Master of Business Administration

Course summary for current students

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

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin's distinctive MBA is one of Australia's premier business education programs.  For 30 years, the Deakin MBA has been offering relevant skills, contemporary knowledge and real experience, while developing the business leaders of tomorrow.

Coherent themes of teamwork, sustainability, globalisation and social and regulatory responsibility run through the entire MBA program.  The focus is on profit with principles, which means graduates understand the importance of ethical behaviour and sustainable decision-making.  The program content is informed by research, scholarship and industry engagement.

Real learning experiences
The Deakin MBA program is renowned for its experiential learning opportunities.  Innovative teaching techniques include our intensive Residential Units where you can complete a unit in one week.  You can also choose to enrich your degree with study tours offered in Australia, China, Europe, India and the United States.

The Deakin MBA can be undertaken full-time or part-time and in any combination of Cloud (online) mode, Campus mode, residential and overseas study modes. Whatever you choose, the Deakin MBA is designed to be a stimulating and satisfying study experience.

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

The MBA requires completion of 12 credit points comprising 8 credit points of core units and 4 credit points of elective units and may include one specialisation. The four elective units may be selected in one specialisation as listed, or students may choose any 4 credit points from the range of specialisations. Students must complete at least four credit points of units from the core at Deakin.

Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

Accounting
Arts and Entertainment Management

Business Analytics

Business Consulting
Corporate Governance

eBusiness and Supply Chain Management

Electronic Business  ^
Enterprise Security Management ^

Enterprise Systems  ^
Environmental Sustainability

Finance
Financial Planning
Health and Human Services Management
Human Resource Management
Information Systems Management ^
Information Systems Project Management ^
Innovation
Insurance and Risk Management

International and Community Development
International Trade and Business

Law ^

Leadership
Marketing
Project-Based Management ^

Project Management

Property and Real Estate

Public Management

Research Project

Retail Management

Risk Management ^
Strategy and Planning
Supply Chain Management ^

^ offered to continuing students only.

Course structure

Core units

MPA751/MPR751Financial Reporting and Analysis (Residential) *

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers #

MPM701Business Process Management

MPT753/MPF753Finance #

MPR706/MPM706Strategic Management *

MPR721/MPM721Organisational Behaviour *

MPT732/MPK732Marketing Management #

MPM790MBA Capstone

Elective units

The remaining 4 credit points may be selected in one specialisation as listed or students may choose any units from the range of specialisations including the general elective unit listed below:

MPR709Dispute Management *

Students may choose an alternative unit with prior written approval of the Course Team Chair.

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit
#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

Details of specialisations

Accounting (unit set code SP-M70114)

MPA701Accounting

MPA751/MPR751Financial Reporting and Analysis (Residential) *

plus 2 credit points of units from:

MAA703Accounting for Management

MAA716Financial Accounting

MPI701Business Practicum ^

MPI702Applied Business Project

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit

^ 2 credit points

Arts and Entertainment Management (unit set code SP-M70102)

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

MPI701Business Practicum ^

MPI702Applied Business Project

^ 2 credit points

Business Analytics (SP-M70136)

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 (unit set code SP-M70133)

MPM715Management and Organisational Consulting

plus 3 credit points of units from:

MLM706Corporate Governance

MPA711Corporate Governance and Ethics

MPK701Research Design and Analysis

MPK711Strategic Customer Service

MPM701Business Process Management

MPM712Managing Innovation

MPR705Entrepreneurship (Residential) *

MIS798Project Management

MMH707Managing Transitions and Change
or

MPR707Change Management (Residential) *

MPI701Business Practicum ^

MPI702Applied Business Project

^ 2 credit points

*MPR code denotes Residential version of the unit

Corporate Governance (unit set code SP-M70121)

MLM706Corporate Governance

MPA711Corporate Governance and Ethics

MPR751/MPA751Financial Reporting and Analysis *

plus one unit from:

AIP777Accountability and Corporate Social Responsibility

MAA754Enterprise Risk Management

MPI701Business Practicum ^

MPI702Applied Business Project

MPR722/MPM722Human Resource Management *

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit

^ 2 credit points

eBusiness and Supply Chain Management (SP-M70137)

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 (unit set code SP-M70126)

MPM704Managing for Environmental Sustainability

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

MPI701Business Practicum ^

MPI702Applied Business Project

SLE720Risk Assessment and Control

SLE725Environmental Management Systems

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

^ 2 credit points

Finance (unit set code SP-M70115)

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

MPT753/MPF753Finance #

MPI701Business Practicum ^

MPI702Applied Business Project

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

^ 2 credit points

Financial Planning (unit set code SP-M70116)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MAF702Financial Markets

MAF707Investments and Portfolio Management

MAF708Retirement Income Streams

MAF709Financial Planning Development

MAF765Financial Planning and Analysis

MPI701Business Practicum ^

MPI702Applied Business Project

^ 2 credit points

 Note: Students should consult with the Financial Planning Association or their website for professional recognition. Students seeking professional recognition may be required to undertake an additional unit.

