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Master of Business Administration (Innovation and Leadership)

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    Self-paced; up to 3 years

  • Start date:


  • Awarded by:

    University of Canberra

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What you'll learn

About this course

Designed to give you world-class training that develops real-world business acumen, this online Master of Business Administration (Innovation and Leadership) course is the ideal program for aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders. Offered online by Ducere in partnership with the University of Canberra, this groundbreaking MBA has been structured to give you unparalleled hands-on learning and real-world industry insights.

Throughout the 12-month program you will work in teams to deliver three four-month projects that are based on key challenges faced by industry partners such as KPMG, Linfox and Save the Children Australia. The projects will help you grapple with concepts and issues that senior leaders frequently face, and provide you with the opportunity to engage with MBA concepts in a holistic manner.

You will learn how to conduct a market analysis of the threats and opportunities arising from the disruptive impact of digitisation, undertake a rigorous data analysis of a company department and determine opportunities for operational enhancement, and develop an innovative new service to engage customers.

Upon completion of this MBA you will walk away with a real understanding of how corporate innovation and leadership actually works, and have the skills to implement innovative projects in a business context.


To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must:

  • Hold a relevant bachelor's degree; AND/OR
  • Have relevant work experience

Alternate entry paths will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Areas of study

In this business administration course, you will work in teams to complete three four-month industry projects with the following MBA industry partners:

  • KPMG
  • SEEK
  • Linfox
  • NAB
  • PWC
  • Infoxchange
  • Maddocks
  • Save the Children Australia
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Nous Group

Projects will solve real-world challenges that businesses are facing and will address the following concepts:

  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • People and culture
  • Ethics and sustainability
  • Strategy and risk
  • Finance and administration
  • Information and systems
  • Marketing and communication
  • Operations management
Ducere has partnered with some of Australia’s leading education providers to offer online courses in business and management with a difference. Catering for those with an ambitious, entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, Ducere’s course offering has been developed in conjunction with some of the world’s most successful leaders. Learn from a Global Faculty comprised of presidents and prime ministers, Fortune 500 CEOs, Nobel Prize winners, scientists, academics and philanthropists, and gain real-world insight into what drives successful business. With all courses – from diploma-level right through to the unique MBA program – delivered entirely online and at your own pace, you can learn while you work.
As a student of Ducere, you’ll receive ongoing support and personalised advice. Login to the award-winning learning platform for instant access to forums, videos, infographics and a range of other tools designed to make learning easy. You can even track your progress as you go!

You’ll also gain unrivalled access to a global network of world leaders in their respective fields: from business to politics, philanthropy, science and the arts. Call or email your mentor at anytime, or tap into the Ducere network of business owners and entrepreneurs for real-world advice.

After graduating, you’ll continue to receive exclusive invites to industry events, workshops and seminars to consolidate your learning and connect with like-minded professionals. Access to the Global Leaders Faculty of over 250 renowned influencers is for life, so your career is assured a competitive edge like no other.

Career outcomes

Completing this MBA will give you unparalleled training across key business administration concepts, as well as the invaluable real-world experience needed to excel as a business leader or entrepreneur.

Studying with Ducere will also give you the opportunity to network with peers, industry professionals and academics, enabling you to connect with like-minded individuals and build business relationships for the future.

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

A limited number of scholarships are also available. Enquire now to find out more.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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