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Doctor of Business Leadership

What is a Doctor of Business Leadership?

Torrens University Australia’s Doctor of Business Leadership (DBL) is designed to make you an outstanding leader, ready to deal with a multitude of challenges in the ever-changing business environment, anywhere around the world.

This course is provided by Australian Graduate School of Leadership at Torrens University Australia. RTO 41343 CRICOS 03389E

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Key Information

Where can I study

Where can I study

Online

Start Dates

Next intake is on 16 Sep 19

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Workload

20 hours per week for 48 weeks per year to their studies part-time (or full-time equivalent).

Course Duration

Full-time: 2-3 years

Part-time: 4-6 years

Why Torrens

It’s study that suits you, with flexible online delivery taught by leading industry experienced lecturers, to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your career goals.

FLEXIBILITY TO SUIT YOUR SCHEDULE

You control your workload, choose to study full-time, part-time, or accelerate your study to graduate sooner. You will always be supported, whether you are studying on-campus or online.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU GRADUATE?
Doctor of Business Leadership (DBL) graduates often progress from senior management roles to executive and leadership development roles.
  • CEO
  • General Manager
  • Director of department
  • Principal of department
  • Executive board member
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SET FOR SUCCESS
We focus on giving you the skills and the knowledge to ensure your long-term success in your career or entrepreneurial venture. Our academics are highly qualified and include practising industry leaders, while our Success Coaches are available for industry coaching and strength capability. We will support you in every step of your study with us.

"One of the major benefits has been an improvement in my ability to mentor other leaders."

- Andrew Latham, Graduate of Doctor of Business Leadership
Completing the Doctor of Business Leadership has been a rewarding experience both personally and academically.
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Course Overview

The Doctor of Business Leadership takes you on an intense and rewarding learning journey, as you build the skills and knowledge to become an effective and motivating leader in even the most dynamic situations. Through critical analysis and real-work experience, you will learn what is required to be a highly respected leader, committed to achieving socially responsible outcomes. You will develop the confidence to lead substantial and complex organisations, and successfully move to the top tier in the competitive national and global markets. On graduation, you’ll be equipped to rise from senior executive level to effectively assume overall leadership responsibility in your company.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding of leadership theory and practice
  • Understanding of cultural, social, demographic and economic change
  • Strong decision-making and communication skills
  • Critically analyse leadership issues likely to emerge

What you'll study

The Doctor of Business Leadership commences with 4 coursework double subjects. DBL Stage 1: Core double subjects - Business Leadership – Theory and Practice - Business Leadership – Case Analysis - Critical Reasoning and Ethics for Business Leaders - Business Leadership Issues After completing these 4 subjects, under supervision, you will evolve and critique (and, if necessary, re-think) a personal contingent leadership paradigm through documentation and analysis of personal leadership experiences. A personal contingent leadership paradigm is a set of theoretical propositions and personal values that logically underpin a set of guidelines that shape how you perceive and respond to leadership challenges. Leadership Critique and Supporting Portfolio: Under academic supervision, you must evolve and critique the personal contingent leadership paradigm developed during Stage 1, through an analysis of your personal leadership experiences. Guidance is provided in developing this analysis and the type of evidence that you may include in the supporting portfolio. External examiners determine whether you have made a significant and original contribution to leadership practice.

HOW YOU'LL STUDY

You have the power to decide how, when, and where you study.

HOW MUCH

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.

HOW CAN I PAY?

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)

FEE HELP

Eligible students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
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Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?
PAYMENT OPTIONS
1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
SCHOLARSHIPS
Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?

Can I Apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

Applicants to the doctoral program are expected to satisfy the following academic criteria:
  • Possession of a Master’s degree by thesis or dissertation appropriate to the professional field of the applicant; or
  • Possession of a Master’s degree by coursework appropriate to the professional field of the applicant completed at a superior standard; or
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree with Honours (typically 1st Class or Class 2A Honours level or equivalent); or
  • In exceptional circumstances, an equivalent academic background that is considered by the Dean of the School to be an appropriate preparation for independent study and research work at doctoral level.
An applicant may be required to satisfy the Dean of the School of the ability to understand and communicate in both written and spoken English at a level adequate for the purpose of pursuing doctoral level research. To proceed to stage 2 the candidate will need to present a Critique proposal that satisfies their Review Panel. In addition to the academic criteria listed above, applicants are normally expected to have a minimum of 10 years of relevant professional leadership practice experience to be admitted to the course.
This course is not available to international students.
Applicants to the doctoral program are expected to satisfy the following academic criteria:
  • Possession of a Master’s degree by thesis or dissertation appropriate to the professional field of the applicant; or
  • Possession of a Master’s degree by coursework appropriate to the professional field of the applicant completed at a superior standard; or
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree with Honours (typically 1st Class or Class 2A Honours level or equivalent); or
  • In exceptional circumstances, an equivalent academic background that is considered by the Dean of the School to be an appropriate preparation for independent study and research work at doctoral level.
An applicant may be required to satisfy the Dean of the School of the ability to understand and communicate in both written and spoken English at a level adequate for the purpose of pursuing doctoral level research. To proceed to stage 2 the candidate will need to present a Critique proposal that satisfies their Review Panel. In addition to the academic criteria listed above, applicants are normally expected to have a minimum of 10 years of relevant professional leadership practice experience to be admitted to the course.
This course is not available to international students.

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