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A professional MBA from Australia starts at Bond

The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they're on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond's exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.

This program is not available to domestic students. Please see Master of Business Administration.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) has been redesigned to provide students with key functional knowledge, focused expertise and greater flexibility.

The program utilises three pillars of innovation, data analytics, and business transformation to develop global leaders who think critically, creatively and strategically.

Core functional bootcamps

  • Eight functional bootcamp subjects which are delivered in an intensive, immersive experience.

Business engineering

  • Bond’s Business Engineering process draws together our research strength, differentiating ourselves from the MBA marketplace. Students will learn to use creative thought, data analytics, and strategic management to learn how to transform organisations including a Business Transformation capstone subject.

MBA electives

  • Students can choose any postgraduate elective in the Business School, assuming prior knowledge has been met. The flexibility and customisation have been introduced to help students study what is right for them and their career aspirations.

Designed for international students, the program includes an additional 20-week Work Integrated Learning component, designed to promote and support learning, personal development and professional practice in the Australian business environment.

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The Transformer: be a game changer.

As part of your degree, all Bond students are given the opportunity to participate in the new Transformer program. This fee-free, co-curricular program is designed to expand your entrepreneurial skills, dive deep into big picture thinking and embrace creative problem solving so you can make a real difference in the community, your own business or an existing one. Learn more.

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Key features

  • Smaller classes and personal mentoring – learn in groups of around 20 to 30, delivering more interaction and more support
  • Our programs are developed and delivered by world leader academics
  • Opportunity to experience global business environments with international Study Tours available within Asia, South-East Asia and Silicon Valley

About the program

The Bond MBA (Professional) provides students with a solid foundation in a variety of business practices, plus the ability to gain a specialisation.  The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of Business Administration program with an additional 20-week Professional component. The program focuses on developing self-analysis and reflective learning skills and applying theoretical solutions for practical workplace problems. Show more

The Bond MBA (Professional) provides students with a solid foundation in a variety of business practices, plus the ability to gain a specialisation.  The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of Business Administration program with an additional 20-week Professional component. The program focuses on developing self-analysis and reflective learning skills and applying theoretical solutions for practical workplace problems. The program also provides global networking opportunities. The program equips students to think critically, communicate professionally, work collaboratively, make ethical and responsible business decisions, and work effectively in a global business context characterised by change and uncertainty. The classes combine theoretical knowledge in Business with practical insights delivered through case studies, guest lectures and work-integrated learning. Team building is encouraged through group projects and communication skills are enhanced through class presentations. Show less

ModeOn Campus  and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world. 
Duration92 weeks
Starting semesters
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaBusiness and Commerce
Program codeBN-13085
CRICOS code069029F
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Master of Business Administration (Professional) program comprises 17 subjects, as follows:

Required subjects (8 x 5cp)

Required subjects (4 x 10cp)

Professional subject (1 X 45cp) (students must complete one (1) of the following subjects)

*Please note that the Professional Portfolio or Professional Development subject is a 20-week, 45-credit point subject and is taken in the last semester of the program once all other coursework subjects have been completed. The Career Development Centre will provide assistance in choosing the relevant professional subject prior to your last semester. 

Elective (4)

  • Students can choose up to 40 Credit Points of General Elective Subjects (40cp).
  • 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. 

Specialisation

  • Students may also use all of their electives to take a specialisation (4 Subjects) from the list below 
    • Big Data
    • Finance
    • International Business
    • Marketing
    • Tourism Management
    • Health Management
  • Please visit the Major and minor study areas for guidance on specialisations.

Opportunity 

Students may also choose one of the following opportunities to use your elective subject to have international experiences 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 and visa requirements are associated with this subject).
Business Internship
Individual Study Topic
  • The Individual Study Topic is only available in exceptional circumstances and requires the Program Director's approval.

    Please visit BBS Program Structure and Sequencing for guidance on study plans.

    The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee. Professional program fees include four standard full time semesters plus a final semester professional subject, which is charged at a different rate to a standard semester of coursework.

    Total program fee:

    • Students commencing study in 2020: $65,910
    • Students commencing study in 2021: $68,250

    Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

    Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

    * Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.

    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 (Professional) 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

    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.

    Program variations

    MBA matrix

    ProgramMBAMBA
    (Professional)
    BBT Global
    Leadership
    MBA
    Executive
    MBA
    Selected subjects taught online✓**✓**✓**✓**
    Subjects taught intensive mode✓*✓*✓*✓*
    Subjects taught standard deliveryX
    Part-time optionsX
    Professional placement in degreeXXX
    Specialisations availableXXXX
    Study Tours available✓***
    Combined degrees availableXXX
    Available to international students✓*

    *Available for eligible students only. Please check with the Program Coordinator
    **Not available to USA Financial Aid students
    ***China Study Tour is mandatory for the EMBA program. Other study tours available as electives.

    Silicon Valley Study Tour

    Connecting students with the world of innovation, the Silicon Valley study tour enables MBA students to experience the companies, spaces and institutions that are driving the industries of tomorrow. Hear from head of entrepreneurship, Baden U'Ren and Bondies as they share their experience and value add of the study tour to their degree.

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