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Why study the MIBE?

The Master of International Business and Entrepreneurship (MIBE) brings together the two interrelated disciplines of international business and entrepreneurship, giving students a unique insight into how multinational businesses and globally focused start-ups operate.

The course involves both independent study and team projects across a range of relevant internationally focused subjects, giving you the knowledge, confidence and expertise you need to advance in international business and entrepreneurship.

Introducing the new Master of International Business and Entrepreneurship

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Why study at Curtin?

Our instructors have strong industry and professional links with multinational businesses and globally focussed start-ups giving you an insider’s view of the way they are achieving global reach and impact.

Our close proximity to the innovation networks of Technology Park, and the working relationship our instructors have with the Curtin Intellectual Property commercialisation ecosphere, will let you explore real-world case studies and networking opportunities.

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Course Structure

Year One

Semester One

Culture and ethics in business

Examine contemporary cultural and ethical issues and their impact on global business.

Creativity and innovation

Learn to develop innovative solutions using creativity as a business tool.

Taught by Dr Htwe Htwe Thein Taught by Dr Louis Geneste
Management and Organisational Behaviour

Explore the behavioural dimensions of management and effective leadership.

Global marketing

Analyse marketing issues and opportunities encountered by global managers.

Taught by Prof Brian D’Netto Taught by Dr Fazlul Rabbanee

Semester Two

Corporate strategy

Formulation and implementation of firms’ strategies for sustainable competitive advantage.

Design thinking

Learn to use design thinking processes to develop solutions to global problems.

Taught by Dr Bella Butler Taught by Dr Philip Ely
Business research methods

Learn to understand and solve business problems with critical thinking and research skills.

Business models and feasibility

Conceive, plan and simulate start-up business ideas with global potential.

Taught by Dr Sandra Gountas Taught by Dr Paull Weber

Year Two

Semester One

Global business dynamics

Apply contemporary global business theories and concepts to practice.

Commercialisation of tech innovation

Learn about international spinoffs of Curtin via hands-on case development.

Taught by Dr Subra Ananthram  Taught by Dr Paull Weber
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Semester Two

International business strategy research

Explore international business strategic issues faced by multinationals through research.

Managing multinational enterprises

Explore the motivations, strategies, and management of multinationals’ expansion overseas.

Taught by Dr Forest Li Taught by Dr Forest Li
Intellectual property management and commercialisation

Explore strategies for managing and commercialising intellectual property globally.

Start-up project


Start-up study tour

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Taught by Ms Cheryl Foong

Choose your start-up experience


Start-up project

In your final semester you can choose to undertake a start-up project, where you’ll learn to build and deliver a fully developed investor pitch from the ground up.

This project will give you the confidence and experience to take your ideas from the classroom to the boardroom.

Led by Dr Paull Weber

Start-up study tour

Alternatively, in your final semester you can choose to undertake an international study tour to a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity such as Silicon Valley, Switzerland and India.

During your study tour you will explore first-hand, the opportunities and challenges faced by real global start-ups.

Led by Dr Subra Ananthram

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Further Information

International students

Visit our International Future Students website to find out more about studying in Australia.

Domestic students

Check out our upcoming events to visit us on campus.


CBS is recognised as an elite global business school through accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

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International students:

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Domestic students:

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