Deakin Business School Residential units for the Deakin MBA.

What are Residential units? 

Residential units involve six consecutive days of intensive study for an MBA unit. In this format and residential environment, participants immerse themselves in the MBA topic, undertake innovative and experiential learning activities, and build their professional networks.

Residential units complement other study modes and attract students who want to manage their work commitments by completing a unit in a compressed period. Of equal value is the opportunity to build professional networks and form enduring bonds with fellow participants and other managers.

For more information or assistance regarding Residential units, contact


Priority will be given to currently enrolled Deakin students. Deakin students should have completed any prerequisites and the unit should meet their course completion rules.

Current Deakin Students should enrol into the Residential unit of their choice, using the standard enrolment process via DeakinSync. Once enrolled student will be contacted by the Residentials team, with further information.

Non-Deakin Students Residential units offered at Deakin University are available as single units of study that do not lead to a degree. Approval for some units is dependent on the availability of places after award students have enrolled. Successful students will be notified by email.


Conference fees for Residential units are in addition to the tuition fee and vary depending on the type of accommodation chosen:

Single roomTwin shareDay delegate
Non-refundable deposit$370$370$370
Conference package$1620$1399$1149

Accommodation information:

  • Single accommodation is limited and will be allocated to students registering early
  • Day Rate is not recommended for participants outside the Geelong area
  • All fees are charged in Australian Dollars (AUD)
  • Free parking is available at the conference venue.

Included in the packages:

  • Accommodation
  • Full buffet breakfast
  • Morning tea
  • Working lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Two course dinner (three course one evening)
  • Table wines with dinner
  • Cheese platter (one evening)
  • Internet access
  • Conference facilities

Students will receive separate invoices for the tuition fee and the residential package.

  • Registration of your interest to attend does not guarantee you a place. Students successful in gaining a place at a residential will be notified by email.
  • Do not make any travel arrangements or bookings until you are advised to do so.
  • Residential units may not proceed where there are insufficient expressions of interest.

More information

Further enquiries should be directed to

The venue

Residentials are conducted at the Waurn Ponds Estate, a world class, purpose built residential conference centre within the grounds of Deakin's Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

Booking travel

Do not make any travel arrangements until you receive notification that your Residential unit is proceeding. 

Residential units may not proceed where there are insufficient expressions of interest.


Please contact the residential team via as soon as possible if you wish to withdraw from a Residential unit. Please be aware that supporting documentation may be requested to receive a refund.


The Deakin Business School, in conjunction with the Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF), is pleased to offer 3 x $2000 scholarships per annum in MBA Residential units to employees of ASF-approved charitable not-for-profit organisations. Deakin Business School supports the initiative of ASF to improve the management and accountability of charitable not-for-profit organisations in Australia. Further information is available from the ASF

To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must apply for a Residential single unit of study. 

Applications for the Deakin MBA residential units scholarship close at 5pm (AEDT) Wednesday 15th March 2017.


A non-refundable deposit of $370 is required to secure enrolment into each residential unit. Should payment not be made by the requested date, your place in the residential may be offered to the next student in line.

Please note many Residential units reach maximum capacity very quickly, with a wait list for attendance.

Schedule for 2017 Residential units Census Date
MBR731 Strategy Capstone - CANCELLED
Sunday 2 April - Friday 7 April
Monday 13 March 2017
MBR730Principles of Leadership
Sunday 2 April ‐ Friday 7 April
Monday 13 March 2017
MBR730Principles of Leadership - FULL, wait list only
Sunday 30 April - Friday 5 May
Monday 10 April 2017
MPR779 Leadership in the Real World
Sunday 7 May - Friday 12 May
Monday 17 April 2017
MPR705 Entrepreneurship
Sunday 13 August - Friday 18 August
Monday 24 July 2017
MBR721 People Management
Sunday 3 September - Friday 8 September
Monday 14 August 2017
MBR711 Financial Reporting and Analysis
Sunday 10 September - Friday 15 September
Monday 21 August 2017
MPR722 Human Resource Management
Sunday 8 October to Friday 13 October
Monday 18 September 2017
MBR731 Strategy Capstone - FULL, wait list only
Sunday 19 November - Friday 24 November
Monday 30 October 2017
MPR707 Leading Change
Sunday 26 November - Friday 1 December
Monday 6 November 2017
MPR774 The Leadership Retreat - CANCELLED
Sunday 4 February - Friday 9 February 2018
Monday 15 January 2018
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