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24 Months

MBA from Deakin University and PGD from upGrad Institute

Dual Credentials

Start Date

Oct 31, 2023

End Date

Oct 31, 2025

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    Key Highlights

    Dual Credentials from upGrad Institute & Deakin University
    Dual Credentials from upGrad Institute & Deakin University
    Dual accreditation - AACSB and EQUIS
    Dual accreditation - AACSB and EQUIS
    1-week On-campus Immersion Program (optional)
    1-week On-campus Immersion Program (optional)
    Deakin Business School's alumni status
    Deakin Business School's alumni status
     360 Degree Career Support
    360 Degree Career Support
    1:1 Career Coaching
    1:1 Career Coaching
    Harvard Business Review Simulations
    Harvard Business Review Simulations
    Access our Global Subject Matter Experts
    Access our Global Subject Matter Experts

    The Deakin MBA is designed to build your business acumen, enhance your decision-making and communication skills, and ultimately to further your career as a manager and leader in your chosen field.
    - Prof. Colin Higgins, MBA (Global), Deakin University

    Master of Business Administration (Global)

    Post Graduate Diploma in Management

    Master of Business Administration (Global)
    Upon successful completion of the Programme, you will receive an MBA (Global) from Deakin University.
    Master of Business Administration (Global)
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    • Deakin University is a public university located in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1974, Deakin is one of Australia's leading universities, with a strong international reputation.
    • Deakin has been consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world by major ranking agencies, including the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the QS World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
    • Deakin’s MBA has been ranked 20th in the world in QS Online MBA ranking 2020.

    Top Topics You Will Learn

    Business Growth Strategies, Leadership, Strategic Thinking &view more

    Graduation Requirements

    A Master of Business Administration (Global) will be awardedview more

    Who Is This Program For?

    Experienced Managers, Senior Management Executives, and Busiview more

    Minimum Eligibility

    Minimum Age: 21 Years Old

    Academic Level: Bachelor’s
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    Marketing Management

    • This unit is focused on creating consumer value through effective positioning of products and services, and to understand the consumer behaviour buying model and Consumer Decision-Making Process to deliver consumer value through the right marketing mix.

    Accounting and Finance

    • This unit helps to understand the fundamental terms of accounting, how different business events impact the different financial statements and to analyse the profitability of a company and manage working capital using the knowledge of financial statements. Projects will be evaluated using the metrics of project evaluation and decide which projects to invest in.

    Business Communication

    • This unit covers the application of verbal and non-verbal communication techniques to communicate effectively in a workplace, leverage appropriate communication channels to communicate your message and to create a vision statement for personal branding. Different personal branding assets will also be used to reach the right audience and application of effective monitoring techniques for monitoring of personal brand and the competition.

    Decision Sciences

    • This unit focuses on identifying suitable metrics related to business situations to communicate the requirements with data scientists, building of hypotheses and testing of validity using data from a small population to draw conclusions and make business decisions. It will also cover the prediction of future data trends using existing data trends through linear regression models.

    OB, HR and Legal

    • This unit focuses on building strong teams and positively impacting team performance and productivity. It covers understanding individual behaviour, group dynamics, and organisational culture. Additionally, it addresses the management of various HR responsibilities for line managers, enabling them to build and maintain effective teams. It also emphasises the importance of literacy in key legal terminologies to make informed business decisions.

    Operations and Supply Chain

    • This unit focuses on understanding the different supply chain factors and identifying the varying demand patterns for products and in turn building the supply for these products, considering organisational constraints and at the most optimal cost without losing out on any sales. It also covers the sourcing aspects of a product cycle, identification of the steps for evaluating and choosing a supplier. The role of logistics and transportation management in the overall supply chain planning process will also be explored, as well as the important elements in designing a distribution network of a company.

    Business Economics

    • This unit focuses on the analysis of actions and satisfaction levels of a buyer and seller in the market based on the resources available, and to examine the overall performance of an economy and assess its impact on individuals within that economy.

    Sales and Distribution

    • This unit explores the different frameworks that can be used to sell effectively, how to gain a clear understanding of the various types of channel partners and the different criteria used to select, onboard, and evaluate them, and to understand the process of creation and management of sales territories. It also analyses the performance of sales territories.

    Business Strategy

    • This unit focuses on analysing the impact of the macro and micro-environment in which a firm operates in, on the firm's operations and strategy, and to apply different growth strategies that can be used to become market leader and sustain growth in an industry.

