Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS DUCERE?

Ducere is a social enterprise committed to innovation in the education space. The Ducere Global Business School partners with universities to deliver groundbreaking Bachelor and MBA degrees, which connect students with foundational skills in business leadership, entrepreneurial innovation and global philanthropy. We also partner directly with industry, and work with exceptional businesses, governments and the not-for-profit sector to deliver Australia’s most industry-relevant courses and content.

These programs fund the global philanthropic work of the Ducere Foundation, which is developing motivated learners and passionate leaders in over 17 African nations through a range of school development, mentorship and publishing initiatives.

WHO IS BEHIND DUCERE?

Ducere was founded by Melbourne-based entrepreneur, lawyer and philanthropist Mathew Jacobson. As a thought leader on innovation in the education sector, Mat has hosted and spoken at numerous academic and business events, including chairing the 2014 ADC Forum Summit on ‘the Future of Australian Higher Education’, Harvard University, and Startup Grind. Mat is also on the Victorian Education Ministerial Advisory Roundtable.

In 2015, the Hon. Julia Gillard was appointed as Chancellor of the Ducere Global Business School. As Australia’s first female Prime Minister (2010-2013), and a former Minister for Education (2007-2010), Julia’s commitment to global education outcomes is well known and celebrated. Today, she chairs the Global Partnership for Education, which works with 65 developing countries to ensure that every child receives a quality basic education. Julia is also the Chair of the Ducere Foundation, which promotes learning and leadership outcomes across Africa.

HOW DO DUCERE COURSES DIFFER FROM A TRADITIONAL UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE?

Our degrees bridge the gap between traditional academia and the skills of the 21st century, empowering students to lead, adapt and innovate their way to professional success.

When you study with us, you’ll gain access to an immersive online learning platform, featuring the insights and expertise of over 250 Ducere Global Leaders – including former Presidents and Prime Ministers, CEOs of major organisations, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and startup innovators. You’ll learn from academics with industry experience, and engage in practical and applied assessment across a full range of business challenges.

While enjoying flexible and accelerated study options, you’ll also be supported through ongoing feedback and encouragement from our dedicated student support team. Students also have the chance to engage directly with thought leaders and business innovators through our suite of online and in-person industry events.
So if you want to build your own business as part of your degree, or discover innovative solutions to tomorrow’s business challenges, then Ducere has a degree for you. Our courses foster leadership, resilience and entrepreneurship, and empower students with the skills to succeed in the 21st-century innovation economy.

IS DUCERE A REGULATED ACADEMIC INSTITUTION?

The Ducere Global Business school ensures the highest educational standards by partnering directly with trusted universities and tertiary insitutions. All our courses are fully-accredited, meaning that students are eligible for financial support under Commonwealth Supported Places and the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Our students enjoy all the benefits of an internationally-recognised degree program, on top of the unique practical learning and industry insight that Ducere has to offer.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Ducere follows a strict enrolment process for all students. Students applying for a course through Ducere must complete all the necessary steps of the application process, and provide relevant documentation regarding residency, qualifications and work experience. The application will be reviewed by our university partner who will issue the enrolment notification outcome.
For more information on the enrolment process, or to find out more about Ducere’s industry-leading Bachelor and MBA programs, you can speak directly with our team by calling +61 3 8687 5200.