• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Doctor of Business Leadership at Torrens University Australia is designed to make you an outstanding leader, ready to deal with a multitude of challenges in the ever-changing business environment, anywhere around the world.
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The Doctor of Business Leadership from Torrens University Australia takes you on an intense and rewarding learning journey, as you build the skills and knowledge to become an effective and motivating leader in even the most dynamic situations. Through critical analysis and real-work experience, you will learn what is required to be a highly respected leader, committed to achieving socially responsible outcomes. 

You will develop the confidence to lead substantial and complex organisations, and successfully move to the top tier in the competitive national and global markets. On graduation, you’ll be equipped to rise from senior executive level to effectively assume overall leadership responsibility in your company.


Doctor of Business Leadership (DBL) graduates often progress from senior management roles to executive and leadership development roles.

  • CEO
  • General Manager
  • Director of department
  • Principal of department
  • Executive board member

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      2-3 years

    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      4-6 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Leadership – Theory and Practice 
  • Business Leadership – Case Analysis - 
  • Critical Reasoning and Ethics for Business Leaders - Business Leadership Issues

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Applicants to the doctoral program are expected to satisfy the following academic criteria:

  • Possession of a Master’s degree by thesis or dissertation appropriate to the professional field of the applicant; or
  • Possession of a Master’s degree by coursework appropriate to the professional field of the applicant completed at a superior standard; or
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree with Honours (typically 1st Class or Class 2A Honours level or equivalent); or
  • In exceptional circumstances, an equivalent academic background that is considered by the Dean of the School to be an appropriate preparation for independent study and research work at doctoral level.
CRICOS: 03389E

Tuition Fee

  • International

    55596 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 111200 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    52404 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 104800 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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