- Compulsory subject credit points
- 60 Essential subjects to complete
- Elective subject credit points
- 60 To tailor your degree
- Total credit points
- 120 Your complete degree
This program can be completed in 1 year 4 months (4 semesters)
This program can be completed in 1 year 4 months (4 semesters)
Students must complete the following sixty credit points (60CP) of subjects.
This advanced finance subject explores the concept of derivatives and their associated pricing, hedging and trading strategies. This includes the rationale underlying derivative market structures and mechanics and the application and pricing of derivative products.Read more
This subject is designed for students seeking to manage their own finances in a planned, comprehensive approach as well as those seeking to pursue a career in the financial planning industry. Upon successful completion, you will be able to develop and use financial plans, understand the range of financial products and services available and formulate competent recommendations for individual or household finances.Read more
This subject bridges the gap between financial theory and practice through an in-depth examination of an organisation’s three key financial decisions -- the investment (i.e., capital budgeting), the financing (i.e., capital structure) and the payout (i.e., dividend). This is undertaken within the context of responsible corporate governance, supported by appropriate quantitative models and applied through contemporary case studies focusing on boardroom decisions.Read more
Investments builds on the material presented in Managerial Finance. In the introductory Finance subject, the building blocks consisting of both application and theory were introduced. In this subject, these fundamental concepts are explored in substantially greater detail in terms of their importance and relevance to practitioners. The theory underlying asset pricing models and efficient markets, portfolio formation and management are examined in detail. An introduction to options, futures and other derivative securities is also included.Read more
An introduction to the nature and function of financial markets and institutions. The emphasis of this subject is on understanding how markets work, how instruments are priced and how they are traded. The evolution of financial institutions both in Australia and internationally, their roles and response to regulations and deregulation are also explored.Read more
Learning to take advantage of opportunities in the global financial markets while managing the associated risks is the aim of this advanced finance subject. The primary themes include understanding the nature of international financial markets, risk management and hedging by firms with international operations, the advantages and disadvantages of the diverse sources of funds available from international financial markets and issues related to cross-border and multi-currency valuation. You will apply theoretical frameworks to analyse the macroeconomic environment of international finance and employ an array of financial instruments and tools for managing foreign exchange and country risk, raising capital in the global financial markets and valuing cross-border investments. The case method is central to the learning approach used in this subject, highlighting a number of contemporary organisations and issues in international finance. The material draws on and extends theories and concepts from previous subjects to provide an in-depth understanding of the themes noted above.Read more
Students must choose forty credit points (40CP) of subjects from the following electives.
This subject provides an in-depth study of the regulation, concepts, applicable standards and processes relevant to financial accounting and reporting. Emphasis is on the integration and critical application of accounting principles, regulation and the applicable standards that underpin the preparation of general purpose financial statements. This subject is useful to students pursuing careers in which a critical understanding of the application of International Reporting Financial Standards from both a preparer and user perspective is beneficial.Read more
Data analytic skills are core for accounting practitioners in our data-intensive business environment. In this subject, we build on advanced data and analysis concepts to develop an analytical mindset where students learn to frame complex managerial questions, assemble the data, compute relevant metrics and models, identify actionable insights, and design effective and efficient communication of the outcomes. Students explore and apply these skills in a variety of contexts, including management accounting, tax, audit and assurance, and financial statement analytics to develop practical skills in working with multiple analytics tools and develop skills in critically evaluating which tool is best suited for a particular problem or question. Finally, students will explore how to best interpret and communicate the results from data analytic procedures using visualisations.Read more
This is an intermediate level subject in the theory and practice of statistical inference. It extends STAT11-112 in the areas of probability and distribution theory, discrete and continuous random variables and joint distributional behaviour, as well as introducing principles of likelihood theory, estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests. In addition, topics such as moment and cumulant generating functions are introduced, as well as an introduction to random sums and Central Limit Theorem based large-sample distributional approximations.Read more
This subject offers a foundation in compound interest theory which underpins a number of common financial calculations. This theoretical knowledge is supplemented with application to a variety of valuation and investment decisions. An introduction to simple stochastic models is also provided.Read more
This subject requires students to draw on the theories and frameworks from their entire program and apply them in a finance research project under the supervision of an academic staff member. Students will learn the research process, develop a research question that is relevant to practice and the academic community, synthesise the relevant literature related to their project, and use empirical analysis and hypothesis testing to answer the underlying research question. This process will result in a written research paper / minor dissertation and a presentation of findings to peers and the finance faculty.Read more
Why are economies unstable? Can globalisation benefit all? How do we achieve a sustainable economy? Does inequality undermine macroeconomic performance? Macroeconomics provides the tools to understand these and many other questions facing entire economies. Unlike microeconomics which examines the economic actions of individual households, firms or industries, macroeconomics considers the economy as a whole. Understanding and explaining the importance of national income, monetary systems, employment, economic productivity and international trade are all central to this subject. You will also learn to explain and interpret current economic conditions and evaluate the short-term and long-term consequences of various macroeconomic interventions (e.g., tax levels, monetary supply, tariffs).Read more
An introduction to statistical techniques used in financial analysis and decision-making. Specific applications include capital budgeting, capital asset pricing model, arbitrage-pricing, portfolio modelling and the study of co-movements of different financial assets. The use of spreadsheets and related software tools is central to the learning experience of this subject to provide extensive opportunities to develop practical skills in financial analysis and modelling.Read more
This subject enables the development of practical knowledge and skills related to analysing and negotiating mergers and acquisitions. It focuses on the design, analysis, and implementation of strategies aimed at repositioning and revitalising companies faced with competitive challenges and opportunities. The primary objective of this subject is to develop both your analytical and interpersonal skills through the use of readings, cases, lectures, discussions, simulations, and role plays within the context of strategic mergers and acquisitions.Read more
This subject provides the opportunity to develop the foundational mathematical and statistical skills necessary for subsequent quantitative subjects in the Bond Business School. This includes applications of calculus, probability, discrete and continuous random variables, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, and application of the central limit theorem to large sample inference and data analytics. Popular statistical computing packages are used as an integral part of the subject to provide an applied focus throughout the subject.Read more
Students must choose twenty credit points (20CP) 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
Individual Study in Business is an elective subject in the postgraduate programs offered by the Bond Business School. Students must complete an independent research paper on an agreed topic, supervised by a Bond Business School academic staff member. Enrolment is by application only and Faculty approval is required.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.