An MBA in Australia starts at Bond
Notice: This program has been discontinued, with Sep 2019 being the final intake of students. The following information is being retained for students currently enrolled in the program.
Bond University’s Master of Business Administration (Specialisation) prepares you for challenges anywhere in the world and was ranked in the top 10 MBA programs in Australia by students in the 2017 Australian Financial Review Boss MBA Rankings. An MBA in Australia combines the opportunity to significantly enhance your career prospects while enjoying the incredible lifestyle of the Gold Coast. In this program you will choose a specialisation in Finance, Marketing, International Business, Digital Business or Big Data.
Internationally recognised, an MBA at Bond you can graduate in less than two years. Our classes are smaller and provide one of the most culturally diverse cohorts in the world with over 20 nationalities represented, providing you with rich global networks.
*2017 Australian Financial Review Boss MBA Rankings - Student Satisfaction
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What our students say
- Smaller classes and personal mentoring – learn in groups of around 20 to 30, delivering more interaction and more support
- Finish your degree sooner. Study 5 semesters (1 year and 8 months)
- Our programs are developed and delivered by world leading academics
About the program
You can add a specialisation to the MBA program by undertaking an additional semester of study. You will graduate with an MBA (Specialisation) Finance or Marketing or International Business or Big Data or Tourism and Hotel Management Specialisation. A specialisation enables you to combine a generalist MBA program with a focused discipline-based area of study. Show more
You can add a specialisation to the MBA program by undertaking an additional semester of study. You will graduate with an MBA (Specialisation) Finance or Marketing or International Business or Big Data or Tourism and Hotel Management Specialisation. A specialisation enables you to combine a generalist MBA program with a focused discipline-based area of study. A specialisation is useful if you are planning to use the MBA for a career change or if you just want more knowledge in that area. Show less
|Duration||5 semesters (1 year 8 months)|
|Program type||Masters Coursework|
|Study area||Business and Commerce|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
MBA (Specialisation) students must complete the following eleven subjects:
- ACCT71-600 Accounting Principles
- ACCT71-606 Management Accounting and Strategy
- BUSN71-010 MBA Orientation
- ECON71-600 Economics for Business
- ENFB71-104 Entrepreneurship & Innovation
- FINC71-600 Managerial Finance
- IBUS71-104 Business in the Global Economy
- IBUS71-302 Business Strategy
- MGMT71-104 Managing People
- MKTG71-104 Marketing Management
- STAT71-101 Statistical Methods for Business
- Students can choose 1 General Elective Subject (10CP).
General elective – A subject that may be chosen from any subject on offer across the University provided requisites, enrolment restrictions and any other faculty requirements have been met.
Students may also choose one of the following opportunities to use your elective subject to have an international experience or an Internship opportunity provided you meet the requirements. Please discuss with the Enrolment Advisor in the Student Business Centre.
- Study Tour
The Study Tour requires approval from the Faculty. (Please note that additional costs and visa requirements are associated with this subject).
- Business Internship
The Internship requires a GPA credit average and requires approval from the Faculty with an application to the Career Development Centre.
- Students must also take a specialisation (4 Subjects) from the list below
Please visit BBS Program Structure and Sequencing for guidance on study plans.
The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:
- 2019 fees: $15,426 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)
- 2020 fees: $16,206 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)
Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
Academic entry requirements
We focus on creating a complementary cohort of students drawn from diverse backgrounds and cultures. You will need to demonstrate strong academic achievement as well as the potential and motivation to assume global leadership roles. Each application is assessed on an individual basis.
Entry into the MBA requires the following:
- Minimum three years’ work experience
- Quality undergraduate degree from a recognised institution.
- Cover letter detailing your career goals, future ambitions and experience.
- Two professional referee reports.
- Interview with the program director may be required.
Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information
How to apply
Complete four subjects from one of the following specialisations:
Plus two subjects from the following options:
BUSN73-403 Advanced Econometrics
INFT71-326 Advanced Regression
INFT71-327 Advanced Big Data Projects and Case Study
INFT73-361 Financial Trading System
Plus two subjects from the following options:
FINC71-302 Finance Applications and Analysis
FINC71-305 Derivative Products
FINC71-318 Personal Investment
FINC71-604 Capital Markets
FINC71-614 Mergers and Acquisitions
You must complete four subjects from the following options:
You must complete the following three subjects:
Plus one subject from the following options:
- MBA (Professional)
- Executive MBA
- MBA in Health
- MBA / Master of Accounting
- MBA / Master of Finance
- MBA / Master of Project Management
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|Professional placement in degree||X||X||✓||X||X||X|
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|Combined degrees available||✓||X||X||X||X||X|
|Available to international students||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓*|
*Available for eligible students only. Please check with the Program Coordinator
**Not available to USA Financial Aid students
***China Study Tour is mandatory for the EMBA program. Other study tours available as electives.