The time and cost can be reduced based on your previous qualifications and professional experience. This means you can fast track the masters degree from 2 years down to 1.5 years, or even 1 year duration. See entry requirements below for more information.
Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2024 close 18 February 2024
Study at a top 3 business school in Victoria* and prepare for a global career. Deakin’s Master of Business Administration (International) is renowned for its emphasis on learning opportunities based on real-life contexts and experiences.
Explore international business issues alongside core business units and develop an appreciation of the key aspects of business in a global environment.
Ready to learn how to manage and lead an organisation in an international context?
This internationally-focused degree will provide you with a business internship experience and opportunities to participate in a global, in-person and virtual work-integrated learning (WIL) project, where you will work on business challenges in other countries.
Learn from academics who are experts in their field and join a community of like-minded professionals from a wide range of sectors and backgrounds.
The themes of teamwork, sustainability, globalisation and social/regulatory responsibility are central to the MBA (International) program. With a strong focus on people, profit, and the environment, you will graduate with an understanding of the importance of ethical behaviour and sustainable decision-making.
Research, scholarship and industry engagement heavily inform course content, ensuring the knowledge your gaining is always up to date with current and future business trends.
You will also have the option to complement your primary studies in business administration with a specialisation in a wide range of business-related fields. Designed to meet industry demand for skilled professionals with a breadth of transferrable skills, a specialisation can help deepen your knowledge in a particular business field and benefit your future career.
Designed to be a stimulating study experience, our MBA (International) will enable you to develop the analytical, creative, and interpersonal skills that are key to a successful career in business across the globe.
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- Award granted
- Master of Business Administration (International)
2024 course information
- Deakin code
- CRICOS code?
- 056889B Burwood (Melbourne)
- 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.
To complete the Master of Business Administration (International), students must attain a total of 16 credit points, consisting of 10 credit points of core units, 2 credit points of course electives, and 4 credit points of elective units (which may include an optional Faculty wide specialisation), plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point module, DAI001 Academic Integrity Module.
Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.
Electives may be selected from:-
- a Faculty specialisation
- postgraduate units offered by the University or Deakin stackable short courses (0.5cp microcredentials), subject to eligibility
Business Management Foundations
Technology and Innovation
Leadership and Strategy
#MPT code denotes Study Tour version of the unit
Compulsory 0-credit point module
To be completed in the first trimester of study:-
Course elective units
Select one from:
Select one from:
Stackable short courses
Mix and match Deakin stackable short courses (0.5 cp microcredentials) to earn up to 4 credit point(s) of open electives, subject to eligibility. Any stacking must add up to a whole number to be used for credit. See more information on Deakin stackable short course options
The remaining 4 credit points may be selected from:
- a faculty-wide specialisation
- postgraduate units offered by the University (subject to availability)
- Deakin stackable short courses (0.5cp microcredentials)
- additional WIL units not previously studied
Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.
- Artificial Intelligence for Business
- Digital Finance
- Digital Transformation
- Event Management
- Financial Planning
- Human Resource Management
- Information Systems
- International Trade and Business
- Management Consulting
- Marketing Technology
- Professional Practice
- Project Management
- Property and Real Estate
- Supply Chain Management
Intakes by location
The availability of a course varies across locations and intakes. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Check each intake for up-to-date information on when and where you can commence your studies.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 3 - November
- Start date: November
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
Additional course 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.
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.
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 standard holiday breaks. Learn about key dates at Deakin.
Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. More information available at Disability support services.
This course provides students the opportunity to complete one or more work integrated learning units.
More Information: WIL Programs
This course includes Work Integrated Learning (WIL) formally registered as part of the course on the CRICOS register. The total work integrated learning hours will differ depending on the WIL unit you choose. For more information about WIL hours, please check the unit information in the handbook or the unit guide.
For information about how WIL units may impact student visa holder work rights, please visit https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au. See Schedule 8 (8102)Visa Conditions.
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Selection is based on a holistic consideration of your academic merit, work experience, likelihood of success, availability of places, participation requirements, regulatory requirements, and individual circumstances. You will need to meet the minimum course entry requirements to be considered for selection, but this does not guarantee admission.
