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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.
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.Read More
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), plus completion of MAI010 Academic Integrity (0 -credit point compulsory unit). Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.
Electives may be selected from:-
- an MBA(I) specialisation (and may form an MBA(I) specialisation, or
- the specified list of electives, or
- other postgraduate units subject to prior written approval of the Course Director.
Students are introduced to research tools and techniques in core units of the course where they learn analytic skills and the practical application of those skills in professional contexts. They must also complete advanced level units and a capstone unit that require them to integrate the skills learnt over their course of study and produce applied pieces of research with reference to prevailing literature.
Plus one of:
#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit
^MPM701A and MIS770A are Start Anytime 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:
or any other units with prior written approval of the Course Director.
Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.
Master of Business Administration (International)
2020 course information
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
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 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.
This course provides students the opportunity to complete one or more elective work integrated learning units.
More information: WIL Programs
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must meet the course requirements.
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:
- Bachelor degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline, with a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65, or
- successful completion of the Masters Qualifying Program
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
Recognition of prior learning
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for Recognition of Prior Learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your Recognition of Prior Learning.
Your Recognition of Prior Learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
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
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.
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 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.
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
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.
How to apply
Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. 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.
- Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (International) (M531)
- Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (International) (M631)
Frequently asked questions
What are the key study start dates?
Browse all start and finish dates for Deakin’s main study periods. You’ll also find dates relating to applications and prospective student events, plus a list of all public holidays and study breaks.
How much does it cost to study at Deakin?
Your tuition fees will depend on the type of student you are, the course you study and the year you start. Fees are based on an annual amount; they don't cover the entire duration of the course.
Use our fee estimator to gauge what your fees could be per year.
Can I speak to someone in person about my study options?
Yes! We regularly host a range of events including 1:1 consultations and information sessions, to assist you with your study options and career planning. Check out our upcoming events or contact our Prospective Student Enquiry Centre on 1800 693 888 for more information.
Am I eligible for a scholarship with this course?
Scholarships are available for domestic and international students at all study levels. Find a scholarship that works for you.
Can I claim recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this course?
In some courses, you can reduce your overall study time and tuition cost by getting your work and previous study experience recognised as recognition of prior learning (RPL).
Why choose Deakin
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.|