Deakin Graduate School of Business Residential study

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.

Expressions of interest for Residential Units are open.

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

The venue

Residentials are conducted at Deakin Management Centre, 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 contact a student adviser.


The Deakin Graduate School of Business, in conjunction with the Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF), is pleased to offer scholarships in MBA residential units to employees of ASF-approved not-for-profit organisations. Further information is available from the ASF website.


A non-refundable deposit of $370.00 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 waitlist for attendance.

Intensive units

In addition to our residential program, the DGSB also offers a range of units in intensive mode in Melbourne.

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