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Your career in international relations and business starts now

Given the global nature of businesses today, influenced by changing geo-political powers, varying cultural and societal attitudes, and rapid technological advances, this combined degree in International Relations and Business will set you up with an extensive range of knowledge, skills and abilities to prepare you for an exciting career that could see you as a diplomat, government official, entrepreneur, or business leader anywhere in the world.

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Key features

  • Access to the Bond Business Commercialisation Centre and the Bond Business Accelerator that collectively offer a broad array of tools and networking opportunities
  • Smaller classes and personal mentoring – learn in groups of around 20 to 30, delivering more interaction and more support
  • Access to the Business School’s formal mentor program where you will be supported by academic staff, senior students and alumni

About the program

The Bachelor of International Relations prepares students for a career in a globalised economy. Global and regional interdependence means that no nation – least of all Australia – is unaffected by developments beyond its borders. National survival is now based on international orientation; businesses, governments and organisations need people equipped not only with relevant professional skills, but also with competencies in international relations. Show more

The Bachelor of International Relations prepares students for a career in a globalised economy. Global and regional interdependence means that no nation – least of all Australia – is unaffected by developments beyond its borders. National survival is now based on international orientation; businesses, governments and organisations need people equipped not only with relevant professional skills, but also with competencies in international relations. The Bachelor of Business prepares you for leadership roles in today’s global businesses. New subjects in Business Model Generation and Business Model Execution will develop every student’s entrepreneurial and innovation abilities. All students in this program will be involved with ideation, creation, validation and execution of a business. This gives you the edge over other business graduates. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration8 semesters (2 years 8 months)
Starting semesters
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
  • September 2017
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaBusiness and Commerce, International Relations and Humanities
Program codeHB-21149
CRICOS code088310C
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Graduates of this program will have a global perspective which will suit their areas of interest and professional goals whilst having developed the skill base necessary to operate in a global environment. Graduates could expect to find employment in Defence, Diplomacy, Foreign Affairs, International Business, Media, Trade. The Bachelor of Business is a broad-based qualification accepted nationally and internationally by leading employers in a wide range of corporate disciplines. Graduates often attain roles in advertising, human resources, information technology, marketing, public relations and research.

The Bachelor of International Relations and Bachelor of Business program comprises 32 subjects, as follows:

University core subjects (3)
Business core subjects (9)
Business major subjects (6)
International Relations major subjects (12)
Elective subjects (2)

View the Program structure and sequence plans for page or all semesters of commencement.

University core subjects (3)

Plus: CORE11-004 Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Business School core subjects (9)

Business Major (6)

You must complete either one of the Business majors.

International Relation Majors (12)

Students must complete two of the International Relation majors.

Electives (2)

Students must choose two (2) elective subjects

Students may also choose one of the following opportunities to use one or more of your elective subjects to have an international experience or an Internship opportunity provided you meet the requirements. Please discuss with the Enrolment and Student Engagement Officer in the Student Business Centre.  

  • Study Tour
    The Study Tour requires approval from the Faculty. (Please note that Additional Costs are associated with this subject).
  • Business Internship
    The Internship requires a GPA credit average and requires approval from the Faculty with an application to the Career Development Centre.
  • Special Topic
    The Special Topic is only available in exceptional circumstances and requires Program Director's approval.
Important note for first semester students

You will be registered in the Bond Business Mentoring Program designed for all new undergraduate students; please be advised the first scheduled gathering is in the Bond Business School orientation, If you require further information please email [email protected]  

Important note for first semester students

You will be registered in the Bond Business Mentoring Program designed for all new undergraduate students; please be advised the first scheduled gathering is in the Bond Business School orientation, If you require further information please email [email protected]  

The total program fees for the Bachelor of International Relations/Bachelor of Business are:

  • $134,560
  • $135,904

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

The following table provides comparative information for those students admitted into this program wholly or partly on the basis of OP/ATAR in January semester 2017.

ATAR based offers only, across all offer roundsATAR (OP in QLD)
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offerOP5/ATAR 90.9091
75th percentile rank to receive an offer #N/PN/P
Median percentile rank to receive an offer #N/PN/P
25th percentile rank to receive an offer #N/PN/P
Lowest rank to receive an offerOP16/ATAR 60.4565

Note: #N/P - indicates figure is not published if less than 25 ATAR-based offers made.

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at Bond University in the January semester 2017.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

Business majors

Complete six subjects from one of the following majors:

You must complete the following three subjects:

Plus three subjects from the following options:

International Relations majors

Complete 2 majors of six subjects from each of the following majors:

Program variations

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