- Majors / Specialisations
- 2 / 7 Options available
- Compulsory subject credit points
- 340 Essential subjects to complete
- Elective subject credit points
- 100 To tailor your degree
- Total credit points
- 440 Your complete degree
Students must complete three (3) subjects plus the Beyond Bond Program.
Critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills are essential for success in higher education and across the career lifespan; these are the cornerstones of capable individuals. In Critical Thinking and Communication, students learn how to evaluate arguments, identify assumptions, judge patterns of inference and recognise and apply various methods of reasoning. Students learn the communicative techniques of effective essay writing, presentations and reflective writing. Students learn to be self-aware and self-directed individuals who exhibit initiative and persistence in pursuing their goals. Students learn how to clarify and visually represent their thinking to make better decisions, evaluate and use evidence and communicate more effectively in their writing and speaking.Read more
Integrity, and the courage and capability to act on one’s sense of responsibility, are key components of a thriving life. Ethics and Civic Discourse fosters students’ lifelong commitment to responsible discourse and action in all spheres of human interaction, recognising the global aspect to contemporary citizenship. Students explore the complex relationship between character, responsible action, and creative critical thinking, learning how to reflect on and articulate their unique sense of global citizenship and responsibility. By accentuating the importance of justification and articulation of the reasons for our actions, students exercise their critical, communicative, and cooperative capabilities so that they can thrive with integrity in the multiple contexts of action they will face as private, civic, professional, and global citizens.Read more
Contemporary work and study feature complex open-ended problems, autonomous work and both physical and virtual collaboration. In Collaboration for Global Change, students work in a collaborative design lab to create authentic solutions to global challenges. Students connect their work to a sustainable development goal in order to frame their actions as global citizens. In learning to defend their work and worldview, students apply critical and design thinking, problem-solving and communication skills in a problem-based environment that prepares them for future work, study and global action.Read more
To keep up with the ever-changing work landscape, we aim to help our students future-proof their careers by developing broader employability skills that are actively sought out by employers. Unique to our University, Beyond Bond is a compulsory professional development program with a practical, activity-based approach that is integrated into all undergraduate degrees.
Students must complete the following three hundred and ten credit points (310CP) of subjects.
This subject provides a broad and important foundation in key accounting concepts, tools, and processes of the discipline. Students will learn to apply fundamental accounting concepts and procedures to prepare and interpret basic financial statements for different types of business entities. Both manual and computerised accounting systems are used to demonstrate the accounting process. Users of financial information and the decisions they make based on accounting information are considered throughout the subject.Read more
This is an intermediate level subject in the theory and practice of statistical inference. It extends STAT11-112 in the areas of probability and distribution theory, discrete and continuous random variables and joint distributional behaviour, as well as introducing principles of likelihood theory, estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests. In addition, topics such as moment and cumulant generating functions are introduced, as well as an introduction to random sums and Central Limit Theorem based large-sample distributional approximations.Read more
This subject offers a foundation in compound interest theory which underpins a number of common financial calculations. This theoretical knowledge is supplemented with application to a variety of valuation and investment decisions. An introduction to simple stochastic models is also provided.Read more
This subject is designed to develop mathematical techniques which are used to model and value cash flows that are dependent on events such as death, survival, illness and retirement. The breadth of topics covered provides students with the principles and practical skills required for a variety of life insurance applications, including pricing of life Insurance, assurance and annuities, reserving, assessment of profitability and defined benefit pensions.Read more
The aim of this subject is to provide a grounding in the principles of modelling as applied to actuarial work – focusing particularly on stochastic asset liability models and the valuation of financial derivatives. These skills are also required to communicate with other financial professionals and to critically evaluate modern financial theories.Read more
The focus of this subject is stochastic processes that are typically used to model the dynamic behaviour of random variables indexed by time. The close-of-day exchange rate is an example of a discrete-time stochastic process. There are also continuous-time stochastic processes that involve continuously observing variables, such as the water level within significant rivers. This subject covers discrete Markov chains, continuous-time stochastic processes and some simple time-series models. It also covers applications to insurance, reinsurance and insurance policy excesses, amongst others.Read more
The focus of this subject is analysing the time until an event happens, such as the illness or death of a person, or the failure of a business. The issue of censored data is common in such scenarios and how to handle censored data will be discussed throughout this course. The theory, estimation and application of a variety of survival models for censored data are covered, spanning parametric, semi-parametric and non-parametric models. Machine learning methods suitable for censored data are also covered.Read more
Students are introduced to economic analysis and its applications. Topics include: decision making, analysis of constraints, analysis of benefits and costs, maximisation, competitive pressures and market forces, and public policy issues. By the end of the subject, successful students will be equipped with the tools of economics and prepared to address economic problems in their day to day lives, industry, politics, society, and the environment.Read more
