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

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 will extend your understanding of trade development, policy making and planning, and provides a framework to develop a successful international business strategy.

You will 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.

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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

The Master of International Business requires completion of 12 credit points comprising 8 credit points of core units and 4 credit points of elective units.

Course structure

Core units

MPE781/MPT781Economics for Managers (Tour) #

MPF753/MPT753Finance #

MPK732/MPT732Marketing Management (Tour) #

MPK736/MPT736International Marketing #

MPM735/MPT735International Business Management (Tour) #

MPM703Business Strategy and Analysis

MPE707International Banking and Finance

MPE711Global Trade and Markets



Elective units

plus 4 credit points of units from:

AIR728Global Political Economy

AIR742International Relations Theory

AIR747Contemporary International Politics

ALC706Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS712eBusiness Strategies

MIS771Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation

MLM703/MLT703Chinese Commercial Law #

MLM740International Commercial Law

MLM782Indian Law

MPA751/MPR751Financial Reporting and Analysis (Residential) *

MPK704Sustainable Environmental Marketing

MPM722/MPR722Human Resource Management (Residential) *

MPM778The Leadership Adventure


MPT738Audacious Leadership #

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.