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Master of Business Administration (International)/Master of Commerce

Course summary for local students

Award granted Master of Business Administration (International) / Master of Commerce
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

Indicative annual fee 2014$23,000* - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Postgraduate Student Administration
Faculty of Business and Law
Tel 03 5227 3447 Waterfront (Geelong)
Tel 03 9244 5043 Burwood (Melbourne)
Tel 1800 624 316 Customer Service
postgrad-enquiries@deakin.edu.au

CRICOS course code057659G
Deakin course code D708

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The MBA (International) aims to develop business managers, particularly business managers operating in an international context, with the capabilities of dealing with all aspects of an organisation’s management. The MCom is a discipline-based degree designed as an intensive first business qualification for graduates of any discipline. The combined course will enable students to undertake postgraduate coursework study across a greater range of units and disciplines than is possible in a single course, thereby enhancing their knowledge and understanding of business.

Professional recognition

By choosing appropriate units within the MCom, students may work towards the professional recognition requirements of CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), the Institute of Public Accountants, the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA), the Australian Computer Society (ACS) or the training requirements governed by the Australian and Securities Investment Commission (ASIC) under Policy Statement 146 (PS 146). Students however may not be able to take all required units within the normal units required to complete the combined course.

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Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

*Indicative course fees should be used as a guide only. Deakin University assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. The indicative course fee is an estimate based on a typical enrolment a student may have for their first year of study in 2014 for their course. The indicative course fee is based on historical first year enrolments within the course, reflecting the discipline cluster of the units which may be studied within the course. The actual fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen. The cost of each unit can be viewed from the Unit Search. Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services.

Career opportunities

The Master of Commerce is designed as an intensive first business qualification for graduates of any discipline thereby expanding the areas of qualifications for graduates and though its wide choice of elective units is relevant to those seeking jobs in all areas of business whereas the Master of Business (International) is oriented towards business operations in a global context. As such this course will appeal to students who seek to pursue a career in an international environment. It is an ideal qualification for students wishing to be involved with national and multinational corporations, governments and/or agencies that operate cross nationally and provides a foundation in all areas of international business operations including Banking, Finance, Marketing, Economics, Strategy and Human Resources Management giving graduates considerable scope for employment in today's global business environment.

Students have a limited choice in undertaking some specialisations available within the Master of Commerce.

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Course rules

The MBA (International)/MCom comprises 16 credit points of study consisting of 9 credit points of core units, 2 credit points of units from a specified list of three units, 3 credit points of units not previously studied from the MBA(International), plus 2 credit points of units not previously studied from the MCom (choice of units must form a Master of Commerce specialisation).  Students must complete at least four credit points of units from the core of the Master of Business Administration (International) at Deakin.

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Course structure

Core units

MPA701 Accounting  

MPA702 Financial Interpretation  

MPE707 International Banking and Finance  

MPT781/MPE781 Economics for Managers  #

MPT753/MPF753 Finance  #

MPM701 Business Process Management  

MPM703 Business Strategy and Analysis  

MPT735/MPM735 International Business Management  #

MPT732/MPK732 Marketing Management  #

 

Elective units
2 credit points of units from:

MPE711 Global Trade and Markets  

MPK701 Research Design and Analysis  

MPR722/MPM722 Human Resource Management  *

 


Plus 3 credit points not previously studied from the Master of Business Administration (International ).
Plus two credit points not previously studied from the Master of Commerce.
(Note: Choice of units must form a specialisation in the Master of Commerce.)


* MPR code denotes residential version of unit.

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.

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Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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Entry requirements - specific

Completion of a tertiary program equivalent to not less than 3 years of full-time study at a university or other approved educational institution -normally requires weighted average mark (WAM) of 65%.

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Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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Credit for prior learning - specific

Credit for prior learning into the Master of Business Administration (International) may be granted to students who have successfully completed appropriate postgraduate studies in management.  Students must complete at least four credit points of units from the core of the Master of Business Administration (International) at Deakin.  There are negotiated credit arrangements for prior learning arrangements in place for CPA members.

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How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

 

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