Health and Human Services Management (unit set code SP-M70128)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

HSH701Principles and Practice of Public Health

HSH702Contemporary Health Issues and Policies

HSH703Health Promotion

HSH739International Perspectives on Health Policy and Planning

MPI701Business Practicum ^

MPI702Applied Business Project

^ 2 credit points

Human Resource Management (unit set code SP-M70106)

MMH706Advanced Human Resource Management

MPR722/MPM722Human Resource Management *

plus 2 credit points of units from:

MMH709Employment Relations for Organisational Effectiveness

MPI701Business Practicum ^

MPI702Applied Business Project

MMH707Managing Transitions and Change
or

MPR707Change Management (Residential) *

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit

^ 2 credit points

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 (unit set code SP-M70107)

MPM712Managing Innovation

plus 3 credit points of units from:

MPK711Strategic Customer Service

MPI701Business Practicum ^

MPI702Applied Business Project

MPM701Business Process Management

MPM715Management and Organisational Consulting

MPR705Entrepreneurship (Residential)

MPR707Change Management (Residential)

MIS798Project Management

SEB711Managing and Developing Innovation

SEB712Managing Innovation

SLE720Risk Assessment and Control

^ 2 credit points

Insurance and Risk Management (unit set code SP-M701023)

MPS701Principles of Risk Management and Insurance

plus 3 credit points of units from:

MAA754Enterprise Risk Management

MPS703Reinsurance

MPS707Life Risk

MPS708General Insurance

Students who commenced the Insurance specialisation prior to 2012 should discuss unit selections with their enrolment officer.

International and Community Development (unit set code SP-M70132)

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 (unit set code SP-M70123)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MAA716Financial Accounting

MPE707International Banking and Finance

MPE711Global Trade and Markets

MPI701Business Practicum ^

MPI702Applied Business Project

MPT736/MPK736International Marketing #

MPT735/MPM735International Business Management #

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

^ 2 credit points

Law (unit set code SP-M70109)

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

Leadership (unit set code SP-M70110) ~

MPM771/MPR771Principles of Leadership (Residential) *

plus 3 credit points of units from:

MPM773Contemporary Issues in Leadership

MPR779Management Communication (Residential) *

MPR707Change Management (Residential) *

MPM772An Act of Leadership

MPT774The Leadership Retreat (Tour) #

MPM778The Leadership Adventure #
or

MPT738Audacious Leadership #

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit

^ 2 credit points

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

Marketing (unit set code SP-M70111)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MMK733Strategic Marketing

MMK737Online Marketing

MPK701Research Design and Analysis

MPK712Advertising and Consumer Behaviour

MPT736/MPK736International Marketing #

MMK751Services Marketing

MPK711Strategic Customer Service

MPI701Business Practicum ^

MPI702Applied Business Project

MPT732/MPK732Marketing Management #

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

^ 2 credit points

Project-Based Management (unit set code SP-M70122)

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

Project Management (unit set code SP-M70138)

MIS701Business Requirements Analysis

MIS798Project Management

Plus 2 credit points of units from:

MIS771Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation

MIS782Business Value of Information

MPR707Change Management (Residential)
or

MMH707Managing Transitions and Change

Property and Real Estate (unit set code SP-M70134)

MMP713Property and Real Estate Context

Plus 3 credit points of units from:

MMP712Rating and Statutory Valuation

MMP722Sustainable Construction Studies

MMP742Investment Valuation

MMP721Property and Real Estate Law and Practice

MMP731Management of Real Estate

MMP732Property Development

MMP741Property and Real Estate Valuation

Public Management (unit set code SP-M70112)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

AIP740Public Policy Analysis

AIP773Governance and Accountability

AIP748Intergovernmental Relations

AIP781Political Communication

AIP784Executive Government

MPA711Corporate Governance and Ethics

MPI702Applied Business Project

Research Project (unit set code SP-M70129)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MPI701Business Practicum ^

MPK701Research Design and Analysis

MPP701Research Project 1A

MPP703Research Project 2 ^

^2 credit points

Retail Management (unit set code SP-M70131)

MPM705Retailing

MPM716Merchandise Management

MPT732/MPK732Marketing Management #

plus 1 credit point from:

MLM790Marketing Law

MMK737Online Marketing

MPK711Strategic Customer Service

MPM712Managing Innovation

MPK712Advertising and Consumer Behaviour

MPM701Business Process Management

MPM715Management and Organisational Consulting

MPR721/MPM721Organisational Behaviour *

MPR722/MPM722Human Resource Management *

MIS713Supply Chain Management and Logistics

MPI701Business Practicum ^

MPI702Applied Business Project

^ 2 credit points

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit
# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

Risk Management (unit set code SP-M70127)

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

Strategy and Planning (unit set code SP-M70113)

MPR706/MPM706Strategic Management *

plus 3 credit points of units from:

MMH706Advanced Human Resource Management

MPM792Operations Management (B)

MPI701Business Practicum ^

MPI702Applied Business Project

MPR705Entrepreneurship (Residential) *

MMH707Managing Transitions and Change
or

MPR707Change Management (Residential) *

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit

^ 2 credit points

Supply Chain Management (unit set code SP-M70117)

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

 

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