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Bond #1 for Student Satisfaction; MBA and EMBA rank top five programs in Australia

Ranking #1 for satisfaction, top 5 MBA, top 3 Executive MBA, top 5 value for money, and top 10 for research, Bond University has received outstanding results from Australian Financial Review’s 2013 BOSS Survey.

The biannual survey is Australia’s only independent national ranking of MBA programs.

Professor Mark Hirst, Bond’s Dean of Business, said the University’s internationally diverse student groups, small class sizes and personalised approach attributed much to this success.

“The flexibility of our course structure, our low student to staff ratio, and the fact that we have over 20 nationalities represented in our classes, were key contributing factors to our rankings,” said Professor Hirst.

“We are very proud of this year’s results, particularly that we lead the nation in terms of student satisfaction.”

“We were also thrilled to see our Executive MBA program ranked number three in Australia, and the top Queensland-based institution in the national Executive MBA rankings.”

This is the first year that the Boss MBA Ranking has separately listed Executive MBAs.

“It was gratifying to see that our students believe Bond offers high quality programs that provide strong value for money,” he said.

“These results further reinforce our ongoing mission to make the Bond MBA a globally recognised qualification.” 

According to BOSS, five of the top 10 MBA courses in the 2013 rankings are offered by Queensland institutions. This indicates the rising quality of business education in Queensland and the high level of student satisfaction being achieved by business schools in the Sunshine State.

Bond Executive MBA

With its emphasis on leadership and strategy, Bond’s Executive MBA is offered and designed exclusively for upper echelon managers who rely on a complex matrix of managerial, organisational and analytical skills on a day-to-day basis.

The program tackles manager training at the highest level, while at the same time offering a truly executive delivery.  Structured to accommodate time-poor senior managers, on-campus classes are scheduled in a series of one-week modules at 6 or 12-week intervals.  This structure provides participants with maximal opportunity for learning and networking, with minimal impact on their profession.

Bond MBA

With students from over 20 countries, Bond’s MBA program offers unparalleled access to global industry connections, superior facilities and world-renowned professors, who know their students by name, not by number.  Designed by internationally renowned educators acknowledged for their global experience, this accelerated program blends the most current industry-relevant research with application to business challenges.

The AFR Boss Survey

The 2013 Australian Financial Review Boss MBA ranking process took place over the past ten months and involved over 1700 student responses across a number of criteria, and also included assessment of faculty academic credentials, business experience and research output. Further information can be found at:


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