- Compulsory subject credit points
- 150 Essential subjects to complete
- Elective subject credit points
- 30 To tailor your degree
- Total credit points
- 180 Your complete degree
This program can be completed in 2 years (6 semesters)
This program can be completed in 2 years (6 semesters)
Students must complete the following one hundred and fifty credit points (150CP) of subjects.
This intensive MBA subject provides a review of the theory, evidence and practice of effective teams and how they are created. It also uses the team context to examine the process of leadership and explores its adaptation to other organisational contexts. Students will learn to apply these principles to the creation and development of their teams and reflect on ways to become a more effective team member and leader.Read more
This intensive MBA subject explores the interpersonal dynamics of groups and organisations, with a specific emphasis on effective communication, empathy, understanding and using power and other social and psychological factors affecting relationships.Read more
Decision-making is one of the key tasks of a manager. This intensive MBA subject offers a multi-disciplinary perspective on decision-making, with a specific emphasis on ethical, responsible and sustainable considerations for effective decisions. The subject will also explore obstacles and common mistakes to effective decision-making and approaches for overcoming them.Read more
Motivation is a central concept to individual and collective learning and performance. In this intensive MBA subject, students will examine the nature of motivation to more effectively influence individual and collective behaviour. Specific organisational applications of motivation theory will be examined in detail so that students learn to evaluate approaches to employee motivation and to understand how individual and contextual factors interact to affect human effectiveness and well-being.Read more
This subject is designed to enable students to analyse economic environments and to develop an understanding of the value of economic reasoning to evaluate strategic business decisions. It is also intended to provide an opportunity to apply this understanding to develop fundamental economic analysis and evaluation skills to support managerial decision making.Read more
In today’s business world, creating customer value through marketing is essential to a company’s growth strategy. Marketing involves several interrelated processes like understanding the business environment, conducting market research, analysing customer needs and finally providing customer value through the 4Ps strategy (product, price, place and promotion). This subject is designed to enable students to develop a concise understanding of marketing principles and concepts. Students can further apply evidence based knowledge to find solutions to real-world marketing problems.Read more
This subject is designed to develop students’ managerial financial literacy and decision-making skills. It is organised around three sets of accounting fundamentals: financial reporting mechanics; measurement; and management. The main objective is to enable students to understand, decompose and interpret financial statements to assess a firm’s business model, operating performance and overall financial health.Read more
This intensive MBA subject is designed to enable students to recognise corporate financial problems and opportunities, communicate effectively with finance professionals and participate fully in financial decision making. This subject addresses the key decisions faced by senior managers: determining optimum capital structure, managing financial risk and valuing business opportunities. The primary objective of this subject is to develop analytical frameworks and practical skills through the use of readings, cases, lectures, discussions and role-plays.Read more
This subject develops the student’s facility for evidence-based decision making, by introducing students to the use and application of data. As the business world has increasing access to data, and in the availability of big data sets which allow greater understanding of customers and other business related data, effective use of the data will enable decisions to become more informed. This subject will consider the role of data in an evolving business system, discuss and review common sources of data and processes for developing superior data sets, and will introduce the quantitative methods that are needed for understanding what the data tells us re the decision we need to make. It develops an understanding of modern computational methods to solve quantitative problems in business decision making, using a case-based approach to using data.Read more
Strategic Insight is the capstone subject concentrating on strategy development and implementation at the top management level where major decisions are made. Advanced problems in determination, execution, and control of the strategic management process in light of complex environmental change will be focused on in this subject. The aim of the subject is to provide students with a broad overview of the basic concepts in strategic management. Students will be exposed to a number of frameworks and models to better understand and analyse the macro-environment, the industry environment and firm-level resources. At the completion of the subject, students should be able to think strategically, as opposed to only having a functional orientation and students should be able to formulate and to implement creative and innovative strategies that are conducive to the demands of the firm and the environment in which it resides.Read more
In this capstone subject, you will examine a large-scale, complex issue that requires considerable independent study and broad, integrated application of what you have learned in the MBA program to date. Your research project can address an organisational problem or opportunity encountered professionally or a conceptual issue encountered academically. In consultation with the subject coordinator and a chosen academic mentor, you are expected to identify and clearly define the ‘problem’; integrate and apply relevant theory; collect and analyse appropriate data; and formulate reasonable, evidence-based conclusions. The expected deliverables are a professional written and formatted report detailing all aspects of the project and an executive presentation of key elements.Read more
This subject immerses students in a practical, user-centric approach for the creative, evidence-based resolution of problems. This iterative, collaborative process draws heavily from design thinking and is applicable to a broad array of societal, organisational and project challenges. Key elements include a focus on understanding and empathising with the user, challenging assumptions, considering multiple perspectives, generating and exploring creative ideas, making and learning from mistakes, questioning implications and adaptively planning the implementation of validated solutions. It is a way of thinking and working as well as a collection of hands-on methods, and is especially useful in addressing problems that are ill-defined, complex or unknown, leading to innovative change. The approach can help project teams learn faster and achieve more effective and creative outcomes, while reducing the risks associated with launching new ideas or implementing change initiatives. This subject is open to all disciplines and programs to support the interdisciplinary problem-solving nature of this approach.Read more
