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Bond Business School appoints Assistant Professor Libby Sander as MBA Director

Dr. Libby Sander MBA Program Director smiles at the camera

Internationally acclaimed future of work expert Doctor Libby Sander has taken the reins of Bond University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

Dr Sander has taught in the Bond University Executive MBA and Masters programs in Australia and Japan since 2017, and previously spent 16 years as a human resources director and executive team member in a range of organisations.

“This is a very exciting opportunity. I am passionate about creating outcomes for our students that are aligned with the rapidly evolving landscape of business,” Dr Sander said.

“There has been a big rise in people studying at postgraduate level and exploring their options to create a career or business that provides greater fulfillment and flexibility.”

A leading authority on the design of the workplace and its influence on thinking, emotion and performance, Dr Sander is an award-winning lecturer, with degrees in Arts, Japanese and Business, a Masters degree in Human Resource Management, and a PhD in Organisational Behaviour.

Dr Sander has appeared on the ABC’s award-winning television program Catalyst, spoken at TEDx, contributed to the Harvard Business Review and World Economic Forum agenda, and recently achieved 2.8 million readers across her articles on academic website The Conversation.

Her multi-disciplinary research spans organisational behaviour, neuroscience, architecture and psychology.

“My research examines the future of work and the workplace and I look forward to bringing this into the program for our students,” says Dr Sander.

“Covid has resulted in dramatic shifts not only in the way we work but in our perceptions of work and our careers.

“People are very much questioning their work and what they want in their careers going forward.”

Bond University Business School Executive Dean, Professor Terry O’Neill, said Dr Sander was uniquely qualified for the role. 

“We are delighted to have Libby assume the role as we enter such a challenging and interesting time for international business when many of the traditional modes of operation are being reconsidered,” Professor O’Neill said.

“Libby with her thought leadership in the future of work is uniquely qualified for the role.”

Dr Sander’s appointment coincides with the opening of Bond’s new Brisbane base in the CBD which will expose the MBA to a wider audience.

Bond University offers four MBA programs which utilise small classrooms and world-leading academics and can be tailored to suit individual career interests. These programs are: 

  • Master of Business Administration – A generalist management program of 12 subjects taking place over 16 months. The program is designed to blend industry-relevant research with practical applications and challenges.

The intensive courses accelerate learning, aid in developing professional connections and minimise time spent away from family and work.

For more information on Bond University’s MBA program, visit:

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