Project management


Project management's a growing, dynamic profession. It involves planning, coordinating and evaluating jobs of all sizes, as well as managing the people and risks involved. It’s central to developing and delivering new products, services and infrastructure.

Get work-ready

Project management studies at Deakin focuses on key project management methodologies to provide you with comprehensive skills that can be applied across a wide range of sectors and industries. On graduation you’ll be more employable than your competition with work experience like internships, volunteering and work-based learning already on your resume.


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

You’ll gain diverse personal, business and project skills that are transferable to several different sectors and industries. Some industries include:

  • government departments, e.g. education
  • construction
  • information systems
  • health care
  • retail
  • technology.


Deakin has been awarded the following prestigious accreditations:

  • 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.
  • 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'.

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