Econometrics is a sub-discipline of both statistics and economics and presents one interface between statistical theory and the real world. It provides the tools with which to test hypotheses and to generate forecasts of business activity. Topics include the classical regression model, remedial measures for violation of regression assumptions, binary choice models, panel data models, generalised linear models and their applications. The skills that students will develop in this subject are crucial in any applied work and will constitute an essential ingredient in most jobs in the field of business application, whether in the public or private sector.Read more
Why are economies unstable? Can globalisation benefit all? How do we achieve a sustainable economy? Does inequality undermine macroeconomic performance? Macroeconomics provides the tools to understand these and many other questions facing entire economies. Unlike microeconomics which examines the economic actions of individual households, firms or industries, macroeconomics considers the economy as a whole. Understanding and explaining the importance of national income, monetary systems, employment, economic productivity and international trade are all central to this subject. You will also learn to explain and interpret current economic conditions and evaluate the short-term and long-term consequences of various macroeconomic interventions (e.g., tax levels, monetary supply, tariffs).Read more
This subject introduces the analytical approaches used by managers when making financial decisions.. The theory and application of fundamental concepts of time value of money, the relationship between risk and return (i.e., CAPM), portfolio theory of investment (i.e., diversification), and capital structure are examined in detail. Students will apply these concepts and assorted financial tools to value stocks and bonds, estimate the cost of capital and implement the discounted cashflow technique to make capital budgeting decisions. Students will also gain exposure to real-time market data via the Bloomberg database.Read more
This subject bridges the gap between financial theory and practice through the in-depth examination of an organisation’s three key financial decisions – the investment (i.e., capital budgeting), the financing (i.e., capital structure) and the payout (i.e., dividend). This is undertaken within the context of responsible corporate governance, supported by appropriate quantitative models and applied through contemporary case studies focusing on boardroom decisions.Read more
This subject explores the fundamentals of investment analysis, asset allocation, and portfolio management. Students will learn how to evaluate investment opportunities, construct and manage portfolios, and portfolio performances by assessing risk and return profiles. The subject will also introduce various investment vehicles, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and alternative investments, to provide students with a solid understanding of the principles of investments and portfolio management. Theories underlying asset pricing models, efficient markets, behavioural finance, and portfolio optimisation are examined in detail throughout the subject.Read more
Legal Foundations A is an introductory compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject examines the nature and sources of law, with a primary focus on legal problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the development of the following skills: legal research and reasoning, and legal writing and drafting.Read more
Legal Foundations B is an introductory compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject examines a broad range of foundational topics, including legal history, legal theory, legal practice and procedure, and legal careers. Emphasis is placed on the development of the following skills: oral communication and advocacy, dispute resolution and collaboration, and legal ethics and professionalism.Read more
Foundations of Private Law is an introductory compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject introduces the structure and sources of private law and the process of private law reasoning. It also provides an overview of tort law, examines a range of specific torts including nuisance and trespass, and considers relevant remedies as well as vicarious liability. Emphasis is placed on the development of legal writing and drafting skills.Read more
Foundations of Public and Criminal Law is an introductory compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject introduces the aims, doctrines and institutions of public law and criminal law and procedure. It considers the separation of powers and constraints on the exercise of power, as well as accountability institutions. It introduces students to Public International Law and Rights and specifically considers rights in the criminal law context as well as general doctrines of criminal law. Emphasis is placed on the development of legal research and reasoning skills.Read more
Contract Law A is a compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject examines the nature and preconditions of contractual liability. This includes study of the requirements for the formation of a contract, the law's approach to terms that comprise a contract, and the various ways in which a contract might be discharged. Emphasis is placed on the development of the following skills: dispute resolution and collaboration, and legal ethics and professionalism.Read more
Tort Law is a compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject focuses on the elements of liability in the tort of negligence, including duty of care, breach of duty, damages, and defences to liability. Attention is also paid to the general issue of the balance of risk and benefit in establishing liability and to particular problems associated with establishing a duty of care in negligence. Emphasis is placed on the development of legal research and reasoning skills.Read more
Criminal Law is a compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject examines criminal offences (including fatal and non-fatal offences against the person, and offences against property), criminal defences (including accident, mistake, self-defence, provocation and insanity), and criminal procedure (including preliminary examination, indictments, pre-trial applications, trial, verdicts, sentencing and appeal). Emphasis is placed on the development of the following skills: oral communication and advocacy, and legal ethics and professionalism.Read more
Property Law A is a compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject introduces the general principles of the law relating to property (real and personal property). It covers a range of topics including the meaning, purposes and categories of property, the concepts of ownership and possession, the fragmentation of proprietary interests, personal property security interests, and the Torrens system of land title. Emphasis is placed on the development of legal writing and drafting skills.Read more
