Video Testimonial from Save the Children Australia

Hear from the Director of People and Culture,  Dianne Francois and Paul Ronalds, CEO  at Save the Children Australia, about the powerful contribution the Ducere MBA project group made for this important organization. Hear too from current student Ryan about the value of this experience in his personal and professional development.

This video again illustrates how the Ducere MBA – Innovation and Leadership delivers real world professional development like no other academic experience can.


Global Demand for Business School Graduates Grows

Former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, talking to Ducere Students
Former Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, talking to Ducere Students

Global demand for business school graduates is higher than in previous years, answering the important question, why study business at University?

Employers across the world are planning on hiring more business school students than ever before. In particular, MBA students are expected to attract higher salaries. 84 percent of companies in the world are planning to hire new MBAs, up from 74 percent in 2014.

This all comes from a new survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council, drawing responses from 748 employers in 47 countries around the world.

The results also indicate that employers in the Asia-Pacific are likely to consider online courses as an alternative to mainstream University courses. 9 in 10 employers cite a demonstrated track record, strong communication skills, and solid technical or quantitative skills as their top three selection criteria.

This comes as good news for students studying Ducere’s world-class business courses, which offer online business education tailored to meet the demands of employers.

Our courses are practical, offering students who study the Bachelor’s and MBA the opportunity to work on real business cases with companies such as NAB and PwC, and even not-for-profits such as Save the Children.

Students are taught by a range of online global leaders, such as the Professor of Leadership Development at the Harvard Business School, Mr. Robert Kaplan, or the founder of the USA Network, Ms. Kay Koplovitz. This gives students access to the best minds in business, providing real-world examples they can apply to job-interviews and work scenarios.

The courses also equip aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools to create and run their own business, with this even being a mandatory requirement for Bachelor of Entrepreneurship students.

Graduates can potentially finish their course with a fully fledged business.

All students will end their degree with an in-depth understanding of business and be able to leverage these practical concepts for employers. The Ducere model allows students to finish their courses “work-ready”, a factor increasingly demanded by businesses looking to hire graduates.

So why study business at University? To get more work-ready.

Ducere’s partner institution, The University of Canberra, are delighted to be a part of Ducere’s vision to prepare more work-ready students in Australia.

“The University of Canberra is well known for its creativity and innovation. In launching the new MBA Innovation and Leadership with our partner, Ducere, the University is building on this reputation, offering what is undoubtedly the most original course for the managers of our future. It is a game changer for management education in Australia.”
The University of Canberra’s Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Stephen Parker.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Event

Innovation eventDūcere, the University of Canberra, and NAB announce a special event centred on entrepreneurship and innovation. The event will be held in the Melbourne CBD and feature leading experts engaging in panel discussions with our invited guests.

MBA industry project partners, MBA candidates and guests will be provided with an opportunity to gain insights from our guest speakers.

The discussion panel will be chaired by Prof Lawrence Pratchett, Dean, Faculty of Business, Government and Law and will feature expert insight from several special guests including Genevieve George, founder and chief executive of One Shift; Matthew Lazarus-Hall, CEO of Chugg Entertainment and Leonard Hamersfeld, Director and Founder of Buzz Products.

The panel discussion will conclude at 5:30 PM followed by a networking event over drinks and canapés.

Places are strictly limited and priority will be given to current students and candidates. If you are a current MBA student or you have applied to University of Canberra by June 30th you will be eligible to attend.

For further information please contact


An insight into Entrepreneurship from our Global Leaders’ Faculty.

In this post, three members of our Global Faculty answer questions about entrepreneurship.

What’s your advice for today’s entrepreneurs?
“ There’s so much to put into running a business, it’s hard to know what the most important thing is, but at the end of the day, it’s always going to be about creating something of value. If you do that and that’s what you’re focused on, eventually you make some money, but if the focus is I want to start the business because I want to make money, but there’s nothing of value you create along the way it tends not to work. It’s that real focus on, “This is something that’s different, that’s valuable, that people are going to want” is what the entrepreneur needs to focus on..”

– Andrew Bassat: Co-Founder of Seek, investor, entrepreneur


What are the greatest challenges for entrepreneurs today? Continue reading “An insight into Entrepreneurship from our Global Leaders’ Faculty.”


An insight into the wealth of information on offer from our Global Leaders’ Faculty.

One of the unique aspects of Dūcere Business Degrees, is the inclusion of the video interviews from our faculty of over 250 global leaders. Below is a small sample of some of the important business and the leadership questions addressed by our Global Faculty.

Big Faculty

How do you coordinate people without direct authority over them?

There’s one cardinal rule of coordination, which is, everybody thinks coordination is a good idea, but nobody wants to be coordinated. So you have to persuade everyone that coordination is not only a good idea; that it actually delivers real benefits in reality. The key thing is that if you put the people at the centre to what you are trying to do, then you all come together and try to make it happen. The leadership element of coordination is really difficult, because you have to exercise leadership, but at the same time, you don’t have power and authority over people so you have to exercise leadership through influencing. It’s probably the hardest thing to do, but it’s also quite an exciting thing to be able to do, to be able to demonstrate that you really can do it and bring people together and get them to face in the same direction.

– Baroness Valerie Amos PC: United Nations Under-Secretary-General Continue reading “An insight into the wealth of information on offer from our Global Leaders’ Faculty.”