fee program guards against potential fee increases and currency fluctuations.

  1. RMIT Vietnam has 3 semesters per year, in each semester you enrol into a maximum of 4 courses. The duration of programs is flexible and can be adapted on an individual basis upon enrolment
  2. Program fees are priced and invoiced in Vietnam Dong (VND) by semester.
  3. Payment in other currencies will be converted to VND at the exchange rate on that day. Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment.
  4. The fees in USD are ONLY applicable to those international students who arrange for payment from overseas, as per Circular No. 32/2013/TT-NHNN.

Family discount

Siblings, spouses or parents of a current or past student of RMIT Vietnam are eligible for a 5% discount on tuition fees.

Alumni discount

Graduates of RMIT undergraduate or postgraduate programs, or of any Australian universities, are eligible for a 10% discount.

Note

The discount listed above can be used with the fixed fee option but can NOT be applied simultaneously with any other tuition fee discount or scholarship

Scholarships for the Master of International Business can be found here

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

  • Applicants must have successfully completed:
  • A bachelor degree* or higher level qualification in business (or a related discipline); or
  • A bachelor degree* or higher level qualification in any discipline, and a minimum of three years of full-time work experience in a management role with supervisory responsibilities**; orRMIT Graduate Certificate in International Business.

* The bachelor degree must be deemed equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree.

** Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV).

If you do not meet the above minimum academic requirements, please contact us for alternative pathway.

 

English requirements

Successfully completed RMIT English Advanced or one of the following requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic) at 6.5+ (no band below 6.0);
  • TOEFL iBT 79+ (with minimum score of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing);
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) at 58+ (no communication band below 50);
  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) at 176+ (no band below 169);
  • RMIT Bachelor degree or a postgraduate qualification within the past five years;
  • A bachelor degree or a postgraduate qualification within the past five years in an English-speaking country listed here.

For other international English entry requirements, please view English equivalency requirements.

Note: TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson and Cambridge results are recognised for two years from the test date. RMIT English results are recognised for one year from the test date.

Please contact the RMIT Vietnam Student Recruitment team for more information.

How to apply