MBA masterclasses

Invest in your skills now by studying one of our industry-led intensive masterclasses.

MBA masterclasses are short courses taught by big names in business. Learn specialised business skills from true subject experts, with each masterclass counting as credit towards your MBA. Choose from CX, Agile, design thinking and other emerging areas of business.

Professional development

The MBA masterclass series brings a range of current and emerging business-focused topics to you more quickly than a traditional trimester unit, with the intensive study format providing an additional way of fitting your studies around your work and lifestyle commitments. You’ll also benefit from the diverse experience and unique perspective each student brings to the classroom.

The masterclasses are designed for MBA students, counting as credit points towards the course, but the masterclass content is highly valuable to all interested in furthering their career in the business world. Whether it's communication skills, project management or managing change in a workplace, there's a masterclass available that will help you develop your career and stand out on your CV.

Getting started

The masterclass format is succinct and informative. Each masterclass runs between 12 and 20 hours of facilitated delivery. Two masterclasses can be stacked together, which is equivalent to one elective unit. You can find information on each masterclass topic, agenda and assessment criteria on the masterclass registration page, with additional details provided following registration.

Note that FEE-HELP is not available for masterclasses and full payment is required upfront. For further information, please read our frequently asked questions (PDF, 132KB).

You must attend all sessions listed for any masterclass you are attending.

Upcoming masterclasses

Managing benefits

Deakin Downtown
Gain an understanding of the principles, framework and practices required to effectively manage benefits.

Dates:
9am–5pm, Monday 7 September
9am–5pm, Tuesday 8 September

Presenter: Brendan Devine, PM-Partners

$1800

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Being board savvy

Online
Designed for managers and executives, gain a practical understanding of working with a board and/or becoming a non-executive director on a board.

Dates:
6–9pm, Thursday 8 October
6–9pm, Thursday 15 October
6–9pm, Thursday 29 October
6–9pm, Thursday 5 November

Presenter: Jo Plummer, Director, Out of the Box Business Services

$1800

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Managing your message

Location to be confirmed
Improve your ability to confidently deliver a well-constructed and persuasive presentation, successfully articulating your key messages in line with your corporate strategy and your company's brand identity.

Dates to be confirmed

Presenter: Naomi Robson, Director and Primary Trainer, Managing Your Message

$1800

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AgileSHIFT

Location to be confirmed
Gain an understanding of the framework needed to introduce agile methodologies and a structure for facilitating organisational change.

Dates to be confirmed

Presenter: Brendan Devine, PM-Partners

$1800

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Beyond Compliance: Governance, risk and performance

Location to be confirmed
Gain a clearer understanding of crowd wisdom/collective intelligence and how this impacts our view of an organisation and hence its governance.

Dates to be confirmed

Presenter: Damien Smith, Founder and Managing Director, Enterprise Care

$1800

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Design thinking

Location to be confirmed
Gain an understanding of how design thinking can be applied across organisations to drive performance and outcomes.

Dates to be confirmed

Presenter: Mike Stevenson, Principal Consultant, The Healthy Organisation

$1800

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Change tools

Location to be confirmed
Learn to understand change issues and select appropriate tools for managing and contributing to change.

Dates to be confirmed

Presenter: Gilbert Kruidenier, Kruidenier Consulting

$1800

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Project management

Location to be confirmed
Gain an understanding of key project management concepts, tools and methods that you can apply in your own organisation.

Dates to be confirmed

Presenter: Richard Edwards, Senior Director for Professional Services Delivery, VMware

$1800

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Contact us

Associate Professor Colin Higgins
Director of Global Programs
Faculty of Business and Law
Melbourne Burwood Campus
Email Colin Higgins
+61 3 9244 6103