As a Dūcere MBA candidate your learning is driven by completing real industry projects focused on key challenges faced by our MBA industry partners. This collaborative approach enhances your understanding of concepts and issues faced by senior leaders in a real industry context, and provides the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned to deliver real value.
You’ll complete three industry projects, each with a different industry partner, and each time you will define the challenge, research a solution, apply key learnings and deliver your solution. Thus honing your ability to deliver real client value. This highly innovative project model lets you engage with MBA concepts in a holistic manner, focusing on issues and skills most relevant to today’s business world.
1 Define: Project Request for Service
Your project team will address a real and current challenge faced by an industry partner in the private, not-for-profit or public sector. Working collaboratively, you’ll gain an understanding of the challenges faced by the organisation and the key services required to provide solutions and deliver real shareholder value.
2 Research: MBA Content Divisions
Draw upon leading academic journals, the Dūcere Global Faculty, and the expertise of your mentors to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key academic themes. You’ll develop strong management thinking, and the skills to complete sophisticated market research.
3 Apply: Project Group Deliverables
Project teams work closely with their industry partner to produce high quality project deliverables that address the real challenges impacting company bottom lines. Your ability to work in teams, engage with industry and demonstrate leadership and strategic vision is key to project success. Group deliverables, incorporating industry partner feedback, account for 30% of your assessment.
4 Demonstrate: Individual Portfolio
Demonstrate your achievement of the course outcomes by linking project deliverables to rigorous engagement with key management concepts and leading industry theory. This is done through an individual portfolio of academic assignments that are submitted to and assessed by leading university academics. The individual portfolio accounts for 70% of your assessment.
5 Record: Learning and Development Matrix
Progression through the program is driven by a professional learning and development matrix. You’ll use the matrix as both a record of achievement and a plan to drive progression across the breadth and depth of the MBA course. The matrix acts as a guide to your development from learner, to manager, to leader, on your path to graduation as Master of Business Administration – Innovation and Leadership.