Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I apply?

    Each course is different.

    However, for all courses, you will need evidence to prove your residency, qualifications and work experience.

    Our university partner will review your application and let you know the outcome.

    For more information on the application process, or to find out more about our courses, talk to a Ducere Enrolment Advisor.

  • Will employers recognise my degree?

    Our courses are fully-accredited, which means they are recognised internationally.

  • Will I get the same qualification as people who attend face-to-face classes?

    Yes! Your qualification will be exactly the same. It will not state on your transcript that you completed your degree online.

  • What are the entry requirements?

    Each course has its own entry requirements and it will depend on which country you’re from.

    Refer to the course page or contact a Ducere Enrolment Advisor to check your eligibility.

  • Can I get credit for my previous studies?

    Yes. If you have credit points from previous, successfully completed units of study, we will assess those as part of our recognition of prior learning process.

  • Will I need to do exams?

    No, we only assess you on your assignments and industry projects.

  • Will I need to attend classes in person?

    All our online programs are delivered 100% online. This includes all lectures and classes.

    Occasionally, Ducere or our partner universities hold networking events with inspiring guest speakers and we encourage you to attend these.

  • How many hours will I need to study each week?

    Most students spend 15 hours studying each week if they are doing two units of study per semester.

  • Will I need to buy textbooks?

    You don’t need to buy any textbooks. You can access all coursework and required reading in our online learning system.

  • How do you deliver classes?

    We supply high-quality videos. You’ll want a good internet connection and enough data on your internet plan to watch the videos.

    Academic staff also host regular, live webinars during each study unit where they expand on the concepts for that study unit. You’ll be able to ask questions, get clarification and support during the webinars.

    Don’t worry if you can’t attend the live webinar. We’ll record it and upload it to our online learning system. You can watch the replay when it’s convenient for you.

  • If I don't complete a full degree, can I still exit with a qualification?

    If you complete enough units for a lesser qualification, then yes, you can exit the course with a qualification.

  • How long will it take me to get my degree?

    It depends on which course you choose. Some of our postgraduate degrees are fast-tracked to be completed in one year of full-time study. Other undergraduate degrees can be completed in 2 years.

    The average undergraduate students completes their degree in three years.

    The average masters student completes their degree in 1.5 years.

    Talk to a Ducere Enrolment Advisor to check how long your course will take and the soonest you can complete it.

  • Do you accept international students?

    For some courses, we accept international students if they have the appropriate visa that allows them to study.

  • Can I get tuition fee help?

    Our courses are accredited. This means you might be eligible for financial support from your government.

    We are partners with Bank First and provide a discounted student loan with low fees to eligible students.

  • What's so different about Ducere?

    The Ducere Group includes the Ducere Global Business School and the Ducere Foundation.

    The Ducere Global Business School partners with universities to deliver revolutionary Bachelor, Graduate Diploma and MBA degrees.

    We also partner with well-known corporates, government departments, and not-for-profits to provide the most industry-relevant and practical learning experience in Australia.

    Through hands-on learning, our students gain skills in business leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation.

    Ducere Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Ducere Group.

    The Ducere Global Business School funds the education programs we deliver via the Ducere Foundation in more than 20 African countries. By studying with Ducere, you will contribute to our social enterprise.

    Learn more about the Ducere Foundation.

  • How is Ducere different from a traditional university experience?

    As a student of the Ducere Global Business School, you’ll get exclusive access to the insights of our Global Leaders Faculty and the chance to learn from 100s of world leaders, business innovators and social enterprise entrepreneurs. The theoretical knowledge you learn as part of your degree aligns with their insights, so you’ll see how the theory directly applies in a contemporary business context.

    You don’t have to show up in a classroom and you don’t have to sit exams.

    While enjoying flexible and accelerated study options, our student support team will give you ongoing feedback and encouragement.

    You’ll also have the chance to engage directly with thought leaders and business innovators via our online and in-person industry events.

    We aim to amplify the business, entrepreneurial and critical thinking skills you need to build a successful career and business in the 2020s and beyond.

  • Who is Ducere?

    Melbourne-based entrepreneur, lawyer and philanthropist Mathew Jacobson founded Ducere. As a thought leader on innovation in the education sector, Mat has hosted and spoken at many academic and business events, forums and roundtables.

    As Australia’s first female Prime Minister and a former Minister for Education, the Hon. Julia Gillard is known for her commitment to global education outcomes. In 2015, Ducere appointed Julia as Chancellor of the Ducere Global Business School. Julia is also the Chair of the Ducere Foundation, which promotes learning and leadership outcomes across Africa.