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Global MBA

Advance your career with this flexible online MBA.

The Global MBA program combines the curriculum of Kennedy University of Leadership with Ducere Global Business School’s expertise in online learning. You’ll benefit from Kennedy University’s specialized courses while enjoying Ducere’s innovative online delivery methods.

Duration

12 months

Mode

100% Online. Flexible, asynchronous delivery

Program Start Date

October 21, 2024

Tuition Fees

US$12,000*

*Scholarships available from KennedyU for those who qualify. Speak to an enrollment advisor. 

Number of subjects

9 Subjects + Career Applied Project

Program Highlights

Exclusive Access to Insights from World-Renowned Leaders

Sharpen your business smarts with insights from hundreds of global leaders and business innovators.

Work with the world’s top employers

Ducere and Kennedy University of Leadership partner up to offer you a unique opportunity: gain practical experience through projects and collaborations with leading companies. This partnership allows you to apply your learnings in real-world settings and demonstrate your capabilities to potential employers or within your current organization.

Licensed Degree Program

Earn your MBA from Kennedy University of Leadership, licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 12748.

100% online

Study for your online MBA degree from anywhere, anytime. Manage your work and family commitments while studying remotely.

No exams

Kennedy University of Leadership assesses students using real-world assignments and applied projects.

Ducere Student Voice

I have built a global network of peers, with colleagues in Italy, London, New Zealand and across Australia.

Peter N., Ducere MBA Student

You have to know business and I’ve learned the hard-way as an entrepreneur that not having a Masters education has prevented me from participating in multi-million dollar deals.

Adrian D., Ducere MBA Student

Program Overview

  • Offered by Kennedy University and delivered in collaboration with Ducere, our mission is to bridge the gap between education and industry by designing an MBA with real career impact.
  • Become the leader your industry needs to meet the challenges of conducting business locally and globally in the 2020s.
  • We collaborate with business partners around the world to stay up-to-date on global business challenges to ensure our online programmes are innovative and industry-relevant. 
  • Fast-track your career as you apply what you learn, with immediate results in your workplace.
  • Instead of a traditional exam-based approach, our assessments are project-focused, as we believe real learning comes from practical implementation.

The structure of our program includes 9 modules plus a career applied project, covering a wide range of critical business topics, to provide you with the opportunity to transform theoretical concepts into real-time business projects.

Our 9 MBA course modules are:

  • Business Research Methods
  • Global Business Challenges
  • People and Culture
  • Global Market Strategy
  • The Global Economy
  • Business Strategy
  • Social Responsibility of Business
  • Managing Change
  • Leadership in Practice
  • + Career Applied Project

Course Details

CORE SUBJECTS

BUS 600: Business Research Methods

The Business Research Methods class prepares students for the theoretical and practical preparation for business research. Since the objective of business research is to provide information to solve managerial problems, this class focuses on conducting research with an emphasis on applied problem-solving.  Special emphasis will be placed on problem identification and analysis, problem-solving strategies, and communication skills.  Students will also develop the fundamental skills to conduct effective primary and secondary research and analyze and present findings and conclusions.

MGT 670: Global Business Challenges

This course introduces students to the challenges of managing and working in the contemporary global economy.  The course focuses on international business management as a wider paradigm for doing global business, how managers can assess country risk, plan market entry strategies, structure internal and external relations, and position themselves in an increasingly competitive global environment.

MGT 620: People and Culture

In today’s global business environment, managers and leaders must be equipped with the proper mindset and approaches to ensure an organizational culture that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.  Students will explore how human, cultural and social dynamics influence organizational culture, individuals, and teams. Through this exploration, students will formulate strategic approaches to balance organizational and human demands in an increasingly diverse and global environment.

MKT 620: Global Market Strategy

Global marketing strategies have become increasingly important with the globalization of businesses and markets.  During this course, students will examine the implications of a global versus marketing strategy and the challenges and opportunities of entering international markets. Specifically, students will focus on how to evaluate the external environment including the market attractiveness and competitive strength. Students will also study key approaches to branding and communicating to global markets as well as selecting pricing and managing global placement and international distribution channels.