Constitutional Law is a compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject examines the fundamentals of Australian constitutional law, often in a comparative context. Topics considered include the rule of law, the separation of powers, principles of constitutional interpretation, the rules governing exercises of legislative, executive and judicial power, constitutional change, constitutional principles relating to individual rights and freedoms, the relationship between federal, state and territory governments, including inconsistency of laws, and fiscal federalism. Emphasis is placed on the development of legal research and reasoning skills.Read more
Contract Law B is a compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject builds on the content of Contract Law A to examine the impact on contractual obligations of common law doctrines, equitable principles and statutory initiatives. This includes consideration of misleading conduct, unconscionable and illegal contracts, consumer contracts, and remedies for breach of contract. Emphasis is placed on the development of oral communication and advocacy skills.Read more
Property Law B is a compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject builds upon the real property concepts covered in Property Law A to examine topics relevant to real property transactions including co-ownership, mortgages, easements, licences and leasehold estates, covenants and boundaries, strata title and native title. Emphasis is placed on the development of the following skills: dispute resolution and collaboration, and legal ethics and professionalism.Read more
Corporate Law is a compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject examines the law relating to registered companies, focusing on the formation, management, governance, financing, and dissolution of corporate entities, often drawing on comparative and transnational examples and themes. Specific topics include the incorporation process and the concept of corporate personality, the corporate constitution and replaceable rules, share capital and dividends, directors’ duties and defences, shareholders’ rights and remedies, and winding up of companies. Emphasis is placed on the development of the following skills: oral communication and advocacy, and legal ethics and professionalism.Read more
Equity is a compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject builds on concepts encountered in other private law subjects to explore the principles of equity and the law of trusts. It considers the origins and history of the equitable jurisdiction; the relationship between equity and common law; and essential concepts and doctrines of equity, including fiduciary duties and equitable remedies. The subject also provides an introduction to the law of trusts, focusing on types of trusts, their creation, and the rights and obligations that follow from trusteeship. Emphasis is placed on the development of legal research and reasoning.Read more
Administrative Law is a compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject examines the nature and scope of judicial and administrative review of government decisions and actions, at both the federal and state level. Topics include access to government information (freedom of information and access to reasons), ombudsman, merits review tribunals and judicial review under the Constitution/common law and statute. Emphasis is placed on the development of legal writing and drafting skills.Read more
Evidence is a compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject examines the law and practice relating to evidence in civil and criminal proceedings, focusing on substantive admissibility and procedural rules. Topics covered include basic principles and categories of evidence, competence, compellability and examination of witnesses, privilege, the hearsay rule and its exceptions, admissions and confessions, and illegally obtained evidence. Emphasis is placed on the demonstration of the following skills: legal research and reasoning, and oral communication and advocacy.Read more
Civil Dispute Resolution is a compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject examines the procedures involved in initiating, conducting, resolving, enforcing, or appealing the outcome of civil proceedings in state and federal courts. Specific attention is paid to jurisdiction, commencing proceedings, joinder of claims and parties, pleadings and amendment of pleadings, disclosure, interlocutory applications, settlement, costs, and execution of judgments and appeals. The subject also considers alternative methods of dispute resolution, in particular, negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Emphasis is placed on the demonstration of the following skills: legal writing and drafting, and dispute resolution and collaboration.Read more
Legal Profession is a compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject focuses on the regulation of the legal profession and the scope of lawyers’ professional responsibilities, including operation of trust accounts. Emphasis is placed on the demonstration of legal ethics and professionalism skills.Read more
Designed to foster the development of foundational mathematical and statistical skills necessary for subsequent quantitative subjects in the Bond Business School. This includes applications of calculus, probability, discrete and continuous random variables, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, and application of the central limit theorem to large sample inference and data analytics. The use of popular statistical computing packages is integral to providing an applied approach to these topics.Read more
Students must choose seventy credit points (70CP) of subjects from the following electives.
Any Law undergraduate subject that has a code beginning with LAWS13 or LAWS17.
Students are encouraged to undertake an optional Major. This will replace sixty credit points (60CP) of elective subjects.
Students are encouraged to tailor their study with an optional Specialisation. This will replace forty credit points (40CP) of elective subjects.
Students may take advantage of the following opportunities.
Students may have the opportunity to participate in an international study tour experience or internship as a general elective. Those interested should consult with an Enrolment Officer in Student Assist for guidance and to check eligibility requirements (e.g., GPA, language proficiency, prerequisites). Students should make informed decisions and ensure their chosen international experience or internship aligns with their academic and personal goals.
Participating in such an opportunity may involve additional costs, which may vary depending on the opportunity's location, duration, and nature. Students are responsible for all associated expenses, including travel, accommodation, visa fees, insurance, and any program or placement fees that may be applicable.
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