The experience


Studying with MBS: On campus or wherever you are, we’ve got you covered

MBS will offer subjects in either dual-delivery or online only mode.

For students who are in Melbourne and able to attend campus, we’re excited to confirm that many subjects will be delivered using a blend of on-campus activities and online activities (dual-delivery).

For students who are unable to attend campus, please rest assured all MBS subjects offered will be delivered online. Further details are available in the Handbook.

Our Virtual Campus Community, including all of our University Services for students, are still running online. We are providing many ways to stay positive and connected online including working out with MU Sport, and ways to enhance your academic skills and appointments for counselling and wellbeing.

At MBS, we offer a comprehensive program to support your learning, develop your skills and enrich your degree. We encourage you to be involved both on and off campus and to make the most of your time outside the classroom.

Injecting industry into your experience

Consulting Subjects: MBS offers the Business Practicum and Global Business Practicum subjects, which sees groups of students undertake a real business consulting project over 10 days for an organisation within Australia or overseas. In this video, you will find out what being an in-company consultant at CUB (AB InBev) was like for Maria Cruz (MIB, 2018).  You will hear more about the project and what her host and mentor, Isaac Lowrie, Strategy Director (APAC South), thought about the team's contributions during their time in the office.

Internships: Our internship subject offers you the opportunity to complete a placement in an area related to your studies, whilst earning credit towards your Master’s degree. It is also an opportunity for you to apply business knowledge in an industry setting with the support of an industry and academic mentor. You can also complete your internship over the Summer or Winter semester.

Guest lectures: Every year MIB students hear from a range of guest lecturers sharing their industry knowledge. Past speakers include:

  • Mark Alexander, Data & Artificial Intelligence Partner Strategy Lead at Microsoft
  • Rhod Ellis, Principal, Ellis Jones
  • Sophia Hambin Wang, COO, Mineral Carbonation International and Director of CO2 Value Australia
  • Kimbo Kim, Founder, Base Camp Productions
  • Sarah Xu, International Market Manager, Dairy Australia
  • Hon. John Brumby, former Premier of Victoria
  • Mr. Erick Fibich, Director, Potomac Asia Pacific

Careers Skills Development Program: Our Student Experience and Experiential Learning team have developed a business specific program to prepare you for your career which includes our Career Mentoring Program and MBS Skills Workshops which aim to develop your employability skills – those non-technical skills and knowledge that you need to participate effectively in the workplace, such as networking or a great CV.

Case competitions and entrepreneurship: Every year we run our very popular MBS Case Competition, this is a great opportunity to put theory into practice by delivering a solution to a real-life business problem in a tight time frame or if pitching a winning business is more your style, you can take part in our annual UniMelb StartUp Pitch Competition for a chance to win some amazing prizes and receive feedback that could help turn your idea into reality!

Student clubs: MBS students are encouraged to take part in a range of Faculty and University clubs, including the MBS Student Association. All Faculty clubs offer opportunities for professional development for their members and offer leadership and project management opportunities. Many also give back to the community such as Melbourne Microfinance Initiative and Global Consulting Group, which use their business skills to offer pro-bono consulting for charities and NFPs in Australia and overseas.

Top-Tier Research and High-Quality Teaching

Management and Marketing programs at Melbourne Business School are designed and taught by the experts in the field. Our academic staff are known for their top-tier research and high-quality teaching performance. Many consult to businesses, government and other organisations.

Dr Liang Chen

Dr Liang Chen is the Program Director for the Master of International Business and Associate Professor in Management. His current research primarily focuses on competitive, innovation and global strategies in the digital economy, examples include global digital companies like Uber, Airbnb and TikTok. Before moving to Australia, Liang spent significant periods in both China and the UK. He is part of the Centre for Asian Business and Economics.

“I am fascinated by how entrepreneurs today can achieve success on such massive scale with so limited resources. I subscribe to the ecosystem perspective through which we can understand the organizational structure and competitive dynamics for modern innovators.”

Student Experience

Sarah Forbes

“Through studying the MIB, I developed a greater capacity to recognise – and create opportunities to utilise – the individual skills, potential and perspectives of team members. This ability to bring together diverse individuals to work productively and cohesively towards achieving a desired outcome will be an important management skill to apply throughout my professional career.”

Sarah completed in 2016 and now works as a Regional Coordinator, Pacific at RedR Australia, a leading humanitarian response agency. Read more about Sarah’s student experience.

Adrian Yeung

"The most enjoyable aspect of the Master of International Business for me is that it is not all theory; it has lots of practical elements too. I've developed crucial skills that are necessary to function in the increasingly globalised and complex nature of today's business world."

During his studies Adrian took part in the Global Business Practicum. He completed in 2017 and now works as a Marketing Coordinator – Innovation and Digital Solutions at KPMG Australia.


If you don't, you won't: Maria Cruz's guiding philosophy

Maria Cruz seizes opportunities when they come her way, and seeks them out when they’re not as apparent.

The importance of social awareness in the global economy

Megan Reinwald gained first-hand experience in cross-cultural communication inside and outside the classroom.