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

Course summary for local students

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Year2014 course information
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$22,750* - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Postgraduate Student Administration
Faculty of Business and Law
Tel 03 5227 3447 Waterfront (Geelong)
Tel 03 9244 5043 Burwood (Melbourne)
Tel 1800 624 316 Customer Service
postgrad-enquiries@deakin.edu.au

CRICOS course code057658J
Deakin course code D711

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

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.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
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.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

*Indicative course fees should be used as a guide only. Deakin University assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. The indicative course fee is an estimate based on a typical enrolment a student may have for their first year of study in 2014 for their course. The indicative course fee is based on historical first year enrolments within the course, reflecting the discipline cluster of the units which may be studied within the course. The actual fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen. The cost of each unit 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 services.

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.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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%.

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

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

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.