Ready to take your career to new heights? Deakin's Master of Business Administration (MBA) is one of the most highly regarded in Australia. Renowned for its flexibility via experiential units like study tours and residential intensives, it's designed for busy professionals seeking career development while balancing work and lifestyle commitments.

Get work-ready

Our MBA has a wide range of specialisations to help you progress your career in all areas of business – from administration to business strategy. Our teaching staff integrate theory and professional practice, ensuring your learning experiences reflect today's workplace. The MBA isn't just about knowledge and skills, but also about networking, career enhancement 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, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Other/non-award courses

Non-award courses are generally single units of study that don’t add up to a university qualification. They’re a great way to explore an area of study before committing to a full degree, and can often be used as credit towards a degree course. Short courses and stand-alone study abroad programs also fall under this category.

Flexible study options

We know you’re busy and not always able to make it to class. The Deakin MBA is available on campus, online, in intensive or residential modes, or can be completed by participating in Australian and local study programs.

Intensive units

Deakin Business School's intensive units involve six consecutive days of intensive study. You’ll immerse yourself in focused business study, undertake innovative and experiential learning activities and build your professional networks.

Short courses

Our new stackable short courses are changing the face of university study, enabling you to prioritise what you learn, when. Each course is co-designed with industry experts and partners to meet your career goals and their employment needs, with the added benefit of credit towards Deakin's MBA.

Flexible starts

We understand that juggling work, life and study can be complicated. Start Anytime offers you the flexibility to begin some units at any time of the year and complete them online at your own pace.

MBA career development program

Our career development program has been designed to provide you with structured, dedicated career support as you progress through your MBA. From refining your career goals to navigating the recruitment process, we will empower you to manage and achieve your career advancement goals.

The Deakin MBA is industry focused, flexible, and practical, and provides customisable options that include online and face-to-face learning experiences, as well as short-courses that can be counted toward your MBA, intensive and block mode units, and networking opportunities across a range of business sectors.

Dr Paul Harrison

MBA Director

Be rewarded for the work you’ve already put in

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is our way of recognising the hard work you’ve already put into your studies or career. RPL for the MBA may be granted to students who have successfully completed appropriate postgraduate studies in management, reducing your course duration and tuition costs. We also have credit for prior learning arrangements for CPA and IPA members where you can receive up to 6 credit points of RPL in to Deakin’s MBA.

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Career opportunities

Career opportunities

As a graduate you may find employment in areas such as consulting, strategy and planning, human resource management and marketing. The Deakin MBA produces global leaders, senior executives and successful entrepreneurs.


Deakin Business School (DBS) is in the top 1% of business schools globally by holding both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations. These prestigious accreditations are awarded to business schools that meet strict standards of quality, academic and professional excellence, and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing improvement and innovation in their courses, ensuring our graduates are employable worldwide.

The Deakin MBA (Healthcare Management) is only one of three Victorian universities to receive accreditation from the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). ACHSM professional recognition offers candidates access to ACHSM resources and networks.

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Top 3 online MBA in Australia

Our online MBA program is ranked in the top 3 in Australia, among the top 30 in the world – and the best in Victoria –  by the prestigious university rankings organisation, QS*.

The Deakin MBA difference

How the Deakin MBA enhances your career opportunities

Two MBA graduates share how the Deakin MBA helped take their careers to the next level. Hear from Ford Davis, Manager, Strategy & Operations, Deloitte, and Katherine Boiciuc, Executive of Operations, Telstra.

Deakin MBA Residentials

Learn from three students as they discuss what they gained from their MBA residential experience at Deakin.

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The WHU European MBA Summer Institute

Our MBA students are eligible to participate in a short-term partner program,The WHU European MBA Summer Institute: The Changing Environment for International Business. Travelling to Vallendar, Germany, you'll have the option to visit the European Central Bank or the German Central Bank, depending on which internship dates are selected. Study topics include European integration and marketing, business in Eastern Europe, restructuring companies in transition economies and innovation strategies of European companies. Contact us to find out more.

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Deakin MBA Alumni community

Since our MBA was first offered in 1981, the Deakin MBA Alumni Chapter has grown to over 6000 members across 130 countries. Our alumni connect through professional development and networking events, and a variety of social media platforms.

World-class staff

Our staff are internationally recognised experts in their fields. They're supported by real managers who work in real businesses every day. They specialise in accounting, business process management, economics, finance, leadership, management, people managements, marketing and strategy.


*QS Online MBA Rankings 2021

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