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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.

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
  • Access to the business school’s formal mentor program where you will be supported by academic staff, senior students and alumni

About the program

The program provides students with a solid foundation in a variety of business practices, plus the ability to gain a new specialisation. The program provides a degree of flexibility to specialise in Big Data, Finance, International Business, Marketing and Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management. The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of Business Administration program with an additional 20-week Professional component. Show more

The program provides students with a solid foundation in a variety of business practices, plus the ability to gain a new specialisation. The program provides a degree of flexibility to specialise in Big Data, Finance, International Business, Marketing and Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management. 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
  • January 2020
  • May 2020
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
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]
MBA (Professional) students must complete the following twelve (12) subjects:

Plus Professional subject (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

  • Students can choose 4 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 choose one of the following opportunities to use your elective subject to have 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 and visa requirements 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.

Specialisation

  • Students may also use all of their electives to take a specialisation (4 Subjects) from the list below 

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

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: $12,718 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)
  • 2020 fees: $13,182 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)

Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.

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 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

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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.

Bond Business School specialisations

Students pursuing a postgraduate degree can tailor their studies with a specialisation depending on their interest or career goals. A specialisation comprises of 4 subjects from any of the below areas.

The Big Data specialisation incorporates the most current industry-relevant research with applications to data science, business analytics, and managing and analysing large data sets to support organisational needs. The specialisation will develop skills in the challenge of crunching 'big data' numbers to create practical solutions for real-world problems.

You must complete the following two subjects:

Plus two subjects from the following options:

The Finance specialisation incorporates the most current industry-relevant research with applications to finance principles, financial markets and corporate finance and seeks to enhance graduates' planning, analytical and interpersonal skills in preparation for senior management roles.

You must complete the following two subjects:

Plus two subjects from the following options:

The International Business specialisation incorporates the most current industry-relevant research with applications to international trade, international finance, managing human resources and other challenges of managing and leading in a global environment and seeks to enhance graduates' planning, analytical and interpersonal skills in preparation for senior management roles.

You must complete four subjects from the following options:

The Marketing specialisation incorporates the most current industry-relevant research with applications to market research and analysis, customer analysis and relationship management, communication strategies and the use of digital and social media and seeks to enhance graduates' planning, analytical and interpersonal skills in preparation for senior management roles. The Tourism Management specialisation provides a good understanding of the industry and the employment opportunities providing a springboard into employment in this exciting sector.

You must complete four subjects from the following options:

The Tourism and Hotel Management specialisation incorporates the most current industry-relevant research with applications to Strategic Pricing and Revenue Management, Tourism Analysis and Evaluation, WHS Risk Management, Adventure Tourism, Sustainable Tourism and Indigenous Cultures and seeks to enhance graduates' planning, analytical and interpersonal skills in preparation for senior management roles. The Tourism Management specialisation 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 three subjects:

Plus one subject from the following options:

Program variations

MBA matrix

ProgramMBAMBA
(Specialisation)
MBA
(Professional)
MBA
in Health
BBT Global
Leadership
MBA
Executive
MBA
Selected subjects taught online✓**✓**✓**✓**✓**✓**
Subjects taught intensive mode✓*✓*✓*✓*✓*✓*
Subjects taught standard deliveryX
Part-time optionsX✓*
Professional placement in degreeXXXXX
Specialisations availableXXXXX
Study Tours available✓***
Combined degrees availableXXXXX
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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