Project participants need to understand the legal context within which they make decisions and perform actions, as frequently disputes can arise that require resolution and/or expert opinion. Project quality and environmental management provide a convenient instance where disputes and the need for expert testimony can arise, and are examined here in the context of project closure, including lessons learnt, standards, continuous improvement and client satisfaction. A general appreciation of international legal principles informed by case law forms an important backdrop to the subject. Practitioners must understand the limitations of their involvement in legal proceedings and be familiar with the conduct of procedures that commonly occur, including alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation. A moot court environment is used to demonstrate the experience of appearing in a formal hearing, and students are asked to also prepare or critique an expert report related to an example of ‘defective’ work or service that is the subject of a contractual dispute.Read more
Making effective decisions in the context of uncertainty is vital to all aspects of a project's life cycle. This subject explores the link between project scope and risk management with particular emphasis on the implementation (executing) phase of delivery. A comprehensive study of the identification, measurement, pricing and management of risks encountered in delivering large and complex projects is fundamental to the level of project performance. Key topics include: mitigation and contingency planning; dealing with uncertainty; disaster planning and recovery; risk identification, management and communication; change management (including scope change and creep); emergent risks; use and development of risk registers; use of risk software; and organisational risk management systems (including human safety). A novel simulation game is employed to test students ability to exercise good judgement in realistic life and death scenarios. The importance of proper scope definition, change and validation to maximise stakeholder satisfaction are reinforced via case studies.Read more
Managing complex projects involves an understanding of the processes, techniques and tools used in project management. This subject provides an overview of the discipline by exploring these systematically using the internationally recognised Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) as a foundation. Project integration, scope, schedule, cost, risk, quality, resource, communications, procurement, stakeholder and, looking forward, environmental management reflect the generic knowledge areas that combine to support successful project implementation and social responsibility. A hands-on (learning by doing) approach is adopted within a flipped classroom delivery strategy to link theory with practice and deal with project change in real-time. A key outcome for students is being able to evaluate how project managers can determine whether they have been successful (in terms of planned versus actual performance) by ensuring that the project is delivered within budget, on time, as specified, and with no surprises. Students demonstrate competency in project integration management, in particular, by preparing a detailed project plan for an authentic case study with the help of a personal 'coach' to provide individual direction and advice throughout the process.Read more
A robust understanding of finance and procurement is vital to successful project delivery. This subject examines financing and procurement management of projects, with particular emphasis on the initiation phase, using a range of international case studies drawn from both public and private sectors. The financing component includes the design, structuring, costing, sourcing and management of project finance, credit risk analysis, the cost of capital, principles of financial accounting, capital structure, markets and securitisation. The procurement component includes different types of contractual arrangements, responsibilities and appropriate organisational structures, solicitation planning, governance, the process of feasibility analysis, bid design and selection criteria, setting of a project budget and cost baseline, and implications for contract administration and contract close-out. Together, finance and procurement management ensure the ‘right project’ is selected and that client/sponsor satisfaction and value for money are ultimately delivered.Read more
Program management is the coordinated management of multiple related projects designed to implement strategies and deliver specific benefits, while portfolio management is a process for selection and prioritisation of projects and programs within an organisation. In both cases, considerable strategic awareness and judgement is needed. This subject therefore focuses on the monitoring and control of project or program delivery in the context of communications and stakeholder management and their alignment to organisational goals. In addition, students are exposed to the principles and application of program and portfolio management including project administration, project dashboards, earned value management, and the role that a project or program office can play in assisting control processes. A necessarily practical approach is taken to explore this area. The roles and responsibilities of the various professional associations that guide the future development of the global discipline and bear on personal career development are also examined.Read more
This subject comprises the detailed investigation of a particular topic of interest related to the student's degree program, and culminates in the preparation of a 15,000-word dissertation plus a 5,000-word summary paper suitable for future conference publication. In both cases the work includes a rationale for the research, underpinning and fully referenced literature review, articulation of an appropriate method and ethical practice, collection of primary data, analysis, discussion and conclusions. Referencing is to be in the international APA style format. Each student is allocated a personal supervisor and mentor to provide guidance in this task, with regular meeting opportunities throughout the semester. Students are also invited to a mini-conference in the final week where they can present the key findings of their research in the form of ‘ten slides in ten minutes’. This subject is treated like a project, including demonstration of fundamental initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing project management processes.Read more
Students must choose thirty credit points (30CP) of postgraduate subjects from across the University.
