Master of Leadership

Course summary for local students

Year

2017 course information

Award granted Master of Leadership
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusNo
Length1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

Deakin course code M738

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Become a highly innovative and influential leader by undertaking a course that embraces real-world learning and cutting-edge research.

Our Master of Leadership is a largely experiential course, meaning you’ll actively learn through experience. You’ll attend intensive residential programs; immersing yourself in a subject and building your professional networks. This includes our outdoor ‘adventure’ program (known as the Audacious Leadership unit).

Drawing on the latest research in behavioural and cognitive thinking, this course gives you the tools and experience to take your leadership skills to the next level.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of Deakin’s Master of Leadership you will have developed an awareness of your own leadership styles, strengths and weaknesses. You will also develop an appreciation of the way leadership operates at different levels, and in different contexts, as a key success factor in enterprises.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Possess an advanced and integrated understanding of and ability to work and demonstrate a contemporary body of knowledge of leadership
Communication Possess advanced knowledge of and be able to apply and demonstrate advanced communication skills in a wide range of environments where they might be expected to perform as leaders.
Digital literacy Possess advanced knowledge of and be able to apply and demonstrate advanced digital communication skills to environments where they might be expected to perform as leaders.
Critical thinking Possess knowledge of and be able to apply leadership theory critically to complex and diverse leadership situations.
Problem solving Possess and be able to demonstrate a specialised set of high order cognitive and technical skills including critical analysis and problem solving skills for leading in contemporary environments.
Self-management Possess advanced knowledge of and be able to demonstrate advanced skills to enhance self-awareness and independent learning about themselves as leaders.
Teamwork Possess an advanced understanding of people and be able to demonstrate an advanced ability to shape others’ perceptions in a wide range of environments where they might be expected to perform as leaders.
Global citizenship Enhance students' understanding and appreciation of, and ability to apply a set of skills and capabilities needed for leading effectively.
  Approved by Faculty Board October 2014

 

Course rules

To complete the Master of Leadership, students must attain a total of 12 credit points consisting of 8 credit points of core units and 4 credit points of elective units. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Course structure

Core units

MPM772An Act of Leadership

MPM773Contemporary Issues in Leadership

MPM775Personal Leadership

MPR771/MPM771Principles of Leadership *

Plus 4 credit points of units from:

MPM701/MPM701ABusiness Process Management ^

MPE781Economics for Managers

MPM732Critical Thinking for Managers

MPR707/MPM707Leading Change *

MPR721/MPM721People Management *

MPR774The Leadership Retreat *

MPR779Leadership in the Real World *

MPT732/MPK732Marketing Management #

which may include one unit from:

MPT738Audacious Leadership #

MPM778The Leadership Adventure

*MPR code denotes residential version of the unit.

#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.

^MPM701A is a Start Anytime unit.

 

Elective units

Students may select any four postgraduate units.

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Minimum entry requirements

- Bachelor degree in any discipline and 3 years leadership experience

or

 - Masters degree in any discipline and 3 years leadership experience

or

 - Graduate certificate in related discipline and 5 years minimum leadership experience

 

All applicants must provide the following with their application:

  • current CV
  • a statement (max. 500 words) about their current leadership role, their background, and what they hope to achieve from the course

 

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Check our Trimester 3 site to see if this course is having a Trimester 3 intake.

Applications for Trimester 3 are made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.

For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Workload

As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.