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Master of Project Leadership

Gain the skills to manage projects and programs across multiple sectors

Study at Monash Business School

The Master of Project Leadership is a forward-thinking course designed to escalate your industry experience with new adaptive methodologies.

You’ll work on live projects to gain unique insights into project leadership practice in a range of fields. Multiple industry engagement opportunities will be offered throughout the course and you will also have the opportunity to be supported by a mentor.

The degree is tailored for flexibility, giving you the option to study part time, full time or in block mode. You can focus on one discipline or take advantage of our curated themes and choose from a range of discipline-specific electives including entrepreneurship.

This course will provide the opportunity to work alongside professionals from a range of industries and build a network of like-minded colleagues.

Due to COVID-19, the University has transitioned all units online until further notice. We have some of the brightest educators who are continuing to provide all of the quality hallmarks of a Monash education in new and dynamic ways. Online, or on campus, Monash will help you prepare for a new future.

  • Location and duration

    Study on-campus full-time for 1, 1.5 or 2 years or part-time for 2, 3 or 4 years at Caulfield campus – depending on prior qualifications and work experience. Day, evening and block mode classes are available.

  • Start in 2021

    Applications for our Semester 1 intake (February 2021) are now open.

  • Entry requirements

    An Australian bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 per cent or an equivalent GPA as determined by the School. Applicants will also need at least 6 months of professional work experience.

Course overview

  • Foundation studies

    Build on your existing professional work experience and better understand the principles and techniques of delivering projects using different methods, processes and knowledge frameworks. You’ll explore the techniques to manage stakeholders, communications, culture and politics.

  • Core studies

    These units will help you develop specialist expertise in complex project management and leadership. You’ll be introduced to innovation and organisation within project management, as well as how to manage project knowledge.

  • Electives

    As part of your degree you can choose from a range of electives from within the Business School or across the university, including IT, engineering, arts and law. You’ll also have the opportunity to work on real-life projects with industry partners within local and international corporate, government and social contexts.

  • Advanced studies

    Towards the end of your degree you can choose between a professional or research pathway. For the professional pathway, you’ll undertake a field or interdisciplinary team project, putting theory into practice and developing advanced expertise in managing projects.

Why a Master of Project Leadership?

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Our experts

This degree is a multi-faculty program, which means that you’ll be learning from knowledgeable, internationally-experienced subject specialists from business, IT and engineering.

  • Chivonne Algeo

    Chivonne is the course director and has more than 20 years international industry experience as a project management champion.

  • Robert Moehler

    Robert is from the Faculty of Engineering and has more than 10 years international experience as a practitioner, academic and researcher.

  • Susan Foster

    Susan combines both qualifications and practitioner insight into areas of project management, psychology, and enterprise systems, and assists companies in their change management and training initiatives.

Advance your career

  • Industry Advisory Council

    The course is informed by an industry advisory council, which includes experts from different industries across Australia. The advisory council ensures that the Master of Project Leadership is industry aligned so that you’re gaining knowledge and skills that you can implement straight into your workplace.

  • Career outcomes

    As a Master of Project Leadership graduate, you’ll be strongly placed to provide strategic project leadership in a wide range of settings, such as business delivery, IT developments and engineering solutions in both the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors.

Find out more

Interested in making your smartest investment yet? Find out more about the Master of Project Leadership.

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