Master of Business Administration

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Master of Business Administration
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code035037J
Deakin course codeM701

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin's distinctive business administration course is one of Australia's premier business education programs.

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

The Deakin MBA is rated 5 stars by QS and is internationally recognized and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development. Further, the online program is ranked in the Top 20 globally, and number 1 in Australia.

Our MBA is designed to meet your professional needs and to fit around your work, your family and your lifestyle. The Deakin MBA offers you the option to study on campus, in the Cloud (online) and through experiential delivery options.

Our teaching staff are experts in integrating theory into professional practice and in developing coursework that is current and relevant to today's workplace. By choosing the Deakin MBA you will enjoy professional academic support services including writing workshops, mentoring programs and seminars. 

Over 30 years of experience delivering an MBA program means we understand your needs, the needs of your current and prospective employers, and the importance of matching one to the other. Our program is not just about 'knowledge' and 'skills' - but also about networking, career enhancement, and professional development. Our active alumni and industry partners work with us inside and outside the classroom to ensure your learning is grounded in the everyday reality of business, and the issues it faces. 

The Deakin MBA will challenge you. It will capture your imagination and enthusiasm. It will be a lifelong benefit to your career and to your professional development.

Indicative student 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.

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (M501)
Graduate Certificate of Corporate Management (M507)
Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (M601)

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge and apply research skills and theories to the evaluation of business issues.

Communication

Demonstrate expert cognitive and technical communication skills in delivering complex business information and recommendations

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 an organisational environment.

Problem Solving

Apply problem solving skills to conceptualise, construct and recommend solutions for complex business issues.

Self-management

Demonstrate advanced skills to work and learn independently and to take responsibility for personal actions.

Teamwork

Demonstrate advanced team work skills in a wide range of learning and business contexts.

Global Citizenship

Demonstrate a critical understanding of global business issues.

Approved by Faculty Board October 2014

 

Course rules

To complete the Master of Business Administration, students must attain a total of 12 credit points, consisting of 8 credit points of core units and 4 credit points of elective units and may include a specialisation.  Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.
Electives may be selected from an MBA specialisation or from any postgraduate units offered by the University, subject to eligibility.

Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

^ Offered to continuing students only

Course structure

Core units

MPR751/MPA751Financial Reporting and Analysis *

MPE781Economics for Managers

MPM701/MPM701ABusiness Process Management ^

MPF753Finance

MPR706/MPM706Strategy Capstone *

MPR721/MPM721People Management *

MPT732/MPK732Marketing Management #

MPR771/MPM771Principles of Leadership *

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit

#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

^MPM701A is a Start Anytime unit.

Elective Units

The remaining 4 credit points may be selected in one of the specialisations listed or students may choose any four postgraduate units.

Details of specialisations

Accounting

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70114


Units

MPA701Accounting

MAA703Accounting for Management

MAA716Financial Accounting

MPR751/MPA751Financial Reporting and Analysis *

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit


 

Arts and Cultural Management

Campuses

Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70102


Units

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MMK792Arts Marketing

MMM790Arts Management

MMM793Managing Cultural Projects and Events

MMM796Managing Arts in Community Settings

MMM799Arts Fundraising and Sponsorship


 

Business Analytics

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70136


Units

MIS771Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation

MIS772Predictive Analytics

Plus two credit points of units from:

MIS761Enterprise Information Management

MIS775Decision Modelling for Business Analytics

MIS779Decision Analytics in Practice

MIS781Business Intelligence


 

Business Consulting

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70133


Units

MPM715Management and Organisational Consulting

plus 3 credit points of units from:

MLM706Corporate Governance

MPK701Research Design and Analysis

MPM701/MPM701ABusiness Process Management ^

MPM712Managing Innovation

MPR705Entrepreneurship (Residential) *

MIS798Project Management

MPR707/MPM707Leading Change *

*MPR code denotes Residential version of the unit

^MPM701A is a Start Anytime unit.


 

Corporate Governance

Campuses

Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70121


Units

MLM706Corporate Governance

MMH733Ethics for Managers

plus two units from:

AIP777Accountability and Corporate Social Responsibility

MAA754Enterprise Risk Management

MAA763Governance and Fraud

MPR722/MPM722Human Resource Management *

*MPR code denotes residential version of the unit.


 

 

eBusiness and Supply Chain Management

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70137


Units

MIS712eBusiness Strategies

MIS713Supply Chain Management and Logistics

MIS731Information Security and Governance

MIS781Business Intelligence


 

Electronic Business

Unit set code

SP-M70120


Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.


 

Enterprise Security Management

Unit set code

SP-M701022


Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.


 

Enterprise Systems

Unit set code

SP-M70120


Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.


 

Environmental Sustainability

Campuses

Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70126


Units

MPK704Sustainable Environmental Marketing

SLE721Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development
 

plus 2 credit points of units from:

AIP740Public Policy Analysis

AIP773Governance and Accountability

AIP748Intergovernmental Relations

AIP777Accountability and Corporate Social Responsibility

SLE720Risk Assessment and Control

SLE725Environmental Management Systems

Or an alternative unit upon prior written approval of the Course Team Chair


 

Finance

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70115


Units

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MAA754Enterprise Risk Management

MAF702Financial Markets

MAF703Applied Corporate Finance

MAF704Treasury and Risk Management

MAF707Investments and Portfolio Management

MAF767Treasury Dealing

MPF753Finance


 

Financial Planning

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70116


Units

MAF765Financial Planning Fundamentals

MAF708Superannuation and Retirement Planning

plus 2 credit points of units from:

MAF702Financial Markets

MAF707Investments and Portfolio Management

MAF709Financial Planning Development

MAF714Managing Client Relationships

MAF715Estate Planning Strategies

MLC703Principles of Income Tax Law

Note: Students will be required to complete all eight units to satisfy the Financial Planning Association's approved degree requirement for entry into the CFP Certification Program.


