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Master of Leadership

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Field of Education
    • Business and Management
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Field of Education
    • Business and Management

Program Requirements

The Master of Leadership requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:


24 units from completion of the following compulsory specialisation:

Management Core specialisation

48 units from completion of the following compulsory specialisations:

Management Essentials specialisation

Leadership specialisation




24 units from completion of one of the following specialisations:


Business Information Systems Specialisation

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Specialisation

Marketing Specialisation

International Business Specialisation

Project Management Specialisation



24 units from completion of elective postgraduate courses offered by ANU


Study Options

Year 1 48 units BUSI7280 Managing in a Global Context 6 units MGMT7020 Technology and Project Management 6 units MGMT7250 Evidence-Based Management 6 units MKTG7260 Marketing and Stakeholder Communications 6 units
MGMT8022 Strategic Management 6 units MGMT8003 Organisational Behaviour 6 units MGMT8015 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 6 units MGMT8270 Leading People and Change 6 units
Year 2 48 units MGMT7153 Building Individual Leadership Capacity 6 units MGMT7061 Delivering Team Results 6 units Elective or Specialisation course Elective or Specialisation course
MGMT7060 Thought Leadership in Organisations 6 units MGMT7062 Leadership and Delivering Societal Impact 6 units Elective or Specialisation course Elective or Specialisation course

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0

a Graduate Certificate of Management with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0

a minimum GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of 550 or higher, and at least 3 years of full time work experience.

Cognate Disciplines

Business, Management, Leadership

English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Assessment of Qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework:

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities:

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.



Annual indicative fee for domestic students

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Annual indicative fee for international students

For further information on International Tuition Fees see:


ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Master of Leadership (MOL) program equips graduates and professionals from any discipline to become evidence-based decision makers, innovative problem solvers, responsible social citizens, and future leaders. The MOL program provides specialised knowledge and skills in the area of leadership, and can be tailored to include a second specialisation.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

1. Evaluate and synthesize evidence to inform decision making

2. Create opportunities and novel solutions to organisational challenges

3. Work effectively with others to resolve challenges

4. Adapt to complex and uncertain situations

5. Engage, inform and influence stakeholders

6. Incorporate the influence of a changing global environment

7. Model ethical behaviour and make principled decisions

8. Apply specialised knowledge and skills in the area of leadership

Further Information

Applicants who do not have a completed Bachelor’s degree or ANU Graduate Certificate of Management and are applying for admission using a minimum GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of 550 or higher plus at least 3 years full time work experience should provide this completed CV template and two referee reports/letters as one PDF and upload it with their application.

Contact the Research School of Management at if you have any queries regarding the application requirements.

Program commencement

The ANU Research School of Management offers a tailored Orientation Week program each semester for its postgraduate students, held during the University O-Week dates for that semester. This tailored program is designed to introduce students to their fellow peers, and provide specific information pertinent to studying a postgraduate program at the ANU Research School of Management. Evidence-Based Management is foundational to ANU Research School of Management postgraduate programs and this, along with other facets of the teaching and academic environment, will be introduced to students during this week. Attendance is highly encouraged.

Enrolment Status

It is possible to enrol in less than 24 units per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.

You are encouraged to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.  You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until Monday of week 2 of each semester without penalty.

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