Our Course Partners

Bridging the Gap Between Higher Education and Industry Needs

We believe that the clearest path to high-quality student outcomes is a path that connects traditional academia with the needs of the contemporary business world.
This is why we build strong partnerships with the higher education sector and industry-leading organisations – to ensure that our students receive the highest-quality education possible, grounded in the professional skills that today’s employers demand.
Industry-focused learning experiences, integrated with major organisations across corporate, not-for-profit and government sectors.
When you study with us, you are connected to a vast network of industry experience and expertise – a network that includes a range of major corporations, successful startups, governments and not-for-profit bodies.
These partnerships help shape our industry-relevant curriculum and enable new connections between students, universities and the business world.
From flexible and self-directed online study, to real-world business projects and dynamic industry events, we have designed our programs to meet the needs of the modern learner.

Connecting Students and Real Industry Projects

Our MBA program is structured around three major projects with these industry partners. Over the course of your study, you will work on real projects with real commercial impact, while gaining exposure to the most successful and consequential organisations in the country!
In two years of operation, Ducere MBA student teams have completed over 50 four-month industry projects with major organisations across the corporate, for-purpose and public sectors. This equates to Ducere students contributing a total of 200 months or over 16 years worth of consultancy work to the Australian economy! Meanwhile, our Bachelor students are designing new businesses as part of their degree, and completing practical and applied work on the business challenges of the 21st Century.
Project Video: Creating Innovation Ecosystems with PwC
Project Video: Improving HR Strategies with Save the Children
Ducere’s industry partnerships support the creation of practical and relevant course content, real industry projects connecting students with the real business world and exclusive industry events hosted by Australia’s leading companies.
Our Bachelor and MBA students gain the further opportunity to hear from and engage with business Global Leaders in person at exclusive Ducere industry events.
FEB 2015
Innovation and Leadership
Mr Rob Bazzani – National Managing Partner, Private Enterprise KPMG Australia
The Hon. Alan Stockdale – Former Treasurer of Victoria
The Hon. Julia Gillard – Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013)
Prof. Lawrence Pratchett – Dean, Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra

Nov 2015
Leveraging Diversity
Ken Reid – National Managing Partner for People, Brand & innovation, KPMG
The Hon. Julia Gillard – Prime Minister, Australia (2010-2013)
Jan Owen AM – CEO, The Foundation of Young Australians
Susan Ferrier – national Managing partner, KPMG Australia
Catherine Powell – Managing Director & Co-Founder, Thankyou Group

May 2016
How can business and broader community enable young Australians to innovate?
Chair: The Hon. Julia Gillard, Prime Minister, Australia (2010-2013)
Rufus Black – Master at Ormond College
Holly Ransom – CEO, Emergent Solutions
Jan Owen – CEO, The Foundation of Young Australians
John Riccio – Partner, Digital Services Leader & Chief Digital Officer, PwC Australia


Our Academic Partners

Delivering tertiary skills in Melbourne’s north for 100+ years.

Australia’s first Laureate International University