Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership
Perhaps you have your heart set on postgraduate business studies, such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a Master of Leadership or Business? If so, you might be interested to explore BSchool’s Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership in partnership with DeakinCo and Deakin University. This pathway program can provide up to 50% credit into Deakin’s world leading MBA program.
40 Topics x
10 Sessions =
12 – 18 Months
Logical Course is sequentially ordered for maximum results
Visual Images, diagrams
Auditory Videos, podcasts, YouTube
Linguistic Text, recommended readings
Physical Interactive learning activities
Social Interact online, in class where offered
Solitary Work alone
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Material for the 4th Industrial Revolution.
The innovative world class curriculum incorporates the latest management and leadership research and theories, enabling you to gain skills and confidence to take the next step in your career. The material is designed to be practical and future proof, addressing the needs of organisations in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, in which new technologies merge the physical, digital and biological worlds. Critically, Industry 4.0 is about putting people first and remembering that technologies are designed first and foremost by and for people. It is about developing the mindsets necessary for you to succeed as an adaptive leader.
Digital first online delivery.
The curriculum content is digital first, with a fully online mode of delivery. The immersive, interactive material makes use of multimedia, video and text to accommodate different learning styles, enabling students to digest content and learn at their own pace. Students complete individual tasks, reflections and learning diaries to build a portfolio of evidence of applied learning and knowledge, personalised to their own experience and circumstance. Students who wish to delve further into the material can complete additional non-assessable tasks. The power of the curriculum is applying it directly in the workplace, enabling students to test the efficacy of different theories and how to apply them practically.
Deakin’s MBA is ranked #15 in the world.
The convenient online delivery method enables you to study at your own pace where and when it suits you, engaging online as your schedule allows. For international students wishing to transfer to a leading MBA in another country, you can commence your studies at home, saving both time and money while applying for your university course and visa. In some cases, you can earn credits towards your online MBA. For example, BSchool has developed a special relationship with Deakin University, a leading university located in Melbourne, Australia. Deakin’s online MBA is ranked number 15 in the world and #2 in Australia in the international university rankings published by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds).
What you’ll learn
The Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership comprises the following learning modules:
LDS801 Leadership 4.0
1. Introduction to Leadership
2. Being an effective leader
3. Leadership 4.0: Being a transformational leader
4. Fostering agility: Leading innovation processes
5. Fostering agility: Leading creative processes
LDS806 Communicate and inspire
1. Leadership communication
2. Forms of communication
3. Communicating for meaning
4. Promoting collaboration
5. Stakeholder engagement
LDS805 Ethics & mindfulness
1. Being a mindful leader
2. Professional ethics
3. Ethical decision making
4. Corporate and Social Responsibility
5. Balancing stress and performance
MGT808 Knowledge, learning and digital adoption
1. Knowledge capital and human capability development
2. Disruption and workforce development needs
3. Build the learning strategy
4. Implement the learning strategy
5. Evaluate and measure the learning strategy and capability development
LDS803 Unleash human potential
1. Human potential and multiple intelligences
2. Building the right mind mix
3. Cultural intelligence
4. Coaching to grow individual potential
5. Coaching to grow workforce potential
LDS811 Agility and transformation
1. Change management: Theory and practice
2. Analysing change capabilities and readiness
3. Leading change project set-up
4. Leading change project execution
5. Leading change project evaluation and improvement
MGT807 Build the winning team
1. Foundations of management
2. Managing people
3. Build high performance teams
4. Inspiring and motivating others
5. Empowering others
8 LDS812 Strategic planning
1. Strategic Planning Foundations
2. Strategic Analysis and Visioning
3. Strategy Formulation
4. Strategy Implementation
5. Strategy Evaluation & Control
Who would benefit from the course?
This qualification is intended for senior team leaders, managers, middle managers, senior managers and aspiring future leaders, who have previously completed an appropriate undergraduate study.
Students will be eligible to do this program if they have:
A relevant bachelor’s degree or Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) equivalent (level 7); or
Relevant qualifications or credentials (e.g. advanced leadership or management credential from a professional association) or equivalent, preferably with three years of relevant experience;
A relevant Advanced Diploma or Diploma together with significant relevant vocational practice (greater than 5 years) or, in the case of no formal qualifications, relevant extensive vocational practice, and relevant experience of at least seven years; or
Advanced standing: Students who have completed relevant studies or have experience which may be deemed equivalent to the course may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or credit transfer. Applications can be made at the initial application or can be made within two weeks of commencement of the course.
Fluency in English language to a minimum overall IELTS test score of at least 7 is required to complete coursework successfully.