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Ducere Global Business School - MBA (Innovation + Leadership)

Ducere MBA (Innovation + Leadership) Program Structure

The Ducere MBA (Innovation + Leadership) is delivered with the University of Mauritius and the mission is to bridge the gap between education and industry by delivering an MBA with real career impact.  The program collaborates with global leaders and business partners around the world to stay up to date on business challenges to ensure the online programs are innovative and industry-relevant.  Instead of a traditional exam-based approach, assessments are project-focused, as Ducere believes real learning comes from practical implementation.
Learning is supplemented with the Ducere Global Business School’s exclusive guest lecture series, insights, and case studies from hundreds of world and elite business leaders.
The structure of the programme includes 11 modules covering a wide range of critical business topics and a Major Applied Industry Project, to provide students with the opportunity to transform theoretical concepts into real-time business projects.

The 11 MBA course modules are:
Ethics in Decision Making
People and Culture
Business Accounting and Finance for Managers
Research Methods
Project Management
Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies in Business
Digital Marketing and Communication
Business Economics
Leadership in Practice
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Business Strategy
+ Major Applied Industry Project

Curriculum

Module 1: Ethics in Decision Making
Get familiar with ethical and sustainability issues that leaders face in today’s business environment through identifying causes of the current state of the economy and environment.Identify Inclusion and diversity as an approach to value creation in modern organizations.
Define different elements of culture and behavior prevalent in organizations.
Get familiar with processes involved in creating positive, productive and stable workforces in the 21st century.
Leverage diagnosis, designing and delivery tools to manage people-related challenges.
Study processes to design, lead and manage organizational change.Module 2: People and Culture
Critically appraise the strategy of the HR role within varying sectors nationally and internationally.
Understand and analyze organization design, culture and development including analysis of internal and external environments.
Develop key leadership practices relevant to students’ own organizations, including performance management and work practice innovation.Module 3: Business Accounting and Finance for Managers
Interpret financial statements and extract critical information to make business decisions.
Develop an understanding of information that is used in managerial reports for internal reporting.
Develop advanced knowledge about financial management, imperative to managing firms’ investments and resources.
Analyze the financial industry and decisions from a corporate treasurer’s point of view.
Understand and identify factors impacting managerial decision-making.
Explain managerial decision-making under different market conditions.
Evaluate the impact of external and internal factors on managerial decision-making.

 

Module 4: Research Methods
This research module will enhance knowledge on the whole spectrum of research methods in management.  Students are exposed to various research methodology concepts and will be provided with the unique opportunity of applying acquired knowledge on research management into practice through the practical activities incorporated in the research manual and interactive discussions.Module 5: Change and Stability Management
Project management environments and the project life cycle.
Project identification, planning, monitoring and control.
Project scheduling and resourcing techniques including cost estimates and budgeting for projects.
Risk management techniques and templates.
Team management and its value in managing operations.

Module 6: Strategic Management
Big Data Analytics and its importance for modern businesses.
Infrastructure and information systems usage in leveraging Big Data.
Data discovery methods, information visualization and prediction of trends used to inform business decision-makers.
Social media analytics and its relevance and applications in current contexts.

Module 7: Digital Marketing and Communication
The role of marketing and its impact on the wider business and industry.
Drivers behind consumers’ decisions/behavior.
Frameworks to develop innovative, effective and impactful marketing strategies.
Emerging trends in the technology world and the impact on business.
The use of technology to drive business efficiency and effectiveness.

Module 8: Business Economics
Introduction to business economics.
Economic concepts in business decisions.
Pricing, revenue and costs analysis.
Market structures, economic cycles and business policies.
Micro-economic and Macro-economic aggregates for decision making.
Production and investment analysis.
Economics of international trade.
Exchange rate.

Module 9: Leadership in Practice
The importance of leadership and its associated challenges.
Key leadership themes and concepts and how they can be utilized.
The concepts of self-leadership and self-awareness.
The role of emotional intelligence in effective leadership.

Module 10: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Major theories and models of entrepreneurship and innovation management.
Challenges faced by entrepreneurs and strategies to utilize to overcome them.
Strategic innovation practices and differentiated positioning.
Stages and challenges of the innovation process.
Fundraising and project advancement.
Characteristics of effective entrepreneurs and innovators.

Module 11: Business Strategy
Strategic concepts and their role in business performance.
Strategic frameworks and their use in business decision-making.
Strategies to achieve business goals and create competitive advantage.
Strategies and their likelihood of achieving business goals.
Risk response and evaluation on strategic projects.
Variations of strategic change and relevant approaches to manage change.

Career Information

The MBA (Innovation + Leadership) has corporate partners including the United Nations, LinkedIn, Save the Children, Disney, KPMG, PWC, 20th Century Fox, Qantas

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The current total cost of the MBA (Innovation + Leadership) program at Ducere Global Business School is $6,932.  Payment Plans are available and the tuition is payable in 3 installments of $2,310 each.

Admissions

To be eligible for the MBA (Innovation + Leadership) program at Ducere Global Business School you must have either:
Bachelor Degree from an accredited university with 3+ years of professional management experience
OR
Diploma qualification from an accredited institution PLUS 10 years of working experience.
No GMAT or GRE is required for entry into the program.
It is free to apply to the program.

Application deadlines are within:

March
September

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