Master of International Business

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Master of International Business
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
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.

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.

Fees and charges

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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


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

MPE781Economics for Managers


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.

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



MPT738Audacious Leadership #


MWL702Business Practicum



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.