MBA700 - The Deakin Advantage: Leadership and Professional Development

Unit details


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Online
Trimester 2: Online
Trimester 3: Online

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Nicole Larson
Trimester 2: Huw Flatau Harrison
Trimester 3: Huw Flatau Harrison
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in M543, M597*, M701, M703, M743 and M797*



Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - online unit enrolment:

1 x 2 hour online seminar (recordings provided) each week


*M597 and M797 students study this unit via the FutureLearn platform. When enrolling please choose - S/X-FL)


This unit brings together career development, personal development and professional development. Students commence with a personalised 360-degree feedback diagnosis which provides the foundation for the selection of personal and professional development opportunities that are completed over the duration of their study program. Students complete an individual e-portfolio to evidence steps taken to address desired management and leadership capabilities and they reflect on the development of their skills in relation to the 360-degree framework.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Evaluate own leadership style and professional experiences as a basis for identifying and accessing opportunities to enhance future career, employability and leadership growth.

GLO6: Self-management


Identify and apply effective communication strategies and interpersonal skills to strengthen professional networks and enhance mutual outcomes in business relationships.

GLO1: Discipline knowledge and capabilities
GLO7: Teamwork


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Assessment 1: (Individual) Written Reflection (self)

2500 words 50% Week 6
Assessment 2: (Individual) Portfolio (online) 2500 words 50% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library at the link here: MBA700 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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