The combined Master’s degree in international relations and project management enables students interested in a career in diplomacy, international trade, government, and business to acquire expertise in the planning, implementation and management of projects and programs. The addition of project and program management skills enables graduates to access more strategic positions in their organisation and to be responsible for overseeing new initiatives involving the management of scope, time, cost, and risk.
An international trade specialist has the responsibility of both analysing and coordinating international business decisions based on the global market. They assist trade partners and clients with the maximisation of business investment opportunities overseas.
International Relations graduates are commonly recruited for Project and Program related roles in government agencies, notably, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Defence, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Australian Secret Intelligence Service, Australian Public Service, and Tourism Australia.
Graduates with an understanding of international affairs, globalisation, political, environmental, and societal concerns are sought after in most global offices with an international outreach.
Embassies and Consulates
Government embassies, high commissions, consulates, multilateral missions, and representative offices offer a range of careers in diplomacy, policy, and communication.
Bond University is the only university in Australia with programs recognised by all three of the following industry bodies including Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Centre (PIM-GAC), and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Program learning outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge, skills and abilities that will be achieved on completion of the program. These outcomes will help you determine whether this program aligns with your professional pathway, career and learning goals.
View Master of International Relations/Master of Project Management learning outcomes
- Demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge base that underpins the discipline of project management, as defined by the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
- Advise on effective implementation strategies to ensure value for money to the client/sponsor and to meet agreed key performance indicators for project success
- Understand the qualities and characteristics that make an effective project team leader, communicator and manager of people and other resources
- Make good decisions in the context of uncertainty through the identification, quantitative analysis and acceptance, mitigation or transfer of anticipated project risk
- Implement strategy and procedures for administering a portfolio of projects or programs to ensure value is maximised and outcomes are feasible and aligned to organisational goals
- Understand the legal ramifications of project conflict and apply techniques to avoid, minimise or resolve disputes, including giving evidence at formal proceedings
- Apply project management knowledge to a particular discipline domain or area of interest and broaden educational outcomes through suitable elective choice
- Build an awareness of the discipline of project management including globalisation, career opportunities, governance and professional development expectations
- Understand and apply research methods applicable to social science problems and develop research plans for the acquisition of new knowledge
- Demonstrate an ability to review and critique literature relevant to a specific topic, and effectively communicate ideas and research findings to others
- Implement a research project related to the enrolled program of study, including collecting and analysing industry data to explore an identified problem or knowledge gap
- Identify, synthesise, interpret and communicate complex issues in International Relations.
- Independently and in teams, demonstrate expert cognitive skills to solve complex problems in International Relations.
- Apply disciplinary knowledge and skills in International Relations to new professional contexts, demonstrating expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility.
Take your skill set to the next level
Extend your learning beyond the completion of your degree. Consider progressing on your journey to sharpen your skills and expand your knowledge in other specialised areas through these learning opportunities.
Our microcredential courses allow you to upskill in your chosen area without the commitment of a full degree. Ranging in length from a few hours to a few weeks, Bond's microcredentials are taught by academics who have their finger on the industry pulse.Read more about Microcredentials
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Fellows and mentors
Here at Bond, we proudly partner with a number of University Fellows and offer a range of mentoring programs to our students. Discover how our students are given the chance to team up with successful professionals and learn invaluable life lessons.Read more about Fellows and mentors