Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Master of Business Administration (International)

R/340/7/0699 (5/22) – MQA/SWA0617

The Master of Business Administration (International) course is a general management postgraduate qualification that empowers students to pursue careers in unstructured work situations and workplaces that are ill-defined; technologies that have not been invented; and scarce natural resources that may be at its peak. The course provides integrated business management education to pre-experience graduates qualified in either business or in non-business academic disciplines as well as post-experience graduates preparing for strategic leadership roles and responsibilities.


  • March
  • May
  • August
  • November


2 years 


  • Malaysian students: RM41,200 total
  • International students: RM50,480 total

The indicative course fees shown here applies to students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student’s study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Course details

– Course structure and duration, units of study and career opportunities.

Course structure and duration

The normal duration of study is two years full-time or four year part-time. There are 4 terms per year and each term consists of 10 weeks of teaching and learning. Full-time students will undertake 8 units of study per year that comprises of 2 units of study per term. Part-time students undertake 1 unit per term or 4 units per year. Each unit of study has a minimum 6 hours of class contact time per week or its equivalence. Classes are normally held on weekday evenings, or on Saturdays. Students holding an international student visa are required to study full-time.

Units of study

To be eligible for the award of Master of Business Administration (International), students must complete 15 units of study (200 credit points) comprising of 14 units of study (12.5 credit points) and one (1) double unit of study (25 credit points).

  • INF80042 Technology Essentials for Managers
  • ACC60008 Accounting Systems and Reporting
  • ECO80001 Economics
  • INB60003 International Trade and Investment
  • FIN80005 Corporate Financial Management
  • MKT60010 Marketing Management
  • HRM60016 Behaviour in Organisations
  • INB60004 Global Business Cultures: Advanced Theories and Practices
  • MGT60040 Management Analysis and Problem Solving
  • MGT80002 Business Strategy
  • HRM70011 Ethics and Governance
  • ORG80008 Leadership for Innovation
  • BUS80003 Research Methodology
  • BUS80017 Quantitative Research Method or BUS80018 Qualitative Research Method
  • BUS80021* Business Research Thesis

Double unit of 25 credit points each

Career opportunities

Students’ career opportunities are enhanced by developing leadership and management competencies and capabilities, and by learning to navigate effectively in a rapidly changing, technologically complex and turbulent environment.

How to enter this course

– Entry requirements and English language requirements.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have completed an appropriate undergraduate qualification at a credit level from a recognised academic institution OR completion of an appropriate undergraduate qualification but not achieving at a credit level may be admitted, subject to a minimum of 5years working experience in the relevant field. Applicants with a recognised bachelor degree in business will be eligible for exemptions up to 4 units. Malaysian applicants who do not possess the required undergraduate qualification may apply for approval from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), which accredits prior experiential learning (APEL).

English language requirements

English language proficiency consistent with Swinburne Sarawak’s policies for admission of local and international students to post-graduate courses will be required for entry into the course. Potential students must produce evidence of an advanced level of proficiency in written and spoken English.

Find out more about English language requirements.



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How to apply

Apply for this course by following the step-by-step process from the links below.