International business

Business and international trade is conducted in a growing and ever-changing global environment. Deakin provides you with the skills, expertise and knowledge you need to excel in a variety of areas.

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David Blight
Master of International Business 2013
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Master of International Business

The Master of International Business provides an integrated perspective by combining units on economic and financial management with those dealing with strategy, marketing, law and international relations. Core units are complemented by a choice of electives spanning a wide range of areas that are relevant to international business. As a graduate, you will have developed the skills to manage in the global business environment wherever your international career takes you.

International business is also available as a specialisation in a number of postgraduate business degrees.

Please note: Course lengths may vary in response to requirements under the Australian Qualifications Framework. Applicants should refer to the handbook for the latest information.


Undergraduate study

At undergraduate level, international business is offered as a major in the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Systems. An understanding of the international business environment can turn a small business into a global giant. International business  allows you to develop the skills involved in the analysis of international markets, plus the personal skills and attitudes required to successfully engage in international business. The major includes units with an international focus drawn from a wide range of business disciplines.

Postgraduate degrees
Graduate Certificate of International BusinessCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Graduate Diploma of International BusinessCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Business AdministrationCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Business Administration (International)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Business Administration (International)/Master of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Business Administration (International)/Master of Information SystemsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Business Administration (International)/Master of International FinanceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Business Administration (International)/Master of Professional AccountingCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of International BusinessCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Arts - Chinese/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce /Bachelor of Information SystemsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of LawsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

Why study at Deakin?

Leading Australia with international recognition 

The Deakin MBA and Bachelor of Commerce are internationally recognised and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). EPAS is an international quality benchmark for business programs worldwide. Deakin is the only Australian university with EPAS accreditation for its Bachelor of Commerce, and one of only three universities in Australia with an EPAS accredited MBA.

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5-Star rating

The Deakin MBA holds a prestigious QS 5-Star Rating for program strength - delivering an 'attractive and recongised program with a very high graduate employability rate'. Deakin Graduate School of Business, which delivers the MBA, achieved a maximum QS 5-Star Rating for Facilities, Internationalisation and Diversity, Teaching and Student Quality and the Engagement and Program Strength for its MBA.

Deakin MBA is also rated 5-Star for standard and value, by the Graduate Management Association of Australia. The GMAA rating is seen as a rigorous and independent assessment of business schools across Australia.

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Study abroad

Gain a competitive edge with an international study experience, and earn credit towards your degree. The Faculty of Business and Law offers a number of unique study tours throughout the year to destinations such as India, China and Europe. Or consider one of the many study abroad opportunities offered by Deakin. Find out more.


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