Business consulting


Work with clients on strategy, planning and problem-solving. By undertaking a specialisation in business consulting, you'll learn about training employees, reviving organisations and enabling business change.

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Get work-ready

If you’re after a career that gives you the opportunity to put your specialist skills into practice and work with many different kinds of inspiring leaders, a career in business consultancy could be for you. At Deakin you'll learn management and organisational consulting that integrates theory from several fields of management study, including organisational psychology, organisational change and business-to-business services marketing.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.


Deakin has been awarded the following prestigious accreditations:

  • Our Bachelor of Commerce is the first of only three Australian undergraduate degrees to achieve EPAS accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). EPAS is an international quality benchmark for business programs worldwide.
  • Deakin Business School (DBS) is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only five per cent of business programs worldwide are AACSB accredited and DBS is one of only three business schools in Victoria to achieve this recognition.
  • DBS has been awarded EQUIS accreditation through the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). This global best-practice recognition places Deakin Business School in the top 1 per cent of business schools worldwide.

Research with us

Bring real, practical value to your business or place of employment by undertaking research within the Deakin Business School.

Learn more about researching with us

How the Deakin MBA is designed for the modern business leader

Deakin's MBA Course Director provides insight into the MBA's tailored course structure and industry-linked delivery methods that combine practical experiences with flexible online learning. Also hear from successful graduates working at Deloitte and Telstra.

Deakin alumni – get a head start with your postgraduate fees

If you're a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees through our Deakin alumni postgraduate bursary. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply.

Learn more about Deakin's alumni postgraduate bursary

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^^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)