PURSUING a postgraduate degree in business has always been considered a solid step towards career success. With today’s constantly evolving job market, differentiating oneself is vital, as competition for jobs is far greater than ever before. A master’s degree in business can help graduates stand out more.
The Master of International Business (MIB) programme at Monash University Malaysia is perfect for individuals wishing to delve into the business world.
The business-oriented programme seeks to advance students’ knowledge of the international business environment, considering issues such as international trade and the internationalisation of operations.
Graduates will develop the skills to lead their companies through the internationalisation process, making this course extremely relevant, especially for career advancement in ambitious organisations and companies.
“The MIB aims to help students develop an in-depth understanding of the international business environment. The Monash student experience is guided by expert educators, using the best in educational technologies and spaces, in settings informed by and engaging with industry and community,” said MIB programme director Dr Ravichandran Subramaniam.
Apart from being suitably trained for employment in multinational corporations, individuals aspiring for career advancement in public, inter-governmental and non-profit sectors will also find this programme beneficial.
Its versatility can be seen from its core units and elective units, some of which include Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Finance for International Managers, International Management, International Trade Law, International Business Strategy, Data Analytics for Business, Asian Business Systems and Global Supply Chain Management.
Students will also have the opportunity to work on an applied business project assigned by industry partners, and guided through the processes.
Another option available is the research-based pathway. Completing research-based electives in this course will open a pathway to a higher degree by research. Students can choose to study full-time or part-time – both provide access to the same resources.
Simply having an undergraduate degree can no longer be considered a novelty in these modern times, shares Rosli Ershad Faizzeen, who graduated from the MIB programme in October 2021.
“A mastery in the field of international business can be considered a natural progression from my undergraduate studies. Additionally, Monash Malaysia was my institution of choice because I wanted to remain close to home, without trading off the quality of my education.
“The MIB programme has provided a great learning experience in understanding new theoretical concepts and knowledge. I learned to effectively manage time and stress arising from heavy workloads and how to handle unreliable team-mates and still deliver quality projects when working in a group. These invaluable experiences will remain relevant in the real world and undoubtedly assist me in the workforce,” Rosli adds.
“The MIB programme exceeded my expectations,” shares Hajara Mohamed Saleeth, who completed it in July 2021. She added that there was a perfect balance between theory and practice of international business.
“Shifting from on-campus learning to off-campus was challenging, but the support from my research supervisors and lecturers made it easier.”
As Hajara was the only MIB student pursuing a research pathway, the university arranged Bloomberg Remote Access to enable her to conduct her research from home, which enabled her to complete her work during the pandemic.
Devni Wijesinghe says she enrolled for the MIB programme because of its all-rounded, business-oriented course structure that enables students to gain highly relevant and sought-after skills, which are necessary to get employed in widely recognised and highly reputed international firms.
“I did not find the programme particularly difficult because my lecturers were always willing to help. Their lectures were very well structured and informative. Assignment guidelines were also very clear. I always got feedback on my work,” states Devni, who is officially waiting to graduate in November.
Monash is one of the few business schools in Malaysia that is AACSB-accredited, cementing its status for delivering a solid business education with relevant learning materials that will prepare students to be effective leaders upon graduating.
Without a doubt, the MIB has plenty to offer to students of all backgrounds.
To learn more about the program, join Dr Ravichandran for a virtual preview on Dec 7, 6pm.
For details and registration, please check out this link.