Deakin Business School residential units for the Masters of Business Administration.

What are residential units? 

Residential units involve six consecutive days of intensive study for an MBA unit. In this format and residential environment, participants immerse themselves in the MBA topic, undertake innovative and experiential learning activities, and build their professional networks.

Residential units complement other study modes and attract students who want to manage their work commitments by completing a unit in a compressed period. Of equal value is the opportunity to build professional networks and form enduring bonds with fellow participants and other managers.

Registrations of expression of interest for all Residentials are open

Please note that registering an expression of interest to attend does not guarantee a place. Successful students will be notified by email.

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Expressions of interest for Residential Units will be dealt with, based on the order in which they are received. Priority will be given to currently enrolled Deakin students.

Deakin students should have completed any prerequisites and the unit should meet their course completion rules.

Expressions of interest are also welcome from people who are not currently undertaking studies at Deakin.


Accommodation fees at Residential schools are in addition to the tuition fee and vary depending on the type of accommodation chosen:

Single roomTwin shareDay delegate
Non-refundable Deposit$370$370$370
Accommodation 2016$1620$1399$1149
Total 2016$1990$1769$1519


  • Single accommodation is limited and will be allocated to students registering early
  • Day Rate is not recommended for participants outside the Geelong area
  • All fees are charged in Australian Dollars (AUD)

Included in the packages:

  • Accommodation
  • Full buffet breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Working lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Two course dinner (three course one evening)
  • Table wines with dinner
  • Cheese platter (one evening)
  • Internet access

Students will receive separate invoices for the tuition fee and the residential package.

  • Registration of your interest to attend does not guarantee you a place. Students successful in gaining a place at a Residential will be notified by email.
  • Do not make any travel arrangements or bookings until you are advised to do so.
  • Residential schools may not proceed where there are insufficient expressions of interest.

More information

Further enquiries should be directed to

The venue

Residentials are conducted at the Waurn Ponds Estate, a world class, purpose built residential conference centre within the grounds of Deakin's Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

Booking travel

Do not make any travel arrangements until you receive notification that your residential unit is proceeding. 

Residential units may not proceed where there are insufficient expressions of interest.


If you wish to withdraw from a Residential, please email


The Deakin Business School, in conjunction with the Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF), is pleased to offer 3 x $2000 scholarships per annum in MBA residential units to employees of ASF-approved charitable not-for-profit organisations. Deakin Business School supports the initiative of ASF to improve the management and accountability of charitable not-for-profit organisations in Australia. Further information is available from the ASF

To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must first register their interest and then complete an application form

Please name the unit/dates you would like to study in your online application form. 

Applications for Deakin's MBA Residential Units Scholarship close Tuesday 15 March 2016 at 5 pm AEST.


A non-refundable deposit of $370 is required prior to enrolment in each Residential unit to confirm your place. You will be advised of payment details when you are offered your place. Should payment not be made by the requested date, you will be removed from that residential and your place will be offered to the student next in line. 

Please note many Residentials reach maximum capacity very quickly, with a wait list for attendance.

Residential units 3 2015 (R3)
MPR721 Organisational Behaviour
Sunday 8 November - Friday 13 November
MPR706 Strategic Management
Sunday 15 November - Friday 20 November
Closed - Full House. EOI should be listed for April Residential.
MPR707 Change Management
Sunday 29 November - Friday 4 December

Schedule for 2016 Residential units
MPR706 Strategy Capstone
Sunday 3 April - Friday  8 April

MPR771 Principles of Leadership
Sunday 17 April - Friday  22 April

MPR779 Leadership in the Real World
(formerly MPR703 Management Communications)
Sunday 8 May - Friday 13 May

MPR722 Human Resource Management
Sunday 10 July - Friday 17 July

MPR705 Entrepreneurship
Sunday 14 August - Friday 19 August

MPR771 Principles of Leadership
Sunday 4 September - Friday 9 September

MPR751 Financial Reporting and Analysis
Sunday 11 - Friday 16 September

MPR774 The Leadership Retreat
Sunday 18 September - Friday 23 September

MPR721 People Management
Sunday 6 November - Friday 11 November

MPR706 Strategy Capstone
Sunday 20 November - Friday 25 November

MPR707 Leading Change
Sunday 27 November - Friday 2 December

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