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The Global Leadership Program is a dual degree from Northeastern University and Swinburne University of Technology



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  • 3Contents

    1 Two degrees one huge advantage

    23 Swinburne University of Technology

    45 Melbourne, Australia

    67 Northeastern University

    89 Boston, USA

    1011 Meet the leaders of tomorrow

    12 Global Leadership Program

    1316 The courses

    17 How to apply

    This is the first time that students will be able to study for Australian and US qualifications at the same place anywhere in the world.

    Professor Ian Young Vice-Chancellor and President Swinburne University of Technology

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  • 1Maximise your international employment potential with the unique opportunity to earn two degrees in just two years from two leading-edge universities: Northeastern University, Boston, USA and Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.


    With course content focused on developing creative, strategic and leadership skills and both US and Australian degrees, you will have an unmatched advantage in a business market that is the world itself.

    How do you get from Australia to the US in between classes?

    You dont. This exclusive program gives you a chance to graduate with cross-global postgraduate qualifications without having to travel from country to country. The entire course is run from Swinburnes Melbourne campus, with the Northeastern units taught by American lecturers. Of course if you do want to study in America, we give you the option to apply for study experience at Northeastern, Boston.

    How long does it take to become a leader?

    Both Swinburne and Northeastern are renowned for providing career-focused education. Real life experience and practical course content accelerate learning, allowing you the opportunity to gain a Master of Science in Leadership from Northeastern, and your choice of a Master of Commerce (International Business), Master of Commerce (Marketing), Master of Professional Accounting or Master of Science (Biotechnology) from Swinburne, in just two years.

    Pick the path that leads to your career goals.

    Option 1

    Master of Science in Leadership + Master of Commerce (International Business)

    Option 2

    Master of Science in Leadership + Master of Commerce (Marketing)

    Option 3

    Master of Science in Leadership + Master of Professional Accounting

    Option 4

    Master of Science in Leadership + Master of Science (Biotechnology)

    Two master degrees in two years

    Professionally recognised US and Australian qualifications from high-ranking institutions

    Degree certificates from both universities

    US and Australian lecturers

    Quality career-focused education

    Based in Melbourne, Australias premier education destination

    Option to apply for study experience in Boston, USA

    No work experience required for entry into program

    In short

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  • 2SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA Swinburne University is Melbournes best university for teaching quality and graduate satisfaction.* Established in 1908, Swinburne has been educating students from all over the world for more than a century from our main campus in Hawthorn, just 10-15 minutes from Melbournes centre. Since the 1960s, our emphasis on real-world education has made Swinburne an industry leader in practical training.

    *Good Universities Guide 2010

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  • 3Do you want more than a qualification?

    We believe the best way to learn is by doing. Our strong relationships with industry and business allow for unique access and learning opportunities. Industry-driven projects, case studies, excursions, teamwork, research projects, guest lecturers and project-based assignments mean that you develop resources and skills that bridge the gap between theory and practice.

    How do we stand out from the crowd?

    Our influential links to industry, a solid technology base and ground-breaking specialist research centres keep Swinburne at the forefront of education. We have a flexible and forward-thinking understanding of international government, education and business priorities, and are responsive to the changing needs of industry. This reputation for educational and research excellence enables Swinburne to attract highly qualified academics and educational leaders. In fact, Swinburne was rated the best university in Melbourne for Teaching Quality, Graduate Satisfaction and Generic Skills in the Postgraduate and Career Upgrade Courses Good Universities Guide 2010.

    Is the world getting smaller?

    At Swinburne we are keenly aware that the workplace has gone global. Distance is less and less relevant to the way business is conducted. So it is essential that tomorrows employees are internationally savvy. Strong relationships with international universities, such as Northeastern, give us a genuine world view that is passed on to our students. We are also the only Australian university invited to be a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).

    Swinburnes courses are developed and regularly reviewed in consultation with industry

    In Australia alone, more than 30 professional bodies recognise Swinburne courses

    Our Industry Solutions team currently services the training needs of 171 organisations

    Citations of Swinburnes research have grown 250 per cent since 1999, a growth rate that outstrips all the Group of 8 universities

    Swinburnes IT, science, engineering, business and arts courses featured in the top tier of the Governments Learning and Teaching Performance Fund 2008

    We are the highest rating university in Melbourne for teaching quality

    We are the best university in Melbourne for graduate satisfaction

    Key goals of ECIU include fostering student and staff mobility, and sharing innovative programs that give students a competitive edge in a global employment market. We give our students the opportunity to see possibilities, not boundaries.

    Where are we?

    Global Leadership students are based at Swinburnes main campus in the beautiful and bustling inner-city suburb of Hawthorn. Just 1015 minutes by train to Melbournes city centre, with leafy green parks, the postcode is an extremely desirable residential area. Swinburne is based in the thriving hub of cafs, boutiques and bookshops that make up Glenferrie Road, and with the convenience of a supermarket and train station practically on campus, it offers a fantastic lifestyle. On-campus facilities include a library, computer labs, wireless internet, bookshop, sports centre, health service, counselling, and cafs. There are several on-campus accommodation options, or you can choose to live nearby and walk to class.

    What gets us excited?

    Just like you, we are inspired by innovation. Research is at the forefront of innovation, influencing and directing both the private and public sectors. This is why Swinburne is committing $250 million over four years to provide state-of-the art facilities and resources for teaching and research.

    All of Swinburnes six faculties have been experiencing increases in research income, indicating that research momentum is growing across the university.Significant increases were also experienced in the Australian Competitive Grants category and the Public Sector Research Income category. This reflects the marked improvement in ARC grant funding in recent years.

    In short

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    Melbourne is home to 50,000 international students


    Melbourne is a glorious mix of contrasts and influences, underpinned by intelligence and earnestness. Capital city of the state of Victoria and home to 3.8 million people, it is known as Australias cultural, culinary and sporting capital. A mild climate, affordable living costs, an extensive public transport network and an abundance of parkland and public space, set the scene for a great living experience.

    Where do you fit in?

    Pretty much everywhere. When we ask our international students what they like most about Melbourne, they almost always say the people. Our long history of multiculturalism has created a community that is accepting and welcoming of new people and new experiences. Home to people from over 230 countries, speaking more than 180 languages, Melbourne is populated by numerous ethnic community centres and groups, which provide fantastic networks for newcomers.

    What makes Melbourne?

    In the city centre you can wind your way through Melbournes many laneway shops, bars and cafs, or step onto one of the grand main streets and get caught up in the colourful bustle that is the CBD. Melbournes inner-urban villages are also destinations for shopping, eating and socialising and have their own distinct character and vibe.

    St Kilda offers beaches, clubs, restaurants and the famous live music venue, the Esplanade Hotel the Espy to locals. Carlton has an Italian feel, with coffee shops, restaurants, bookshops and an arthouse cinema. Prahran is the place to find trendy fashion boutiques. The historic port of Williamstown can be reached by train or ferry fr