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The Master of International Business (MIntBus) is a 12-month coursework degree designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and practical skills to work across cultural boundaries in the expanding global business environment. Designed for graduates who are looking to advance their career opportunities, the programme offers a range of papers across business disciplines. For those students with appropriate language ability, there is the opportunity to further develop their language skills.
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Master of International Business (MIntBus)
Three compulsory papers (20 points each):
Four of the following elective papers (20 points each):
Plus one of the following (40 points each):
*Students enrolling in IBUS 580 should take MANT 415 as one of their elective papers.
Regulations for the Degree of Master of International Business (MIntBus)
Admission to the Programme
- Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
- Every applicant must either
- be a graduate and normally have achieved an average grade of B+ in the relevant 300-level papers, or
- have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
- In considering an applicant’s qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant’s performance in the programme.
Structure of the Programme
- The programme of study shall consist of seven 20-point papers, together with a 40-point project. (See table above).
- A candidate shall secure the approval of the Head of the Department of Languages and Cultures before enrolling in the above named language papers and will need to demonstrate appropriate language ability as determined by the Department of Languages and Cultures.
- A candidate may be exempted from some of the required described on the basis of previous study. Alternative papers will be required at an equivalent level of study.
- A candidate shall, before commencing the investigation to be described in the project, secure the approval of the Programme Director for the topic, the supervisor(s) and the proposed course of the investigation.
- A candidate may not present a project that has previously been accepted for another degree.
- A candidate must pass both the papers and the project components of the programme.
Duration of the Programme
A candidate must normally complete the requirements for the programme in 12 months of full-time study or 24 months of part-time study.
Withdrawal from the Programme
- A candidate whose paper results are not satisfactory shall be required to withdraw from the programme.
- Where a candidate withdraws from the programme, whether voluntarily or otherwise, after completing the prescribed papers, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) may recommend the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce or determine which papers shall be credited towards the diploma.
Examination of Research or Applied Project
- The project shall be assessed by at least two examiners internal to the University of Otago, neither of whom is the candidate’s supervisor.
- Each examiner shall supply a written report and recommend a mark or grade on the basis of the project, as submitted, and an overall result.
- Where examiners cannot agree on a result, the Head of Department should so report to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) or nominee, who shall arrive at a decision after consulting a referee, who should normally be external to the departments concerned.
Level of Award of the Degree
The degree may be awarded with distinction or with credit.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.