Master of Leadership
Course summary for local students
2016 course information
|Award granted||Master of Leadership|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016||Not applicable|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$32,000 - Full-fee paying place|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
|Deakin course code||M738|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Key dates
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
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.
The current Federal Government has proposed a number of major reforms for the higher education sector (see the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014), including fee deregulation in respect of domestic student fees. This legislation may be reintroduced to the parliament in the latter half of 2015 and if passed, will impact on the CSP and FFP course fees applicable in 2016.
* Therefore, the indicative annual course fee shown is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The 2016 CSP and FFP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search. Should a change in Government policy affect the cost of units offered, the website will be updated as soon as possible.
Full fee paying (FFP)
A full fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course.
Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Fee information for all domestic students
The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org au for more information about 2016 fees.
Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or FFP, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.
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.
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.
|MPM772||An Act of Leadership|
|MPM773||Contemporary Issues in Leadership|
|MPR771/MPM771||Principles of Leadership *|
Plus 4 credit points of units from:
|MPM701/MPM701A||Business Process Management ^|
|MPE781||Economics for Managers|
|MPM732||Critical Thinking for Managers|
|MPR707/MPM707||Leading Change *|
|MPR721/MPM721||People Management *|
|MPR774||The Leadership Retreat *|
|MPR779||Leadership in the Real World *|
|MPT732/MPK732||Marketing Management #|
which may include one unit from:
|MPT738||Audacious Leadership #|
|MPM778||The 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.
Students may select any four postgraduate units.
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.|
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 and 3 years leadership experience
- Masters degree and 3 years leadership experience
- Graduate certificate in related discipline and 5 years minimum leadership experience.
Applicants may be eligible for Credit for Prior Learning for appropriate units of completed postgraduate study.
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
Some courses are available in Trimester 2 and 3 2016. Check our Midyear entry and Trimester 3 pages to see if direct applications are open for this course.
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be 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.