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Master of Leadership and Innovation

Overview

Challenge yourself and become an exemplary leader, ready for whatever the future brings in an increasingly diversified and rapidly-changing business environment.

The world’s economies are changing – from product and commodity-based to experience and serviced-based. These changes require adjustments to the way we lead and manage every aspect of business.

UQ's fully online Master of Leadership and Innovation addresses the critical issues facing managers, such as digital disruption, automation, AI, socio-demographic changes, and geopolitical shifts. The program combines several important challenges, including foundational principles that are critical to understand in the experience-based economy and the importance of embedding a culture of customer experience. It also explores value co-creation in a service and experience context, embedding continuous innovation, enabling the execution of new ideas to create value for all stakeholders and the growing field of digital service deliver platforms

As you personally engage in applying theory to practice, you'll benefit from UQ's blending of contemporary research and best practices in effective business leadership. You’ll experience the principles of innovation, service science and management, along with customer experience foundations and design through courses delivered by some of the most future-focused educators in Australia.

Location
External
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Program Code
5757
AQF
Level 9
Location
External
Fees
A$25808 (2023 indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5757
CRICOS Code
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Develop yourself as an innovative leader, in this program you will be encouraged and enabled to apply your new knowledge to your own context.
  • Engage in a program with multi and cross-disciplinary perspectives aimed at developing the transformational mindset needed by the leaders of tomorrow.
  • Gain comprehensive insights into the skills that leaders need to be successful and relevant, such as service innovation, value creation and customer centricity as you undertake advanced-level courses.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of studying a program taught completely online at a leading Australian university, which you can complete on a part-time basis and access from anywhere in the world, enabling you to balance study with work and life.

1 in Queensland for business and management studies

QS World University Rankings 2022

51 in the world for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023

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How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Online study

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Customer Experience Foundations
  • Value Creation in Service

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Vice president of customer experience
  • Chief customer officer
  • Senior customer and user experience designer
  • Customer and user experience lead
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • a bachelor honour's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), or
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), plus 2 years full-time equivalent work experience in a dedicated supervisory/management role (of people or projects), or
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent), plus 3 years full-time equivalent work experience in a dedicated supervisory/management role (of people or projects), or
  • a graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a relevant discipline (see below), or
  • a UQx or edX MicroMasters® credential in a relevant discipline (see below), plus 2 years full-time equivalent work experience in a dedicated supervisory/management role (of people or projects).
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.5 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
  • a bachelor honour's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), or
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), plus 2 years full-time equivalent work experience in a dedicated supervisory/management role (of people or projects), or
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent), plus 3 years full-time equivalent work experience in a dedicated supervisory/management role (of people or projects), or
  • a graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a relevant discipline (see below), or
  • a UQx or edX MicroMasters® credential in a relevant discipline (see below), plus 2 years full-time equivalent work experience in a dedicated supervisory/management role (of people or projects).
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.5 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

Relevant disciplines for previous qualifications

Relevant disciplines include accounting, advertising, business, business administration, commercialisation, data analytics, economics, event management, finance, health services/health practitioners, hotel or tourism management, international business, international development/international relations, information systems, innovation management, marketing, management, operations/project management, strategy, sustainability, technology (agricultural, information, nano, bio).

Relevant work experience

Applicants with a bachelor degree or MicroMasters® credential must submit a CV demonstrating evidence of work experience in a dedicated managerial/supervisory role (management of people or projects).

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

This program does not meet the eligibility requirements for an Australian Student visa (subclass 500).

To study this program in Australia you will need a temporary visa or residency status with study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia.

Contact us for more information

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$25,760

2023

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Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $25,808

2023

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Leadership and Innovation pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Applying online

All international applications should be submitted to UQ. The program code for the Master of Leadership and Innovation is 5757

International students who want to study this program will not be eligible for a Student Visa (subclass 500). 

To study this program in Australia, you will need an Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia. 

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Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in Semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in Semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in Semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in Semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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