Leadership and entrepreneurship


Leaders and entrepreneurs transform visionary plans into reality, setting goals and bringing people into alignment to achieve them. Learn the methods and processes behind influence, impact and turning innovative ideas into commercial advantage.

Explore your study options

Deakin's courses are developed in consultation with industry. Featuring work-based research and learning opportunities, each course allows you to put theory into practice and learn from the results. Get ready to walk the talk, honing your skills alongside your peers while learning from industry-active academics.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Choose a leadership or entrepreneurship degree that will get you work ready

Our close ties with industry, government departments and professional associations mean you get courses matched to current industry practice and a well-recognised qualification that stands out to employers.

Unique practical experiences

Deakin offers real-world learning in your own workplace, such as entrepreneurship experiences, business development clinics and research projects. These experiences help you understand the drivers of profit, impact and transformation to apply in your own career.

Learning backed by research

As well as being industry engaged, our teaching staff are leading researchers in leadership, small business innovation and entrepreneurship. The learning they impart is validated with insights from their cutting-edge research.

Careers in leadership and entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial careers are exciting opportunities to shape the future and create startups and small businesses. Plus, a Deakin leadership and entrepreneurship qualification prepares you for positions across a diverse range of industries and organisations, including:

  • digital creative agencies
  • financial institutions
  • government bodies and departments
  • health care
  • management and consulting firms
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • social media companies
  • sports organisations.

Graduate with an employment advantage

Deakin Business School holds both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations, meaning we are globally recognised and internationally benchmarked. As one of the top 3 business schools in Victoria, a Deakin business or commerce degree will distinguish you from your peers.

It’s about learning the skills and developing the mindset that makes entrepreneurs successful. You can take the skills learned from this program and apply them either in a job or startup business. There's a wide range of areas in which you can utilise these capabilities.

Dr Wade Halvorson

Unit leader, Developing an entrepreneurial mindset

World-class teaching experiences

Deakin’s industry-shaped courses and practical, real-world approach to learning will prepare you to be adaptable across the jobs of the future.

Create a sustainable future

You’ll be ready for sustainable business, as our courses integrate practices from global frameworks like the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Principles of Responsible Management Education.

Develop a global perspective

Connect with the world through study tours, short-term partner programs and international internships. Join a corporate finance study tour to Hanoi or take a short-term program at a business school in Europe, the UK, North or South America.

Fit study into a busy life

Leaders and entrepreneurs rarely have time on their hands so study online and gain the freedom to achieve your study goals on your schedule.

Be ready for a transformed career

AI and digital transformation are revolutionising all fields of business. Deakin business courses prepare you for the career opportunities that new business technologies will create.


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Contact us

Got a question about our leadership and entrepreneurship courses? Our expert advisers are available to speak to you about your study options and how we can help you further your career.

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