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.

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 International Business (M723)

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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.

Course structure

Core units

AIR728Global Political Economy

AIR742International Relations Theory

AIR747Contemporary International Politics

ALC706Culture, Communication and Globalisation: Critical Practices in/and Local Cultures (not offered 2015)

MPE707International Banking and Finance

MPE711Global Trade and Markets

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers #


MPK732Marketing Management *

MPK736International Marketing

MPM703Business Strategy and Analysis

MPT735/MPM735International 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

AIR717International Conflict Analysis

AIR719The United Nations and International Law

AIR726Human Rights in the International System

AIR732Terrorism in International Politics

ALC705Organisational Communication: Culture, Diversity, Technology and Change (not offered 2015)

Trimester 2
AIR701China and the World

AIR729Human Security in Global Politics

AIR748Contemporary Security and Strategy

AIR749Security in the Asia-Pacific Region

AIR754Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation and Control

Trimester 3

AIR712Australian Foreign Policy

AIR732Terrorism in International Politics

AIR753Regionalism in International Politics