Deakin's MBA is one of Australia’s most highly regarded MBA programs. Renowned for its flexibility and real-world connections to business, this internationally accredited program is designed for busy professionals who want to develop their careers while working and balancing family and lifestyle commitments. The Deakin MBA is for managers with at least three years of management or professional work experience.

Deakin’s MBA is designed to build your business acumen, enhance your decision-making and communication skills, and ultimately to further your career.

Dr Steve Jaynes

MBA Director

AIM Membership

Our exciting new partnership with the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) means Deakin MBA students automatically receive membership with Australia’s most powerful leadership network for the duration of their study.

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MBA courses

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Flexible study options

We know you’re busy and not always able to make it to class. The Deakin MBA is available on campus, online, in intensive or residential modes, or can be completed by participating in Australian and local study programs.

Residential units

Deakin Business School's residential units involve six consecutive days of intensive study. You’ll immerse yourself in focused business study, undertake innovative and experiential learning activities and build your professional networks.

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Deakin MBA Residentials

Hear three students talk about what they gained from their MBA residential experience at Deakin.

Audacious Leadership

Spend a week on a sailing ship learning the art of seamanship. As the voyage progresses, you’ll take increasing responsibility for leadership and for handling the ship. You’ll challenge your habits of perception and reaction, gaining insight into your own leadership as you go. An MBA unit like no other, you’ll step back onto the pier a competent hand and a different person.

Learn more about the Audacious Leadership unit

Start Anytime

We understand that juggling work, life and study can be complicated. Start Anytime offers you the flexibility to begin some units at any time of the year and complete them online at your own pace.

Find out more about Start Anytime

The WHU European MBA Summer Institute: The Changing Environment for International Business in Europe

Deakin MBA students are eligible to participate in a short-term partner program travelling to Vallendar, Germany, where you will visit the European Central Bank or the German Central Bank, depending on which internship dates are selected. 

Students will study topics in:

  • European Integration
    Business in Eastern Europe
    Restructuring Companies in Transition Economies
    Innovation Strategies of European Companies
    European Marketing
    Environment of Mergers and Acquisitions: European Competition Policies

To find out more please contact us.

MBA Career Development Program

Our MBA Career Development Program has been designed to provide you with structured, dedicated career support as you progress through your MBA. From refining your career goals to navigating the recruitment process, we will empower you to manage and achieve your career advancement goals. 

Learn more about our MBA Career Development Program

Career opportunities

Previous Deakin MBA students have been employed in the following roles and organisations:

  • General Manager for Regional and Agribusiness Banking Queensland, Commonwealth Bank
  • Manager, Portfolio and Program Management Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
  • CEO, Transport Accident Commission
  • Principal Advisor, HSEC Training and Competency Development, Rio Tinto
  • General Manager, Program Management Office, Myer
  • Senior Manager, Consulting Retail and Consumer, PwC
  • Managing Director, Australia, Twitter
  • Global Marketing Manager, Glaxo Smith Kline
  • President, Asia–Pacific Region, FMC Corporation
  • Manager, Budget and Finance, United Nations
  • Managing Director, Gateway Grant Funeral Directors
  • Technology Program Manager, Orica.

Learn more about our prestigious MBA Alumni


Our MBA is internationally recognised and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development. EPAS is an international quality benchmark for business programs worldwide.

Deakin’s online MBA is ranked in the world’s Top 20 – and the best in Australia – by the prestigious international university ranking analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

The Deakin MBA is rated by QS for program strength, delivering an 'attractive and recognised program with a very high graduate employability rate'.

The Deakin MBA is rated 5 stars in both the QS rankings and GMAA MBA 5 Star Rankings.

Deakin Business School (DBS) is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only five per cent of business programs worldwide are AACSB accredited and DBS is one of only three in Victoria.

The Deakin MBA (Healthcare Management) is only one of three Victorian universities to receive accreditation from the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). With ACHSM professional recognition, offers candidates access to ACHSM resources and networks.

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What do our students and staff say?

Deakin's Master of Business Administration

Michael Jenkins, Luca Cella and Elizabeth Clancy – all Deakin MBA students – talk about the unique, flexible options and various subjects of our MBA.

Audacious Leadership

Staff and students talk about the unique Audacious Leadership Program, which is part of our MBA.

MBA communities

Top MBA Talent

Deakin First – for top MBA talent, hosted by Pundit Connect – is an exclusive community of top-tier consultants who are Deakin MBA students or graduates.

Find out more about Deakin First

Deakin MBA Alumni community

Since our MBA was first offered in 1981, the Deakin MBA Alumni Chapter has grown to over 6000 members across 130 countries. Our alumni connect through professional development and networking events and a variety of social media platforms.

Find out more about our MBA Alumni community

Why Deakin?

Best online MBA in Australia

Our online MBA program is ranked among the top 20 in the world – and the best in Australia – by prestigious university rankings organisation QS.

Excellent international rating

Deakin Business School achieved a maximum QS 5-Star rating for its MBA in the following categories: facilities, internationalization and diversity, teaching and student quality, and engagement and program strength.

The Deakin MBA has also received 5 stars in the latest GMAA 2016 MBA 5 Star Rankings.

World-class staff 

Our staff are internationally recognised experts in their fields. They're supported by real managers who work in real businesses every day. They specialise in  accounting, business process management, economics, finance, leadership, management, people managements, marketing and strategy.

Meet Deakin's MBA staff

Contact us

If you'd like to discuss the MBA with someone, you can email the MBA Course Director, Dr Steve Jaynes.

Email Dr Steve Jaynes

The Deakin MBA offered me the opportunity to transform my career and differentiate myself within a large multinational business. I learnt to successfully translate external business trends into internal organisational decision and actions, which has since led to my appointment into regional and global roles.



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