Master of Business Administration (International)/Master of International Finance

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  • Objectives
    The Master of Business Administration (International) [MBA(Intl)] educates business managers who can operate effectively in an international context and with the capabilities for dealing with all aspects of an organisation’s management. The Master of International Finance [MIF] provides students with the specialised skills in investments, valuation, portfolio construction, and risk management, required in today’s increasingly complex and evolving field of international finance, and its application within the broader world of international business. The combined course develops a set of knowledge and skills which meets the demand in the workplace for competent managers in large organisations who have an excellent knowledge of finance. The course also enables students to undertake postgraduate coursework study across a greater range of units and disciplines than is possible in a single course, thereby enhancing knowledge and understanding of international business.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree equivalent to 3 years tertiary study (a grade point average of 65% or more in the undergraduate degree will normally be required).
  • Academic title
    Master of Business Administration (International)/Master of International Finance
  • Course description
    Professional recognition
    Depending on the particular units completed in the MBA(Intl) / MIF, students may gain professional accreditation by the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). The completion of the core units, plus Enterprise Risk Management, will qualify students to apply for membership of the Finance and Treasury Association.

     Eligibility for membership to professional bodies is subject to work experience and the entry requirements of those professional bodies.

    Fees and charges
    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

    Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
    Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

    * The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at .
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

    Course rules
    This course requires students to complete 16 credit points over two years of full-time study or part time equivalent.

    Course structure

    Core units:

    MAF702 Financial Markets  

    MAF703 Applied Corporate Finance  

    MAF704 Treasury and Risk Management  

    MAF707 Portfolio Investments and Financial Planning  

    MAF759 Quantitative Methods for Finance  

    MAF760 International Finance  

    MPA751 Financial Reporting and Analysis  

    MPR751/MPT751 Unit description is currently unavailable  *#

    MPT753/MPF753 Finance  #

    MPE707 International Banking and Finance  

    MPE781 Economics for Managers  

    MPR732/MPK732 Marketing Management  *

    MPM703 Business Strategy and Analysis  

    MPT735/MPM735 International Business Management  #


    Select two credit points chosen from:

    MPE711 Global Trade and Markets  

    MPK701 Research Design and Analysis  

    MPR/MPM722 Human Resource Management  *


    MPT722 Human Resource Management (Tour)  #


     Plus one credit point not previously studied from either the Master of Business Administration (International) or the Master of International Finance .

    *MPR code denotes residential version of unit

    #MPT code denotes study tour version of unit
    Detailed course rules
    The MBA(Intl)/MIF comprises 16 credit points of study consisting of 15 credit points of core units chosen from a specified list plus 1 credit point chosen from units not previously studied from either degree.

    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
    For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide

    Admission requirements - specific
    Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree equivalent to 3 years tertiary study (a grade point average of 65% or more in the undergraduate degree will normally be required).

    Advanced standing - general
    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    How to apply

    Applications must be made directly to the university through the Applicant Portal referring to closing dates for applications as dates for particular courses may vary.

    Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

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