 

Health and Human Services Management

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)


Unit set code

SP-M70128


Units

HSH701Principles and Practice of Public Health

HSH702Contemporary Health Issues and Policies

HSH703Health Promotion

HSH739International Perspectives on Health Policy and Planning


 

Human Resource Management

Campuses

Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70106


Units

MPR722/MPM722Human Resource Management *

MMH709Employment Relations for Organisational Effectiveness

MMH753Human Resource Management in the Global Context

MMH707Organisational Development and Change
or

MPR707Leading Change (Residential) *

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit


 

Information Systems Management

Unit set code

SP-M70119


Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.


 

Information Systems Project Management

Unit set code

SP-M70118


Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.


 

Innovation

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70107


Units

MPM712Managing Innovation

plus 3 credit points of units from:

MPM701/MPM701ABusiness Process Management ^

MPM715Management and Organisational Consulting

MPR705Entrepreneurship (Residential)

MIS798Project Management

SEB711Managing and Developing Innovation

SLE720Risk Assessment and Control

MMH707Organisational Development and Change

or

MPR707/MPM707Leading Change *

*MPR code denotes Residential version of the unit.

^MPM701A is a Start Anytime unit.


 

 

Insurance and Risk Management

Unit set code

SP-M701023


Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.


 

International and Community Development

Campuses

Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70132


Units

Select 4 credit points of units from:

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B

ADS714Gender and Development

ADS715Cross Cultural Communication and Practice

ADS733The Economic Development Record

ADS734Political Development Record


 

International Trade and Business

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70123


Units

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MAA716Financial Accounting

MPE707International Banking and Finance

MPE711Global Trade and Markets

MPT736/MPK736International Marketing #

MPT735/MPM735International Business Management #

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit


 

Law

Unit set code

SP-M70109


Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.


 

Leadership

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70110 ~


Units

MPM771/MPR771Principles of Leadership (Residential) *

plus 3 credit points of units from:

MPM773Contemporary Issues in Leadership

MPR779Leadership in the Real World *

MPM772An Act of Leadership

MPR774The Leadership Retreat *

MPM778The Leadership Adventure #

or

MPT738Audacious Leadership #

MMH707Organisational Development and Change

or

MPR707Leading Change (Residential) *

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit

~ Previously titled Leadership and Communication. Students who commenced this specialisation prior to 2013 please contact a student adviser to discuss unit selection.


 

Marketing

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70111


Units

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MMK751Services Marketing

MMK738Integrated Marketing Communication

MMK739Strategic Brand Management

MPK701Research Design and Analysis

MPK713Consumer Behaviour

MPT736/MPK736International Marketing #

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit


Project-Based Management

Unit set code

SP-M70122


Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.


 

Project Management

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70138


Units

MIS701Business Requirements Analysis

MIS798Project Management

Plus 2 credit points of units from:

MIS771Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation

MIS782Value of Information

MPR707Leading Change (Residential)

or

MMH707Organisational Development and Change


 

Property and Real Estate

Campuses

Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70134


Units

MMP713Property and Real Estate Context

Plus 3 credit points of units from:

MMP712Rating and Statutory Valuation

SRT722Sustainable Construction Studies *

MMP742Investment Valuation

MMP721Property and Real Estate Law and Practice

MMP731Management of Real Estate

MMP732Property Development

MMP741Property and Real Estate Valuation

*This unit was previously coded MMP722


 

Public Management

Campuses

Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70112


Units

Select 4 credit points of units from:

AIP740Public Policy Analysis

AIP773Governance and Accountability

AIP748Intergovernmental Relations

AIP781Political Communication

AIP784Executive Government


 

Research Project

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70129


Units

MPK701Research Design and Analysis

MPP701Research Project 1A

MPP703Research Project 2 ^

^2 credit points


 

Retail Management

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70131


Units

MPM705Retailing

MPM716Merchandise Management

MPT732/MPK732Marketing Management #

plus 1 credit point from:

MLM790Marketing Law

MMK737Online Marketing

MPM712Managing Innovation

MPM701/MPM701ABusiness Process Management ^

MPM715Management and Organisational Consulting

MPR721/MPM721People Management *

MPR722/MPM722Human Resource Management *

MIS713Supply Chain Management and Logistics

*MPR code denotes residential version of the unit 

#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

^MPM701A is a Start Anytime unit.


 

 

Risk Management

Unit set code

SP-M70127


Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.


 

Strategy and Planning

Campuses

Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70113


Units

MPR706/MPM706Strategy Capstone *

MPM792Operations Management

MPR705Entrepreneurship (Residential) *

MPR707/MPM707Leading Change *

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit


 

Supply Chain Management

Unit set code

SP-M70117


Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.