Master of International Business

Course summary for international students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Master of International Business
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Length1.5 years full time
Next available intakeMarch (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017$33,280 for 1 yr full-time AUD
CRICOS course code037927C
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
English language requirements

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

Deakin course code M723
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Extend your understanding of trade development, policy making and planning, to successfully develop international business strategies.

Global business and international trade are conducted in a growing and ever-changing environment. Deakin's Master of International Business is relevant across the spectrum of business and government, and is especially designed for executives directly engaged with international markets or seeking to maximise their overseas potential.

The course provides an integrated perspective by combining units on economic and financial management with those dealing with strategy, marketing, law and international relations.

You’ll develop technical knowledge and skills, political and cultural awareness and an international perspective to qualify you to take up a wide range of career opportunities.

This course is suitable for those involved in importing and exporting, line managers, government advisers, consultants, academics, marketing professionals and those with international interests. The international business environment is fundamental to the operation of all organisations.

As a graduate, you’ll excel in the global business environment – wherever your international careers takes you.

Fees and charges

The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

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.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Synthesise, integrate and apply expertise from a wide range of international business disciplines in an international context and creation of new knowledge through research activities.
Communication Apply and demonstrate advanced communication skills in a wide range of international business contexts.
Digital literacy Use research skills to interpret complex data, analyse the international business environment, and identify new business opportunities
Critical thinking Analyse, synthesize and apply knowledge across a number of disciplines to generate strategies for running an international business.
Problem solving Apply a range of techniques, including research and analysis skills, from economics, marketing, international trade, finance and management to create solutions to real-world and complex international business problems.
Self-management Reflect on and develop a high level of self-awareness and ability to work independently to develop confidence and knowledge to plan and manage personal career aspirations.
Teamwork Develop teamwork skills and facilitate a positive team environment by working with and learning from others on professional international business issues
Global citizenship Apply theoretical ideas to solve specific complex real world problems in international business.
  Approved by Faculty Board October 2014


Course rules

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

Course structure

Core units

MPE781Economics for Managers


MPT732/MPK732Marketing Management #

MPK736/MPT736International Marketing #

MPT735/MPM735International Business Management #

MPM703Business Strategy and Analysis

MPE707International Banking and Finance

MPE711Global Trade and Markets

#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.

Elective units

Plus 4 credit points of units from:

AIR728Global Political Economy

AIR742International Relations Theory

AIR747Contemporary International Politics

MIS712eBusiness Strategies

MIS771Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation

MLM703/MLT703Chinese Commercial Law #

MLM782Indian Law

MPR751/MPA751Financial Reporting and Analysis *

MPK704Sustainable Environmental Marketing

MPR722/MPM722Human Resource Management *


MPM778The Leadership Adventure



MPT738Audacious Leadership #


MWL702Business Practicum



MWL703Team Internship


Or any other unit with the approval of the Course Team Chair


#MPT/MLT code denotes study tour version of the unit.

*MPR code denotes residential version of the unit.

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 postgraduate English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

Minimum entry requirements

 - Bachelor degree in same discipline


 - Masters Qualifying Program (with previous qualifications in a related discipline)


 - Masters degree in related discipline


 - Graduate certificate in same discipline and 5 years relevant work experience


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.

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


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.