Master of Business Administration (International)
Course summary for local students
2017 course information
Master of Business Administration (International)
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||2 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 2017||Not applicable|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||$27,000 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
|CRICOS course code||056889B|
|Deakin course code||M751|
|Approval status||This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.|
|Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition||The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- Credit for prior learning - specific
- How to apply
- Alternate exits
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
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.
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 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.|
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.
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
|MPM731||Business Communication for Managers|
|MPM732||Critical Thinking for Managers|
|MIS770||Analytical Skills Foundations|
|MMH733||Ethics for Managers|
|MPM701/MPM701A||Business Process Management ^|
|MPE781||Economics for Managers|
|MPT735/MPM735||International Business Management #|
|MPT732/MPK732||Marketing Management #|
|MPE707||International Banking and Finance|
|MPM703||Business Strategy and Analysis|
|MWL701||Business Internship Experience|
#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit
^MPM701A is a Start Anytime unit.
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:
|MPK704||Sustainable Environmental Marketing|
|MPT738||Audacious Leadership #|
|MPM778||The Leadership Adventure|
or any other units with prior written approval of the Course Team Chair.
#MPT code denotes study tour 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 any discipline with minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 65%
- Masters degree with a minimum WAM of 65%
- 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 and how to apply for credit.
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
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.
|Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (International) (M531)|
|Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (International) (M631)|
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.