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Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (International)

Course summary for local students

Award granted Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (International)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

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$23,700* - 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

CRICOS course code069121K
Deakin course code M631

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.

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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.

This is a fee-paying course.  Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees.  For more information about FEE-HELP go to deakin.edu.au/fees.

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.

* 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.


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.
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% or approved equivalent.

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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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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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Further study

M731 Master of Business Administration (International)


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