Torrens MBA offered at half price in 2014

130909 uni student 250xAustralia’s newest university, the privately owned Torrens University, is offering a 50% discount off the normal Torrens MBA fee of $26,000 in a bid to attract students to the new course.

The MBA is one of 13 postgraduate courses for which the university is offering a half-price scholarship. Other postgraduate courses include a master of public health, master of education and master of global project management, as well as graduate diplomas and certificates in the same subjects.

Torrens is only the second university to be established in Australia in 20 years  and is offering a large number of full and partial scholarships to celebrate its inaugural on-campus and online undergraduate and  postgraduate programs.

The university is part of Laureate International Universities – a leading network of over 72 accredited global institutions of higher education with more than 780,000 students in 30 countries and online.

Professor Fred McDougall, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University said Torrens would draw upon the impressive international resources of Laureate to reinforce the fact  that today’s students are citizens – and future jobseekers – in a global marketplace, and the University’s programs will reflect this, as well as Australia’s expanding role in Asia.

Programs have been designed around the ‘Torrens You First Commitment’model, to which flexibility is key.

“It’s an essentially student-centric strategy, and depending on their program of choice, students will be able to customise their postgraduate program by combining different modes of learning, such as online and on-campus or a combination of both, in order to better integrate study into busy schedules, whether it be at home or at work,” said Professor McDougall.

Torrens’ undergraduates will be able to undertake their programs in trimesters – enabling students to “fast-track” their study and graduate from a three-year program in just two years.

“The (Torrens) Master of Business Administration (MBA) is designed to provide experienced business professionals with flexible study options to enhance their knowledge and skills and their career prospects. The MBA has a practical and interdisciplinary focus with the themes of teamwork, sound and ethical decision making, and strategic planning being key features of the program. Graduates will be able to apply an advanced body of knowledge to the changing environments in which they work, or aspire to work, as leaders and managers.”

The Masters in Business Administration program (MBA) can be completed in just one year of full time study – and like some of Torrens’ other Masters programs – can be entered into either by having a bachelor’s degree, or by completing a graduate certificate coupled with relevant, quality work experience.

Underlining its commitment to using technology for maximum student benefit, Torrens has devised an original online environment that can be customised to users’ requirements. Accessible 24/7, the Torrens LENS (Learn, Evolve, Network, Socialise) uses social technology and communities of engagement to help students and teachers share ideas with their peers and industry partners both locally and around the global network.

While based in Adelaide, Torrens will have a ‘whole of country’ focus as well as a focus on the Asia Pacific – and its expanding suite of online and hybrid postgraduate programs will enable the enrolment of students across the entire region.


Ben Ready
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