Enhance your qualifications to progress your career. Learn how to be an effective leader of people and organisations; develop core skills in leadership, strategic planning, communication and negotiation.

Explore your study options

Choose from a wide range of specialised management courses designed to give you the specific skills needed to excel in your chosen industry.


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.

Choose a management degree that will get you work ready

Develop the essential skills and knowledge you need to thrive in today's dynamic business environment.

Designed with industry

Our courses are shaped by advisory boards and industry connections. This ensures the content you study is highly relevant to contemporary management challenges in specific fields like human resources, healthcare and creative industries.

Future-focused learning

With content like data-driven and digital business transformation and sustainable management, your study will prepare you for today, tomorrow and whatever lies ahead.

Take the next step to a brighter future

Explore our management courses and find out more about life at Deakin. Get more inspiration for your future career in a major growth sector.

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Professional recognition

Our specialist management courses in human resources and healthcare management have been accredited by key professional bodies, so you can be confident they align with industry standards.

  • Australian Human Resource Management Institute
  • Australasian College of Health Service Management

Top professional roles in management

Management roles are projected to increase by 15.7% or 209,690 new jobs by 2033 according to Australian Government employment projections. Get ahead with Deakin – we’ll help you build your network within the community and industry.

  • 195,200 new jobs for specialist managers
  • 65,036 new jobs for business administration managers
  • 24,000 new jobs for human resource managers
  • 12,000 new jobs for general managers.

Graduate with an employment advantage

Deakin Business School holds both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations, meaning we're globally recognised and internationally benchmarked. As a top 3 business school in Victoria, a Deakin qualification in business will distinguish you from your peers.

I like that I am able to tailor each subject to my industry, skill set, and to where I would like to move towards in the future.

Celeste Blewitt

Master of Business (Arts and Cultural Management)

World-class teaching experiences

Deakin’s industry-shaped courses and practical, real-world approach to learning will prepare you to adapt to the jobs of the future.

Flexible online learning

Continue your career while you study. Our flexible degrees enable you to learn at your own pace, when and where it suits you, without compromising quality or support.

Workplace relevance

Our teachers blend their industry experience and knowledge of cutting-edge research to create course content that's immediately applicable in the workplace.

Industry placements

Join a business consulting team, a work placement or an entrepreneurship experience to build and diversify your exposure to real management challenges and scenarios.

Develop your global perspective

Connect with the world through study tours, short-term partner programs and international internships. Choose a management-focused program in the UK, Europe or North America to broaden your international and intercultural scope.

Want to explore more?

Why it's boom time to pursue a career in HR

Like many industries, human resources management is riding a wave of change and now is your chance to take advantage of it. Find out why Deakin's Master in Human Resource Management could be for you.

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Use your MBA before you graduate: how to put your learning into practice

The practical nature of Deakin's MBA means you can implement what you learn straight away, leading to tangible career shifts.

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Got a question about our management courses? Our course advisers are available to speak to you about your study options and how we can help you further your career.

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