Master of Business Administration/Master of Leadership

COURSE (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

Overview

This exciting, innovative course brings together the development of high-level technical skills from MBA and cutting-edge skills from the Master of Leadership.

This leadership MBA course is designed to produce the business leaders of the future – people who can make a difference to the organisations they run. Not only will you be outstanding in analysing business problems and formulating solutions, you’ll also learn how to capture people’s imaginations to support your new initiatives.

This course is renowned for its experiential approaches to learning, providing you with the opportunity to undertake your studies online, on campus, at residential schools, at sea and internationally.

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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)

Trimester 1

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

Trimester 2

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

Key information

Award granted

Master of Business Administration / Master of Leadership

Year

2018 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

Deakin code

D713

CRICOS code

087662J

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.

Course Structure

To complete the Master of Business Administration/Master of Leadership, students must attain a total of 16 credit points consisting of 12 credit points of core units and 4 credit points of elective units. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.  Electives may be selected from any postgraduate units offered by the University, subject to eligibility.

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

Credit points of core

4

Credit points of elective units

16

Total credit points

Core units

  • Business Process Management MBA710 ^
  • MBR711/MBA711Accounting and Analysis for Managers *
  • Economics for Managers MBA712
  • MBT720/MBA720Marketing Management +
  • MBR721/MBA721People Management *
  • Finance MBA722
  • MBR730/MBA730Principles of Leadership *
  • MBR731/MBA731Strategy Capstone *
  • MPR707/MPM707Leading Change *
  • An Act of Leadership MPM772
  • Contemporary Issues in Leadership MPM773
  • Personal Leadership MPM775
  • * MPR/MBR codes denote residential version of the unit

    ^ Includes Start Anytime unit offering

    + MBT code denotes tour version of the unit

    Elective units

    Students may select any four postgraduate units.

    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.

    Minimum entry requirements

    • Bachelor degree in any discipline and 3 years relevant work experience* OR
    • Successful completion of a Masters Qualifying Program (or MQP Extended) and 3 years relevant work experience* OR
    • Graduate Certificate in a related discipline and 5 years relevant work experience* OR
    • Graduate Diploma equivalent (professional pathways).

     *Note: Must be in a managerial or professional role. Applicants must demonstrate decision making responsibility in a range of areas such as budgeting, staffing, project management, financial management, or other relevant professional experience

    All applicants must provide the following with their application:

    • current CV
    • current contact details of two referees who can be contacted concerning your work experience
    • a one page brief outlining why you believe that your work experience would be valued by your MBA peers

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

     

    Career outcomes

    At any one time there are 250,000 people worldwide studying for an MBA. This combined degree helps you differentiate yourself from the mass. Not only will you know how to develop outstanding technical skills as expected of an MBA graduate, you will be able to prove that you know how to bring about change, lead people, and transform organisations.

    Course learning outcomes

    Please refer to the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) of each of the single degrees.

    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.

    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.

    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. 

    Master of Business Administration Global Leader's Scholarship

    Search or browse through all our scholarships

    Offered campuses

    Burwood

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


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