- Compulsory subject credit points
- 170 Essential subjects to complete
- Elective subject credit points
- 10 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 seventy credit points (170CP) of subjects.
This subject provides an overview of the event management process in a variety of contexts. Specifically, students will learn to plan, organise, implement and evaluate events while managing time, budget and relevant risk factors. Students will also explore the relevance of project management, human resource management (including volunteers), meeting procedures, report writing, submission preparation, legal considerations, and team cohesion to the creation of successful events. Throughout the semester, students will work in small teams to apply what they are learning to design and run an actual event.Read more
This subject introduces the analytical approaches used by managers when making financial decisions. Core topics include the time value of money, the relationship between risk and return (i.e., CAPM), portfolio theory (i.e., diversification), and capital structure. On successful completion of the subject, students will be able to apply these concepts to value both stocks and bonds, estimate the cost of capital and implement discounted cash flow techniques in order to make capital budgeting decisions. Students will also gain exposure to real-time market data via the Bloomberg database.Read more
Global Sports Law and Governance is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. Global Sports Law and Governance takes students on a journey across jurisdictions to see how a number of current sports law and governance issues transcend international borders. The subject commences with an introductory overview of the law in sport. Students from non-law backgrounds will benefit from this introductory discussion. Three key themes will be identified - Key Theme 1: Regulation and Governance, Key Theme 2: Participant Health and Welfare, and Key Theme 3: Integrity in Sport. Students will then select a current topic under one or more of these themes as the area of focus for their research assignment.Read more
The Managing People subject provides an introduction to the field of organisational behaviour. The subject emphasises understanding, predicting, and influencing behaviour in organisations using insights gained from theory, empirical research, and sharing of practical experience. The facet that differentiates this subject from traditional organisational behaviour modules is the focus on self-assessment, self-insight, self-management and leadership. Topics discussed include: Work group dynamics and team decision making; Individual differences; Understanding how perceptions and attitudes affect behaviour at work; Motivation; Current models of motivation and job design; Conflict management and resolution; Leadership effectiveness; Organisational and national culture effects on individual and organisational behaviour. Methods used throughout the semester include lecture and readings, experiential exercises, self-assessment instruments, written and verbal assignments, video critiques, case discussions, and group discourse.Read more
A ubiquitous challenge in organisational life is how to effectively initiate, implement and sustain desired change. Although organisations continue to expend staggering amounts of time and resources on change initiatives, the majority of such efforts do not achieve their intended outcomes. In this subject, students will explore the underlying reasons for these failures to examine the fundamental nature of change and the challenges that change agents at different organisational levels face as they plan and execute change. Since organisations consist of people, students begin with an examination of individual change to explore fundamental concepts before extending and expanding their scope to consider change at the organisational level. Students will have the opportunity to apply and test their understanding of change management principles through readings, case study discussions, exercises, role plays and individual and group projects.Read more
An introduction to the essentials of marketing critical to managing profitable customer relationships in today’s dynamic and connected environment. You will learn how to acquire and retain the right customers through the application of consumer behaviour, market research, market segmentation, targeting, positioning and customer relationship management. The primary aim of this subject is to foster a customer-centric orientation and a marketing mindset when addressing business issues.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
Sport is not one industry as is often depicted. Rather, it consists of a multitude of interlinked commercial and not-for-profit sectors across both the supply and demand sides of a multitude of industries. This complexity makes sport globally significant because it cuts across international cultural, social, and economic lines. It is imperative for managers to understand the power and potential presented by sport in this global, increasingly connected economy. This subject will position students as future sport managers with an understanding of sport not only as a lever for international business development but also as a tool to drive change across social, geopolitical and ecological spheres.Read more
This subject provides students with an in-depth examination of the management of elite athletes, their coaches and the relationships with key stakeholders. A particular focus will be on the global high-performance systems created to develop success elite athletes. The subject will examine and critically assess International and Australian high-performance sport systems, with emphasis on government investment, funding, performance outcomes, international sporting events and performance evaluation. It will analyse the social, financial and political difficulties facing High-Performance athletes (and organisations) and examine strategies to maximise success and minimise issues (injury, drop-out, cheating). The subject will critically assess current case studies of issues arising in high-performance sport, creating potential solutions and strategies to resolve them. Some examples of case studies exploring contemporary issues in high-performance sport include doping, corruption, match-fixing, governance and athlete behaviour.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
The two most commonly identified critical success factors for projects are an appropriately involved and supportive sponsor and an experienced and people-savvy project manager who understands what it takes to create a performance-focused culture. This subject emphasises the people (soft) skills of project management and the qualities of effective project leadership and communication, including emotional intelligence. These comprise leadership maturity, advocacy, strategic awareness, executive presence and project planning skills. Specific topics explore the interaction between project time and human resource management, such as high-performance teams, resource planning and productivity, resource allocation and levelling using industry-leading software, ethical behaviour, positive project-corporate politics, stakeholder engagement, influence and persuasion, the art of negotiation and compromise, and conflict management. The application of 'Agile' project management is also introduced and compared to traditional project planning frameworks.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
This subject introduces students to fundamental quantitative theory and tools to support business intelligence and data analysis needs of modern organisations. This Includes basic statistics, probability distributions, correlation, regression, and time series forecasting. The emphasis of this subject is to develop practical computational skills and problem-solving capabilities utilising appropriate analytical approaches to a given problem. The tools and techniques introduced in this subject, including the use of spreadsheets for data management and analysis, can be applied to exploratory big data analysis.Read more
Students must choose ten credit points (10CP) 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
Offers a unique perspective into conducting business in a foreign market. This tour of one of Australia’s major trading regions 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
The subject begins with a series of lectures on global business issues, and completes with a number of visits to companies in the target country to enable students to experience how global business issues are managed within the target context. The Study Tour is designed to allow students to reflect upon and contrast theories and frameworks from their program subjects with experiential learning in the target country/company visits.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
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.