WHY BOND-BTT

Change how you work and live now. Because you can.

Designed for global professionals with an interest in the economies of Japan and Asia in a world context, the Bond - BBT Global Leadership MBA program focuses on core frameworks for business decision making based on entrepreneurship and innovation, and on evidence based strategy formulation. It serves for the needs of a busy professional based anywhere in the world by utilising the latest instructional technology to provide a flexible mixed-mode delivery of Bond University’s global MBA degree to help get you to the next level in your career. It provides critical opportunities for cross cultural experiences and networking development through strong and immersive study tours. The Bond-BBT MBA program has been delivered in partnership with Business Breakthrough, Japan’s leading business education and multimedia broadcasting company for over 15 years that has produced over 1,000 graduates.

BOND UNIVERSITY

As Australia’s first private non-profit university, Bond University seeks to be recognised internationally as a leading independent university, imbued with a spirit to innovate, a commitment to influence and a dedication to inspire tomorrow’s professionals who share a personalised and transformational student experience. Drawing on its deep engagement with the business community, Bond Business School aims to synergise business education and business practice, breaking down barriers between the classroom and the boardroom. Its distinctive focus on quantitative skills, global business acumen and entrepreneurial flair produces exceptional graduate outcomes for every student and positions itself among the leading business schools in the world.

BUSINESS BREAKTHROUGH (BBT)

BBT was established in 1998 by Dr. Kenichi Ohmae, a world- renowned management consultant, with the mission of developing globally competitive business professionals. Since its inception, BBT has continued to offer high quality business education programmes via innovative online learning platform. The company develops and provides various business educational programmes and services designed for universities, graduate schools, corporate training, and professional development. It covers a wide range of human resources, from people just entering the workforce to company presidents. As a lifelong education partner of businesses and individuals, BBT aims to develop future leaders who make a difference in the world.

A MESSAGE FROM DR. KENICHI OHMAE

We need the power of imagination in a global level.
Because there is no right answer in today’s world.

The world of global business is rapidly changing day by day. That’s why everyone needs a mind and a skill of entrepreneurship to develop a next breakthrough business concept. We also need an imagination skill that allows us to deeply and freely think about business ideas. A conventional framework of thinking will only restrict our own potential. Logical thinking for information processing is still needed but that is not enough. What we need is a creative thinking which leads us to the unexpected and positive solutions because it is hard to find ‘a right answer’ in today’s world. This is why Bond-BBT MBA takes ‘business planning’ very seriously. Because this is the skill which allows our students to apply what they have learned and put those learnings together. We ask our students to design and present the business plan on their own but with the advice from the tutors and the other students so the plan improves even more. To make this happen, we designed our course so that students can freely exchange ideas during the process of learning. We promise you that this MBA course will be the life changing asset of yours. We very much look forward to seeing you in near future.

Kenichi Ohmae
President and Chief Executive Officer
Business Breakthrough

Profile
Dr. Kenichi Ohmae, Ph.D. is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Business Breakthrough, Inc.
For a period of 23 years, Dr. Ohmae was a partner in McKinsey & Company, Inc., the international management consulting firm. He co-founded the firm’s strategic management practice.
Dr. Ohmae has published over 100 books, including The Mind of the Strategist, Triad Power, Beyond National Borders, The Borderless World, The End of the Nation State and The Evolving Global Economy. He also contributed numerous articles to major publications — The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Affairs and The New York Times.
Dr. Ohmae attended Waseda University (BS), the Tokyo Institute of Technology (MS) — and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering).

DR. KENICHI OHMAE

THE BOND-BBT ADVANTAGES

The optimized program for working professionals.

The Bond–BBT MBA program combines online learning and face-to-face learning to maximize the experience for working professionals. By taking advantage of the benefits of studying online, the program offers a platform for students to participate in studying without boundaries. Taking the course while working creates moments when their MBA studies overlap with actual work to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge. The learning opportunities from study tours and other face-to-face training sessions nurture true abilities.

The quality - double accreditation of international certifications.

The Bond–BBT MBA program has been accredited by the American Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International for business schools and the European Foundation for Management Development's (EFMD) European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Only 1% percent of nearly 13,000 business education programs in the world has double accreditation, which is a representation of world-class quality.

