Master of Business Administration (International)

Postgraduate coursework

International students can gain relevant business skills and experience via Australia's premier Master of Business Administration course at Deakin.

Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Duration

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.

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 include a specialisation), plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point module, MAI010 Academic Integrity Module.

Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Electives may be selected from:- 

  • a Faculty specialisation
  • Post-graduate units offered by the University (subject to eligibility)

 

12

Core units

4

Elective units

16

Total units

Core units

  • Business Communication for Managers
  • Critical Thinking for Managers
  • Foundation Skills in Data Analysis ^
  • Ethics for Managers
  • Financial Interpretation
  • Business Process Management ^
  • Economics for Managers #
  • International Business Management #
  • Marketing Management #
  • International Banking and Finance
  • Business Strategy and Analysis
  • Plus one of:

  • Consultancy Experience
  • Cultural Experience
  • Entrepreneurship Experience
  • Internship
  • #MPT code denotes Study Tour version of the unit

    ^MPM701A and MIS770A are Start Anytime units.

    Compulsory 0-credit point module

    To be completed in the first trimester of study:-

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Elective units

    The remaining 4 credit points may be selected from:-

    • a Faculty-wide specialisation
    • Postgraduate units offered by the University (subject to eligibility)

    Specialisations

    Faculty-wide specialisations

    Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

    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

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    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.

    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.

    Depending on your previous qualifications professional experience, your course will be 1, 1.5 or 2 years duration.

    1 year full time (2 years part time) – 8 credit points
    Admission is based on:

    • Bachelor Honours (AQF8) degree in a related discipline, with a minimum weighted average mark of 65, or
    • Bachelor degree or higher in a related discipline, with a minimum weighted average mark 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 of 65, or
    • Bachelor degree in any discipline, with a minimum weighted average mark of 65, plus two years relevant work experience, or
    • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

    2 year full time (4 years part time) – 16 credit points
    Admission is based on:

    • Bachelor degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline, with a minimum weighted average mark of 65, or
    • Successful completion of a masters qualifying program (MQP), or
    • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

    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

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    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 tuition fees.

    Scholarship 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.

    Search or browse through our scholarships

    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 through Deakin

    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.

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International 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)

    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.

    Professional recognition

    Deakin Business School is in the top 1% of business schools globally by holding 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 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.