MBA intensive units

Build your professional network

Immerse yourself in Deakin’s renowned Master of Business Administration (MBA) program over a six-day residential program at our beautiful Waurn Ponds Estate in Geelong.

Become a confident business leader

Fill a knowledge gap, build your professional network and get a taste of Deakin’s MBA program when you study a single intensive unit, that can be credited to your degree if you choose to enrol at a later date. You’ll complete a unit over six consecutive days of intensive study, meaning you’ll have the flexibility to fit learning into your busy schedule. Undertake innovative and experiential learning while building your professional network at a university in the top 1% worldwide for business and management.

MBA intensive units offered in 2024

  • Leadership in complexity

    Single unit

    Understand the communications environment for organisations and how to lead internal and external communication and negotiation in complex situations, including in a media crises.

  • Entrepreneurship

    Single unit

    Learn entrepreneurial thinking and its application in small, medium and large organisations. Take a venture proposal through to a venture plan.

  • Strategy and value creation

    Single unit

    Understand and apply strategy tools to identify priorities for management decision-making and develop coherent and aligned operational and implementation plans.

  • Leading people in organisations

    Single unit

    Understand people’s behaviour at work, as individuals, teams and groups. Acquire tools to analyse roles, relationships, influence and leadership.

Study at our purpose-built conference centre

Study at our purpose-built conference centre

During the 6-day intensive you'll be based at Waurn Ponds Estate, a purpose-built conference centre located at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. You’ll enjoy meals made with produce sourced from the Estate’s kitchen garden and have access to facilities including a solar-heated pool and spa, gymnasium, tennis courts and walking track.

Fees and inclusions

A non-refundable registration fee of $275 (including GST) is required to secure enrolment into each intensive unit. The cost for an accommodation and meal package (including the $275 non-refundable registration fee) is outlined below.

Single room Twin share Day delegate
$2393 $2090 $1539

Students will receive separate invoices for the tuition fee and the intensive conference fees. Enrolment into the unit does not guarantee you a place unless the deposit is paid. Students successful in gaining a place in an intensive unit will be notified by email. Intensive units may not proceed where there are insufficient numbers.

What is included in the package?

The following items are included in the accommodation and meal package:

  • accommodation
  • conference facilities
  • 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
  • free parking.
 Complete an MBA residential intensive in just six days

Complete an MBA residential intensive in just six days

In six consecutive days of intensive study, you’ll complete one unit of Deakin's Master of Business Administration.

Get in touch

We're ready to help you make an informed choice. Our future student advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options, support services and how we can help you further your career.

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