Master of International Business
Course summary for local students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Master of International Business|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016||Not applicable|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$25,000 - Full-fee paying place|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|CRICOS course code||037927C|
|Deakin course code||M723|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Key dates
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
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.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.
The current Federal Government has proposed a number of major reforms for the higher education sector (see the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014), including fee deregulation in respect of domestic student fees. This legislation may be reintroduced to the parliament in the latter half of 2015 and if passed, will impact on the CSP and FFP course fees applicable in 2016.
* Therefore, the indicative annual course fee shown is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The 2016 CSP and FFP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search. Should a change in Government policy affect the cost of units offered, the website will be updated as soon as possible.
Full fee paying (FFP)
A full fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course.
Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
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.
Fee information for all domestic students
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 firstname.lastname@example.org au for more information about 2016 fees.
Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or FFP, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.
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.
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.
|MPT781/MPE781||Economics for Managers #|
|MPT732/MPK732||Marketing Management #|
|MPK736/MPT736||International Marketing #|
|MPT735/MPM735||International Business Management #|
|MPM703||Business Strategy and Analysis|
|MPE707||International Banking and Finance|
|MPE711||Global Trade and Markets|
#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.
Plus 4 credit points of units from:
|AIR728||Global Political Economy|
|AIR742||International Relations Theory|
|AIR747||Contemporary International Politics|
|MIS771||Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation|
|MLM703/MLT703||Chinese Commercial Law #|
|MPR751/MPA751||Financial Reporting and Analysis *|
|MPK704||Sustainable Environmental Marketing|
|MPR722/MPM722||Human Resource Management *|
|MPM778||The Leadership Adventure|
|MPT738||Audacious 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.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
Minimum entry requirements:
- Bachelor degree in same discipline
- Masters degree in a related discipline
- Graduate Certificate in same discipline and 5 years relevant work experience
Applicants may be eligible for Credit for Prior Learning for appropriate units of completed postgraduate study.
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.
How to apply
Some courses are available in Trimester 2 and 3 2016. Check our Midyear entry and Trimester 3 pages to see if direct applications are open for this course.
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.