Intensive units

Intensive units allow you to manage your work commitments by completing a unit over six consecutive days of intensive study. During this time, you'll immerse yourself in the MBA, undertake innovative learning activities and build professional networks.

The venue

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

The intensives provide an excellent environment and opportunity to build your teamwork, communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills – the very skills that are in high employer demand. By enhancing your postgraduate studies in this interactive, face-to-face intensive mode you'll achieve a valuable point of difference in the job market.

How to enrol

Deakin intensive units are open to both currently enrolled Deakin students and professionals who wish to study a single (non-award) unit.

Current Deakin students

Enrol in the intensive unit of your choice using the standard enrolment process. You'll need to have completed any prerequisites and the unit must meet course completion rules. Check the handbook for details.

Once enrolled, you'll be contacted by the intensives team with further information.

Find out more about enrolment

Find out more about unit selection

Single (non-award) students

Intensive units offered are available as single (non-award) units of study. You'll need to apply for a single unit of study, and places in intensive units may be subject to limits. When considering intensive units please note the teaching commencement dates, which may differ to usual trimester dates.

Normally the teaching period for an intensive unit commences 6–7 weeks prior to the actual intensive date. Successful students will be notified by email.

Find out about applying for a single unit of study

2023 intensive units schedule

MBA Residential intensive units

Unit code

Unit name



Last day to


Leadership in Complexity

4–9 June 2023

Waurn Ponds Estate

8 May 2023

22 May 2023

MPR705Entrepreneurship6–11 August 2023

Waurn Ponds Estate

10 July 2023

24 July 2023


Strategy and Value Creation

10–15 September 2023

Waurn Ponds Estate

14 August 2023

28 August 2023

MBR706Leading People in Organisations5–10 November 2023

Waurn Ponds Estate

9 October 202323 October 2023

Financial planning intensive units

Unit code

Unit name



Last day to enrolCensus
MAI769 Ethics for Financial Services (Intensive 03) 3-5 April Online via Zoom 6 March 20 March
MAI769 Ethics for Financial Services (Intensive 07) 7-9 August Online via Zoom 10 July 24 July
MAI700 Estate Planning and Risk Management Strategies (Intensive 08) 13-15 September Online via Zoom 14 August 28 August
MLI714 Financial Advice Regulation (Intensive 09) 11-13
Online via Zoom 11 September 27 September
MAI728 Financial Behaviour and Decision Making
(Intensive 10)
Online via Zoom 9 October 23 October


Conference fees for intensive units are in addition to the tuition fee and vary depending on the type of accommodation chosen. All prices include GST:

Single room Twin share Day delegate
Non-refundable registration fee $275 $275 $275
Conference package $1782 $1539 $1264
Total $2057 $1814 $1539


  • Single accommodation is limited.
  • Day rate is not recommended for participants outside the Geelong area.
  • All fees are charged in Australian dollars (AUD).

The following items are included in the packages:

  • accommodation
  • conference facilities
  • full buffet breakfast
  • morning tea
  • working lunch
  • afternoon tea
  • two-course dinner (three course one evening)
  • Beverages served with dinner (selected wine, selected beer, juice)
  • Wi-fi internet
  • free parking.

Students will receive separate invoices for the tuition fee and the intensive conference fees.

Enrolment into the unit does not guarantee you a place unless the deposit is paid. Students successful in gaining a place in an intensive unit will be notified by email.

Intensive units may not proceed where there are insufficient numbers.


A non-refundable deposit of $275 inclusive of GST is required to secure enrolment into each intensive unit. Should payment not be made by the requested date, your place in the intensive may not be secured.

Students successful in gaining a place in an intensive unit will be notified by email.

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

In the event that insufficient students are not enrolled in a unit to enable the intensive to run, students will be refunded their deposit.


Booking travel

Students are advised not to make any travel arrangements until confirmation is received.