Master of Business Administration

Deakin University

Program Overview

Deakin’s internationally recognised Master of Business Administration has been refined over 30 years to meet the professional needs of high-achieving MBA students. Our lecturers are highly experienced and PhD-qualified, including industry adjunct professors who are globally respected leaders in their fields. You'll get the personalised learning support you need, as well as writing workshops, one-on-one mentoring and seminars. 

On top of being ranked the top 3 in Australia for our online MBA**, this award-winning course is delivered by a AACSB and EQUIS accredited business school placing us in the top 1% of business schools worldwide. 

The modular nature of Deakin's MBA means you can choose from a huge range of specialisations, electives and MBA masterclasses in order to thoroughly explore your area of interest – you can tailor learning to what's relevant to your career goals, ensuring you graduate with all the right skills to secure the job, client or project you’ve been pursuing. Our industry partners and professors work together to create a curriculum that’s grounded in the everyday reality of business and reflects the contemporary challenges you'll face in the real world. 

MBA masterclasses, in particular, offer a unique opportunity to upskill in future-focused areas of business. Every masterclass you complete counts as credit towards your degree, and their short duration (three to four days) help you fast-track your studies. Led by true subject matter experts from around the world, MBA masterclasses will give you a rare insight into emerging topics such as blockchain, Agile and digital transformation in a creative, workshop-style learning format. 

Another reason why high-achieving professionals choose Deakin’s MBA is the constant opportunities for networking, career enhancement and professional development. With a diverse student cohort from a range of different sectors, you'll be exposed to new ideas and thinking that doesn't stop when class does. 

The Deakin MBA will ignite your imagination, creativity and business mindset. You'll learn at a pace that suits you, with talented peers from around Australia and the world, and you'll graduate with a qualification that's a lifelong benefit to your career.



  Course Duration

18 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 44,800


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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The MBA course structure provides an integrated experience designed to reflect the foundational business knowledge required of an MBA program, career development and employability, leadership and management skills, and an integrative capstone experience.

Core units

  • The Deakin Advantage: Leadership and Professional Development
  • Strategy and Value Creation #
  • Financial Decision Making
  • The Economic Environment ^
  • Marketing, Positioning and Consumers ^
  • Business Processes and Technology
  • Leading People in Organisations #
  • The Deakin Advantage: Capstone

Minimum admission criteria^:

  • Bachelor degree in any discipline and two years relevant work experience*, or
  • successful completion of a Masters Qualifying Program (MQP) and two years professional/managerial work experience,

  • Graduate Certificate in a related discipline and three years relevant work experience, or
  • Graduate Diploma equivalent (professional pathways)

* Must be in a managerial or professional role with evidence of leading teams, including either direct or indirect reports as a supervisor or manager.

Applicants must demonstrate decision making responsibility in a range of areas including budgetary oversight, staffing and management, involvement in strategy and planning development and operational implementation or other relevant professional experience at senior management, executive or company director level. We welcome candidates with an entrepreneurial background, those with experience in implementing innovation in organisations, as well as small or medium businesses.

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
$44,800 for 1 yr full-time AUD

The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning.

Deakin’s Master of Business Administration has a wide range of specialisations to help you progress your career in all areas of business from administration to business strategy. As a graduate you may find employment in areas such as consulting, strategy and planning, human resource management, marketing and a range of other areas.

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