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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.

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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

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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.

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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.


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Course structure

Core units

MPA751/MPR751 Financial Reporting and Analysis (Residential)  *

MPT781/MPE781 Economics for Managers  #

MPM701 Business Process Management  

MPT753/MPF753 Finance  #

MPR706/MPM706 Strategic Management  *

MPR721/MPM721 Organisational Behaviour  *

MPT732/MPK732 Marketing Management  #

MPM790 MBA 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:

 

MPR709 Dispute 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

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Details of specialisations

Accounting (unit set code SP-M70114)

MPA701 Accounting  

MPA751/MPR751 Financial Reporting and Analysis (Residential)  *

 

plus 2 credit points of units from:

MAA703 Accounting for Management  

MAA716 Financial Accounting  

MPI701 Business Practicum  ^

MPI702 Applied 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:

MMK792 Arts Marketing  

MMM790 Arts Management  

MMM793 Managing Cultural Projects and Events  

MMM796 Managing Arts in Community Settings  

MMM799 Arts Fundraising and Sponsorship  

MPI701 Business Practicum  ^

MPI702 Applied Business Project  

 

^ 2 credit points

Business Analytics (SP-M70136)

MIS771 Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation  

MIS772 Predictive Analytics  

 

Plus two credit points of units from:

MIS761 Enterprise Information Management  

MIS775 Decision Modelling for Business Analytics  

MIS779 Decision Analytics in Practice  

MIS781 Business Intelligence  

Business Consulting (unit set code SP-M70133)

MPM715 Management and Organisational Consulting  

 

plus 3 credit points of units from:

MLM706 Corporate Governance  

MPA711 Corporate Governance and Ethics  

MPK701 Research Design and Analysis  

MPK711 Strategic Customer Service  

MPM701 Business Process Management  

MPM712 Managing Innovation  

MPR705 Entrepreneurship (Residential)  *

MIS798 Project Management  

MMH707 Managing Transitions and Change  
or

MPR707 Change Management (Residential)  *

MPI701 Business Practicum  ^

MPI702 Applied Business Project  

 

^ 2 credit points

*MPR code denotes Residential version of the unit

Corporate Governance (unit set code SP-M70121)

MLM706 Corporate Governance  

MPA711 Corporate Governance and Ethics  

MPR751/MPA751 Financial Reporting and Analysis  *

 

plus one unit from:

AIP777 Accountability and Corporate Social Responsibility  

MAA754 Enterprise Risk Management  

MPI701 Business Practicum  ^

MPI702 Applied Business Project  

MPR722/MPM722 Human Resource Management  *

 

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit

^ 2 credit points

eBusiness and Supply Chain Management (SP-M70137)

MIS712 eBusiness Strategies  

MIS713 Supply Chain Management and Logistics  

MIS731 Information Security and Governance  

MIS781 Business 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)

MPM704 Managing for Environmental Sustainability  

SLE721 Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development  

 

plus 2 credit points of units from:

AIP740 Public Policy Analysis  

AIP773 Governance and Accountability  

AIP748 Intergovernmental Relations  

AIP777 Accountability and Corporate Social Responsibility  

MPI701 Business Practicum  ^

MPI702 Applied Business Project  

SLE720 Risk Assessment and Control  

SLE725 Environmental 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:

MAA754 Enterprise Risk Management  

MAF702 Financial Markets  

MAF703 Applied Corporate Finance  

MAF704 Treasury and Risk Management  

MAF707 Investments and Portfolio Management  

 

MAF767 Treasury Dealing  

 

MPT753/MPF753 Finance  #

MPI701 Business Practicum  ^

MPI702 Applied 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:

MAF702 Financial Markets  

MAF707 Investments and Portfolio Management  

MAF708 Retirement Income Streams  

MAF709 Financial Planning Development  

MAF765 Financial Planning and Analysis  

MPI701 Business Practicum  ^

MPI702 Applied Business Project  

 

^ 2 credit points

Note: Students should consult with the Financial Planning Association or their website for professional recognition or RG146 and should check the ASIC website. 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:

HSH701 Principles and Practice of Public Health  

HSH702 Contemporary Health Issues and Policies  

HSH703 Health Promotion  

HSH739 International Perspectives on Health Policy and Planning  

MPI701 Business Practicum  ^

MPI702 Applied Business Project  

 

^ 2 credit points

Human Resource Management (unit set code SP-M70106)

MMH706 Advanced Human Resource Management  

MPR722/MPM722 Human Resource Management  *

 

plus 2 credit points of units from:

