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.
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 Senior Lecturer 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.”
“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.
"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.