Torrens extends 30% scholarship to online MBAs

Torrens University is located in the Torrens Building, Adelaide. The building is one of the State's most notable surviving purpose-built Government office buildings and was completed in 1881.
Torrens University is located in the Torrens Building, Adelaide. The building is one of the State’s most notable surviving purpose-built Government office buildings and was completed in 1881.

Torrens University has extended its 30% scholarship to all online MBA students who commence study in May 2014.

Torrens became Australia’s newest university earlier this year and has already welcomed a number of students to its inaugural MBA cohort.

The normal full fee cost for the Torrens MBA is $27,000. All students enrolling the coursework masters, graduate diploma, or graduate certificate programs at the next intake in May will receive the scholarship.

Scholarships for the on-campus MBA are not available to international students who need a visa to study in Australia.

“The Torrens’ MBA challenges students to gain skills and expertise that will add real leadership value to their organisation, encouraging them to push the boundaries in their chosen field, especially with globalisation constantly challenging conventional business practices,” Torrens’ Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Fred McDougall said.

As a new university, Torrens has had the luxury of building a strong academic team from among the region’s most accomplished leaders in their individual subject fields – including Program Coordinator for Business, Associate Professor Tatiana Zalan.

Professor McDougall explained: “As Australia’s role in the Asia Pacific region continues to grow, it’s essential business programs deliver content with an international context which is why we focus on offering courses such as ‘competing in a global market place’, and ‘managing business in the Asia Pacific’; as well as a capstone course in sustainable business strategies, all of which equip Torrens students with the tools to conduct cross-border business and make effective decisions on the global stage”.

In light of the proliferation of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS), it’s never been more critical for universities to differentiate their programs and teaching techniques. Professor McDougall said Torrens’ MBA program lets students seamlessly navigate between the online and face-to-face delivery modes, while scholarships encourage students to take the plunge into postgraduate study knowing they will enjoy an excellent return on their investment.

Ben Ready founded MBA News in 2013 and is the Managing Editor. He is a former business and finance journalist with Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Dow Jones Newswires in London. Ben completed his MBA in 2012 and was awarded the QUT GMAA Entrepreneurship Prize.

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