Master of Leadership

School of Business

Effective leadership is a vital managerial skill, but not one that necessarily comes naturally to everyone. In fact, many of today’s leaders say it has only been through sound tertiary education, ongoing professional development and inspirational mentors that they have developed the knowledge required to lead and motivate peers and employees. This Master of Leadership provides you with everything you need to be a successful leader in a complex and demanding management and business environment.

  • Why study this degree?

    Available as a full-time program across 18 months (or the equivalent in part-time study) this postgraduate degree provides you with the skills necessary to secure a leadership role in your chosen field, profession or industry. You are required to complete nine compulsory courses focussing on leadership, strategy and a project, and have the option of a specialisation in business, liberal arts or three general elective courses.

    Each course is developed and offered by a team of respected leaders, combining a solid academic framework with strong commercial and industry experience in the degree program. This ensures that our postgraduate programs, such as this one, are academically sound, career relevant and contemporary with industry and the modern Australian society.

  • Program summary

    Nine compulsory leadership courses:

    • Ethical Leadership for Today’s Organisations (or equivalent)
    • Organisations: Power, Leadership and Transformation
    • Leadership: Theory and Practice
    • Leading Change
    • Negotiation
    • Strategic Management and Planning
    • Strategic Workforce issues
    • Research Methods
    • Directed Research Project - or - Professional Project

    Two specialisation streams

    You may choose from the following:

    • Business – Economics for Managers
    • Business – Accounting for Managers
    • Business – Marketing


    • Liberal Arts – Ethics
    • Liberal Arts – Philosophy
    • Liberal Arts – Theology


    • Three general postgraduate electives as approved by the Dean.
  • Entry requirements

    • A Bachelor's degree from a recognised Australian or overseas university demonstrating the attainment of satisfactory grades plus a minimum of five years’ relevant experience in managerial and/or supervisory and/or leadership roles
    • OR a Graduate Diploma in a Business discipline
    • OR if the Dean is satisfied that there is sufficient background and/or experience in management/supervision and the applicant has the skills necessary to complete the program.

    Recognition of Prior Learning may be granted to selected applicants who have no formal tertiary qualifications but who have at least 10 years’ industry experience.

    Students who have completed a recognised postgraduate business degree (i.e. Graduate Certificate in Business) may be eligible to apply for advanced standing, depending on their undergraduate course and specialisation. To obtain advanced standing, students require a significant level of specialisation in a particular area. For further information go to Advanced Standing.

  • Fees and costs

    More information can be found at the Fees page.

  • More information

    For more information on the Master of Leadership, please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

    All international enquiries should contact the International Students Office


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