MBA Masterclasses

Deakin's MBA Masterclass series is a new study option for completing your MBA electives. The masterclasses focus on new trends and issues with industry leaders in a short and engaging format.

We know that the business world moves quickly, so our masterclasses are designed to develop your skills and knowledge in class with the key issues and challenges currently facing industry business leaders.

Benefits

The masterclass format is succinct and informative. Each masterclass runs between 12 and 20 hours of facilitated delivery. Two masterclasses can be stacked together, giving you one elective unit.

Not only do the masterclasses bring topical issues to you more quickly than a traditional trimester unit, the intensive study format provides 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.


Upcoming masterclasses

The cost for each masterclass can be found on the registration page. Upon confirmation of your registration you’ll receive further information about the masterclass.

Note that FEE-HELP is not available for the 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.

2020 masterclasses

Being board savvy (April/May)

Presenter: Jo Plummer

Being board savvy is designed for managers and executives seeking a practical understanding of working with a board and/or aspiring to become a non-executive director on a board.

Dates

Thursday 30 April

Thursday 7 May

Thursday 14 May

Thursday 21 May

Time

6–9pm

Location

Online

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Project Management (May/June)

Presenter: Richard Edwards

The Masterclass provides individuals with the knowledge and understanding of key project management concepts, tools and methods that they can apply in their own organisations.

Dates

Wednesday 27 May

Wednesday 3 June

Wednesday 10 June

Wednesday 17 June

Time6-9pm
LocationOnline

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Change tools (May/June)

Presenter: Gilbert Kruidenier

This MBA masterclass introduces practical and proven tools for addressing a variety of change activities. Situated against a backdrop of the challenges organisations face today, this Masterclass will enable you to understand change issues and select appropriate tools for managing and contributing to change.

Dates

Tuesday 26 May

Tuesday 2 June

Tuesday 9 June

Tuesday 16 June

Time

6–9pm

Location

Online

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Managing benefits (June)

Presenter: Brendan Devine

The benefits of strategic projects and change initiatives don’t just get realised by themselves. In fact, benefits from programs and projects are often not realised unless they, and the required business changes, are proactively managed during and typically post-initiative closure.

Dates

Thursday 18 June

Friday 19 June

Time

9.30am–5pm

Location

Deakin Downtown

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Managing your message (August)

Presenter: Naomi Robson

The managing your message masterclasses are designed to assist you to present your key messages succinctly and with impact, in order to become a more polished, engaging and compelling communicator, while providing you with the tools and techniques to create well-constructed and persuasive presentations in line with your corporate strategy and your company’s brand identity.

Dates

Thursday 6 August

Thursday 13 August

Friday 28 August

Time

12.30–5.30pm

Location

Deakin Downtown

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Design thinking (September)

Presenter: Mike Stevenson

The MBA masterclass in design thinking will provide you with an understanding of how design thinking can be applied across organisations to drive performance and outcomes.

Dates

Saturday 5 September

Sunday 6 September

Time

9.30am–5pm

Location

Melbourne Burwood

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AgileSHIFT (September)

Presenter: Brendan Devine

This masterclass introduces the principles of enterprise agility in the context of strategy, disruption and innovation. It provides a framework for introducing agile methodologies, and provides a structure for facilitating organisational change.

Dates

Monday 7 September
Tuesday 8 September

Time

9am–5pm

Location

Deakin Downtown

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Being board savvy (October/November)

Presenter: Jo Plummer

Being board savvy is designed for managers and executives seeking a practical understanding of working with a board and/or aspiring to become a non-executive director on a board.

Dates

Thursday 8 October

Thursday 15 October

Thursday 29 October

Thursday 5 November

Time

6–9pm

Location

Online

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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