Depending on your professional experience and previous qualifications, you may commence this course with admission credit and complete your course in 1 year full-time (or part-time equivalent).
1 year full-time (or part-time equivalent) - 8 credit points
To be considered for admission to this degree (with 8 credit points of admission credit applied^*) you will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:
- completion of a bachelor degree (honours) (AQF 8) in a related discipline, with a minimum weighted average mark of 65
- completion of a bachelor degree in a related discipline, with a minimum weighted average mark of 65, and at least 2 years' of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)
- completion of a graduate certificate or graduate diploma or higher in a related discipline
1.5 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) - 12 credit points
To be considered for admission to this degree (with 4 credit points of admission credit applied^*) you will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:
- completion of a bachelor degree or higher in a related discipline, with a minimum weighted average mark of 65
- completion of a bachelor degree or higher in any discipline, with a minimum weighted average mark of 65 and at least 2 years' of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)
2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) - 16 credit points
To be considered for admission to this degree (without admission credit applied*) you will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:
- completion of a bachelor degree or higher in any discipline with a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) (or equivalent average grade indicator) of 65
^Related discipline degree: A 'related discipline' award for this course is a bachelor degree in commerce or business in which students have completed studies explicitly in areas covering financial, people, market and economics.
^Relevant work experience: Relevant work experience is determined as business experience either in a broad commerce role or in a managerial position with business oversight responsibilities in any field.
*Credit for recognition of prior learning will still be considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more below.
English language proficiency requirements
To meet the English language proficiency requirements of this course, you will need to demonstrate at least one of the following:
- bachelor degree from a recognised English-speaking country
- IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6.0) or equivalent
- other evidence of English language proficiency (learn more about other ways to satisfy the requirements)
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Recognition of prior learning
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning.
You can 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.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
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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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 $51,550.
Please note: fees shown by the calculator are indicative only and based on 2024 rates. Actual fees may vary. We advise confirming fees with Prospective Student Enquiries prior to enrolment.
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The estimated course fee is based on the tuition fee costs applicable to a domestic full time student commencing the course in Trimester 1 and studying full time for the duration of the course but:
- does not include non-tuition costs that may apply, such as Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF);
- does not take into account any scholarships or bursaries awarded to the student (including the 10% Deakin alumni discount);
- assumes the maximum number of units that need to be successfully completed actual number completed may be reduced if recognition of prior learning is granted;
- assumes that no exceptional, or non-typical, circumstances apply to the proposed course of study;
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- where fees are estimated for future years those fee will be subject to annual increases in accordance with increases in the cost of course delivery.
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If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 10% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.
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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.
- Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (International) (M531)
- Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (International) (M631)
Our friendly advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options, support services and how we can help you further your career.
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
Deakin Business School holds both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations. These prestigious accreditations are awarded to business schools that meet strict standards of quality, academic and professional excellence, and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing improvement and innovation in their courses, ensuring our graduates are employable worldwide.
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||Develop an advanced and integrated understanding of fundamental business principles, concepts and knowledge with a focus on innovation and technology, strategy and leadership and internationalisation. Apply research skills, theories and concepts to the evaluation of complex business issues and challenges in a global context.|
|Communication||Develop advanced written and oral communication skills, and intercultural understanding in a diverse range of business and management contexts.|
|Digital literacy||Select and use digital technologies that support the research and analysis of complex business issues, which assist with creating effective dissemination of proposals and recommendations.|
|Critical thinking||Apply and develop critical analysis skills to evaluate complex data, proposals and projects in business and international contexts.|
|Problem solving||Develop and apply problem solving skills and creativity to conceptualise, construct and recommend solutions for complex business issues facing local and international organisations.|
|Self-management||Develop an enhanced insight into learning and working independently and take responsibility for personal and professional actions.|
|Teamwork||Demonstrate the ability to network with peers, and to leverage these relationships to achieve collaborative and mutually beneficial outcomes in a diverse context.|
|Global citizenship||Develop and demonstrate an understanding of the impact that innovative approaches to business issues have on social, sustainability and cultural challenges in the global business environment.|