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  • #1 worldwide for class experience**
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Key information for 2021 domestic students

1.5 years

full-time duration

12 units

8 core + 4 elective

3 intakes

Mar, Jul, Nov


full-fee place

Deakin’s highly accredited MBA has been refined over 30 years to meet the professional needs of high-achieving MBA students.

What sets the Deakin MBA apart? Instead of taking a one-size-fits-all approach to learning, we respect your personal goals and interests by offering MBA masterclasses and a customisable course structure. Our online MBA is purpose-built for online delivery, resulting in a world-class learning experience with more flexibility than ever before. And our academics are more than just accomplished businesspeople, they’re mentors, ready to guide you towards your full career potential.

More than 8 in 10 graduates say the Deakin MBA gave them more professional freedom

What will I learn?

Our study areas reflect the trends and challenges of modern business. Core units develop key management and leadership skills, while electives allow you to tailor the MBA to your career needs.

8 core units+

4 elective units from any specialisation

Choose from 17 unique

How will I learn?


Cloud Campus

On campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Choose online to study on your schedule

Our online MBA has been designed for busy professionals. Everything you need to succeed is at your fingertips, from streamable lectures to staff support. Plus, you’ll have access to all course content from day one, giving you full control of your study pace.

Learn more about studying online

MBA masterclasses

MBA masterclasses are short courses taught by big names in business. Learn specialised business skills from true subject experts in as little as 12 hours, with each masterclass counting as credit towards your MBA. Choose from CX, Agile, design thinking and other emerging areas of business.

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More ways to accelerate your MBA

Flexible starts

With no assignment deadlines, you can commence Start Anytime units at your convenience and complete the unit in as little as four weeks.

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Residential units

Complete an entire unit in six days of intensive study and enrich your learning with guest lectures and workshops.^

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Study tours

Travel to Chile, Germany or USA to see how global leaders of industry work to deliver market-leading solutions.^

Find a study tour

Where will this degree take me?

A Deakin MBA paves the way to a more fulfilling career.

Deakin graduates work in leadership roles

Deakin graduates work in decision-making roles

Deakin graduates have a multinational career

What are the entry requirements?

Bachelor degree in any discipline

+ two years of relevant work experience

Graduate certificate in a related discipline

+ three years in a managerial or professional role

Graduate diploma equivalent

+ Including professional pathways and accreditation

Apply today, start in July

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Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Don’t meet the entry requirements?

You may be able to enter the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration then transfer into the MBA on completion.

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The average salary of MBA graduates in Australia#

What are the fees?

The MBA is offered on a full-fee paying basis. You may apply to defer payment of some or all of your tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

Calculate your FEE-HELP repayments

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 $45,881.

FEE-HELP payments

per pay cycle

Take-home pay
after FEE-HELP and tax

per pay cycle

Professional accreditations

Accreditations are like a stamp of approval from respected minds in business.

The Deakin MBA is recognised for excellence by the world’s leading accreditation bodies. On top of that, Deakin Business School is one of only 5% of business programs worldwide with AACSB accreditation. and is EQUIS accredited through the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). This reflects the quality of education and learning experiences of our graduates, making them more employable here and around the world.

How can I reduce my fees?

Reduce your fees and study duration

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) turns your relevant work, life and study experience into credit towards your MBA. A successful RPL application can fast-track your degree and reduce your tuition fees.

  • You can gain RPL credit for up to 8 units
  • Apply for RPL when your apply for the course
  • Deakin has credit arrangements in place for CPA and IPA members

Based on your experience, estimate the number of units you could gain RPL credit for.

You could save

from your course fee

Your estimated tuition fee

for the full course

Deakin alumni discount

10% off tuition fees

Deakin graduates enjoy a 10% reduction per unit on postgraduate studies at Deakin, including the MBA.

Learn more about the Deakin alumni discount

How can I apply?

What you’ll need for your application:

  • a current CV highlighting your management experience

  • A one-page cover letter outlining why your work experience would be valued by your MBA peers

  • the details of two referees.

Don’t forget, your application is your chance to sell yourself. We want to know about your work and life experience, career aspirations and what you’ll bring to the course.

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Our MBA is industry-focused and has a practical approach to learning with customisable options for both online and face-to-face learning such as masterclasses, intensive units and study tours.

Dr Andrea North-Samardzic

MBA Director

Disclaimer information

Estimated fees

The estimated fee is provided as a guide only and is based on a typical enrolment. The cost will vary depending on the selection of units, study load, the length of your course and any approved recognition of prior learning.


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 $45,881.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

With RPL, you can turn your relevant work and study experience into course credit. A successful application can help you fast-track your degree and reduce your tuition costs.


* QS Online MBA Rankings, 2021

** QS Online MBA Rankings, 2021 – equal 1st in the world for 'class experience', which is defined as "a variety of experience indicators evenly weighted including physical meet ups, the share of live classes, regular synchronous classes, live group discussions, access to learning app available on mobile/tablet, and engaged tech support"

# GMAC MBA Student Survey 2018

+ In the first trimester of study, Academic Integrity is a compulsory zero credit point unit. The learning and assessment activities provide guidance on what constitutes academic integrity, developing knowledge, skills and good practice principles to avoid plagiarism and collusion and thereby maintain academic integrity.

^ Given travel bans and the volatile environment due to COVID-19, study tours and residential units are currently paused, with study continuing thanks to our premium online learning platform. We hope to offer programs in Trimester 3 – all depending on the global situation.

1 Required by CPA Australia for Associate (foundation level) Membership.

2 Required by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand for entry to the CA Program.

3 For candidates who have completed an accredited degree in Australia, this unit may be taken as part of the CPA program. Required by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand for entry to the CA Program.

4 For candidates who would like to obtain exemptions to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) program.