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Deakin Business School - MBA Residential Units - 2019

Deakin Business School supports the initiative of ASF to improve the management and accountability of charitable not-for-profit organisations in Australia. Deakin Business School and ASF are pleased to offer 3 scholarships per annum valued at up to $2,000 each to attend an MBA Residential Unit at graduate level to staff of charitable not-for-profit organisations.

Scholarship Overview

The Deakin MBA is one of the most highly regarded MBA programs on offer. Renowned for its experiential learning opportunities, the 5-star program will increase your business knowledge and equip you with the latest ideas and trends in areas of leadership, marketing and management.


What are residential units?

Residential units involve six consecutive days of intensive study for an MBA unit. In this format and residential environment, participants immerse themselves in the MBA topic, undertake innovative and experiential learning activities, and build their professional networks.

Residential units complement other study modes and attract students who want to manage their work commitments by completing a unit in a compressed period. Of equal value is the opportunity to build professional networks and form enduring bonds with fellow participants and other managers.

For more information about residential units, click here.


Unit Offerings for 2019 are as follows:

  Residential Unit Course Dates Census Date
MBR731 / MBR701*

Strategy Capstone / Strategy and Value Creation

Sunday 28 April to Friday 3 May Sunday 7 April
MPR779 Leadership in the Real World Sunday 23 June to Friday 28 June Sunday 2 June
MPR705 Entrepreneurship Sunday 21 July to Friday 26 July Sunday 30 June
MBR721 / MBR706* People Management / Leading People in Organisations Sunday 10 November to Friday 15 November Sunday 20 October

*For new students commencing their MBA in T1 2019.

For more specific course information visit the Deakin Business School website.


Who Should Apply:

Directors and managers of charitable not-for-profit organisations Australia-wide who meet the entry requirements for their nominated residential unit as well as ASF's basic eligibility criteria.



Three (3x) partial scholarships are available (valued at up to $2,000 each).

Each scholarship covers the conference fees associated with the Residential Unit, including accommodation and all meals. Scholarship recipients or their supporting NFP organisation will be required to fund the remaining unit fee which varies depending on the nominated Residential Unit (a general guide is anywhere between $3,500 - $4,500). Please ensure you have the means to fund this before submitting your application.


Important Dates:

Applications open Thursday 9 January 2019
Applications close Tuesday 19 March 2019
Scholarships awarded by Wednesday 10 April 2019


Scholar Surveys:

All applicants (regardless of the outcome of their application) may be asked to complete a series of surveys about their expected and realised learnings (once before and on a few occasions after the course). Your survey responses will help us to quantify the impact of our scholarships and will help attract funding for education and training for the NFP sector in the future. Your feedback is extremely valuable to the work we do and by completing these surveys you'll be making an important contribution to the future of ASF and the NFP sector overall.


More Information:


For more information about the MBA Residential Units, please click here. For program queries, please contact Deakin Business School directly. If you need assistance with the application process, please contact ASF via


Application Process:

To be considered for an MBA Residential Unit Scholarship, candidates must:

  1. Register their interest by emailing the Deakin University residential team on with their details and that of the residential they wish to complete.
  2. Complete an online ASF application form and upload an endorsement letter written by your employing not-for-profit organisation. To complete this step, please click 'APPLY NOW'.


Need help completing your online application? Download instructions for Creating a Profile Page and Making an Application.


Applications for Deakin's MBA Residential Units Scholarship close Tuesday 19th March, 2019 at 5pm AEDT.

Selection Criteria
The scholarships are awarded jointly by ASF and Deakin to applicants who are Australian citizens or permanent residents employed by a charitable not-for-profit organisation and whose completion of the program would, in ASF's view, benefit their employing NFP organisation. Selection is based on the applicant meeting Deakin entry requirements for the nominated program and written endorsement from the respective charitable organisation.
Closing Date : 19/03/2019
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Course Type : Graduate Certificate Graduate Diploma Masters MBA Residential
Location : VIC