Master of International Business

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of International Business
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code037927C
Deakin course codeM723

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Extend your understanding of trade development, policy making and planning, to successfully develop international business strategies.

Global business and international trade are conducted in a growing and ever-changing environment. Deakin's Master of International Business is relevant across the spectrum of business and government, and is especially designed for executives directly engaged with international markets or seeking to maximise their overseas potential.

The course provides an integrated perspective by combining units on economic and financial management with those dealing with strategy, marketing, law and international relations.

You’ll develop technical knowledge and skills, political and cultural awareness and an international perspective to qualify you to take up a wide range of career opportunities.

This course is suitable for those involved in importing and exporting, line managers, government advisers, consultants, academics, marketing professionals and those with international interests. The international business environment is fundamental to the operation of all organisations.

As a graduate, you’ll excel in the global business environment – wherever your international careers takes you.

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of International Business (M572)
Graduate Diploma of International Business (M651)

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Synthesise, integrate and apply expertise from a wide range of international business disciplines in an international context and creation of new knowledge through research activities.
Communication Apply and demonstrate advanced communication skills in a wide range of international business contexts.
Digital literacy Use research skills to interpret complex data, analyse the international business environment, and identify new business opportunities
Critical thinking Analyse, synthesize and apply knowledge across a number of disciplines to generate strategies for running an international business.
Problem solving Apply a range of techniques, including research and analysis skills, from economics, marketing, international trade, finance and management to create solutions to real-world and complex international business problems.
Self-management Reflect on and develop a high level of self-awareness and ability to work independently to develop confidence and knowledge to plan and manage personal career aspirations.
Teamwork Develop teamwork skills and facilitate a positive team environment by working with and learning from others on professional international business issues
Global citizenship Apply theoretical ideas to solve specific complex real world problems in international business.
  Approved by Faculty Board October 2014

Fees and charges

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicable$25,000$32,000

The rates shown are based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Course rules

To complete the Master of International Business, students must complete a total of 12 credit points, consisting of 8 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.

Course structure

Core units

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers ^

MPT753/MPF753Finance ^

MPT732/MPK732Marketing Management #

MPK736/MPT736International Marketing #

MPT735/MPM735International Business Management #

MPM703Business Strategy and Analysis

MPE707International Banking and Finance

MPE711Global Trade and Markets

#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.

^MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit. Thee units are not available from trimester 2 2016.

Elective units

Plus 4 credit points of units from:

AIR728Global Political Economy

AIR742International Relations Theory

AIR747Contemporary International Politics

MIS712eBusiness Strategies

MIS771Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation

MLM703/MLT703Chinese Commercial Law #

MLM782Indian Law

MPR751/MPA751Financial Reporting and Analysis *

MPK704Sustainable Environmental Marketing

MPR722/MPM722Human Resource Management *

 

MPM778The Leadership Adventure

 

OR

MPT738Audacious Leadership #

 

MWL702Business Practicum

 

OR

MWL703Team Internship

 

Or any other unit with the approval of the Course Team Chair

 

#MPT/MLT code denotes study tour version of the unit.

*MPR code denotes residential version of the unit.