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Master of Leadership

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Award granted Master of Leadership
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeM738

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Course overview

The Master of 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.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.


Please be aware:

  • 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 Master of Leadership comprises 12 credit points including 6 credit points of core units and 6 credit points of elective units.

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Course structure

Core Units

MPM738/MPT738 Audacious Leadership  #

MPM773 Contemporary Issues in Leadership  

MPR703 Management Communication (Residential)  *

MPR707 Change Management (Residential)  *

MPM772 The Social Construction of Leadership  *

MPR771/MPM771 Principles of Leadership  *


Elective units

Plus 6 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  

MPT735/MPM735 International Business Management  #

MPR721/MPM721 Organisational Behaviour  *

MPP701 Research Project 1A  

MPP703 Research Project 2  

MPR705 Entrepreneurship (Residential)  *

MPT774 The Leadership Retreat (Tour)  #

HPY701 Leadership Assessment, Development and Coaching  


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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