Managers drive organisational culture, performance and results by leading, supporting and transforming organisations and their employees. Study management to formally develop the skills required to be an effective leader through a progressive program of theory and practice.

Get work-ready

Gain a competitive edge in the workplace with practical learning and hands-on business management experience through internships, community-based volunteering and industry-based learning. Examine change, innovation and technology, globalisation, participation and performance to develop the business management skills of the future.


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, masters 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.

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 manager
  • general manager
  • product manager.

International accreditation

Deakin has been awarded the following prestigious accreditations:

  • Our online MBA is ranked in the world's top 25 – 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 per cent of business schools worldwide.

Research with us

Take an in-depth investigation of management by studying a higher degree by research. Develop your own theories and explore management topics to become an expert in the field.

Learn more about researching with us

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.

Beyond Deakin – Bruce Kaider, One Management Group