MBA Masterclasses

Deakin's MBA Masterclass series is a new study option for completing your MBA electives. The masterclasses focus on new trends and issues with industry leaders in a short and engaging format.

We know that the business world moves quickly, so our masterclasses are designed to develop your skills and knowledge in class with the key issues and challenges currently facing industry business leaders.

Benefits

The masterclass format is succinct and informative. Each masterclass runs between 12 and 20 hours of facilitated delivery. Two masterclasses can be stacked together, giving you one elective unit.

Not only do the masterclasses bring topical issues to you more quickly than a traditional trimester unit, the intensive study format provides an additional way of fitting your studies around your work and lifestyle commitments. You’ll also benefit from the diverse experience and unique perspective each student brings to the classroom.


Upcoming masterclasses

The cost for each masterclass can be found on the registration page. Upon confirmation of your registration you’ll receive further information about the masterclass.

Note that FEE-HELP is not available for the masterclasses and full payment is required upfront. For further information, please read our frequently asked questions (PDF, 291KB)

You must attend all sessions listed for any masterclass you are attending.

Design thinking (February)

Presenter: Mike Stevenson

Join us for two fun and intensive days where you will use the practice of design thinking to build your skill set and give you the creative problem-solving tools to unlock the big and small opportunities in your organisation.

Dates
  • Saturday 23 February
  • Sunday 24 February
Time

Sessions run from 9.30am–5pm

Location

Deakin University Melbourne Burwood Campus

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AgileSHIFT

Presenter: Brendan Devine

AgileSHIFT, developed by global best-practice providers AXELOS, helps prepare everyone across an organisation for transformational change. This offering provides staff with the knowledge and guidance to be able to understand, engage with and influence change by embracing agile and lean ways of working.

Dates
  • Monday 25 March
  • Tuesday 26 March
Time

Sessions run from 9am–5pm

Location

Deakin University Downtown

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Blockchain

Presenter: Anouk Pinchetti

The Blockchain masterclass will provide you with an understanding of Blockchain technology – what it is, how it works and what it means for your organisations.

Dates
  • Thursday 28 March
  • Thursday 4 April
  • Thursday 11 April
  • Thursday 18 April
Time

Sessions run from 4–8pm

Location

Deakin University Downtown

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Managing your message

Presenter: Naomi Robson

The Managing your message masterclasses are designed to assist you in presenting your key messages succinctly and with impact. They'll help you become a more polished, engaging and compelling communicator while providing you with the tools and techniques to create well-constructed and persuasive presentations in line with your corporate strategy and your company's brand identity.

Dates
  • Friday 10 May
  • Friday 17 May
  • Friday 24 May
Time

Sessions run from 12.30pm–5.30pm

Location

Deakin University Downtown

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CX research

Presenter: Mike Stevenson

Join the Deakin MBA Masterclass on CX research for two fun, engaging and intensive days building your CX capability and become a champion of customer centricity in your organisation.

Dates
  • Saturday 25 May
  • Sunday 26 May
Time

Sessions run from 9.30am–5pm

Location

Deakin University Melbourne Burwood Campus

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Managing benefits

Presenter: Brendan Devine

The Managing benefits masterclass focuses on the management of benefits from change initiatives that are delivered via formalised project and programme management methods. Collectively, these initiatives form the organisation's change portfolio.

Dates
  • Thursday 6 June
  • Friday 7 June
Time

Sessions run from 9am–5pm

Location

Deakin University Downtown

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Being board savvy

Presenter: Jo Plummer

Being board savvy is designed for managers and executives seeking a practical understanding of working with a board and/or aspiring to become a non-executive director on a board.

Dates
  • Thursday 6 June
  • Thursday 13 June
  • Thursday 27 June
  • Thursday 4 July
Time

Sessions run from 4–8pm

Location

Deakin University Downtown

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Design thinking (August)

Presenter: Mike Stevenson

Join us for two fun and intensive days where you will use the practice of design thinking to build your skill set and give you the creative problem-solving tools to unlock the big and small opportunities in your organisation.

Dates
  • Saturday 3 August
  • Sunday 4 August
Time

Sessions run from 9.30am–5pm

Location

Deakin University Melbourne Burwood Campus

Learn more about this MBA Masterclass (PDF, 203KB)

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Contact us

Associate Professor Colin Higgins
MBA Director
Faculty of Business and Law
Melbourne Burwood Campus
Email Colin Higgins
+61 3 9244 6103