Master of Business Administration

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Master of Business Administration
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Length1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

2016: November (Trimester 3)

2017: March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
CRICOS course code035037J
Deakin course code M701

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.

Professional recognition

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

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Career opportunities

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.

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

 

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 *

MPE781Economics for Managers

MPM701/MPM701ABusiness Process Management ^

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

^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.

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

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

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.

Alternate exits

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

Workload

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.