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Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (International)

Course summary for international students

Award granted Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (International)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

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

Indicative annual fee 2015$29,800 AUD
CRICOS course code069121K
IELTS Requirement

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Deakin course code M631
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
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Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (International) will equip business managers, particularly those operating in an international context, with the capability to deal with all aspects of an organisation's management.  

You will study a broad range of topics relating to all aspects of organisational management and the development of creative, analytical and interpersonal capabilities crucial to business leadership.

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 2015, 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 2015 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.

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Career opportunities

Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (International) has a range of elective units to help you progress your career in all areas of business from administration to business strategy. As a graduate you may find employment in areas such as financial planning, corporate governance, human resource management, marketing and a range of other areas.

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Course rules

This course requires completion of 8 credit points of study comprising 5 credit points of core units and 3 credit points of elective units chosen from a specified list.

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Course structure

Core Units

MPA702 Financial Interpretation  

MPT781/MPE781 Economics for Managers  ^

MPM703 Business Strategy and Analysis  

MPT732/MPK732 Marketing Management  ^


Elective Units

Plus one of the following units:

MPE707 International Banking and Finance  

MPM701 Business Process Management  

MPF753/MPT753 Finance  ^

MPT735/MPM735 International Business Management  ^


Plus 3 credit points of units not previously studied from:

AIR747 Contemporary International Politics  

ALC706 Culture, Communication and Globalisation: Critical Practices in/and Local Cultures  

MAF702 Financial Markets  

MAF703 Applied Corporate Finance  

MAF707 Investments and Portfolio Management  

MLC771 Law for Managers  

MLM703 Chinese Commercial Law  

MLM706 Corporate Governance  

MLM721 International Competition Law and Policy  

MLM740 International Commercial Law  

MLM785 International Law  

MMH706 Advanced Human Resource Management  

MMH707 Managing Transitions and Change  

MMH709 Employment Relations for Organisational Effectiveness  

MMK733 Strategic Marketing  

MMK737 Online Marketing  

MPA711 Corporate Governance and Ethics  

MPE707 International Banking and Finance  

MPE711 Global Trade and Markets  

MPK701 Research Design and Analysis  

MPK711 Strategic Customer Service  

MPK712 Advertising and Consumer Behaviour  

MPT736/MPK736 International Marketing  ^

MPM701 Business Process Management  

MPM705 Retailing  

MPR705 Entrepreneurship (Residential)  

MPR707 Change Management (Residential)  

MIS712 eBusiness Strategies  

MIS713 Supply Chain Management and Logistics  

MPT735/MPM735 International Business Management  ^

MPR722/MPM722 Human Resource Management  *


* MPR code denotes residential version of the 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. 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.

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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% or approved equivalent.


IELTS / English language requirements


Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

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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.

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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

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Further study

M731 Master of Business Administration (International)


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