Master of Leadership

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of Leadership
Cloud (online)No
Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeM738

Please note: A number of units in this course require students to attend a designated physical site to complete intensive units.

Course sub-headings

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.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

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

Course structure

Core Units

MPM773Contemporary Issues in Leadership

MPR779Leadership in the Real World

MPR707Change Management (Residential) *

MPM772An Act of Leadership

MPR771/MPM771Principles of Leadership *

MPT738Audacious Leadership #


MPM778The Leadership Adventure

Elective units

Plus 6 credit points of units from:

MPA711Corporate Governance and Ethics

MPI702Applied Business Project

MPK701Research Design and Analysis

MPK704Sustainable Environmental Marketing

MPM712Managing Innovation

MPT735/MPM735International Business Management #

MPR721/MPM721Organisational Behaviour *

MPP701Research Project 1A

MPP703Research Project 2

MPR705Entrepreneurship (Residential) *

MPT774The Leadership Retreat ^

HPY701Leadership 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.

^ This MPT coded unit will be held as an Intensive at the Deakin Management Centre, Geelong