Master of Business Administration (International)

COURSE (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

Overview

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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Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) Cloud (online)

Trimester 1

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

Trimester 2

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

Trimester 3

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

Key information

Award granted

Master of Business Administration (International)

Year

2018 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

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.

Entry requirements

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.

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • Bachelor Degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline, with a minimum WAM of 65 OR
  • Successful completion of Masters Qualifying Program (or MQP Extended) (with a minimum overall average of 65 in the discipline units)

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

 

 

Course learning outcomes

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.
   

 

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.

    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 Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    PDF Application form - 306 KB

    Need more information on how to apply?

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

    Course pathways

    Alternative exits

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

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
    Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

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

    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.

    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.

    Fee information

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    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

    Offered campuses

    Burwood

    Just 30 minutes from the city centre, the Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin's thriving metropolitan campus.


    Study online at Cloud Campus

    Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.

    Learn more about studying online and the Cloud Campus

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