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Graduate Diploma of Contemporary Leadership

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Award granted Graduate Diploma of Contemporary Leadership

Cloud (online)

Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeM638

Note: This course version is offered to continuing students only.

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Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of Contemporary Leadership is designed to create a deep understanding, at both tacit and explicit levels, of this important organisational role.  The course is largely experiential and is aimed at fostering cognitive and behavioural habits which lead to appropriate actions where innovation and influence are required.  Course content is underpinned with an exploration of current directions in thinking and research in this very dynamic field of research.

The course embraces a variety of approaches to teaching and learning ranging from didactic (l-Lectures, course notes, formal assessment, etc).) to experiential (intensive residential units) and includes study and reflection on personal challenges, for example, in an outdoor ‘adventure’ program in the Audacious Leadership unit.  The range of core and elective units cover topics such as sustainability management, communications, managing change, and entrepreneurship.

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  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The Graduate Diploma of Contemporary Leadership comprises 8 credit points including 3 credit points of core units and 5 credit points of elective units.

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Course structure

Core Units

MPM738 Audacious Leadership  

MPR707 Change Management (Residential)  *

MPR721 Organisational Behaviour (Residential)  *


Elective units

Plus 5 credit points of units from:

MPA711 Corporate Governance and Ethics  

MPI702 Applied Business Project  

MPK701 Research Design and Analysis  

MPM704 Managing for Environmental Sustainability  

MPM712 Managing Innovation  

MPR722/MPM722 Human Resource Management  *

MPM735/MPT735 International Business Management (Tour)  #

MPP701 Research Project 1A  

MPR705 Entrepreneurship (Residential)  *

Or any other unit approved by the Course Team Chair


* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit.
# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.


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