Master of International Business

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Master of International Business
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)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017Not applicable
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017$26,000 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
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 code037927C
Deakin course code M723
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

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 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.

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 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

MPF753Finance

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

 

OR

MPT738Audacious Leadership #

 

MWL702Business Practicum

 

OR

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.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Minimum entry requirements
 -  Bachelor degree in a related discipline

or

 - Masters degree in related discipline

or

 - Graduate Certificate in a related discipline and 5 years relevant work experience

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.

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.

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.