Intensive Units

What are intensive units?

Faculty of Business and Law offers a range of units in intensive mode. The format can vary across units, for instance, it may involve six consecutive days or blocks of consecutive days, full-day classes spread across several weeks or a three day long weekend. In this format, participants immerse themselves in the topic, undertake innovative and experiential learning activities, and build their professional networks.

The advantage of intensive delivery is that students only need to attend classes for a few days in a trimester. The intensive workshops and seminars allow students to gain the benefits of peer discussion and networking, while also having the flexibility to plan other activities around study. Teaching is supplemented by online support on CloudDeakin.

Students are required to access the Unit Site for reading and preparation work which is available six weeks prior to the commencement of the intensive unit.

For more information or assistance regarding intensive units, contact

Financial Planning Intensive Units

Schedule for 2021 Financial Planning intensive units

The below table lists three-day/four-day Financial Planning intensive program units. Places are strictly limited.

Unit code Unit nameDatesVenue Last day to enrolCensus
Ethics for Financial Services (Intensive)
17 - 19 March
(Wed - Fri) 
Zoom 14 February 2021 1 March 2021
Financial Behaviour and Decision Making (Intensive)
20 - 23 April
(Tues - Fri)
Zoom 21 March 2021 5 April 2021
Financial Advice Regulation (Intensive)
21 - 23 April
(Wed - Fri)
Zoom 21 March 2021 5 April 2021
Ethics for Financial Services (Intensive)
5 - 7 May
(Wed - Fri)
Zoom 4 April 2021 19 April 2021
Financial Advice Regulation (Intensive)
13 - 15 October
(Wed - Fri) 
Zoom 12 September 2021 27 September 2021
MAI769 Ethics for Financial Services (Intensive) 1 - 3 December
(Wed - Fri) 
Zoom and
Deakin Downtown
31 October 2021 15 November 2021

MBA Intensive Units

Schedule for 2021 MBA intensive units

Unit codeUnit nameDatesVenueCensus dateLast day to enrol
Strategy & Value-Creation
Sunday 18 April- Friday 23 April 2021Waurn Ponds Estate5 April 202121 March 2021
Leadership in the Real World
Sunday 6 June- Friday 11 June 2021Waurn Ponds Estate24 May 20219 May 2021
Sunday 18 July – Friday 23 July 2021Waurn Ponds Estate5 July 202120 June 2021
MBR701Strategy & Value-CreationSunday 12 Sept – Friday 17 Sept 2021Waurn Ponds Estate30 August 202115 August 2021
MBR706Leading People in OrganisationsSunday 7 Nov – Friday 12 Nov 2021Waurn Ponds Estate25 October 202110 October 2021

MBA Intensive Units in 2021


A non-refundable registration fee of $275 (including 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 be offered to the next student in line.

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

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 roomTwin shareDay delegate
Non-refundable registration fee$275$275$275
Conference package$1782$1539$1264

Accommodation information:

Our MBA 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. More information on the venue can be found on

  • Single accommodation is limited
  • 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)
  • Beverages served with dinner (selected wine, selected beer, juice)
  • Wi-fi internet
  • Car parking
  • Conference facilities

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

  • Enrolment into the unit does not guarantee you a place unless the deposit is paid. Students successful in gaining a place at an Intensive will be notified by email.
  • Do not make any travel arrangements or bookings until you are advised to do so.
  • Intensive units may not proceed where there are insufficient numbers.


The Deakin Business School, in conjunction with the Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF), is pleased to offer 3 x $2000 scholarships per annum in MBA intensive 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.

Find out more about ASF scholarships on the ASF website

To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must apply.

Applications for the Deakin MBA intensive units scholarship closed at 5pm (AEDT) Tuesday 3 March 2020.

Booking Travel

Do not make any travel arrangements until you receive notification that your intensive unit is proceeding.
Intensive units may not proceed where there are insufficient numbers.

More information

Further enquiries should be directed to


Priority will be given to currently enrolled Deakin students (applies to MBA Intensive Units). Deakin students should have completed any prerequisites and the unit should meet their course completion rules.

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

Non-Deakin Students Intensive 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. To apply for an intensive as a single unit non-award, please visit our How to Apply page, or have a direct application via the Applicant Portal.


Students can withdraw from the intensive unit using the standard process via DeakinSync. Alternatively please contact the intensives team via as soon as possible if you wish to withdraw from an intensive unit. Please be aware that supporting documentation may be requested to receive a refund.


Intensive Enquiries

Should you no longer wish to attend, or for any intensive enquiries, please email

Course Enquiries

It is expected that students are aware of their course requirements to ensure course rules are met.

If you require assistance please email a student adviser –

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