Master of Business Leadership

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Program Description

Master of Business Leadership

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Master of Business Leadership (Coursework)

Effectively leading (and inspiring) staff is not necessarily a skill
that comes naturally to us all. Many leaders would argue that
only through tertiary education, on-going professional
development, a sound mentor and a constant thirst for
knowledge did they acquire the skills and knowledge required
to lead. A sound grounding in leadership theory and
management practices will provide those wishing to advance
their careers within any sector with a range of new and
exciting opportunities.

The University of Notre Dame Australia takes pride in the
personalised attention it gives to its students and
individualised education. The School of Business offers a
range of disciplines headed by leaders in their respective
fields who have strong commercial and industry experience.
This ensures that the School’s postgraduate programs are
relevant and contemporary and embracing today’s rapidly
changing global environment while maintaining academic

Notre Dame Australia has strong links with The University of
Notre Dame United States (NDUS) and the College of St.
Benedict/St. John’s University, Minnesota. Faculties from
these two universities teach at the Fremantle Campus each

Course Outline - Masters of Business Leadership

The Master of Business Leadership is designed for those
wishing to gain an advantage in order to secure a leadership
role, whilst acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge to do
so; or to further enhance their leadership skills in order to
better perform in their current role.

Students will be required to study 10 compulsory business
leadership style units with a choice of two electives, allowing
an area of interest or focus to be included. Students may
choose to undertake elective units that focus on the not-forprofit sector. Through the application of class tuition,
networking, mentoring, and a range of speaker series,
students will gain the prerequisite skills and knowledge to
advance their careers in a competitive commercial

10 compulsory leadership units

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Business Ethics OR
    - Ethical Issues in Professional Life
  • Change Management
  • Economics for Managers
  • International Business: a Strategic Perspective
  • Leadership: Theory and Practice
  • Organisational Development
  • Strategic Management and Planning
  • Strategic Marketing for Managers
  • Strategic Workforce issues

Choice of Two elective units from the following:

  • Directed Business project (Research)
  • Information Systems for Managers
  • Social Sector Finance and Governance
  • Social Sector Human Resource Management
  • Social Sector Marketing and Public Relations
  • Social Sector Policy andFramework

Other units may be available upon discussion with the Dean

Mode of Study and Assessment

Students may undertake study as a part-time or full-time
student, commencing in First Semester (February) or Second
Semester (July), subject to availability. The assessment of
competency in each unit consists of tutorial performance, a
number of assignments or projects during the semester and a
final examination. Some units will be offered in intensive study
mode whilst others will be full semester units. Group projects
will be expected in most units.

Advansed Standing

Students who have completed a recognised postgraduate
Business degree i.e. Grad Cert 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.

Admissions Requirements

Notre Dame encourages applications from people of all
backgrounds and takes into consideration the applicant’s
academic performance as well as their personal qualities and
accomplishments. Academic requirements are as follows:

· A Bachelor degree from a recognised Australian or
overseas University demonstrating satisfactory

· A minimum of two years relevant industry experience
· International students may be required to provide
evidence of their English capability (IELTS 7 or

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.

Applications should be received at least one month prior to
commencement. However there are limited places available in
postgraduate courses and they will be filled on a first-come
first-served basis, so an early application is encouraged.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2017
2 years
Part time
Full time
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Fremantle, Western Australia
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Duration 2 years
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