Master of Business Administration (Global)

Postgraduate coursework

Deakin's MBA (Global) incorporates the skills, knowledge, and real experience necessary to develop the global business leaders of tomorrow.

International student information

Key facts


1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent


Current Deakin Students

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Course information

The MBA (Global) incorporates the skills, knowledge, and real experience necessary to develop the global business leaders of tomorrow. It exposes students to the challenges of businesses operating today, and develops the capacity to generate opportunities for value-creation going forward. The program emphasises professional development providing opportunities to develop the critical thinking, communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills to excel in senior business leadership roles.

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Course structure

To complete the MBA (Global), students must attain a total of 12 credit points, consisting of 6 credit points of core units credited by Deakin upon completion of Upgrad IMT program, 6 credit points of core units delivered by Deakin via Upgrad, plus completion of MAI010 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit).

Key information

Award granted
Master of Business Administration (Global)

2021 course Information

Deakin code
Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Approval status

The course is approved by the University pursuant to 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

This course is not available to international students studying onshore in Australia.


Approximately 120 hours of delivered content per unit.
Each unit is broken down into two courses, each comprising of 15 hours of content per week over 4 weeks plus 1 weeks assessment. Students can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. Students will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in their own time.

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

Minimum admission criteria

Completion of IMT Ghaziabad Postgraduate Program in Management, and one of the below criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and three years relevant workexperience; or
  • Graduate Certificate in a related discipline and five years professional/managerial work experience; or
  • Graduate Diploma equivalent (professional pathways)

All applicants must provide a current CV with their application.

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.

Fees and scholarships

Fee information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
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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.

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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

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 Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental business principles and concepts and integrate own business expertise to develop insights into complex, contemporary business issues and apply this to address emerging global business trends and challenges.


Demonstrate high level written, oral and interpersonal communication skills required to provide clear, well-reasoned advice to organisations and lead and influence others.

Digital Literacy

Select and use digital technologies that support the research and analysis of complex business issues and enhances effective dissemination of proposals and recommendations.

Critical thinking

Apply critical thinking and analysis skills to evaluate complex data, relationships and projects in an organisational environment.

Problem Solving

Apply problem solving skills and creativity to arrive at evidence-based decisions and imagine strategies and the changes required to implement recommended courses of action.


Developed an enhanced insight into leadership style and reflect on own ability to take personal accountability and act as a confident leader.


Demonstrate the ability to develop networks and business relationships and leverage these to achieve collaborative and mutually beneficial outcomes.

Global Citizenship

Demonstrate an understanding of the impact entrepreneurial approaches to business issues has on social, sustainability and cultural challenges in the global business environment.


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