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By THINK Education 23rd November 2015

Billy Blue and APM are teaming up with Torrens University Australia

apm and billy blue at torrens

Think Education is thrilled to announce that two of our iconic colleges are teaming up with our sister school Torrens University Australia. The partnering of Billy Blue College of Design and APM College of Business and Communication to Torrens University means students will now graduate with a university degree, providing greater recognition for skills and greater opportunity for employment in Australia as well as overseas.
These two leaders in design and business are now partnering with a cohort of established schools in the Torrens global network, including the prestigious Chifley Business School, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School and the Real Madrid Graduate School.

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Torrens University is Australia is Think Education's sister school. An international university, committed to providing relevant and transformational education and producing research which answers society’s pressing questions. As Australia’s first new university in more than 20 years, Torrens University brings a careers-focused and global perspective to Australian higher education. Home to over 19,000 students from 115 different countries. This alignment is reinforced by the shared vision, ‘We champion the power of people to connect the world for good’, which underpins both Think Education and Torrens University Australia.

What’s in it for Billy Blue students?

This is big news for Billy Blue College of Design and our current and future students. From trimester one 2016, Billy Blue students can also gain a degree from Torrens University Australia.

With the strength of the Torrens global network, students can learn from design experts around the world and study at partner institutions, including the exceptionally prestigious Domus Academy in Milan and Santa Fe University of Art and Design, among others.

And Billy Blue graduates now have a direct pathway to complete the Master of Design and the Graduate Certificate in UX and Web Design, designed by experts in the design industry and the Billy Blue team, accredited by Torrens University. These new courses will allow design graduates to gain further skills in their field, working with design professionals on practical-based industry briefs with students from a variety of professional backgrounds.

What’s in it for APM students?

For over 25 years, APM has been launching the careers of thousands of business graduates who confidently take on the world of business, redefine it on their own terms, and shape and influence the future of the industry.

Now APM will be launching the careers of university graduates. From trimester one 2016, students at APM College of Business and Communication can also gain a degree at Torrens University Australia. APM students will be connected with over 80 institutions worldwide, opening up the doors to global collaboration and the opportunity to study at partner institutions, including the exceptionally prestigious Business School Sao Paulo in Brazil.

There’s good news for graduates too. APM College of Business and Communication graduates will now have a direct pathway to complete graduate certificates, diplomas, and master studies at Torrens University Australia and the other business schools at the university, Chifley Business School and Real Madrid Graduate School Universidad Europa. For example, pathway opportunities exist for enrolment into a Master of Business Administration (MBA), MBA (Sports Management) or Master of Global Project Management.

A little about Torrens University Australia

Torrens University has been specifically designed with one purpose; employability. Our students graduate confident: Highly skilled, qualified, and experienced. We ensure students complete practical work experience and internships, our lecturers are working professionals, and students gain access to employers, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs. For example, students got to hear from President Bill Clinton when he officially opened Torrens last year and our Bachelor of Commerce students spent time with former Prime Minister Tony Blair when they recently travelled to Malaysia.

Torrens offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree by research programs – for study on-campus, online or a mix of both depending on the program selected. We are a national university with campuses in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide.
Our connections are wide and vast. From our partnership with the official school of the Real Madrid Football Club, Real Madrid Graduate School, to our relationship with key leaders from around the globe, including former US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, Torrens offers a unique, highly connected, global education experience.

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