Master of Business Administration (International)

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

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Key facts

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 3 2020 close 1 November 2020

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

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.

Teamwork, sustainability, globalisation and social and regulatory responsibility are themes that run through the entire MBA (International) 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 (International) program is renowned for its learning opportunities based on experience and observation. 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 and overseas study programs.

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 across the globe.

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Course structure

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 form a specialisation), plus completion of MAI010 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit).

Electives units may be selected from:-

12

Core units

4

Elective units

16

Total units

Core units

  • Business Communication for Managers MPM731
  • Critical Thinking for Managers MPM732
  • MIS770/MIS770AFoundation Skills in Data Analysis ^
  • Ethics for Managers MMH733
  • Financial Interpretation MPA702
  • MPM701/MPM701ABusiness Process Management ^
  • MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers #
  • MPT735/MPM735International Business Management #
  • MPT732/MPK732Marketing Management #
  • International Banking and Finance MPE707
  • Business Strategy and Analysis MPM703
  • Plus one of:

  • Consultancy Experience MWL716
  • Cultural Experience MWL705
  • Entrepreneurship Experience MWL717
  • Internship MWL718
  • #MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

    ^MPM701A and MIS770A are Start Anytime units.

    Electives

    The remaining 4 credit points may be selected from:

      A faculty wide specialisation
      Postgraduate units offered by the University (subject to eligibility).

    Compulsory 0-credit point unit

    To be completed in the first trimester of study:-

  • Academic Integrity MAI010
  • Key information

    Award granted

    Master of Business Administration (International)

    Year

    2021 course information

    Deakin code
    M751
    CRICOS code?
    056889B
    Level
    Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Additional course information

    Course duration - additional information
    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Mandatory student checks

    Units which contain work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. These requirements will be detailed in unit guides upon enrolment.

    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.

    Participation requirements

    Units in this course may have participation requirements that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.

    Placement can occur at any time, including during the standard holiday breaks listed here: https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/key-dates.

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

    Work experience

    This course provides students the opportunity to complete one or more elective work integrated learning units.

    More information: WIL Programs

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    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

    Minimum admission criteria:

    1 year full time (2 years part time) – 8 credit points

    Admission is based on:
    • Bachelor Honours degree in a related discipline, with a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 or
    • Bachelor degree or higher in a related discipline, with a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 plus two years relevant work experience, or
    • Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or higher in a related discipline, or
    • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

    1.5 years full time (3 years part time) – 12 credit points

    Admission is based on:
    • Bachelor degree in a related discipline, with a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 or
    • Bachelor degree in any discipline, with a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 plus two years relevant work experience, or
    • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

    2 years full time (4 years part time) – 16 credit points

    Admission is based on:
    • Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline, with a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65, or
    • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

    Admissions information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the ComparED website.

    Special entry access schemes (SEAS) enables Deakin to consider disadvantageous circumstances you may have experienced and their impact upon your studies. SEAS also allows us to identify if you're from under-represented groups when making selection decisions for some courses. SEAS does not exempt you from meeting any of the course entry requirements.

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our first intake of 2020 students (PDF, 581.6KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Recognition of prior learning

    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 Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Recognition of 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.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    $29,800 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
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    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
    Not applicable

    The available fee places for this course are detailed above. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.

    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 Recognition of Prior Learning.

    One year full-time study load is typically represented by eight credit points of study. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.

    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.

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    What is FEE-HELP?

    FEE-HELP loans cover up to 100% of tuition fees for eligible students. By taking out a FEE-HELP loan, the government pays your tuition fees directly to Deakin, and the balance is repaid from your employment income - but only once you're earning over $45,881.

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    Postgraduate bursary

    If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

    Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

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    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Application Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.

    Entry pathways

    Alternative exits

    • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (International) (M531)
    • Graduate Certificate of Business Management (M554)
    • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (International) (M631)

    Contact information

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

    Why choose Deakin

    Career outcomes

    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 management consultancy, financial planning, corporate governance, human resource management, marketing and a range of other areas.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    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.
       

     

    *2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
    #ARWU Rankings 2019
    ~According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
    ^Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
    ^^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

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