Business

Doctor of Business Leadership
(Partnership with Australian Graduate School of Leadership)

Doctor of Business Leadership

What is a Doctor of Business Leadership?

The Doctor of Business Leadership is designed to produce outstanding leaders who are ready to deal with a variety of challenges in the ever-changing business environment. Using critical analysis of potential issues and an understanding of social and cultural change, this course gives graduates the confidence and ability to lead large organisations, moving to the top tier in competitive markets.
The Doctor of Business Leadership (DBL) is designed to prepare senior executives to more effectively assume overall leadership responsibility within a substantial multi-business unit organisation operating in intensely competitive national and global markets. The DBL involves a learning journey that has been identified by corporate leaders, their boards and past DBL participants as vital preparation to deal with increasingly complex and dynamic contexts.

More

Learning outcomes

  • Develop expertise in leadership theory and practice
  • Build knowledge of cultural, social, demographic and economic change
  • Expand decision-making and communication skills in a variety of situations
  • Critically analyse leadership issues likely to emerge in any given industry
Study mode
Online
Campus locations
Online
Student
Domestic
Course duration
2 to 3 years full time
Start date
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023
Fees

This course is accredited by Torrens University Australia ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E and delivered by the Australian Graduate School of Leadership.

*For more details on international student study options.

Love what you do with Torrens University Australia
Career Opportunities | Business | Torrens University

Career opportunities

The Doctor of Business Leadership (DBL) is designed to prepare senior executives to more effectively assume overall leadership responsibility within a substantial multi-business unit organisation operating in intensely competitive national and global markets. The DBL involves a learning journey that has been identified by corporate leaders, their boards and past DBL participants as vital preparation to deal with increasingly complex and dynamic contexts.

Potential career paths

  • Executive Director
    Average salary: $87,248 - $207,520
  • General Manager
    Average salary: $100,000 - $197,500
Madison Browne - Bachelor of Business Event Management student testimonial
One of the major benefits from completion of the Doctor of Business Leadership has been the improvement in my ability to mentor other leaders.
Andrew Latham
Doctor of Business Leadership

Subjects and units

Phase One (Year 1) will involve approximately 20 hours of work per week.
Phase Two (Years 2 & 3) is approximately twice the total workload of Phase One.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Requirements

These four core double subjects must be completed
Our experience is that CEOs and senior executives are able to cope with one double subject per trimester in addition to their full time employment.
To embark on this personal development journey, relevant knowledge, research skills and basic leadership insights derived from personal experiences need to be acquired, which is the function of Phase One, which involves successfully completing the coursework double subjects with an average mark of at least 65:

Core subjects

  • Business Leadership - Theory and Practice | RDBLTP701
  • Business Leadership - Case Analyses | RDBLTP702
  • Critical Reasoning and Ethics for Business Leaders | RDBLTP703
  • Business Leadership Issues | RDBLTP704

Requirements

These four core subjects must be completed.
Candidates may proceed to Phase Two if they successfully present to a Review Panel a potentially feasible Leadership Critique Proposal for delivering significant and innovative insights regarding how the practice of leadership can be advanced in their specified context, based on their work during Phase One. Candidates who do not proceed to Phase Two and who have successfully completed the four double subjects will be awarded a Graduate Diploma of Business Leadership.

Core subjects

  • Leadership Critique and Supporting Portfolio | RDBLOT701
  • Leadership Critique and Supporting Portfolio | RDBLOT702
  • Leadership Critique and Supporting Portfolio | RDBLOT703
  • Leadership Critique and Supporting Portfolio | RDBLOT704

Requirements

These four core subjects must be completed.

Core subjects

  • Leadership Critique and Supporting Portfolio | RDBLOT705
  • Leadership Critique and Supporting Portfolio | RDBLOT706
  • Leadership Critique and Supporting Portfolio | RDBLOT707
  • Leadership Critique and Supporting Portfolio | RDBLOT708

Industry partners and work placements

When you study with Torrens University Australia, you will benefit from our extensive network of industry partners. You’ll learn from industry professionals, gain invaluable insights and build key industry relationships. We are proud of our expanding network of partnerships and welcome opportunities to build new ones.
Australian HR Institute
Australian Red Cross
GBA Projects
B Lab Australia New Zealand
Keylend
Educate Plus
Project Management Institute
Indigenous Education and Boarding Australia
AML

Entry details

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian 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.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent,

OR

Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4 or above),

OR

Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification.

The below is an alternative option.
Demonstrated ability to undertake study at the required level; formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; or written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

Similar courses

Torrens University | Contact Us

Want to find out more?

Don't forget to download the course guide or get in touch with us below.

X
Cookies help us improve your website experience.
By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies.
Confirm