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New programs announced for 2008

Both the Bond University Mirvac School of Sustainable Development and the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine have announced new programs to be offered from January 2008.

New Offerings from the Bond University Mirvac School of Sustainable Development:

The School is the first designated planning and design institute that fully integrates environmental, urban planning and architectural disciplines with the practical issues of financial viability and societal expectations.

Bachelor of Urban Design and Planning

With over 50% of the world’s population now living in urban areas, there is a worldwide need for professionals with the knowledge and skills to make urban places liveable and sustainable. The Bachelor of Urban Design and Planning is one of the few programs in the world to offer urban design and planning study at an undergraduate level. Graduates can make their careers in a variety of built environment professions involved in creating sustainable cities, including Urban and Town Planners.

Master of Property Valuation

The current demand for qualified people in the property valuation area provides excellent opportunities for graduates to become industry leaders within Australia and internationally. This degree provides the educational foundations for an extensive range of career options, including property valuation, property management and investment appraisal. "A career in property valuation offers a mix of indoor and outdoor activity, opportunities for travel, professional responsibility and flexibility of employment regardless of age," says Associate Professor of Urban Development Lynne Armitage.

Bachelor of Business Systems / Master of Business Systems

The demand for IT graduates across all sectors of employment continues to increase; there are currently over 29,000 jobs advertised on for IT professionals. This increase is set to soar according to a new study released by analyst IDC and software company Microsoft. They predict that "Australia’s IT industry is set to create 40,000 new jobs and generate more than $11 billion over the next four years". The current trend indicates that employers are not only looking for IT graduates with technical skills but for those individuals whose skills are complemented by business qualifications. 
Bond University is addressing this demand for qualified IT and Business professionals and as of January 2008 will be offering a combined IT/Business degree. The Bachelor of Business Systems and the Master of Business Systems is designed to bring together, in a single program, the financial, business systems and technology management skills that will form the foundation for a comprehensive knowledge base. Suitable for those aspiring to careers as senior managers and planners within information-rich and process-oriented organisations.

New Offering from the Bond University Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine:

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Sports Management

Sporting stars are increasingly in the media due to clashes with the law. The Laws/Sports Management combined program will provide graduates with a thorough understanding of sports management as well as the eligibility to be admitted as a legal practitioner (in QLD) after completing the Professional Legal Training (PLT) Course. Students will have access to leading academics in both the fields of law, sports, management and marketing with this innovative program drawing on the knowledge and expertise from the relevant faculties within Bond University. This will provide graduates with a well-rounded and multi-disciplinary qualification relevant to today’s workforce.

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