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Your future in business starts here at Bond

Studying your Bachelor of Business degree at Bond University will provide you with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary foundation to work as a business professional in varied business environments. You will apply what you have learned and develop your entrepreneurial, leadership and teamwork skills by designing and running an actual business. Every student will study Business Model Generation and Business Model Execution, teaching you how to start up, execute and close down a business.

You will have exclusive access to the Bond Business Commercialisation Centre and the Bond Business Accelerator that collectively offer a broad array of tools, networking opportunities, mentoring by industry and academic experts and other resources to encourage and support you throughout your business degree.

Apply now for the Bond Business School Year 12 Extension Program in May 2019.  

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Take your idea from the classroom to the boardroom

Bond Business Accelerator

The Bond Business Accelerator (BBA) is the ultimate incubator for early stage start-ups, combining the essential ingredients of formal training, practical skills, high level mentoring and investor introductions that will transform your idea into a fully-fledged commercial entity. Find out more

What our students say

Alisha Geary

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws student, Winner, Bond Business Accelerator

"Faebella is a luxury activewear label turning Indigenous paintings into 'wearable art', inspired by my heritage. The Bond Business Accelerator program has been invaluable - it has given me the practical skills I need to help make Faebella a commercial success."

Alisha Geary

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws student, Winner, Bond Business Accelerator

"Faebella is a luxury activewear label turning Indigenous paintings into 'wearable art', inspired by my heritage. The Bond Business Accelerator program has been invaluable - it has given me the practical skills I need to help make Faebella a commercial success."

Key features

  • Finish your business degree up to a year ahead of the rest.
  • Smaller classes and personal mentoring – learn in groups of around 20 to 30, delivering more interaction and support.
  • Global experience – every business student has the opportunity to enhance their learning experience and travel overseas by participating on study tours, international internships and study abroad programs.
  • We're with you every step of the way - The Bond Business Mentoring Program

About the program

The Bachelor of Business prepares students for a variety of possible career paths by offering a broad range of advanced study options. These options include Entrepreneurship and Innovation, International Business, Management, Marketing, Marketing Communication and Tourism Management. All students complete a major from one of these options, but may also choose to add a second major, a minor, or create a tailored set of subjects from across the university to complete their degree. Show more

The Bachelor of Business prepares students for a variety of possible career paths by offering a broad range of advanced study options. These options include Entrepreneurship and Innovation, International Business, Management, Marketing, Marketing Communication and Tourism Management. All students complete a major from one of these options, but may also choose to add a second major, a minor, or create a tailored set of subjects from across the university to complete their degree. Students are encouraged to complete an internship, study abroad opportunities or a study tour to further augment this highly experiential program. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semesters
  • January 2019
  • May 2019
  • September 2019
  • January 2020
  • May 2020
  • September 2020
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaBusiness and Commerce
Program codeBN-10014
CRICOS code063055G
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Bachelor of Business is a broad-based qualification accepted nationally and internationally by leading employers in a wide range of corporate disciplines. Graduates often attain roles in:

  • Advertising
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Research

The Bachelor of Business program comprises 24 subjects, as follows:

View the Program structure and sequence plans for page or all semesters of commencement.

University core subjects (3)

Plus: CORE11-004 Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Business School core subjects (9)

Major (6)

You must complete either one of the Business majors.

Electives (6)

Students can choose 6 General Elective Subject (60CP).
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. 

You are also encouraged to complete a second major or minor to diversify your skills and enhance your employability

Second Major

Any major from the Bond Business School is available for a second major. Please note that when choosing a second major that due to the structure of some majors a full sequence of subjects cannot be provided for full accreditation. i.e Accounting and Actuarial Science. Please discuss with the Enrolment Advisor in the Student Business Centre if uncertain of choices.

Minors

A minor is a set of subjects that are sufficient to establish proficiency in a discipline without having to take all of the subjects that a major would take. All minors in the Bond Business School are available to Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Actuarial Science students.

A list of Majors and Minors is available here

Students may also choose one of the following opportunities to use one or more of your elective subjects or part of a Major 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 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.
  • Individual Study Topic
    The Individual Study Topic is only available in exceptional circumstances and requires Program Director's approval.

The following opportunities are also available to Bond Business School students.

  • BUSN13-730: Business School International Semester
    Students will be undertaking study at approved overseas institutes offering an international internship experience program, facilitating both academic study courses and practical industry internship placement
  • Bond International Exchange Program
    Current Bond students have the opportunity to study at one of 80+ leading universities in our network of exclusive international partnerships, for one or two semesters. 
Important note for first semester students

You will be registered in the Bond Business Mentoring Program designed for all new undergraduate students; please be advised the first scheduled gathering is in the Bond Business School orientation, If you require further information please email [email protected]  

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: $17,160 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
  • 2020 fees: $17,360 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)

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.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

The following table provides comparative information for those domestic students admitted into this program wholly or partly on the basis of OP/ATAR in January semester 2018.

ATAR based offers only, across all offer roundsATAR (OP in QLD)
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offerOP2/ATAR 9898
Median rank to receive an offerOP7/ATAR 8787
Lowest rank to receive an offerOP14/ATAR 6568

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2018.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

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

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

 

Business majors

Complete six subjects from one of the following majors:

This major will appeal to those enterprising individuals with an eye towards their own start-up business, or who are keen to work as an “intrepreneur” inside an organisation. Students will gain skills in ideation, creativity and innovation in planning a business and developing a viable business model. Through experiential learning and support from industry experts, students will graduate with contemporary and best practice knowledge, insights, and strategies with which to implement effective management practices and bring a business idea into fruition.

You must complete the following four subjects:

Plus two subjects from the following options:

The International Business major prepares students for a variety of roles in today’s fast-changing and ever more competitive international business environment. The subjects offered in this major develop theoretical and practical knowledge, and analytical and entrepreneurial skills, that underpin success in international trade.

You must complete the following four subjects:

Plus two subjects from the following options:

    This major provides students with a holistic body of knowledge, skills and strategies that are critical to long-term organisational success.  The scope of subjects covered in the Management Major provides students with the ability to identify strategic problems and develop viable, value-add solutions for a range of organisational issues that present at different organisational levels.

    You must complete the following four subjects:

    Plus two subjects from the following options:

    This major develops students’ knowledge, skills, and practical experience in designing and implementing market-driven, value-creation marketing strategies underpinned by a sound understanding of consumer and buyer behaviour. The focus is placed on how to conduct market research, analyse findings, and communicate these to management.

    You must complete the following four subjects:

    Plus two subjects from the following options:

    In recent decades tourism has experienced extraordinary growth and is now one of the largest and fastest-growing sectors in the world economy. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, in 2016 tourism was responsible for approximately 10 percent of world gross domestic product and about 11 percent of employment and this is forecast to grow at 3.3 percent a year for the long-term. Tourism has become a critical source of export income in many countries and regions and, accordingly, it has assumed economic and political importance.

    Private sector tourism organisations operating in the tourism space include hotel groups, cruise operators, airlines, major venues, and event management companies. Public sector organisations include regional tourism organisations, national, state and local government. These organisations employ specialists with skills in marketing, project and event management, accounting, finance, human resources, logistics, and data analytics.

    In a rapidly changing employment landscape tourism provides a long-term future where the human qualities of creativity, problem-solving and interpersonal communications are valued.

    The Tourism Management Major provides a good understanding of the industry and the employment opportunities providing a springboard into employment in this exciting sector.

    You must complete the following four subjects:

    Plus two subjects from the following options:

     

    Program variations

    Enquire about the Bachelor of Business