Explore the processes that transform innovative ideas into commercial advantage. This specialisation covers business process management and entrepreneurship through to organisational consulting, development and change.

Our MBA: meets the international quality benchmark (EPAS) for business programs
Deakin's online MBA: ranked #15 globally*

Career opportunities

A career in innovation is an exciting opportunity to shape the future. Graduates find employment across a diverse range of industries and organisations, including:

  • digital creative agencies
  • financial institutions
  • government bodies and departments
  • international retailers
  • management and consulting firms
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • social media companies.


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.

It’s not just about the degree, nor is it just about a job. The experience so far at Deakin and within Australia has changed me as a person.

Aakash Mehta

MBA (International) and Master of International Finance

Get the edge

Deakin's specialisation focuses on the innovation process itself, management strategies that foster innovation, and how innovation models and theory can be applied to each of these areas, resulting in sustainable competitive advantage.

Research with us

If you'd like to develop a deeper understanding of innovation and its impact upon society, study a higher degree by research with us.

Learn more about researching with us


Our MBA is internationally recognised and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development. 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 in Victoria.

What makes the Deakin MBA so popular?

Recent MBA graduates talk about their Deakin experience – the flexible delivery, fast-tracked opportunities and practical learning.

Deakin's 15% postgraduate bursary

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.  Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply.


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