Bond University MBA

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Bond University campus on the Gold Coast provides direct access to one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations.

As well as attending one of Australia’s highest ranking educational institutions, students studying for a Bond University MBA will also have access to modern facilities. The country’s first private, not-for-profit university offers access to the latest broadband connections and has one of the country’s most envied libraries.

The Gold Coast-based university has also worked to create a campus that aims to balance the workload with healthy social interactions. At Bond, there is strong focus on practical experience, allowing graduates to hit the ground running by the time they have completed their studies.


The MBA program at Bond has been consistently recognised and has a reputation for its high levels of student satisfaction. The program, which aims to teach a comprehensive understanding of theory and the practice of management, attracts participants from around the world. In previous years there have been a slightly higher level of international students than domestic. It has also recently earned the honour of becoming one of the few universities in the world that is accredited by the AACSB.

 “One of my key priorities will be to reinforce Bond’s competitive strength around teaching and in so doing provide consistency in direction and values. I am also keen to reinforce the focus on quality research and support aspirations to enhance the number of faculty who are research active.” Dean of Business Professor Mark Hirst.

It has been designed to be flexible enough that students can finish in as little as one year, or take their time as they juggle work and home-life commitments.  

Program Structure

The standard MBA consists of 13 subjects – making up 120 credit points – 11 of which are core. The core subjects account for 110 credit points. The thirteenth is not included in the credit points needed to graduate. Specialised degrees in finance and marketing are also available, each needing an extra three subjects for their completion.

The core subjects are:

  • Accounting Principles
  • Management Accounting and Strategy
  • MBA Orientation
  • Managerial Economics
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Managerial Finance
  • Business in the Global Economy
  • Business Strategy
  • Managing People
  • Marketing Management
  • Statistical Methods for Business

Many courses have the option of studying in intensive modules, but standard trimesters – starting in January, May and September are also available. The number of contact hours depends on your preferred study method.

Domestic students can study as little as one subject per semester, but internationals need to complete at least three to meet their visa requirements. A highlight of the program is the three-day orientation at a rainforest retreat. It has been developed using team-building and leadership exercises to help students become more cohesive with their peers.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements listed below are deliberately flexible and each application is assessed on an individual basis. Entry criteria:

  • An undergraduate degree from a recognised institution with a strong GPA
  • Minimum of three years of professional work experience

Additionally you need to provide:

  • Resume detailing work experience
  • Cover letter with your career goals and how the MBA fits your ambition
  • Two professional (work related) references

If you do not meet the above entry requirements, a GMAT with a score 580 and an interview may be required.

As all the tutorials are given in English, international students are required to provide documented evidence of their English proficiency.


The full course fee for 2017 is $54,246. The fees are the same for both domestic and international students.

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*Information from fees is sourced from publicly available information in November 2016 and may not be reflective of actual costs. Current costs per subject/unit/course may change in the future, altering the overall cost of the degree. Consult course providers for fee confirmation.

Ben Ready
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 (