Bond University MBA students get more flexible delivery

Global industry connections and an exclusive location on the Gold Coast have underpinned Bond’s ability to attract the highest calibre academics and students, both locally and internationally.
Global industry connections and an exclusive location on the Gold Coast have underpinned Bond’s ability to attract the highest calibre academics and students, both locally and internationally.

Bond University will introduce a range of new delivery options for its MBA courses in 2014 to provide flexibility for students seeking to maintain employment while they study.

The new study options include intensive weekend courses, new evening classes and part-time options.

READ: Bond University MBA profile

The Bond MBA and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs recently cemented their position as some of Australia’s mostly highly ranked courses with big ticks from the Australian Financial Review’s BOSS MBA rankings.

The Bond MBA was ranked in the top five MBAs while the EMBA was ranked in the top three. Bond was number one for student satisfaction, top five for value and top 10 for research.

Global industry connections and an exclusive location on the Gold Coast have underpinned Bond’s ability to attract the highest calibre academics and students, both locally and internationally.

Bond’s 12-month (full-time) MBA, highlights the three pillars of leadership, global business and entrepreneurship and includes a three-day orientation at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat.

MBA Program Director Neva Maxim said the intensive orientation program was designed to integrate the team and develop a cohesive cohort.

“It is a great opportunity to ‘break the ice’ with classmates through leadership and team building activities,” she said. “It is all about creating a genuinely united cohort.”

“Students start their MBA feeling empowered, along with an appreciation for their peers’ backgrounds, personalities, strengths, and weaknesses.

With a clear emphasis on leadership and strategy, Bond’s EMBA is designed exclusively for upper echelon managers, who rely on a complex matrix of managerial, organisational and analytical skills on a day-to-day basis.

Executive MBA Director Professor Keith Duncan said the EMBA program tackled manager training at the highest level, while at the same time offering a supportive and collaborative atmosphere.

“Structured to accommodate time-poor senior managers, on-campus classes are scheduled in a series of one-week modules at 6 or 12-week intervals,” he said. “This delivery method provides maximal learning and networking opportunities, with minimal impact on professions.”

WATCH: The Bond University MBA O’Reilly’s Experience

Avatar
Ben Ready founded MBA News in 2014 and is the Managing Editor. He is a former business and finance journalist with Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Dow Jones Newswires in London. Ben completed his MBA in 2012 and was awarded the QUT GMAA Entrepreneurship Prize. He is also the founder and Managing Director of RGC Media & Mktng (rgcmm.com.au).