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A professional MBA from Australia starts at Bond

This program is not recommended for domestic students. Please see Master of Business Administration.

In today’s fast paced, dynamic and highly competitive business arena, organisations require innovative, resourceful and ambitious professionals to get the job done. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is one of the most prestigious postgraduate qualifications and is highly regarded worldwide offering the opportunity to get more from your career, move up the ladder or change industry.

Designed for international students, the program includes an additional 20-week professional portfolio component, designed to promote and support learning, personal development and professional practice in the Australian business environment. Ranked #1 in Australia by students in the 2015 Australian Financial Review Boss MBA Rankings, Bond offers one of the most culturally diverse cohorts in the world with over 20 nationalities are represented providing you with cross-cultural experiences while you study and rich global networks afterwards.

The Transformer: be a game changer.

As part of your degree, all Bond students are given the opportunity to participate in the new Transformer program. This fee-free, co-curricular program is designed to expand your entrepreneurial skills, dive deep into big picture thinking and embrace creative problem solving so you can make a real difference in the community, your own business or an existing one. Learn more.

What our students say

Key features

  • Smaller classes and personal mentoring – learn in groups of around 20 to 30, delivering more interaction and more support
  • Our programs are developed and delivered by world leader academics
  • 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 Master of Business Administration (Professional) is an extension of the MBA program with the addition of a 45 credit point Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component. The WIL component is designed to introduce international students to work practices and work culture in Australia.

ModeOn Campus
Duration92 weeks
Starting semesters
  • September 2017
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaBusiness and Commerce
Program codeBN-13085
CRICOS code069029F
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

MBA (Professional) students must complete the following twelve subjects:

Plus two approved elective subjects.

Students may also choose one of the following opportunities to use your elective subject 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.

The total program fees for the Master of Business Administration (Professional) are:

  • $58,651
  • $60,964

Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.

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 entry requirements

We focus on creating a complementary cohort of students drawn from diverse backgrounds and cultures. You will need to demonstrate strong academic achievement as well as the potential and motivation to assume global leadership roles. Each application is assessed on an individual basis.

Entry into the MBA (Professional) requires the following:

  • Minimum three years’ work experience
  • Quality undergraduate degree from a recognised institution.
  • Cover letter detailing your career goals, future ambitions and experience.
  • Two professional referee reports.
  • Interview with the program director may be required.

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

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

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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.

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