Master of Business Administration (International)

Course summary for international students


2016 course information

Award granted

Master of Business Administration (International)

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

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

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$33,000 AUD
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
CRICOS course code056889B
IELTS Requirement

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

Deakin course code M751
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin's Master of Business Administration (International) is designed to give high-performing students an opportunity to gain industry experience as part of a world-class MBA.

The course is available to applicants who may not have had experience as a business manager.  It includes an optional business practicum project unit, which is completed in an operating business environment to equip you with valuable practical managerial expertise.

High achieving students are able to move directly from their undergraduate degree to postgraduate MBA studies, saving time and money.

The course also features a research project option, which can allow you to conduct research into specific organisational issues, and may allow you to articulate into a research degree.  Emphasis will be placed on issues associated with international business management.

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

Deakin’s Master of Business Administration (International) has a 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 rules

The degree requires completion of 16 credit points comprising 12 credit points of core units plus 4 credit points of elective units from a specified list (students may choose other units with prior written approval of the Course Team Chair). The 4 credit points of elective units may form one of the specialisations listed below, or students may choose these units from the range of specialisations including the general elective units.  Students must complete at least four credit points of units from the core at Deakin.

Students may choose to exit the MBA (International) early with either a Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (International) or a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (International).


Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

Business Consulting

eBusiness and Supply Chain Management


Human Resource Management

International Business


Project Management


Retail Management

Social Media and Mobile Strategies

Course structure

Core units

MPM731Business Communication for Managers

MPM732Critical Thinking for Managers

MIS770Analytical Skills for Managers

MMH733Ethics for Managers

MPA702Financial Interpretation

MPM701Business Process Management

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers #

MPT735/MPM735International Business Management #

MPT732/MPK732Marketing Management #

MPE707International Banking and Finance

MPM703Business Strategy and Analysis

MWL701Business Internship Experience

Elective units

The 4 credit points of elective units may form one of the specialisations listed above, or students may choose these units from the range of specialisations or the general elective units listed below.

MLM782Indian Law

MPK704Sustainable Environmental Marketing

MPM792Operations Management

MPT738Audacious Leadership #


MPM778The Leadership Adventure

or any other units with prior written approval of the Course Team Chair.

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a contemporary body of knowledge and apply research skills and theories to the evaluation of complex business issues in a global context.
Communication Demonstrate advanced communication skills and intercultural understanding in a diverse range of business and management contexts.
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 business and international contexts.
Problem solving Apply problem solving skills to conceptualise, construct and recommend solutions for complex business issues facing local and international organisations.
Self-management Work and learn independently and take responsibility for personal and professional actions.
Teamwork Demonstrate advanced team work skills in diverse organisational contexts.
Global citizenship Analyse and interpret the impact of ethics, culture and internationalisation on contemporary business.

Approved by Faculty Board October 2014.

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, with a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 65% or approved equivalent

Alternative Admission:

- A masters degree with a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 65% or approved equivalent; or

- a graduate certificate in a cognate area with a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 65% or approved equivalent + 5 years minimum relevant work experience; or

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

  • applicants must have successfully completed all four PQP units with an average mark of 65 per cent and a minimum credit grade (60 per cent) in each discipline-based unit undertaken.

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.

Credit for prior learning - specific

Credit for prior learning into the Master of Business Administration (International) may be granted to students who have successfully completed appropriate postgraduate studies in managment.  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

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