Master of Business Administration, Innovation and LeadershipThe MBA in Innovation and Leadership develops practical skills for today's business challenges. Co-delivered with Ducere Global Business School and co-designed with leading Australian organisations, this course puts industry first, with a focus on emerging technologies and business models.
- Identify new business opportunities and take advantage of them.
- Devise and test innovative business models in real environments.
- Access modern technologies to grow new businesses.
- Engage with the local start-up landscape through incubators, accelerators and investors.
This course is accredited by Torrens University Australia ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E and delivered by Ducere Global Business School Pty Ltd.
The potential employment opportunities are varied and diverse with the Master of Business Administration (Innovation and Leadership) qualification equipping graduands with advanced leadership skills, innovation articulation skills, and business administration skills.
Potential career paths
Average salary: $87,248 - $207,520
Average salary: $100,000 - $197,500
Average salary: $129,500
Average salary: $75,000 - $122,000
Subjects and units
This course comprises of 12 core subjects. It is expected that each division/industry project will involve a combined total of 120 hours of structured and self-directed learning.
Ethics and Decision Making | MBL501This Subject enables candidates to critically explore the ethical viewpoints and moral standards that are relied upon to reach conclusions and make decisions within a business and organisational context. Although some ethical viewpoints are considered universal and consistent across cultures, others are of a local or personal nature. As ethical viewpoints continue to evolve and change over time through interactions with different people and contexts, the ability for managers and leaders of organisations to evaluate these changes, make ethical decisions and responds appropriately is paramount for contemporary organisations.
Finance for Managers | MBL502This subject introduces core concepts and practices relating to Finance, Managerial Accounting and Managerial Economics. Candidates will develop the ability to interpret and critically evaluate Interpret organisational financial information and extract data from financial statements and reports for reporting and decision-making purposes. The fundamental concepts in corporate finance and capital markets are explored and investigated and models and tools based on decision science are applied to achieve organisational objectives efficiently.
People and Culture | MBL603This subject explores how human factors influence organisational effectiveness and productivity. Candidates explore how human, cultural and social dynamics influence organisational culture, individuals and teams. Students will critically examine these dynamics and formulate strategic approaches to be able to balance between organisational and human demands in an increasingly diverse and global environment. Managers and leaders must be equipped with the necessary frameworks and mind-set to ensure an organisational culture is conducive to value creation.
Industry Project - Learner | MBL604Candidates commence the MBA program at the Learner stage with Industry project responsibilities across Ethics and Decision Making; People and Culture; and Finance for Managers. In collaboration with additional Learners in the project team, they must explore and critically evaluate the Industry Project deliverables relating to these areas under the supervision of candidates at Manager and Leader stages of the course. Learners benefit from mentorship of these peers that have already orientated to the delivery style of the course through their first and second projects and have demonstrated a proven track record of successfully delivering value to project partners through the program.
Marketing and Communication | MBL605This subject enables candidates to critically examine marketing management from a customer-driven perspective. This includes evaluating and designing frameworks for fundamental concepts such as segmenting, targeting and positioning. Customers, due to increased connectivity, have access to information and option from around the globe in a matter of seconds. As a result of this, customers are educated and have increased power and choice. Managers and leaders must move towards a customer and market-driven management approach which recognises the value of the and how to translate this into competitive advantage.
Digital Operations and Project Management | MBL606This subject enables candidates to evaluate and analyse the functions and make up of operations management, the ways in which operations can be optimised, and the key challenges operations managers face in the modern economy. Digital operations and project management aims to ensure that resources are used as efficiently as possible. As organisations face variability and uncertainties, managers need to be able to respond to those challenges with effective processes and structures. Operations management provides another opportunity to foster and deliver unique competitive advantage. This provides another key place for competition in the market place.
Business Strategy | MBL607This subject articulates the fundamentals of and approaches to the design and implementation of an effective business strategy. Candidates critically analyse the fundamentals of strategy and the role it should play in business operations. Various strategic frameworks and concepts are evaluated for various organisational contexts conducive towards fostering successful business outcomes. The role of strategy in developing competitive advantage will be further examined in order to frame the various ways in which strategy can drive growth and effective business performance. Students will formulate methodologies for managing strategic change to gain a comprehensive understanding of how and why to implement effective business strategy.
Industry Project - Manager | MBL608Candidates enter this Industry Project at the Manager Level with industry project responsibilities across marketing and communication, digital operations and project management, and business strategy. In collaboration with other managers, they also focus on the successful functioning of team processes between the Industry Project members. Managers also begin developing their mentorship skills by assisting Learners in their orientation to the program and the Industry project processes. Working closely with project Leaders, the Managers facilitate the project management functions to successfully deliver project outcomes. Managers are able to draw on their previous Industry Project experience to provide direction to Learners in meeting project deliverable requirements and academic assignments.