    Market Research

    • This unit focuses on understanding the process of market research and its applications and apply tools to solve business problems and to analyse market research problems through various case studies.

    Operations and Supply Chain Management

    • This unit focuses on understanding the vital components of a demand fulfilment process in a global organisation, the advanced sourcing strategies that are available at an organisation’s disposal and the freight forwarding process.

    Business Analytics

    • This unit focuses on understanding the decision-making process and the role of business intelligence & business analytics in decision making, learning about Decision Support Systems (DSS), creating Tableau dashboards to effectively present and analyse data using metrics. It also covers the steps involved in decision making and to understand and create a dashboard to solve a business problem.

    HR Management

    • This unit focuses on the evaluation of the recruitment strategy of an organisation through an understanding of various stages in workforce planning, formulating a training and development plan using different modes & methods of training, and to formulate the compensation and reward structure using job evaluation.

    Accounting and Finance II

    • This unit focuses on how to estimate the value of a company and understand how the value is used for financial decision-making. It also covers how to make financial decisions that helps maximise the value of a firm.

    Leadership and Decision Making

    • This unit identifies leadership styles by understanding various leadership styles and decision making models, uses various group decision making models to identify potential challenges in group decision-making and to take steps to solve them.

    Leadership, Engagement and People Performance

    • This unit focuses on the analysis of the inter-personal characteristics of a leader to cultivate these qualities during the leadership journey and to build high-performance teams using team dynamics and core roles of a leader.

    Enterprise and Risk Management

    • This unit focuses on the identification of risks using risk management frameworks and processes, measure and manage risks using a risk register and various risk mitigation strategies.

    Digital Business Innovation

    • This unit focuses on the analysis of how to creating value for customers using digital innovation strategies and to analyse the performance of a digital platform using different ways of launching a platform and different platform metrics.

    Leading Change for Sustainable Future

    • This unit focuses on designing a change plan using conceptual foundations of change and tools and methodologies to manage change, and to manage transformational change effectively in an organisation using the 8-step change model.

    Academic Integrity Module

    • The Academic Integrity Module is a compulsory zero credit point module in all Faculty of Business and Law courses. The module learning and assessment activities provide students with guidance on what constitutes academic integrity. It will allow students to develop knowledge, skills and good practice principles to avoid plagiarism and collusion and thereby maintain academic integrity.

    Strategy Formulation

    • This unit is focused on the application of the theories, concepts and tools required to implement strategies in organisations. It addresses strategic choices and the necessary strategic capabilities required implement the strategies and achieve organisational growth.

    Innovation by Design

    • This unit explores design thinking as a practice for identifying and developing innovation opportunities in a range of business and social contexts. It exposes students to the key approaches and tools of design thinking, including techniques for understanding the problem context, ideation (both individually and collaboratively), building personal and team creative confidence, and approaches to solving wicked problems. This unit will develop the basis for innovative and creative thinking in students and develop confidence for students to think and communicate innovatively.

    Financing your Strategy

    • This unit brings together financial analysis techniques from the accounting discipline, as well as principles of corporate finance to enable students to develop an understanding of the corporate financing function. It places financing options in the context of an organisation’s financial position, enabling students to make judgements about financing options available for strategic developments.

    International Business

    • This unit focuses on the issues that arise in global business environments. It provides the tools and concepts to enable the analysis of the complex, economic, political, legal and cultural global environment. It provides frameworks for developing strategies and enabling operations across national and cultural borders.

    High Performing Organizations

    • This unit focuses on the characteristics and theoretical underpinnings of high performing organisations. It addresses the principles of organisational design, as well as internal and external factors impacting on the achievement of strategic outcomes. The unit also addresses the interpersonal and leadership skills managers require to develop high performing organisations.

    Global Capstone

    • This unit provides an integrative capstone experience. Students complete a ‘live case study’ that requires a synthesis of the knowledge, experience and insights gained from the study program. The unit requires research, analytical, problem solving and business environment awareness skills. Students will be required to consider stakeholder issues, global political, economic and cultural issues.

