Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates) Degree

Master of Business Administration (International)

Gain business skills and experience by enrolling in Australia's top Master of Business Administration (International) - a postgraduate course from Deakin.

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Key facts

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) Cloud (online)

Course information

Learn how to manage and lead an organisation in an international context with one of Australia's premier business education programs.

This internationally-focused version of the MBA provides a business internship experience, and offers opportunities to participate in overseas study tours where academic study is integrated with visits to professional bodies in host countries. This enables you to develop a real appreciation of key aspects of business in a global environment.

For 30 years, the Deakin MBA has offered relevant skills, contemporary knowledge and real experience, while developing the business leaders of tomorrow.

Teamwork, sustainability, globalisation and social and regulatory responsibility are themes that run through the entire MBA program. The course has a strong focus on people, profit, and the environment, which means you’ll graduate with an understanding of the importance of ethical behaviour and sustainable decision-making.

Research, scholarship and industry engagement heavily inform the content of the course. This enables the course to always stay up to date with current and future business trends.

The Deakin MBA program is renowned for its learning opportunities based on experience and observation. Innovative teaching techniques include our intensive residential units where you can complete a unit in one week.

Deakin’s MBA(I) currently holds a 5-star rating from the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA).

Our MBA has been ranked the number 1 online MBA in Australia. Both campus and online modes of study incorporate Deakin's flexible learning model, using electronic conferencing, group-based project work and interaction, high quality course materials, overseas study programs and intensive residential schools.

Our MBA (International) is designed to be a stimulating study experience. You will be able to develop the analytical, creative, and interpersonal skills that are key to a successful career in business.

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Course structure

To complete the Master of Business Administration (International), students must attain a total of 16 credit points, consisting of 12 credit points of core units and 4 credit points of elective units (which may include a specialisation). Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Students are introduced to research tools and techniques in core units of the course where they learn analytic skills and the practical application of those skills in professional contexts. They must also complete advanced level units and a capstone unit that require them to integrate the skills learnt over their course of study and produce applied pieces of research with reference to prevailing literature.

12

Core units

4

Elective units

16

Total units

Core units

  • Business Communication for Managers MPM731
  • Critical Thinking for Managers MPM732
  • Foundation Skills in Data Analysis MIS770
  • Ethics for Managers MMH733
  • Financial Interpretation MPA702
  • MPM701/MPM701ABusiness Process Management ^
  • Economics for Managers MPE781
  • MPT735/MPM735International Business Management #
  • MPT732/MPK732Marketing Management #
  • International Banking and Finance MPE707
  • Business Strategy and Analysis MPM703
  • Plus one of:

  • Business Internship Experience MWL701
  • Business Practicum MWL702
  • Team Internship MWL703
  • Work Based Learning MWL704
  • #MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

    ^MPM701A is a Start Anytime unit.

    Elective units

    The 4 credit points of elective units may form one of the specialisations listed above, or students may choose these units from the range of specialisations or the general elective units listed below:

  • Indian Law MLM782
  • Sustainable Environmental Marketing MPK704
  • Operations Management MPM792
  • Audacious Leadership MPT738 #
  • OR

  • The Leadership Adventure MPM778
  • or any other units with prior written approval of the Course Director.

    #MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

    Specialisations

    Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

    Key information

    Award granted

    Master of Business Administration (International)

    Year
    2018 course information
    Deakin code
    M751
    CRICOS code
    056889B
    Level
    Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Looking to start studying in 2017? View our Master Of Business Administration (International) and apply to start this year.

    Workload

    As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • a Bachelor degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline with a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 65%

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit Deakin Policy Library.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    $27,800 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
    Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)
    Not applicable

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

    • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
    • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    In both cases, the ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Graduate outcomes

    Career outcomes

    Deakin’s Master of Business Administration (International) has a range of specialisations to help you progress your career in all areas of business from administration to business strategy. As a graduate you may find employment in areas such as financial planning, corporate governance, human resource management, marketing and a range of other areas.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a contemporary body of knowledge and apply research skills and theories to the evaluation of complex business issues in a global context.
    Communication Demonstrate advanced communication skills and intercultural understanding in a diverse range of business and management contexts.
    Digital literacy Select and use digital technologies to find, organise, analyse and disseminate complex business ideas.
    Critical thinking Apply critical analysis skills to evaluate complex ideas in business and international contexts.
    Problem solving Apply problem solving skills to conceptualise, construct and recommend solutions for complex business issues facing local and international organisations.
    Self-management Work and learn independently and take responsibility for personal and professional actions.
    Teamwork Demonstrate advanced team work skills in diverse organisational contexts.
    Global citizenship Analyse and interpret the impact of ethics, culture and internationalisation on contemporary business.
       

     

    Application information

    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.

    Register your interest to study at Deakin

    Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.

    Entry pathways

    Alternative exits

    • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (International) (M531)
    • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (International) (M631)

    Credit for prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Credit for prior learning into the Master of Business Administration (International) may be granted to students who have successfully completed appropriate postgraduate studies in management.  Students must complete at least four credit points of units from the core at Deakin.  There are negotiated credit arrangements for prior learning arrangements in place for CPA members.

    Faculty contact information

    Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
    Tel 03 9244 6555
    Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

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