Master of Business Administration

Course summary for international students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of Business Administration
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Length1.5 years full time
Next available intake

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

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$36,000 AUD
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
CRICOS course code035037J
English language requirements

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

Deakin course code M701
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin's distinctive business administration course is one of Australia's premier business education programs.

For over 30 years, the Deakin MBA has been offering relevant skills, contemporary knowledge, and real experience, while developing the business leaders of tomorrow.

The Deakin MBA is rated 5 stars by QS and is internationally recognized and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development. Further, the online program is ranked in the Top 20 globally, and number 1 in Australia.

Our MBA is designed to meet your professional needs and to fit around your work, your family and your lifestyle. The Deakin MBA offers you the option to study on campus, in the Cloud (online) and through experiential delivery options.

Our teaching staff are experts in integrating theory into professional practice and in developing coursework that is current and relevant to today's workplace. By choosing the Deakin MBA you will enjoy professional academic support services including writing workshops, mentoring programs and seminars. 

Over 30 years of experience delivering an MBA program means we understand your needs, the needs of your current and prospective employers, and the importance of matching one to the other. Our program is not just about 'knowledge' and 'skills' - but also about networking, career enhancement, and professional development. Our active alumni and industry partners work with us inside and outside the classroom to ensure your learning is grounded in the everyday reality of business, and the issues it faces. 

The Deakin MBA will challenge you. It will capture your imagination and enthusiasm. It will be a lifelong benefit to your career and to your professional development.

Cloud (online) studies

Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.

However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.

In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International
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.

The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load being undertaken. The annual fee above is based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying. To find the credit point and EFTSL value of each unit, go to the Handbook Unit Search.

This 'Fee paying annual fee' is provided as a guide only. The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken.

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu.au for more information about 2016 fees.

Course rules

To complete the Master of Business Administration, students must attain a total of 12 credit points, consisting of 8 credit points of core units and 4 credit points of elective units and may include a specialisation. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

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Course structure

Core units

MPR751/MPA751Financial Reporting and Analysis *

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers ~

MPM701/MPM701ABusiness Process Management ^

MPT753/MPF753Finance ~

MPR706/MPM706Strategy Capstone *

MPR721/MPM721People Management *

MPT732/MPK732Marketing Management #

MPR771/MPM771Principles of Leadership *

*MPR code denotes residential version of the unit.

#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.

~ MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit. These tour units are not available from trimester 2 2016.

^MPM701A is a Start Anytime unit.

 

Elective Units

The remaining 4 credit points may be selected in one of the specialisations listed or students may choose any four postgraduate units.


Course Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge and apply research skills and theories to the evaluation of business issues.

Communication

Demonstrate expert cognitive and technical communication skills in delivering complex business information and recommendations

Digital Literacy

Select and use digital technologies to find, organise, analyse and disseminate complex business ideas.

Critical thinking

Apply critical analysis skills to evaluate complex ideas in an organisational environment.

Problem Solving

Apply problem solving skills to conceptualise, construct and recommend solutions for complex business issues.

Self-management

Demonstrate advanced skills to work and learn independently and to take responsibility for personal actions.

Teamwork

Demonstrate advanced team work skills in a wide range of learning and business contexts.

Global Citizenship

Demonstrate a critical understanding of global business issues.

Approved by Faculty Board October 2014

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 postgradaute English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

Minimum entry requirements^:

- Bachelor degree in any discipline and 3 years relevant work experience

or

- Masters degree in any discipline and 3 years relevant work experience

or

- Graduate certificate in a related discipline and 5 years relevant work experience

or

- Deakin Business and Law Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP) and 3 years relevant work experience

 

From Trimester 2 2016:

- Bachelor degree in any discipline and 3 years professional/managerial work experience

or

- Masters Qualifying Program and 3 years professional/managerial work experience

or

- Graduate Certificate in a related discipline and 5 years professional/managerial work experience

 

^All applicants must provide the following with their application:

  • current CV
  • current contact details of two referees who can be contacted concerning your work experience
  • a one page brief outlining why you believe that your work experience would be valued by your MBA peers

 

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.

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.

Credit for prior learning - specific

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

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

Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (M501)
Graduate Certificate of Corporate Management (M507)
Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (M601)