Big Data for Managers | MBL611This subject examines Big Data management across three main areas. Candidates critically examine the concept of Big Data, its evolution, associated skills and professional roles in relation to business management. The infrastructure that supports Big Data, cloud solutions and data processing platforms is evaluated and approaches to data mining, synthesis, interpretation, information, visualisation and prediction methods are hypothesised and designed. Current social media analytics tools are appraised for their relevance in contemporary business management.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation | MBL610This subject investigates entrepreneurship and the role innovation plays in shaping the culture of a firm. Today’s leading organisations share recognition of the value of innovation and the cultivation of entrepreneurial thinking to drive shareholder value and performance. Candidates critically examine and theorise how the various ways visionary attitudes can transform existing businesses and offer frameworks and tools to commercialise new ideas.
Leadership in Practice | MBL609This subject explores the definitions and practices of leadership in the context of the 21st Century, and prepares candidates to develop the necessary mind-sets, insights and capabilities through the exploration of self, situations and by critically examining the different techniques utilised to lead and manage in contemporary organisations. The subject enables candidates to examine their own skills, attributes and actions for successful leadership practice.
Industry Project - Leader | MBL612Candidates complete their final Industry project as Leaders with project responsibilities across Leadership in practice; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and Big Data. Leaders are fundamentally responsible for the delivery of client value through the group’s successful completion of their Industry Project. Leaders utilise their experience from their two previous Industry projects to act as the focal point of the team and drive project team vision and strategy to maximise effectiveness. Leaders take primary responsibility for client engagement and must develop and apply a wide range of leadership skills in order to drive team progress. Leaders complete the course with a demonstrable track record of leading a team of high calibre professionals to deliver value for a major organisation.
Industry partners and work placements
Torrens University Australia has partnered with Ducere Global Business School to bring you new and exciting Business courses, including:
Bachelor of Applied Business (Marketing)
Bachelor of Applied Business (Management)
Bachelor of Applied Entrepreneurship
Master of Business Administration (Innovation and Leadership)
These courses are delivered by Ducere and accredited by Torrens University Australia.
Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.
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.
ScholarshipsIf you are truly passionate about business, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of business scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the business industry:
Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.
Managerial experience as deemed appropriate by the University (Recommendation of a minimum of 7 years’ relevant professional experience).
Work and life experience that demonstrates skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning (presented on a current resume with attached cover letter).
Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior LearningIf 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.
How to apply
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.
It’s easy! Apply online below or contact us and we can help on 1300 575 803.
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.
Frequently asked questions
What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
Torrens University Australia no longer considers ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) as our primary entry requirement. We have removed ATAR as the key admissions criteria for applicants aiming to study at Torrens University Australia. We strongly believed an alternative to the ATAR system should be found, which more broadly assesses students, especially when soft skills are emerging as important employability attributes. So, students with a recent secondary school education are now considered for admission if they have a Year 12 (Australian secondary school) certificate. Exceptions may apply to some courses.
What if I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
Torrens University Australia has a range of application pathways to help you gain entry into our degrees based on different criteria.
To find out more, visit Study Pathways or contact our Future Student Advisors.
Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
If you are a domestic student attending university or an approved higher education provider, you can get a FEE-HELP loan to pay all or part of your tuition fees.
You are eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for a unit of study (i.e. subject) if you:
- Undertake study with an approved provider.
- Meet the citizenship and residency requirements:
- An Australian citizen or a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency criteria and who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to your course; OR
- A permanent humanitarian visa holder who will be a resident in Australia for the duration of your unit; OR
- Are a permanent visa holder who is undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be a resident in Australia for the duration of the study.
- Enrolled in an eligible unit of study by the census date for the unit.
- Have not exceeded the FEE-HELP limit.
For full details, visit the Australian Government website Study Assist.
If you are still unsure, please contact our Future Student Advisors who can talk you through the information.
Can I get course credit for previous experience?
Yes, course credit is available for most courses upon application and academic approval (excluding Higher Degree by Research programs).
If you have already completed a qualification or have relevant work experience, you may be eligible for credit towards your course. This credit can take the form of credit transfer, block credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Review our Course Credits page or chat to our Future Student Advisors.
What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that recognises experience, previous study and qualifications, and other forms of informal and non-formal learning, to determine if you meet course requirements.
If you have relevant qualifications or experience, you may be eligible for credit towards your course and a reduction in tuition costs.
Please speak to our Future Student Advisors to discuss your prior learning experiences.
For more information, please visit Course credits.
How do I apply for a scholarship?
Torrens University has a wide range of scholarship options to support new, returning, international and Australian students. They all include a reduction in tuition fees, and some scholarships include a mentoring component with our industry partners.
When you speak to our Future Student Advisors, let them know you wish to be considered for a scholarship in your application form. They will show you how to apply for a scholarship.
Please contact your Education Agent for further information. Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 575 803 or by email.
For more details, explore our range of scholarships.
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