It’s no secret that you don’t need to go to university to start a career in business. In fact, many of those who graduate university with degrees still face potential unemployment in an insecure job market when they finish. This is partly because university degrees don’t always align with the skills that employers want and students are left feeling under-qualified.

But this isn’t always the case, and the education opportunities emerging today are seriously changing the way we understand degrees and their purpose.

Ducere Global Business School in partnership with the University of Canberra, offers study opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else through their Global Game Changers Program. This program allows you to choose from either a Bachelor of Applied Entrepreneurship OR a Bachelor of Applied Entrepreneurship (Social Entrepreneurship). The idea is to teach the critical business skills necessary for success in a world that’s rapidly changing and to provide some crucial life experiences along the way.

The Global Game Changers program combines online study (yes, no need to get out of ya jammies) with 2 overseas trips incorporated – to China and South East Asia and to Sillicon Valley in the US, as well as providing firsthand exposure to the world’s fastest-growing economies. And after only 2 years, you can walk away with a degree!

So that’s 1 undergraduate degree and 2 massive international trips in only 2 years.

Insanity!

Obviously theoretical knowledge is fundamental to any good business course, but the most successful businesspeople are also very good at thinking on their feet and adapting to their surroundings.  As the founder of Netflix, Reed Hastings, said, “Once you’ve hitchhiked across Africa with ten bucks in your pocket, starting a business doesn’t seem too intimidating.”

Don’t get us wrong, a degree delivered by Ducere won’t involve hitchhiking across Africa with minimal cash, but challenging and eye-opening life experiences will be on the cards. You’ll be expected to undertake a hands-on community project in Southeast Asia and consult with local communities. If this sounds intimidating, fear not, Ducere will ensure that the projects are safe, sustainable and provide local employment and support to local communities.

This is why they started the Ducere Foundation, an initiative that works to provide free public education in Africa (I know, so legit). Essentially, a portion of the money the Ducere Global Business School makes gets donated to the Ducere Foundation every year and this money is then spent on improving the literacy skills of underprivileged kids in Africa.

So by doing a degree with Ducere in partnership with the University of Canberra, you’re not only preparing yourself for a future in the business world whilst utilising your new learnings in overseas contexts, you’re also helping to educate kids in underprivileged areas of Africa! And even better, there are Commonwealth Supported Places and HECS-HELP and OS-HELP are available.

To find out more about Ducere’s Global Game Changers Program, head here.