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  • Online Study
  • START: 05 JUL 2023
  • 4 WEEKS (6HRS/WK)
  • $2,950

Lead and inspire in times of uncertainty

Our MBS Leadership Program is designed for mid-to-senior level managers to develop new leadership skills, behaviours, and mindsets to navigate complex leadership challenges.

With an emphasis on hands-on learning and developing practical tools, you’ll learn how to maximise your impact and drive organisational success across multiple teams and functions, whilst harnessing your own leadership potential.

The program is high touch and immersive, with a mix of live sessions, self-paced learning, and peer coaching – all designed to fit into busy working lives. You’ll leave with increased self-awareness, improved confidence and a network of industry peers facing similar challenges that you can connect with after the program.

Introduction to the course

Specifically designed for leaders who are looking to harness their potential and get the most out of their teams whilst navigating through complex challenges with confidence.

Cameron Brooks
Program Director, MBS Leadership Program (Online)

Who should enrol

Mid-to-senior level managers with experience leading others

This course is designed for mid-to-senior level managers who are passionate about empowering and nurturing their teams and others to succeed. Become a champion of lateral thinking and inspire collaborators to continuously improve and challenge themselves. A strong emphasis is placed on agility and future business thinking, in order to support and execute sound strategy amongst peers at all levels and across all different functions. 

Why study the MBS Leadership Program short course?

Enhance your leadership potential 

  • Navigate change and complexity while understanding how it can affect others
  • Evaluate strategic decisions while aligning self-purpose to company objectives

Empower your team

  • Articulate key messages that motivate action
  • Develop yourself and others through coaching and mentoring techniques and frameworks
  • Drive engagement and high performance through empathetic leadership 

Inspire agility through leadership 

  • Develop a paradoxical attitude to control conflicting stresses
  • Exercise power within, outside and beyond organisational boundaries
  • Learn to inspire and influence across all functions and levels in business

What you will study

Understand the difference between managing and leading, and discover what motivates you as leader.

Clarify your leadership purpose and communicate a compelling direction to inspire action in others.

Learn how to build capability in your team through coaching and feedback that makes a positive impact.

Manage competing tensions while learning to influence effectively across stakeholders and boundaries.

This program's online format enabled us to bring together a diverse group of people from not only across Australia but also from other APAC countries like Singapore, Malaysia, to gain insights into the shared challenges and learnings across the world.

Ravina Kumar
Business Operations Manager, Here Technologies

Ravina Kumar, Operations Manager, Here Technologies

Frequently asked questions

Live sessions are an important and valuable part of the Melbourne Business School Online learning experience. Whatever the form of the live session, whether a lecture, a panel discussion with experts, working through relevant case studies, or receiving a practical demonstration of a tool, each live session is purpose built, interactive and highly beneficial to attend live. While dates and times may be subject to change, the current live sessions are scheduled as follows:

  • S1: Wednesday 05 July (12:00pm – 1:30pm AEST)

  • S2: Wednesday 12 July (12:00pm – 1:30pm AEST)

  • S3: Wednesday 19 July (12:00pm – 1:30pm AEST)

  • S4: Wednesday 26 July (12:00pm – 1:30pm AEST)

Please note, live session times may be subject to change.

No, there will be no pre-course work requirements. There will be an orientation module in the first week of the course, which we strongly recommend you work through to set yourself up for success in the program.

Every short course will start with an orientation module that opens at 12pm (local Melbourne time) on the Thursday prior to Monday’s official course start date.

Melbourne Business School Online will release the first module of the course at 9am (local Melbourne time) on Monday of the course start.

Melbourne Business School Online will accept enrolments up until 12pm mid-day (local Melbourne time) on the Monday (start date).

Melbourne Business School is jointly owned by the business community and the University of Melbourne. Melbourne Business School is the approved provider of a range of University of Melbourne degree programs. This short course is not delivered on behalf of, or by, the University of Melbourne, and does not provide credit towards a University of Melbourne degree program.

Yes, there will be an assessment component which will enable you to further build on your skills throughout the program. The assessment will be completed upon conclusion of the course. 

The course is ideal for experienced managers and senior executives who have already made the transition from managing individual contributors to managing other managers and / or senior professional staff.

Upon successful completion you will receive a Melbourne Business School Certificate of Completion. Your certificate takes the form of a shareable digital badge. This provides you the opportunity to showcase to the world your newly acquired skills and serves as a digital record of your achievement.

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