Master of Business Administration (International)

Course summary for local students

Year

2017 course information

Award granted

Master of Business Administration (International)

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

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

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
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

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/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 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.

 

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

MIS770Analytical Skills Foundations

MMH733Ethics for Managers

MPA702Financial Interpretation

MPM701/MPM701ABusiness Process Management ^

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 is a Start Anytime unit.

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

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

Check our Trimester 3 site to see if this course is having a Trimester 3 intake.

Applications for Trimester 3 are 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)

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.