    Industry Projects

    Learn through real-life industry projects.
    • Engage in collaborative projects with student-mentor interaction
    • Benefit by learning in-person with Expert Mentors
    • Personalised descriptive feedback on your submissions to facilitate improvement

    The upGrad Institute Advantage

    Strong hand-holding with dedicated support to help you navigate your MBA

    Learning Support

    Learning Support
    Student Support (Non-Academic queries)
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    Doubt Resolution (Academic)
    • Live Discussion forum for peer to peer doubt resolution monitored by technical experts
    • 1-1 Doubt solving sessions with Teaching Experts
    • Informal peer groups on WhatsApp for doubt solving

    Networking Opportunities

    Networking Opportunities
    Industry Networking
    • Global alumni network based in over 85 countries
    • Virtual networking sessions to interact with batchmates and alumni
    • Online discussion forums for peer to peer interaction
    • Learn & network with our industry experts and career coaches
    • Informal peer groups on WhatsApp for learners to interact and network

    Career Services

     Career Services
    • Industry leaders to guide you on job opportunities, career path in the field of Management. Support on polishing your hard skills and soft skills for interview preparation
    • Resume and LinkedIn profile building support, to enhance your career prospects
    • Global job opportunities

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are some of the topics that will be covered?

    Business Growth Strategies, Leadership, Strategic Thinking & Planning Abilities, Integrated Business Strategy Formulation, Design Thinking, Change Management, Financing Strategies, International Business, Developing High Performing Organisations.

    Who is this programme for?

    Experienced Managers, Senior Management Executives, and Business Owners/Entrepreneurs who are in mid to senior career stages with at least 3 years of full time relevant work experience in business roles.

    What are some of the job opportunities after graduation?

    With Deakin's Global MBA you can progress your career and pursue leadership opportunities in Management Consulting, Strategy, Operations, Business Development/Sales, Marketing, Finance, and HR Management.

    How long is the course?

    24 months.

    How many hours do I need a week?

    1st Year 8-10 Hrs / Week ,  2nd Year 15-18 Hrs / Week

    What is the minimum eligibility required to take this program?

    Minimum Age: 21 Years Old

    Academic Level: Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of at least 50% marks or GPA of 2.0 out of 4.0.

    Language Proficiency: Bachelor Degree where English is the mode of delivery, or IELTS 6.0, or equivalent.

    Other Requirements: 3 years relevant work experience and must include at least two years (full-time equivalent) in a managerial or professional role with responsibilities for decision-making in a range of areas including budgetary oversight, staffing and management, involvement in strategy and planning development and operational implementation.

    Academic Level: Bachelor Degree’s Degree in any discipline.

    For exemption of these modules (The Deakin Advantage: Leadership and Professional Development, Strategy and Value Creation, Financial Decision Making, The Economic Environment, Marketing, Positioning and Consumers, Leading People in Organisations), the following academic level is required: -

    • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (E-Learning), upGrad Institute (UI)
    • Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Management, All India Management Association (AIMA)
    • Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Management, The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University (ICFAI)
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, India (NMIMS)
    • Advanced General Management Program, (delivered by upGrad), Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, (IMT)
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, India (Symbiosis)
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Management, Welingkar Education, India, (Welingkar)
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Marketing and Communication and upGrad Bridging Program, Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA)
    • Executive PG Diploma in Management, Alliance University
    • PG Diploma in Management (PGDM) Executive, International Management Institute (IMI)
    • PG Diploma in Business Management, Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)
    • PG Diploma in Management, T.A. PAI Management Institute (TAPMI)
    • Master of Business Administration, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, India (NMIMS)
    • Advanced Certificate in Digital Marketing and Communication with upGrad, Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA)

    What are the equivalent requirements for IELTS 6.0?

    upGrad Institute IELTS 6.0 Equivalent Chart

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS), score of 6.0 and above
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), score of 80 and above
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE), score of 54 and above
    • Cambridge English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL),Level 1 and above
    • Cambridge Occupational English Test (OET), score of  C/250+ and above
    • Cambridge CPE and CAE, score of 169 and above
    • Test of English for Education Purposes (TEEP), score of  6.0 and above
    • Oxford International Business English Certificate (OIBEC), Pass
    • Duolingo English Test, score of 105 and above
    • GCSE English, grade C and above
    • GCE A-level English Language, grade C and above
    • GCE AS-level English language, grade C and above
    • Cambridge O-level, grade C and above
    • Cambridge International GCSE, English as First Language, grade C and above
    • Cambridge International GCSE, English as Second Language, grade C and above
    • International Baccalaureate: English A, 4 at SL or HL and above
    • International Baccalaureate: English B, 4 at SL or HL and above
    • For HongKong learners taking the HKDSE exam, Grade 4 and above
    • For HongKong learners taking the HKAL exam, Grade C and above
    • For Indian learners taking the National Board Standard XII exam, 70% and above
    • For Indian learners taking the State Board Standard XII exam, 80% and above

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