Mini-Masters with
General Assembly

A 5-day intensive course for
the next generation of business leaders.

Mini-Masters with
General Assembly

A 5-day intensive program for
the next generation of business leaders.

Preparing the modern business leader for the modern economy

Course overview

Today’s tech-driven economy demands that companies stay relevant to compete. Leaders of these companies need to have the capabilities to adapt to change, to acquire new skills and to develop innovative solutions to problems.
This program is designed to prepare the modern business leader for the modern economy.
Here you will gain the skills to uncover purpose, meaning and satisfaction in your own professional life, unlock peak-performance within your organisation, explore intrapreneurship and develop game-changing ideas, and become a corporate leader who understands your organisation through a digital lens.

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Who this is for

Business leaders looking to improve their commercial, digital and leadership acumen.

Career changers looking to capitalise on the increased need for entrepreneurial and digitally minded professionals in the Australian and global economy.

Entrepreneurs who want robust and outcome focussed skills to further grow their existing products and businesses.

Product and Marketing Managers looking to maximise the value they deliver through better customer understanding and improved product-market fit.

What you'll learn

Get a business education that is useful, relevant and real.

Think digitally

Critically understand the digital landscape – including concepts like coding, UX and data-science – so you can lead digital teams and organisations to sustained success.

Lead, inspire, innovate

Develop the understanding and skills to lead teams and businesses to new heights by cultivating advanced emotional intelligence and innovation capabilities.

Be commercially capable

Effectively balance the short-term and long-term requirements of the business through sophisticated commercial and strategic acumen.

The curriculum

Together with General Assembly we’ve developed an intensive 5-day program to ignite the next generation of business leaders.

This mini-masters series is created and led by expert instructors who represent top talent in tech, design, data, business, innovation, and leadership. This program is designed to inspire and motivate teams around purposeful business and meaningful work.

We avoid static lessons and rote exercises. Instead, our students learn through real-world problem solving, resulting in practical hands-on experience that can be applied right to the job.

1. Mindful leadership & strategic foresight

On the first day you will begin to understand the prevalent leadership themes that have been proven to foster peak business performance in the current economy
Link personal and team leadership to drive business outcomes
Develop strategies to handle personal and professional adversity
Master the strategic foresight process to drive future-faced success
Develop a commercially savvy, leadership mind-set

2. Innovation & design thinking

On the second day you will break down the mystique of innovation and design thinking, developing strategies to continually unlock new value and overcome challenges within your organisation
Master the fundamentals of effective process, product and business-model innovation
Discover human-centered design thinking
Execute the process of customer empathy and UX design
Lead strategic innovation and effective change

3. Digital literacy

Develop a working understanding of key digital and technological concepts, as well as the skills you need to lead digital teams and businesses. Leverage digital technology to drive high-performance teams and business operations
Master the fundamentals of the digital economy
Develop your tech-acumen and literacy
Deploy the basics of web development and web strategies
Execute effective decision-making, problem-solving, and team collaboration within the digital context

5. Intrapreneurship

Develop the ability to apply entrepreneurial thinking within an established organisation through business model development, product development and agile marketing. Creatively solve problems and disrupt from the inside out
Rapidly evaluate and improve business models
Master product development and user experience design concepts
Utilise lean and agile methodologies
Leverage entrepreneurial marketing channels and strategies for rapid outcomes

6. Generating sustainable success

On this last day you will have a chance to develop the habits of effective strategic leadership, balancing both short-term and long-term requirements of sustainable business success. Here you will cultivate the skills required to accelerate growth, maximise team performance and effectively develop and execute business plans
Design strategies for accelerated revenue growth through shared-value partnerships
Utilise data sets and live-metrics to foster ongoing business improvement
Develop your commercial acumen for strategic excellence

7. Preparing for the future

Mapping the customer journey
Articulating specific and effective goals and metrics
Creating clear action plans
Developing a forward-looking business strategy

8. Pitch & present

Present your individual project to the group, showcasing the knowledge and skills you’ve learned throughout the course

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Contemporary, personalised learning

Personal development shouldn’t be a chore. Our courses use a collaborative learning framework geared to the modern learner. Human connection, online materials and highly-engaging, outcome focused everything.

Online learning

Access a range of online learning materials, including tools and templates, learning tasks and online discussion.

Interactive workshops

Facilitated workshops are where you put your learning and ideas to work. Led by a dedicated tutor, you’ll engage in guided discussion and practical exercises to apply knowledge to your own context.

One to one coaching

Coaching sessions help you achieve your goals, whatever they are. Your coach works with you to define and complete a learning project, giving feedback and support tailored to your needs.

IN COLLABORATION WITH

General Assembly

This course is proudly developed and delivered in partnership with General Assembly, who offer programs in web development, data science and analysis, user experience design, digital marketing, product management, and more.

Payment options

You can pay your tuition fees upfront, or pay a $500 deposit to secure your seat. The balance is due in the first week of the course. Learn more about our Cancellation Policy.

We accept credit cards and bank transfers, and can organise for payment by invoice if your employer is funding your study.

Financing

Need help managing fee payments?

We work with Study Loans, who offer student loans to help finance your education.

FAQs

Get answers to our most commonly asked questions.

What support do I get?

Beyond a dedicated instructor and program manager you can reach out to, and a small, curated cohort you’ll move through the course with, you’ll be part of a community of like-minded individuals that is thousands strong! Upon completion of the course, you’ll also become a part of our alumni, who receive facilitated introductions to industry, and invitations to events and networking opportunities.

What do I get by completing the course?

We provide certification that you have completed the program which you can proudly display on your resume, LinkedIn or anywhere else. However, this in our opinion is only the smallest part. By completing the program you’ll be developing a capability which will take your career further and move you closer to achieving your goals.

If you’re interested in official accreditation speak to us about our university partnerships.

How do the coaching sessions work?

Coaching sessions are arranged between the course instructor and the participant for times and dates that are mutually convenient. Coaching may take place over the phone, by video call or in person, depending on the preferences and location of each party.

The purpose of the coaching sessions is to provide personalised support, accountability and feedback to ensure you get the most out of your learning. Each coaching session will have a specific agenda focusing on your individual learning project and allowing time for questions, deeper exploration of class content and reflection on learning.

Are you an RTO or a university?

No. We have very purposefully not gone down this pathway so we can continue on focusing on the most up-to-date, industry relevant content and experiences – rather than being confined to some policies which in our opinion, don’t add value to our students.

If you’re looking for official accreditation though, please ask us about our partnerships.