Leaders are people who shape our actions, behaviour, values and beliefs. Our practical leadership courses aim to improve your influence, impact and ability to make things happen – perhaps even to help you change the world. Ready to walk the talk?

Get work-ready

Our close ties with industry, government departments and professional associations mean that you get courses matched to current industry practice and a well-recognised qualification that stands out to employers. At Deakin, you'll develop the skills, contemporary knowledge and real experience to be a business leader of tomorrow. You'll learn to apply course theories to professional practice and to explore leadership in real-world situations through workplace opportunities.


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.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Career opportunities

The Master of Leadership prepares you for leadership positions in fields as diverse as:

  • business
  • education
  • entertainment
  • government
  • health care
  • not-for-profits
  • politics
  • religious organisations
  • retail businesses
  • sports.
Learn from the best

Learn from the best

Why not learn leadership from one of the best? Course Director, Professor Jon Billsberry, is a past winner of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Management Educator of the Year Award.

International accreditation

Deakin has been awarded the following prestigious accreditations:

  • Deakin Business School (DBS) is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only five per cent of business programs worldwide are AACSB accredited and DBS is one of only three business schools in Victoria to achieve this recognition.
  • DBS has been awarded EQUIS accreditation through the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). This global best-practice recognition places Deakin Business School in the top 1 per cent of business schools worldwide.

Research with us

Take your leadership skills to the next level and get ahead in the field of leadership with a higher degree by research.

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