Ranked #1 in Australia by students in the 2015 Australian Financial Review Boss MBA Rankings, the Bond MBA transforms you personally and professionally to prepare you for challenges anywhere in the world in one year full time or two years part time. The MBA is one of the most prestigious postgraduate qualifications and is highly regarded worldwide offering the opportunity to get more from your career, move up the ladder or change industry. Our small class sizes and personalised attention from professors provides a high-touch environment where you will thrive. Bond offers one of the most culturally diverse cohorts in the world with over 20 nationalities are represented providing you with cross-cultural experiences while you study and rich global networks afterwards. All MBA students attend a three day Orientation Leadership Retreat and have the opportunity to go on a Study Tour to China or Silicon Valley. *2015 Australian Financial Review Boss MBA Rankings - Student Satisfaction Find out about our MBA Specialisations.

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About the program

The Bond MBA is a generalist management program of 12 subjects. Designed to blend industry-relevant research with practical applications and challenges, the intended learning outcomes are centred on the three pillars of leadership, global business and entrepreneurship, developing graduates who can think critically and strategically in this context. The program is designed to provide graduates with the core underlying technical skills that inform effective decision making, framed around the development of the interpersonal, cross cultural and communication skills that are required to lead in the implementation of these decisions.

MBA students must complete the following eleven subjects:

Plus two approved elective subjects.

Students may also choose one of the following opportunities to use your elective subject to have an international experience or an Internship opportunity provided you meet the requirements. Please discuss with the Enrolment and Student Engagement Officer 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.
  • Special Topic
    The Special Topic is only available in exceptional circumstances and requires Program Director's approval.

Academic entry requirements

We focus on creating a complementary cohort of students drawn from diverse backgrounds and cultures. You will need to demonstrate strong academic achievement as well as the potential and motivation to assume global leadership roles. Each application is assessed on an individual basis.

Entry into the MBA requires the following:

  • Minimum three years’ work experience
  • Quality undergraduate degree from a recognised institution.
  • Cover letter detailing your career goals, future ambitions and experience.
  • Two professional referee reports.
  • Interview with the program director may be required.

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

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

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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.

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What Bondies have to say...

Why Bond Business School

We run three full semesters a year with intakes in January, May and September. This means you can start when you’re ready and finish your degree sooner. Studying full time, you can complete a 12-subject Master’s in 16 months or, with Business School approval, just 12 months.

Bond Business School

Our programs are developed and delivered by experienced business directors, executives, senior managers, entrepreneurs and academics who regularly consult to industry. Academics have an open door policy that means they will not only know you by name, they’ll actively mentor your progress.

Bond Business School

At Bond Business School, we put as much emphasis on the ‘business’ as we do on the ‘school’ — Bringing the corporate world into the classroom and the classroom into the corporate world. Our unique approach will ensure you develop the leadership and entrepreneurial skills. 

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Group dynamics

One of the key benefits of studying in small classes is the relationships you build with fellow students through our dynamic discussion-based lectures and tutorials.

Average class:
41% female
22 nationalities
60% international

Our typical MBA student in 2016:
31 years old
nine years work experience

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