Strategy and planning


Strategy and planning are core to any business’ success. Learn how to think strategically about an organisation, its industry and competitive position. You’ll graduate with an in-depth understanding of leadership, operations and change management.

Get work-ready

Our teaching staff are experts in integrating theory into professional practice and in developing learning experiences that are current and relevant to today's workplace. Through innovative, industry-based practical experiences and flexible online learning, this specialisation – as part of our internationally recognised Master of Business Administration (MBA) – can help you enhance your career and professional development.


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.

Career opportunities

Studies in strategy and planning can prepare you for roles in:

  • project management
  • human resource management
  • inventory management
  • operations management.

The most flexible online MBA in Australia

Deakin’s online MBA program is ranked among the top 20 in the world – and the best in Victoria – by prestigious university rankings organisation QS*.

Research with us

Take your strategy and planning skills to the next level and become a leader in the field of business with a higher degree by research.

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Deakin has been awarded the following prestigious accreditations:

  • Our online MBA is ranked in the world's top 20 – and the best in Victoria – by the prestigious international university ranking analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds*. The Deakin MBA is rated by QS for program strength, delivering an 'attractive and recognised program with a very high graduate employability rate'.
  • 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% of business schools worldwide**.

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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*QS Online MBA Rankings 2020
**EQUIS accredited