2 years part-time (including the one-year pathway program)
Learn how to incorporate the skills, knowledge, and real experience necessary to produce the global business leaders of tomorrow with Deakin’s MBA (Global). You’ll develop a solid understanding of the challenges of businesses operating today and discover how to generate opportunities for value-creation going forward.
This highly-regarded program puts an emphasis on professional development, providing you with crucial opportunities to develop the critical thinking, communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills to excel in senior business leadership roles.Read More
- Award granted
- Master of Business Administration (Global)
2024 course information
- Deakin code
- 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 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 postgraduate international articulation pathway program in Management approved by Deakin University, 6 credit points of core units delivered by Deakin via upGrad, plus completion of DAI001 Academic Integrity Module. (0-credit point compulsory module).
* Credited by Deakin upon completion of postgraduate international articulation pathway program in Management approved by Deakin University.
Compulsory 0-credit point unit
Intakes by location
This course is not available to international students studying onshore in Australia. This course is offered part-time only.
Additional course information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
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.
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.
To be considered for admission to this degree you will need to meet the following criteria:
completion of postgraduate international articulation pathway program in Management approved by Deakin University ^ (equivalent to a graduate certificate in any discipline), and at least three years' work experience (or part-time equivalent).
^Entry into approved postgraduate international articulation pathway programs~ is offered based on completion of a bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.
*Definition of minimum work experience: three years' relevant work experience and must include at least two years (full-time equivalent) in a managerial or professional role with responsibilities for decision making in a range of areas including budgetary oversight, staffing and management, involvement in strategy and planning development and operational implementation.
~Approved postgraduate international articulation pathway programs:
- Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Management, All India Management Association (AIMA)
- Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Management, The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University (ICFAI)
- Advanced General Management Program,(delivered by upGrad), Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, (IMT)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, India (Symbiosis)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Management, Welingkar Education, India, (Welingkar)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Management, (delivered by upGrad), Singapore
- Executive Post Graduate Program in Management, Goa Institute of Management, India (GIM)
~For enquiries regarding postgraduate international articulation pathway programs in Management approved by Deakin, please contact upGrad.
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)
Not sure if you can get into Deakin postgraduate study? Postgraduate study doesn't have to be a balancing act; we provide flexible course entry and exit options based on your desired career outcomes and the time you're able to commit to your study.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
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 10% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.
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
Select and use digital technologies that support the research and analysis of complex business issues and enhances effective dissemination of proposals and recommendations
Apply critical thinking and analysis skills to evaluate complex data, relationships and projects in an organisational environment
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
Demonstrate an understanding of the impact entrepreneurial approaches to business issues has on social, sustainability and cultural challenges in the global business environment