Deakin Business School Residential units for the Deakin MBA.

What are Residential units?

Residential units involve six consecutive days of intensive study for an MBA unit. In this format and residential environment, participants immerse themselves in the MBA topic, undertake innovative and experiential learning activities, and build their professional networks.

Students will be required to access the Unit Site for reading and preparation work which will be available six weeks prior to the commencement of the residential.

Residential units complement other study modes and attract students who want to manage their work commitments by completing a unit in a compressed period. Of equal value is the opportunity to build professional networks and form enduring bonds with fellow participants and other managers.

For more information or assistance regarding Residential units, contact

Schedule for 2019 Residential unitsCensus Date
MBR731Strategy Capstone 
Sunday 28 April to Friday 3 May - FULL (WAITLIST)
Sunday 7 April 2019
MPR779Leadership in the Real World
Sunday 23 June to Friday 28 June
Sunday 2 June 2019
Sunday 21 July to Friday 26 July
Sunday 30 June 2019
MBR721 / MBR706*People Management / Leading People in Organisations
Sunday 10 November to Friday 15 November
Sunday 20 October 2019

* For students commencing in T1 2019


Priority will be given to currently enrolled Deakin students. Deakin students should have completed any prerequisites and the unit should meet their course completion rules.

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

Non-Deakin Students Residential 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.


Conference fees for Residential 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 deposit$275$275$275
Conference package$1782$1539$1264

Accommodation information:

  • 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 residential package.

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

More information

Further enquiries should be directed to

The venue

Residentials are conducted at the Waurn Ponds Estate, a world class, purpose built residential conference centre within the grounds of Deakin's Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. More information on the venue can be found on

Booking travel

Do not make any travel arrangements until you receive notification that your Residential unit is proceeding.

Residential units may not proceed where there are insufficient numbers.


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


A non-refundable deposit of $275 (including GST) is required to secure enrolment into each residential unit. Should payment not be made by the requested date, your place in the residential may be offered to the next student in line.

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


Residential Enquiries

Should you no longer wish to attend, or for any residential 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 –


Deakin Business School, in conjunction with the Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF), is pleased to offer 3 x $2000 scholarships per annum in MBA residential 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 2019 Deakin MBA Residentials units scholarships are now open. Apply through this link on the ASF website. Applications close Tuesday 19 March 2019.

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