MMH709 Employment Relations for Organisational Effectiveness  

MPI701 Business Practicum  ^

MPI702 Applied Business Project  

MMH707 Managing Transitions and Change  
or

MPR707 Change 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)

MPM712 Managing Innovation  

 

plus 3 credit points of units from:

MPK711 Strategic Customer Service  

MPI701 Business Practicum  ^

MPI702 Applied Business Project  

MPM701 Business Process Management  

MPM715 Management and Organisational Consulting  

MPR705 Entrepreneurship (Residential)  

MPR707 Change Management (Residential)  

MIS798 Project Management  

SEB711 Managing and Developing Innovation  

SEB712 Managing Innovation  

SLE720 Risk Assessment and Control  

 

^ 2 credit points

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

MPS701 Principles of Risk Management and Insurance  

 

plus 3 credit points of units from:

MAA754 Enterprise Risk Management  

MPS703 Reinsurance  

MPS707 Life Risk  

MPS708 General 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:

 

ADS704 Community Development Theory and Practice A  

ADS705 Community Development Theory and Practice B  

ADS714 Gender and Development  

ADS715 Cross Cultural Communication and Practice  

ADS733 The Economic Development Record  

ADS734 Political Development Record  

 

International Trade and Business (unit set code SP-M70123)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MAA716 Financial Accounting  

MPE707 International Banking and Finance  

MPE711 Global Trade and Markets  

MPI701 Business Practicum  ^

MPI702 Applied Business Project  

MPT736/MPK736 International Marketing  #

MPT735/MPM735 International 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/MPR771 Principles of Leadership (Residential)  *

 

plus 3 credit points of units from:

MPM773 Contemporary Issues in Leadership  

MPR779 Management Communication (Residential)  *

MPR707 Change Management (Residential)  *

MPM772 The Social Construction of Leadership  

MPT774 The Leadership Retreat (Tour)  #

MPM778 The Leadership Adventure  #
or

MPT738 Audacious 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:

MMK733 Strategic Marketing  

MMK737 Online Marketing  

MPK701 Research Design and Analysis  

MPK712 Advertising and Consumer Behaviour  

MPT736/MPK736 International Marketing  #

MMK751 Services Marketing  

MPK711 Strategic Customer Service  

MPI701 Business Practicum  ^

MPI702 Applied Business Project  

MPT732/MPK732 Marketing 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)

MIS701 Business Requirements Analysis  

MIS798 Project Management  

 

Plus 2 credit points of units from:

MIS771 Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation  

MIS782 Business Value of Information  

MPR707 Change Management (Residential)  
or

MMH707 Managing Transitions and Change  

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

MMP713 Property and Real Estate Context  

 

Plus 3 credit points of units from:

MMP712 Rating and Statutory Valuation  

MMP722 Sustainable Construction Studies  

MMP742 Investment Valuation  

MMP721 Property and Real Estate Law and Practice  

MMP731 Management of Real Estate  

MMP732 Property Development  

MMP741 Property and Real Estate Valuation  

Public Management (unit set code SP-M70112)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

AIP740 Public Policy Analysis  

AIP773 Governance and Accountability  

AIP748 Intergovernmental Relations  

AIP781 Political Communication  

AIP784 Executive Government  

MPA711 Corporate Governance and Ethics  

MPI702 Applied Business Project  

Research Project (unit set code SP-M70129)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MPI701 Business Practicum  ^

MPK701 Research Design and Analysis  

MPP701 Research Project 1A  

MPP703 Research Project 2  ^

 

^2 credit points

Retail Management (unit set code SP-M70131)

MPM705 Retailing  

MPM716 Merchandise Management  

MPT732/MPK732 Marketing Management  #

 

plus 1 credit point from:

MLM790 Marketing Law  

MMK737 Online Marketing  

MPK711 Strategic Customer Service  

MPM712 Managing Innovation  

MPK712 Advertising and Consumer Behaviour  

MPM701 Business Process Management  

MPM715 Management and Organisational Consulting  

MPR721/MPM721 Organisational Behaviour  *

MPR722/MPM722 Human Resource Management  *

MIS713 Supply Chain Management and Logistics  

MPI701 Business Practicum  ^

MPI702 Applied 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/MPM706 Strategic Management  *

 

plus 3 credit points of units from:

MMH706 Advanced Human Resource Management  

MPM792 Operations Management  (B)

MPI701 Business Practicum  ^

MPI702 Applied Business Project  

MPR705 Entrepreneurship (Residential)  *

MMH707 Managing Transitions and Change  
or

MPR707 Change 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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