Future students

Course search


Master of Information Technology/Master of Business Administration (International)

Course summary for international students

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

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2014$26,920* AUD
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
CRICOS course code060185M
IELTS Requirement

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Deakin course code D754
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Information Technology/Master of Business Administration (International) combines two of Deakin University's premier postgraduate courses to meet the emergent need for highly proficient managers in an information-technology driven business world. This combined degree provides a combination of theoretical and practical skills in both modern information technology and recent development of business administration, as well as covering the technical and theoretical essentials of these two areas, giving you the opportunity to apply this knowledge in practice, helping you to become a qualified professional in both information technology and business administration.  


Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
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.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

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.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2014, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2014 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 service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Back to top

Career opportunities

Solid theoretical groundings in both management and information technology practice couple with a significant compulsory professional practice experience will deliver graduates who are articulate, highly skilled and able to meet the future challenges of business. Students who complete the program are eligible to seek membership with Australian Computer Society at the professional level.

Back to top

Course rules

The course comprises a total of 16 credit points, which must include the following:


  • 3 credit points of IT core units;
  • one 4-credit point specialism from the Master of Information Technology;
  • 1 credit point of elective Information Technology units;
  • 8 credit points of Business Administration study comprising of 7 core units.

Back to top


Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.


There are four specialised streams:

Network Computing
Software Development
IT Security

IT Services

Back to top

Course structure

Information Technology component

Students complete 8 credit points as prescribed below:

SIT705 Research Methods for IT  

SIT764 Project Management  

SIT782 Practical Project  

5 credit points of elective units from the Master of Information Technology. Students must complete a 4 credit point specialism from the Master of Information Technology.

Business Administration (international component)

Students complete 8 credit points of Business Administration study comprising 7 core units and 1 unit selected from a group of three:

MPA702 Financial Interpretation  

MPE707 International Banking and Finance  

MPT781/MPE781 Economics for Managers  #

MPK732 Marketing Management  *

MPM701 Business Process Management  

MPM703 Business Strategy and Analysis  

MPM735/MPT735 International Business Management (Tour)  #


Plus 1 credit point of units from:

MPE711 Global Trade and Markets  

MPK701 Research Design and Analysis  

MPM722/MPR722 Human Resource Management (Residential)  *#


* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

Back to top

Specific Course Information

Students may choose to exit the Master of Information Technology/Master of Business Administration (International) early with either a Master of Business Administration (International) or Master of Information Technology. Subject to meeting the appropriate course rules, students may also elect to exit early into one of the Graduate Diplomas or Graduate Certificates that are approved exit points from these courses.

Equipment requirements

Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection. Information about the hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Information Technology's website www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/it, or by telephone 03 9244 6699.

Back to top

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers entry to postgraduate courses through a number of categories.
In all categories of entry, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.

Back to top

Entry requirements - specific

For entry to this course applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree equivalent to at least 3 years of tertiary study in an information technology or related discipline (a grade point average of 65% or more in the undergraduate degree will be required).

Back to top

Selection criteria

All applicants must have evidence of completion of an undergraduate degree in English or an English language test that meets the current University requirements.

Back to top

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

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

Back to top

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

Back to top

Further study

Students who have completed the Master of Information Technology/Master of Business Administration (International) may continue on to undertake Higher Degree by Research study.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

8th June 2007