Students may choose from all postgraduate subjects across the University that are available as general electives.
Students may take advantage of the following opportunities to have an international, real-world, or internship experience, provided they meet the requirements. This would replace the equivalent credit points of electives and may incur additional costs. Please discuss this with an Enrolment and Student Engagement Officer in the Student Business Centre for more information.
The Silicon Valley Study Tour enables students to explore the field of entrepreneurship and innovation through a highly experiential educational experience combining the in-depth study of creativity and innovation with site visits, and discussions with representatives of some of the world's most innovative companies. Focusing on the cultural and systemic enablers of innovation, students will see first-hand the way in which companies drive creativity and entrepreneurial outcomes. The subject centres around an international tour visiting a range of business entities, including small start-ups, accelerators and co-working spaces, and large multinational firms. The highly collaborative learning environment allows an intense, work-integrated educational experience that may be a highlight of students’ Bond experience.Read more
The SE Asia Study Tour provides an immersive experience and insights into doing business in developing economies. The tour will focus on the business opportunities in manufacturing, transport and logistics, and in the leisure, hospitality and tourism sectors. The developing economies of SE Asia provide some of the most exciting business opportunities in the world. The ASEAN region is a dynamic growing market with large, growing and predominantly young populations. It has a competitive advantage in labour supply, and it is geographically and politically well-positioned to exploit trade tensions between the superpowers. It is also one of the most beautiful areas of the world with amazing scenery, history, culture, food, and hospitable people. Learn about government economic development strategies, and business opportunities and challenges in SE Asia across a range of industries, including auto manufacturing, solar technology, logistics, IT and communications, and tourism, though site visits and guest speakers from government and industry. And there will be plenty of time for rest and relaxation – temples, ancient cities, shopping, beaches, fabulous restaurants and hotels.Read more
The purpose of the Internship subject is to provide students with opportunity to demonstrate the application of conceptual knowledge to the real world via industry placement in their selected field. This allows high achieving students to integrate their theoretical and conceptual knowledge with the skills and problem solving techniques required in the work place. Other outcomes include the acquisition of knowledge, research skills and the attitudes of business professionals, the ability to think independently, grow in originality, creativity, initiative, curiosity, enthusiasm, and resourcefulness, the ability to communicate ideas, an understanding of theory and procedures; knowledge of pertinent literature; and adeptness in the workplace. This subject provides a valuable transition between university and the work place. Guidelines have been developed to increase understanding of the subject and these can be obtained from the Student and Industry Placement Coordinator within the Career Development Centre.Read more
Offers a unique perspective into conducting business in a foreign market. This tour of one of Australia’s major trading partners will provide direct exposure to the challenges and opportunities of working in the global business environment. Utilising site visits, industry and government speakers and practical exercises, you will develop executive-level insights into international business relations. You are expected to integrate your executive experience, theoretical knowledge, and insights from the study tour to develop a business case supporting or rejecting the international expansion of an Australian business.Read more
Take the guess work out of planning your study schedule. Your program's study plan has been carefully curated to provide a clear guide on the sequential subjects to be studied in each semester of your program. Your study plan is designed around connected subject themes to equip you with the fundamental knowledge required as you progress through your course.