Master of International Business

Course summary for international students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of International Business
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1.5 years full time
Next available intakeMarch (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$32,000 AUD
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
CRICOS course code037927C
IELTS Requirement

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

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 will extend your understanding of trade development, policy making and planning, and provides a framework to develop a successful international business strategy.

You will 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.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
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 fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

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 indicative and annual course fees provided are 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 fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email au for more information about 2016 fees.

Career opportunities

For graduates of this course, career opportunities exist in firms involved with export and import operations, as well as the finance and government sectors. As a graduate you will have the knowledge to work in the strategic planning and marketing areas of these firms as line managers, government advisers or private consultants.

Course rules

The Master of International Business requires completion of 12 credit points comprising 8 credit points of core units and 4 credit points of elective units.

Course structure

Core units

MPE781/MPT781Economics for Managers (Tour) #

MPF753/MPT753Finance #

MPK732/MPT732Marketing Management (Tour) #

MPK736/MPT736International Marketing #

MPM735/MPT735International Business Management (Tour) #

MPM703Business Strategy and Analysis

MPE707International Banking and Finance

MPE711Global Trade and Markets



Elective units

plus 4 credit points of units from:

AIR728Global Political Economy

AIR742International Relations Theory

AIR747Contemporary International Politics

ALC706Unit description is currently unavailable

MIS712eBusiness Strategies

MIS771Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation

MLM703/MLT703Chinese Commercial Law #

MLM740International Commercial Law

MLM782Indian Law

MPA751/MPR751Financial Reporting and Analysis (Residential) *

MPK704Sustainable Environmental Marketing

MPM722/MPR722Human Resource Management (Residential) *

MPM778The Leadership Adventure


MPT738Audacious Leadership #

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.

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.

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 English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

Standard Admission:
-  A 3 year bachelor's degree or AQF equivalent in a business discipline

Alternative Admission:

- A graduate certificate in a business discipline + 5 years minimum relevant work experience; or

- a master's degree in a business discipline; or

- A Deakin Business and Law Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP):

  • applicants must have successfully completed all four PQP units and achieved a minimum credit grade of 60 per cent for each discipline-based unit undertaken. To be eligible for admission to the Master of International Business, applicants must also have completed studies in a business related discipline at post secondary level.

Applicants  may be eligible for Credit for Prior Learning for appropriate units of completed postgraduate study.

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