MBA masterclasses

Invest in your skills now by studying one of our industry-led intensive masterclasses.

MBA masterclasses are short courses taught by big names in business. Learn specialised business skills from true subject experts, with each masterclass counting as credit towards your MBA. Choose from CX, Agile, design thinking and other emerging areas of business.

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Professional development

The MBA masterclass series brings a range of current and emerging business-focused topics to you more quickly than a traditional trimester unit, with the intensive study format providing an additional way of fitting your studies around your work and lifestyle commitments. Whether it's communication skills, project management or managing change in a workplace, there's a masterclass available that will help you develop your career and enhance your CV.

Stack classes for credit

MBA masterclasses can be stacked together to fast track your degree.

  • 2 masterclasses are the credit equivalent of 1 elective unit
  • 4 masterclasses are the credit equivalent of 2 elective units

Keeping in mind masterclasses can be completed in as few as 12 hours, you can use stacking to accelerate your progress while building valuable business skills tailored to your career goals.

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Digital is in our DNA, with 40 years of experience in distance and online learning. Invest in your skills by studying one of our industry-led online short courses, and secure your place in the future of work alongside our dynamic community of 60,000+  learners online.

Getting started

The masterclass format is succinct and informative. Each masterclass runs between 12 and 20 hours of facilitated delivery. By stacking multiple masterclasses together, you can earn course credit towards your degree. You can find information on each masterclass topic, agenda and assessment criteria on the masterclass registration page, with additional details provided following registration.

Note that FEE-HELP is not available for masterclasses and full payment is required upfront. For further information, please read our frequently asked questions (PDF, 132KB).

You must attend all sessions listed for any masterclass you are attending.

2021 masterclasses

  • Managing your message


    Improve your ability to confidently deliver a well-constructed and persuasive presentation, successfully articulating your key messages.

  • Change tools


    Learn to understand change issues and select appropriate tools for managing and contributing to change.

  • Beyond Compliance: Governance, risk and performance


    Gain a clearer understanding of crowd wisdom/collective intelligence and how this impacts our view of an organisation and hence its governance.

  • Design thinking


    Gain an understanding of how design thinking can be applied across organisations to drive performance and outcomes.

  • Digital Transformation Leadership – leading people through major digital projects


    Learn the skills needed to lead teams, or a whole organisation, through a major digital initiative.

  • Work and Wellbeing – leadership essentials for fostering thriving teams and organisations


    Learn how to identify, analyse and mitigate physical, psychological, social and environmental risks for your teams and organisation.

  • Being board savvy


    Become a confident manager or executive in a boardroom setting utilising our work-ready tools and templates.

Past masterclasses

  • AgileSHIFT


    Gain an understanding of the framework needed to introduce agile methodologies and a structure for facilitating organisational change.

  • Project management


    Gain an understanding of key project management concepts, tools and methods that you can apply in your own organisation


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Get in touch

Our friendly future student advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options.

Email the MBA Masterclass team
Call 1800 693 888