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A professional MBA from Australia starts at Bond

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

Bond University’s Master of Business Administration (Professional) is designed for international students and has an additional 20-week Work Integrated Learning component. This program provides you with a wide range of functional knowledge, expertise in business transformation and greater flexibility for you to manage the demands of postgraduate studies. Bond’s MBA structure allows you to tailor your degree to align with your career ambitions.  

Developed using the pillars of innovation, data analytics and business transformation, and with a focus on evidence-based decision making, Bond’s MBA develops global leaders who think critically, creatively and strategically.  

The MBA program is structured into three parts, all making up 40 credit points – the equivalent of one semester of full-time study. 

Core Functional Bootcamps 

The first part of Bond’s MBA program features eight bootcamps delivered in intensive mode, providing you with an immersive experience in an efficient timeframe. 

The bootcamps equip you with the core knowledge and provide you with the necessary foundation to progress through the MBA. You will study interpersonal dynamics, leadership, motivation and organisation, effective decision making, managerial economics, marketing, accounting, and financial decision making. The new program has minimised the time students are required on campus, allowing the flexibility students need to balance their professional and personal lives. 

Business Engineering 

The second part of the MBA utilises Bond’s distinct research strengths, equipping you with the skills and experience to set stand out from in the marketplace. This semester focuses on creative thought, data analytics and strategic management. These subjects provide you with the necessary skills to do the Business Transformation capstone. 

MBA Electives 

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

Campus and Bond University Experience

For the past 15 years, Bond University has been recognised as Australia’s number one university for student experience according to the Good Universities Guide. In addition, The Bond Business School rates number one in Australia for business and management in Learner Engagement, Learning Resources, Overall Quality of Educational Experience, Skills Development, Student Support and Teaching Quality.  

Bond’s MBA utilises small classrooms, world-leading academics, and a one-to-one mentality that puts you and your career at the centre of our ambitions. Our MBA cohorts forge lifelong connections and develop wide-ranging and influential networks.  Alongside our Career Development Centre, a specialised support team to help you plan your career, our MBA alumni network is a vibrant and welcoming international network of professionals always eager to help a fellow Bondy.  

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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

  • Receive an academic mentor to help you tailor the MBA program to your career ambitions
  • Analyse real-world business challenges as Harvard case methods are incorporated in every core subject
  • Study with a diverse MBA cohort with over 20 nationalities represented, providing you with cross-cultural experiences while you study and rich global network afterwards
  • Learn in small class sizes. Our 10:1 student to teacher ratio and access to academics opens doors to industry placements, research projects, job opportunities and help whenever you need it
  • Experience global business environments with international Study
  • Access to an array state-of-the-art learning resources including the Bond FinTech Hub, Commercialisation Centre, Centre for Actuarial and Financial Big Data Analytics and Transformer

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 
Duration92 weeks
Starting semesters
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
  • January 2024
  • May 2024
  • September 2024
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. 


  • 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.


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 2022: $69,030
    • Students commencing study in 2023: $70,830

    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.

    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.

    Future outcomes

    Innovation, resilience and flexibility are the foundations for success in the tough global business  environment. Bond’s internationally accredited Master of Business Administration (Professional) transforms you personally and professionally to prepare you for challenges anywhere in the world.  

    A Master of Business Administration (Professional) degree is a prestigious qualification that equips professionals with the skills and knowledge to take their career to the next level in an array of industries. An MBA opens a great deal of employment opportunities as it has become one of the most sought-after qualification for jobs advertised in:  

    • Business Development 
    • Finance 
    • Human Resources 
    • Marketing  
    • Information Technology 
    • Health Services 

    High achieving students will be encouraged to complete their Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). 

    Bond Business School is among less than 7% of the world’s 13,000 business programs to have earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and less than 2% have earned European Foundation for Management Development's (EFMD) European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation. Bond Business School is both AACSB and EQUIS accredited placing us in the top% of Business Schools in the world.  

    Bond’s MBA graduates hold senior management positions throughout the world in leading multinational corporations. Part of what makes Bond unique is the strength, diversity and passion of the alumni network. The Bond Business School celebrates over 11,000 graduates with the number one job title held by our Alumni is Director, closely followed by Managing Director, Manager, Owner and CEO. 

    Program variations

    MBA matrix

    BBT Global
    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.

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    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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