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Build your business knowledge with Deakin’s MBA masterclasses

In the fast-paced business world, our masterclasses are designed to develop your knowledge and skills across key 21st century issues and challenges.

Deakin’s MBA Masterclass series is an exciting new study option that allows you to explore contemporary trends and issues with industry leaders.

In the fast-paced business world, our masterclasses are designed to develop your knowledge and skills across key 21st century issues and challenges.

Offered to both the public and current MBA students, each masterclass is succinct and informative and runs between 12 and 20 hours of facilitated delivery. Two masterclasses can also be stacked together offering you credit for one MBA elective unit.

The intensive study format not only covers topical issues faster than a traditional trimester unit but also provides another option to fit your studies around work and lifestyle commitments.

The cost for each masterclass can be found on the registration page and after confirming registration you’ll receive further information about your class.

Design thinking – Sat 23, Sun 24 Feb & Sat 3, Sun 4 Aug

Presenter: Mike Stevenson

Join us for two fun and intensive days where you will use the practice of design thinking to build your skill set and give you the creative problem-solving tools to unlock the big and small opportunities in your organisation.

AgileSHIFT – Mon 25, Tues 26 March

Presenter: Brendan Devine

Developed by global best-practice providers AXELOS, AgileSHIFT helps prepare everyone across an organisation for transformational change. This offering provides staff with the knowledge and guidance to be able to understand, engage with and influence change by embracing agile and lean ways of working.

 Blockchain – Thurs 28 March, Thurs 4 March, Thurs 11 April, Thurs 18 April

Presenter: Anouk Pinchetti

This masterclass will provide you with an understanding of Blockchain technology – what it is, how it works and what it means for your organisation.

Manage your message – Fri 10 May, Fri 17 May, Fri 24 May

Presenter: Naomi Robson

The ‘Manage your message’ masterclass will assist you in presenting your key messages succinctly and with impact. They'll help you become a more polished, engaging and compelling communicator while providing you with the tools and techniques to create well-constructed and persuasive presentations in line with your corporate strategy and your company's brand identity.

CX research – Sat 25, Sun 26 May

Presenter: Mike Stevenson

Join this masterclass on CX research for two fun, engaging and intensive days building your CX capability and become a champion of customer centricity in your organisation.

Managing benefits – Thurs 6, Fri 7 June

Presenter: Brendan Devine

This masterclass focuses on the management of benefits from change initiatives that are delivered via formalised project and programme management methods. Collectively, these initiatives form the organisation's change portfolio.

Being board savvy – Thurs 6 June, Thurs 13 June, Thurs 27 June, Thurs 4 July

Presenter: Jo Plummer

Being board savvy is designed for managers and executives seeking a practical understanding of working with a board and/or aspiring to become a non-executive director on a board.


For more information on Deakin’s MBA Masterclasses please read our frequently asked questions (PDF, 291KB)  or contact:

Associate Professor Colin Higgins
MBA Director
Faculty of Business and Law
Melbourne Burwood Campus
Email Colin Higgins
+61 3 9244 6103

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