Master of Business Administration (International)/Master of Information Systems

Course summary for international students

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Award granted Master of Business Administration (International) / Master of Information Systems
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

Indicative annual fee 2014$28,180* AUD
CRICOS course code057658J
IELTS Requirement

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Deakin course code D711
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The MBA(International) aims to develop business managers, particularly business managers operating in an international context, with the capabilities of dealing with all aspects of an organisation’s management. The MIS is aimed at IT professionals who wish to extend their expertise in information systems and eCommerce, as well as graduates from other disciplines who wish to understand the implications of eCommerce in their business. This combined course will enable students to undertake postgraduate coursework study across a greater range of units and disciplines than is possible in a single course, thereby enhancing their knowledge and understanding of business.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2014, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2014 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

The Master of Information Systems will appeal to traditional IS students who seek to pursue a career in IS as well as students who wish to combine IS skills and knowledge in discipline areas such as marketing, law and international business. The Master of Business (International) is oriented towards business operations in a global context. As such this course will appeal to students who seek a career in an international environment. It is an ideal qualification for students wishing to be involved with national and multinational corporations, governments and/or agencies that operate cross nationally and provides a foundation in all areas of international business operations including Banking, Finance, Marketing, Economics, Strategy and Human Resources Management giving graduates considerable scope for employment in today's global business environment.

Course rules

The MBA (International)/MIS comprises 16 credit points of study consisting of 13 credit points of core units, 1 credit point from a specified list of three units, and 2 credit points of information systems units. Students must complete at least four credit points of units from the core of the MBA (International) at Deakin.

 

Course structure

Core units

MPA702Financial Interpretation

MPE707International Banking and Finance

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers #

MPM701Business Process Management

MPM703Business Strategy and Analysis

MPT735/MPM735International Business Management #

MIS701Business Requirements Analysis

MIS731Information Security and Governance

MIS761Enterprise Information Management

MIS762Data Warehousing

MIS782Business Value of Information

MIS798Project Management

MPT732/MPK732Marketing Management #

Elective units
1 credit point from:

MPE711Global Trade and Markets

MPK701Research Design and Analysis

MPR722/MPM722Human Resource Management *

Plus Information Systems units not previously studied amounting to 2 credit points: 

MIS721Social Media and Mobile Strategies

MIS772Predictive Analytics

MIS781Business Intelligence

MIS712eBusiness Strategies

MIS713Supply Chain Management and Logistics

MIS771Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation

* MPR code denotes residential version of unit.

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

Completion of a tertiary program equivalent to not less than 3 years of full-time study at a university or other approved educational institution -normally requires weighted average mark (WAM) of 65% or alternate admission is available via the Postgraduate Qualifying Programs (PQP):

  • applicants must have successfully completed all four PQP units with an average mark of 65 per cent and a minimum credit grade (60 per cent) in each discipline-based unit undertaken (MAA103, MAE102, MAF101 or MMM132).

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

Credit for prior learning - specific

Credit for prior learning into the Master of Business Administration (International) may be granted to students who have successfully completed appropriate postgraduate studies in management.  Students must complete at least four credit points of units from the core of the Master of Business Administration (International) at Deakin.  There are negotiated credit arrangements for prior learning arrangements in place for CPA members.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au