Master of Leadership

Course summary for local students

Year

2016 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)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016Not applicable
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$32,000 - Full-fee paying place
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

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 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) indicative course fee shown in the table above 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 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.

Full-fee paying place

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 fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load being undertaken. The annual fee above is based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

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 information is provided as 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 fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu.au for more information about 2016 fees.

Study load

Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year, which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL. The annual fee displayed for this course is based on eight credit points.

Fee payment assistance

Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or full-fee paying place, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

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 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.


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

or

 - Masters degree 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

 

Minimum entry requirements from trimester 2 2016

- 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

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.