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Master of International Business (MIntBus)

Overview

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.

Starts February (semester 1).

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Contact details

The Programme Director
Email intbusiness@otago.ac.nz

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Programme requirements

Master of International Business (MIntBus)

The 180 point programme of study shall consist of four compulsory papers:

  • MANT 414 Research Process (20 points)
  • MANT 471 International Business Strategy (20 points)
  • MANT 472 Managing International Organisations (20 points)
  • IBUS 501 Applied Project (40 points) or IBUS 580 Research Project (40 points)

Plus papers to the equivalent of 80 points from (20 points each):

  • BSNS 401 The Environment of Business and Economics
  • ECON 404 International Economics
  • ENTR 411 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 415 New Venture Strategy
  • FINC 410 Advanced International Financial Management
  • MANT 459  Indigenous Management and Organisation (Advanced)
  • TOUR 422 Tourism and Global Environmental Change
  • CHIN 441 Topics in Advanced Chinese
  • FREN 441 Topics in Advanced French
  • GERM 441 Topics in Advanced German
  • JAPA 441 Topics in Advanced Japanese
  • SPAN 441 Topics in Advanced Spanish

Note: Papers other than those listed may be included on a case-by-case basis with Programme Co-ordinator approval.

Regulations for the Degree of Master of International Business (MIntBus)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
    2. Every applicant must either
      1. be a graduate and normally have achieved an average grade of B+ in the papers satisfying the final year major subject requirements for the degree, or
      2. have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
    3. In considering an applicant’s qualifications, regard will be given to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant’s performance in the programme.

  2. Structure of the Programme

    1. Every programme of study shall consist of approved papers from the schedule of papers available for the degree of Master of International Business to the value of 180 points
    2. A candidate will need to secure the approval of the relevant Head of the Department of Languages and Cultures before enrolling in any of the named language papers.
    3. With prior approval from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce), papers worth up to a maximum of 60 points in a relevant subject offered by another tertiary institution, may be granted transfer credit for equivalent paper(s) within the programme. Such credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    4. A candidate shall, before commencing the investigation to be described in the applied or research project, secure the approval of the Programme Co-ordinator concerned for the proposed course of the investigation.

  3. Duration of the Programme

    1. A candidate must normally complete the requirements for the programme in 12 months of full-time study and a part-time candidate within four years of commencing the Programme.
    2. Exceptions to the normal duration of a programme shall be permitted only with the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).

  4. Withdrawal from the Programme

    Where a candidate withdraws from the programme after completing the prescribed papers, whether voluntarily or otherwise, 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.

  5. Examination of the Project

    1. The project manuscript shall normally be reviewed by two examiners, to be determined by the Programme Co-ordinator.
    2. Each examiner shall supply a written report and recommend a mark and grade on the basis of the final manuscript report as submitted.
    3. Where there is a disagreement over a final result, an independent moderator determined by the Programme Co-ordinator shall arrive at a decision.

  6. Level of Award of the Degree

    The degree may be awarded with distinction or with credit.

  7. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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