MGT 675: The Global Economy

In this subject, students will come to understand the new paradigm of business – globalization and the global economy.  Students will be introduced to various economic theories and analyze globalization in the world and political economy.  From there, students will explore how globalization has impacted people, countries/societies, technology, and institutions.  Key themes include poverty and inequality, environment, security, and the institutions’ role.  In addition, students will develop an ability to articulate and interpret global trends representing strategic and operational challenges and opportunities.

MGT 630: Business Strategy

This subject provides students with a comprehensive and critical understanding of strategy fundamentals and the role it plays in improving business performance.  Students will examine a variety of strategic frameworks and concepts from various organizational contexts conducive to fostering a competitive advantage, driving growth, and improving business performance. Students will also have the opportunity to develop business strategies and plan a strategic change for their own organization.

MGT 680: Social Responsibility of Business

In this subject, students will learn the increasingly important role and evolution of social corporate responsibility has played in the modern business environment. Students will examine the benefits and challenges of implementing social responsibility in a variety of business scenarios.  Additionally, students will learn to identify opportunities and develop strategies to ensure the long-term viability and success of any organization.

MGT 640: Managing Change

Organizations often need to implement changes affecting their processes, products, and people to keep pace with the ever-changing business ecosystem.  In this class, students will develop a broad understanding of relevant change management theories and practical strategies for managing change. This class will focus on operations, organizational behavior and management challenges, especially in the context of rapid digitalization.  Lastly, students will learn to critically assess if an organizational change is beneficial and whether stability is attainable or desirable in contemporary companies or organizations.

LED 610: Leadership in Practice

This subject explores the definitions and practices of leadership in the context of the 21st Century and enables students to examine their own skills, attributes, and actions for successful leadership practices. Through self-exploration and critical examination of different leadership models and techniques, students will develop the necessary mindsets, insights, and capabilities to lead and manage contemporary organizations.

BUS 610: Career Applied Project

The Career Applied Project is a culmination of coursework and allows students to apply the skills and knowledge they have developed to solve real-world business problems.  Specifically, students will critically reflect, develop, implement and analyze business research methods and devise solutions within a modern business environment. As a result, students will formulate relevant and data-driven recommendations and produce a clearly structured business research project for a company or organization of their choice.

Career Outcomes

  • CEO
  • Business Owner
  • Executive Director
  • Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Director

Entry Requirements

Bachelor Degree

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Tuition

US$12,000*


*Tuition includes the cost of all course/technology access, academic and administrative support, textbooks and materials, library subscription, and proctoring costs.

Scholarships

The University offers a scholarship program for eligible students. Students may discuss their eligibility with a member of the University’s admissions team and submit an application for assessment.

Variable Pricing

  • 100% reduction in tuition for students with refugee or asylum seeker status.
  • 65% reduction in tuition for students from developing countries(For a detailed list of countries classified as developing nations, please click here).
  • 50% reduction in tuition for students with combined household income below $70,000 USD.

Skills Outcome

Presentation

Captivate your audience with compelling presentations and persuasive communication.

Creativity

Unleash your innovative spirit, tackling business challenges with fresh perspectives.

Collaboration

Harness the power of teamwork, synergizing strengths for exceptional outcomes.

Problem-solving

Cultivate creative solutions, ensuring you find the best path to success.

Critical Thinking

Evaluate and assess research to make the right decision to get the best result.

Digital Literacy

Navigate the digital age with confidence, understanding its impact on your work environment.

Financial Literacy

Sharpen your financial acumen, leveraging analysis to make strategic decisions that maximize results.

Initiative

Develop a proactive mindset, taking ownership of your goals and spearheading action.

Our Student Voice

Ducere Global Business School is an online education provider – recognized as one of the most student-focused and industry-relevant business schools in Australia, The UK, and The USA. We partner with established universities to deliver internationally recognized qualifications.

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