Master of Business Administration (International)

Course summary for local students

Year

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)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016Not applicable
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$26,000 - Full-fee paying place
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

CRICOS course code056889B
Deakin course code M751

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Learn how to manage and lead an organisation in an international context with one of Australia's premier business education programs.

This internationally-focused version of the MBA provides a business internship experience, and offers opportunities to participate in overseas study tours where academic study is integrated with visits to professional bodies in host countries. This enables you to develop a real appreciation of key aspects of business in a global environment.

For 30 years, the Deakin MBA has offered relevant skills, contemporary knowledge and real experience, while developing the business leaders of tomorrow.

Teamwork, sustainability, globalisation and social and regulatory responsibility are themes that run through the entire MBA program. The course has a strong focus on people, profit, and the environment, which means you’ll graduate with an understanding of the importance of ethical behaviour and sustainable decision-making.

Research, scholarship and industry engagement heavily inform the content of the course. This enables the course to always stay up to date with current and future business trends.

The Deakin MBA program is renowned for its learning opportunities based on experience and observation. Innovative teaching techniques include our intensive residential units where you can complete a unit in one week.

Deakin’s MBA(I) currently holds a 5-star rating from the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA).

Our MBA has been ranked the number 1 online MBA in Australia. Both campus and online modes of study incorporate Deakin's flexible learning model, using electronic conferencing, group-based project work and interaction, high quality course materials, overseas study programs and intensive residential schools.

Our MBA (International) is designed to be a stimulating study experience. You will be able to develop the analytical, creative, and interpersonal skills that are key to a successful career in business.

Fees and charges

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 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) indicative course fee shown in the table above 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 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.

Full-fee paying place

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 fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load being undertaken. The annual fee above is based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

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 information is provided as 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 fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu.au for more information about 2016 fees.

Study load

Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year, which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL. The annual fee displayed for this course is based on eight credit points.

Fee payment assistance

Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or full-fee paying place, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

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

To complete the Master of Business Administration (International), students must attain a total of 16 credit points, consisting of 12 credit points of core units and 4 credit points of elective units (which may include a specialisation). Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

Course structure

Core units

MPM731Business Communication for Managers

MPM732Critical Thinking for Managers

MIS770/MIS770AAnalytical Skills Foundations ^

MMH733Ethics for Managers

MPA702Financial Interpretation

MPM701/MPM701ABusiness Process Management ^

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers #

MPT735/MPM735International Business Management #

MPT732/MPK732Marketing Management #

MPE707International Banking and Finance

MPM703Business Strategy and Analysis

MWL701Business Internship Experience

#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

^MPM701A and MIS770A are Start Anytime units.

 

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 #

OR

MPM778The Leadership Adventure

 

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

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

Entry requirements - specific

Minimum entry requirements

-  Bachelor degree in any discipline with minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 65%

or

- Masters degree with a minimum WAM of 65%

or

- Graduate certificate in a related discipline with minimum WAM of 65% 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.

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 management.  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

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.

Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (International) (M531)
Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (International) (M631)