Master of Governance and Leadership

Gain advanced knowledge of governance and the leadership of institutions and organisations. Become a business leader through practical experiential learning, including access to industry partners and the Governance Institute of Australia. Develop specialist expertise in leadership or complete a research project within your chosen field.

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  • Online: January, May, September
  • Townsville: January, May, September



^estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


1.5 years full-time

Entry Requirements

AQF Level 7 bachelor degree with 4 years relevant work experience; or equivalent

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  • A headshot of Josephine Pryce, lecturer within James Cook University's College of Business Law and Governance.


    Associate Professor Josephine Pryce

    Master of Governance and Leadership

    This program connects students with experts in the classroom and leaders from industry. Through small classes, collaboration with peers, and opportunities for immersion in practical, experiential learning, this program prepares students to become mindful business leaders who are focused on improving the public good