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Master of Commerce (International Business) *Global Financial Management Stream

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The Master of Commerce (International Business) Global Financial Management Stream is a unique program that offers students the opportunity to gain two recognised master qualifications in two years from two high ranking institutions: a Master of Commerce (International Business) from Swinburne and a Master of Science (Global Financial Management) from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
The first year of the program is offered through Swinburne’s Faculty of Business and Enterprise and is delivered in Melbourne. The final year is offered at Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School and delivered in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Students who are unable to study in the UK may complete the Master of Commerce (International Business) at Swinburne.
Further information can be found at www.swinburne.edu.au/globalprograms
DurationTwo years full-time or four years part-time
Campus and intakes  Calendar
Hawthorn - Semester 1, Semester 2
Study modeFull-time
Part-time (day)
Swinburne course codeCMIB640G

On this page: course description, course structure and units of study.

Course description

The Master of Commerce (International Business) Global Financial Management Stream is a unique program that offers students the opportunity to gain two recognised master qualifications in two years from two high ranking institutions: a Master of Commerce (International Business) from Swinburne and a Master of Science (Global Financial Management) from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
The first year of the program is offered through Swinburne’s Faculty of Business and Enterprise and is delivered in Melbourne. The final year is offered at Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School and delivered in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Students who are unable to study in the UK may complete the Master of Commerce (International Business) at Swinburne.
Further information can be found at www.swinburne.edu.au/globalprograms

Course structure

The structure of this program enables students to complete a two year program of study and gain two qualifications on graduation.
Students complete nine units of study delivered at Swinburne during the first year of the program. During the second year of the program they complete five units of study delivered at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
Upon successful completion of all 14 units of units of study, subject to pre-requisite requirements, students will be awarded:
  • Master of Commerce (International Business) from Swinburne University of Technology
    and a
  • Master of Science (Global Financial Management) from Northumbria University.
To be eligible for the award of both the Swinburne and Northumbria degrees, students will need to meet the academic requirements outlined by both institutions. Academic and graduation requirements can be found at www.swinburne.edu.au/globalprograms
If for any reason students are unable to progress to Northumbria University to complete the second year of the program they will be permitted to remain at Swinburne and complete the requirements for the Master of Commerce (International Business) coursework and research award. Students in this situation would be advised of their alternative study requirements.

Units of study

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014. Please ensure that you check the unit entry for the correct 2014 unit code.
Units delivered Winter Term (Jun to Aug)
HBULDR6100 Developing your Leadership Capability
(Delivered at Hawthorn campus by academics from Swinburne's partner Northeastern University)
Units delivered at Northumbria University, UK (Sept to Sept)
Investment & Performance Analysis (MNO458)
Financial Risk Management (MNO477)
Ethics & Socially Responsible Investment (MNO478)
Strategic Investment Decisions (MNO431)
Dissertation

On this page: aims and objectives, career opportunities and graduate attributes.

Aims and objectives

At the completion of the course, graduates can expect to:
  • have developed a strategic approach and further honed analytical skills to effect change in an international business environment
  • be equipped to make a suitable contribution to the theory of international business or application in an international business environment
Newcastle Business School’s learning and teaching philosophy is concerned with the application of theory, thereby ensuring programs are more relevant to today’s business, secondly the content has been benchmarked against professional standards, again ensuring relevance and thirdly, former graduates have enjoyed considerable career success, applying knowledge and expertise from the program.

Career opportunities

This program provides an avenue for graduates to achieve recognition as an international business operator. As many candidates may already be established in a business career, the key vocational outcomes will arise from better current job performance together with new opportunities opening in the international business areas.
Some examples of employment which demonstrate the range of opportunities available to graduates include analyst in a stockbrokers, manager of poor performing debts in a bank, trainee manager within the treasury function of an international company, recruitment consultant specialising in finance personnel, university lecturer studying for a PhD.
This program also provides the opportunity for international and Australian graduates to position themselves for employment in multiple international labour markets.

Graduate attributes

Swinburne University of Technology works to produce higher education graduates who are capable in their chosen profession. Learners bring to Swinburne a diverse wealth of experiences and graduate with individual understandings, abilities and attitudes. These skills include:
  • Teamwork skills
  • Analysis skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to tackle unfamiliar problems
  • Ability to work independently

On this page: Swinburne Abroad.

Swinburne Abroad

The final year is offered at Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School and delivered in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

On this page: entry requirements and recognition of prior learning

Entry requirements

Completion of an approved undergraduate degree at credit level, from a recognised tertiary institution equivalent to a three year Australian bachelor degree.
or
An approved undergraduate degree with less than a credit average. In addition, applicants submit a 500 word statement demonstrating their suitability for the program.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students may not request to replace a required unit in their academic program with another comparable unit. Students cannot exit this program with a Master of Science (Global Financial Management) without completing all 14 units as above.

On this page: course fees and find out more.

Course fees

Students will be required to pay Northumbria University £7,870 (fee for 2013) for the second year of your course prior to enrolment. Fees may be subject to no more than a 6% increase per annum.
The total tuition fee is dependent upon the combination of units of study selected by the student. Fees are reviewed each year.
For information about Swinburne's fees visit the Fees website.