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Why study Master of International Business?

The IIE Master of International Business (MIB) advances your business knowledge and gives you the skills to operate with an international perspective. The degree is designed for recent graduates, and also provides an accelerated path for those with relevant work experience. The MIB builds upon your undergraduate credentials and further strengthen your business skills.  The inter-disciplinary nature of international business means that you will be engaged in studying international management, law, accounting, economics, marketing and strategy, which all help in developing your strategic and operational knowledge and skills. This is particularly relevant in understanding the complexity of the contemporary international environment. The degree will prepare you with a comprehensive understanding of international business enabling you to provide discipline-based solutions across a variety of roles in the corporate, governmental and non-profit sectors.

The Master of International Business is taught by seasoned academics and industry experts with extensive leadership backgrounds in national and international business environments. You will be exposed to companies operating globally via guest speakers and case studies that will assist to prepare you for the MIB Research Project and its specific focus allowing you to specialise and be on the leading edge of international management.

Who is the Master of International Business degree aimed at?

This IIE Master of International Business (MIB) is aimed at students who are typically working in a variety of different fields. It is designed to develop the capabilities and resources of managers in the global economy. The MIB is the ideal qualification for those seeking to establish or accelerate a career in international business. It is a specialised degree that will enable you to transform from a traditional business manager into a global business leader who understands the complexity of managing in a global society. This qualification specifically focuses on strategic planning for international operations and provides an in-depth understanding of the organisational capabilities required for international operations, including specialised functions such as international marketing, finance, economics and trade law. The degree includes classes that address topics such as imports and exports and intercultural communication against the background of changes brought about by the fourth industrial revolution.

Successful completion of this programme leads to a IIE qualification.

What are the Master of International Business Career Opportunities?

The Master’s in International Business degree is particularly relevant for those who seek career advancement in the commercial, inter-governmental and non-profit sectors, and others who wish to extend their skills in the analysis and interpretation of the global business environment. An MIB is an international business degree that will advance your international business and management knowledge and give you the skills to operate from a global perspective. This degree is specifically designed for recent graduates and young working professionals to build on undergraduate credentials and further strengthen business skills.

This IIE master’s degree will open up an attractive range of career advancement options; this degree is a perfect stepping stone to a diverse and exciting range of career opportunities.

  • Multi-national manager
  • International manager
  • New business manager
  • Regional manager
  • Export and important manager
  • International negotiator
  • Management analyst
  • Import/export agent
  • Foreign business advisor
  • International management consultant

In the Master of International Business, you will develop advanced and vital skills in analysis, problem-solving, research and communication that can be applied in a variety of organisational settings. These skills will be demonstrated in a better understanding of the international world, exhibiting cross-cultural competence and ethical values.



Accredited by the CHE. Registration: NQF Level 9, SAQA ID 90595

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What is the duration of study for the IIE MIB?

Minimum duration is 2 years.


First Semester (February)

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Entry requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

An appropriate HEQSF Level 8 Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in business management and/ or strategic business management and/ or international business or equivalent discipline; OR                                                                                               
A relevant HEQSF Postgraduate Diploma or appropriate equivalent;
An appropriate Level 8 Bachelor’s Degree (480 credits) may also be recognised as meeting the minimum entry requirements to a cognate Master’s Degree programme.

An overall qualification average of at least 60% is required, normally.

Additional Notes
All applicants who are eligible for admission to the Master of International Business degree are required to successfully complete and present a research proposal and obtain ethics clearance for the research for their mini-dissertation.

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication. However, these may change.


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Entry requirements

International Students

A SAQA NQF L8 Evaluation Certificate in an appropriate field

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication. However, these may change.