Master of Business Administration
Course summary for local students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Business Administration|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
2016: November (Trimester 3)
2017: March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017||Fees not currently displaying, please contact Student Central for further information.|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||Fees not currently displaying, please contact Student Central for further information.|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
|CRICOS course code||035037J|
|Deakin course code||M701|
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- Credit for prior learning - specific
- How to apply
- Alternate exits
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.
By choosing appropriate units within the Master of Business Administration, students may satisfy the professional recognition requirements of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA).
Fees and charges
The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold.
- If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
- If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.
In both cases, the ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
Deakin’s Master of Business Administration has a wide range of specialisations 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.
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.
Demonstrate expert cognitive and technical communication skills in delivering complex business information and recommendations
Select and use digital technologies to find, organise, analyse and disseminate complex business ideas.
Apply critical analysis skills to evaluate complex ideas in an organisational environment.
Apply problem solving skills to conceptualise, construct and recommend solutions for complex business issues.
Demonstrate advanced skills to work and learn independently and to take responsibility for personal actions.
Demonstrate advanced team work skills in a wide range of learning and business contexts.
Demonstrate a critical understanding of global business issues.
Approved by Faculty Board October 2014
To complete the Master of Business Administration, students must attain a total of 12 credit points, consisting of a zero credit point unit, 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.
Students are introduced to research tools and techniques in core units of the course where they learn analytic skills and the practical application of those skills in professional contexts. They must also complete advanced level units and a capstone unit that require them to integrate the skills learnt over their course of study and produce applied pieces of research with reference to prevailing literature.
Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.
- Arts and Cultural Management
- Business Analytics
- Business Consulting
- Corporate Governance
- eBusiness and Supply Chain Management
- Environmental Sustainability
- Financial Planning
- Health and Human Services Management
- Human Resource Management
- International and Community Development
- International Trade and Business
- Project Management
- Property and Real Estate
- Public Management
- Retail Management
- Strategy and Planning
# previously titled Leadership and Communication
|MBA070||International Experience and Career Strategy (0 credit point unit)|
Business Fundamentals and Context:
|MBA710||Business Process Management ^|
|MBR711/MBA711||Financial Reporting and Analysis *|
|MBA712||Economics for Managers|
Running the Organisation: Decision Making:
|MBT720/MBA720||Marketing Management +|
|MBR721/MBA721||People Management *|
Strategy and Value Creation:
|MBR730/MBA730||Principles of Leadership *|
|MBR731/MBA731||Strategy Capstone *|
* MBR code denotes residential version of the unit
^ Includes Start Anytime unit offering
+ MBT code denotes tour version of the unit
The remaining 4 credit points may be selected in one of the specialisations listed or students may choose any four postgraduate units.
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 Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
Minimum entry requirements^:
- Bachelor degree in any discipline and 3 years professional/managerial work experience
- 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
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 and how to apply for credit.
Credit for prior learning - specific
Credit for prior learning into the Master of Business Administration 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 at Deakin. There are negotiated credit arrangements for prior learning arrangements in place for CPA members.
How to apply
Applications for this course can be made directly through our Applicant Portal.
For more information on the application process, visit our Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
|Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (M501)|
|Graduate Certificate of Corporate Management (M507)|
|Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (M601)|
As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.