Master of Business Administration, Innovation and Leadership (Partnership with Ducere)

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Master of Business Administration Innovation and Leadership Partnership with Ducere

Master of Business Administration, Innovation and Leadership?

An MBA in Innovation and Leadership provides insight into current business challenges as well as the practical skill set to work through solutions to these challenges. This course is co-delivered with Ducere Global Business School and is designed in collaboration with a range of leading Australian organisations. The course puts industry experience first, bridging the gap between academic learning and the needs of the business community with a focus on emerging technologies and business models.
Over the course of your study, you will be working on real projects with real commercial impact, while gaining exposure to some of the most successful and important organisations in the country. By working on projects with our industry partners, you’ll gain unprecedented insight into modern business challenges and the practical skill set to tackle these challenges head-on. This MBA program is structured around three major projects with industry partners.


Learning outcomes

  • 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.
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Study mode
Campus locations
Course duration
1 year full time, 2 years part time
Start date
20 Feb 2023

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.

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Producing global leaders
Develop an industry-relevant project portfolio, attend dynamic industry events with our course partners and learn insights from more than 250 Ducere Global Leaders.

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World lessons
At Ducere, complete assignments relevant to you, your current workplace and your future business – instead of exams, you will be working on real business plans.

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Industry relevant
Your learning experiences are integrated with major organisations across corporate, not-for-profit and government sectors. 
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Career opportunities

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

  • Executive Director
    Average salary: $87,248 - $207,520
  • General Manager
    Average salary: $100,000 - $197,500
  • Entrepreneur
    Average salary: $129,500
  • Business Consultant
    Average salary: $75,000 - $122,000
Madison Browne - Bachelor of Business Event Management student testimonial
As a consultant, this MBA was a real differentiator for me as it shows that my experience is backed up academically. My favourite part about the Ducere MBA was the industry projects where I got the chance to apply my learnings in a real environment with actual clients. The projects provided exposure to different leadership approaches and provided an opportunity to make real impact.
Jason Lawrence
Master of Business Administration, Innovation and Leadership

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.


These 12 core subjects must be completed. 

Core subjects

  • Ethics and Decision Making | MBL501
  • Finance for Managers | MBL502
  • Industry Project - Learner | MBL604
  • People and Culture | MBL603
  • Marketing and Communication | MBL605
  • Digital Operations and Project Management | MBL606
  • Business Strategy | MBL607
  • Industry Project - Manager | MBL608
  • Leadership in Practice | MBL609
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation | MBL610
  • Big Data for Managers | MBL611
  • Industry Project - Leader | MBL612

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.

Entry details


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.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP


If 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:

Admission criteria

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

A bachelor degree in business or a related field, or equivalent as approved by the University plus at least three years’ professional work experience.


Managerial experience as deemed appropriate by the University (Recommendation of a minimum of 7 years’ relevant professional experience).

The below is an alternative option.
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).

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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?

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