Managers drive organisational culture, performance and results by guiding and supporting both employees and employers. Study management to formally develop the skills required to be a strong leader through a progressive program of theory and practice.

Career opportunities

If you’re considering a career in business, studying management will provide you with a solid foundation. Management can lead to a variety of careers in Australia and overseas across all sectors. Roles may include:

  • business development manager
  • business manager
  • executive officer
  • general manager
  • product manager.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


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.

I had the opportunity to gain experience for work with many group activities, like creating marketing plans and digital marketing strategies, as part of my course.

Rashmi Manikka Baduge

Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in marketing and management)

Study in the real world

Get real-world experience while gaining credit towards your study, making you more employable on graduation. Work experience includes business internships, community-based volunteering, work-based learning, team-based learning and industry-based learning.

Research with us

Take your management skills to the next level by studying a higher degree by research. Develop your own theories and explore topics from branding and retailing through to regional and rural business.

Learn more about researching with us

International accreditation

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.

Beyond Deakin – Bruce Kaider, One Management Group

Bruce Kaider, Managing Director at One Management Group, talks about life after completing a Masters of Commerce at Deakin.

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