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Master of Arts (International Relations)/Master of International Business

Course summary for current students

Award granted Master of Arts (International Relations) / Master of International Business
Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code052303K
Deakin course codeD710

From 2010, this course is for continuing students only.

Course overview

This combined course brings together two successful Masters programs which tap into different but related areas of academic expertise and student interest - International Relations and International Business.  One area of study usefully enhances the other.  For any business to occur within, but especially across national borders, students require more than business training; they also need to understand the historical, cultural, sociological and international context in which business occurs.  Those engaged in international business will gain knowledge of the international system and the countries and regions in which they are operating; while those interested in international relations can focus on the economic and business dimensions of relations between states.  In so doing, the combined course offers a unique professional edge to students.

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Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of International Business (M572)
Graduate Certificate of International Relations (A513)
Graduate Diploma of International Business (M651)
Graduate Diploma of International Relations (A613)
Master of Arts (International Relations) (A726)
Master of International Business (M723)

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Course rules

The Master of Arts (International Relations)/Master of International Business is a 16 credit point course including 8 credit points of core units from the Master of International Business, 4 credit points of core units from the Master of Arts (International Relations) and 4 credit points of elective units.

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Course structure

Core units

AIR728 Global Political Economy  

AIR742 International Relations Theory  

AIR747 Contemporary International Politics  

ALC706 Culture, Communication and Globalisation: Critical Practices in/and Local Cultures  

MPE707 International Banking and Finance  

MPE711 Global Trade and Markets  

MPT781/MPE781 Economics for Managers  #

MPF753 Finance  

MPK732 Marketing Management  *

MPK736 International Marketing  

MPM703 Business Strategy and Analysis  

MPT735/MPM735 International Business Management  #

*MPR code denotes residential version of the unit.

#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.

Elective unit

Select four credit points from:
Trimester 1

AIR712 Australian Foreign Policy  

AIR717 International Conflict Analysis  

AIR719 The United Nations and International Law  

AIR726 Human Rights in the International System  

AIR732 Terrorism in International Politics  

ALC705 Organisational Communication: Culture, Diversity, Technology and Change  

Trimester 2
AIR701 China and the World  

AIR729 Human Security in Global Politics  

AIR748 Contemporary Security and Strategy  

AIR749 Security in the Asia-Pacific Region  

AIR754 Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation and Control  


Note: AIR754 not offered 2014, re-offered 2015.


Trimester 3

AIR732 Terrorism in International Politics  

AIR753 Regionalism in International Politics  


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