A global network of Bondies.

Since opening its doors, the Bond–BBT MBA program has graduated over 1,000 alumni and alumnae. Fellow Bond graduates call themselves "Bondies" and are part of an academic culture that values their connections. The networks of fellow students, senior students, and junior students continue after graduation. The network spans 31 countries around the globe. Having a network of people from diverse backgrounds all over the world is a great asset for students.

The tuition payment system ensures that students do not waste their money.

Students do not have to pay an entrance examination fee or an enrollment fee. After enrollment, students can pay tuition for each subject on an installment plan. The installment plan is not a student loan. Because it is a tuition payment system by Bond University, it does not generate interest. If a student has to withdraw from the course or cancel, the university refunds the unused portion of the tuition.

The choices of online courses and study abroad in Australia.

The Bond-BBT MBA program offers a unique transfer pathway of combining online courses (12 months) and study abroad with courses on the campus of Bond University in Australia (8 months). Finishing the MBA program in Australia involves completing five specialized courses. In addition to obtaining an MBA degree, students can simultaneously earn a master’s degree in finance, accounting, or project management. Nearly 30% of the students study in pursuit of a double degree.

MBA PROGRAM

Beyond expertise. The Bond-BBT MBA will
help you develop the next breakthrough
idea and make it happen.

The program creates a synergistic effect of the global perspective in corporate management and the perspective seen from Japan. Based on global management theories presented by Bond University's leading academics, students are also taught by BBT lecturers who are often business practitioners and who study the common ground and differences in the actual management of Japanese and global corporations. This allows students to bridge theory and practice and acquire management skills useful in actual professional practice. The intended learning outcomes are centered on the three pillars of innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership, developing graduates who can think creatively and strategically in this context. Students work on a capstone project as a compilation of studies to develop a business plan (new business) and make a presentation by integrating their acquired knowledge and skills.

STRUCTURE AND SUBJECTS

Mode
Part-Time Online, Study Tours
Duration
6 semesters (2 years)
Starting Semesters
January / May / September

The program is intensive with subjects rolling out successively, to enable you to complete the MBA in approximately 2 years. Those wishing to complete the MBA less intensively have the option of planning their study schedule, deferring subjects to suit their peak and off peak work commitments. The MBA can therefore be progressively completed between 3 to 5 years.

This program has 18 subjects, 10 core plus 8 approved electives. The core subjects are:

Subjects Credit Delivery
Accounting for Decision Making 10 Online
Data Analytics for Decision Making 10 Online
Economics for Managers 10 Online
Global Business Leadership 10 Online
Managerial Finance 10 Online
Marketing Management 10 Online
Strategic Management 5 Online
Perspective on Strategy Development in a Real Business World 5 Online
Business Planning for Entrepreneurial Ventures - Part A 5 Study Tour
Business Planning for Entrepreneurial Ventures - Part B 5 Study Tour

Elective subjects are:

Subjects Credit Delivery
Coaching Across Cultures for Managers 5 Online
Cross Cultural Business Communication 5 Online
Effective Leadership 5 Study Tour / Online
Effective Negotiation 5 Study Tour
Effective Project Management 5 Online
Financing the Entrepreneurial Ventures 5 Study Tour / Online
Law for Global Managers 5 Online
Management Control Systems 5 Study Tour / Online

Program Fees

The total program fees for the Master of Business Administration are: ¥2,880,000*

*Additional costs students may/will incur include study tours, textbooks and supplies.

Entry Requirements

Entry into the Bond-BBT MBA requires the following:

・Minimum three years’ work experience.
・Quality undergraduate degree from a recognised institution.

Application Timeline & Deadlines

Application Deadline Decisions
Round 1 July 23rd, 2018 August 2nd, 2018
Round 2 August 20th, 2018 September 2nd, 2018
Round 3 September 3rd, 2018 September 10th, 2018

September semester will commence September 10th, 2018.

ACCREDITATIONS

AACSB Accreditation

Bond Business School is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Established in 1916, the independent organization represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Accredited schools have the highest quality faculty, relevant and challenging curriculum, and superior career opportunities, which produce highly skilled graduates who are more desirable to employers.

Less than 5% of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB accreditation.

http://www.aacsb.edu/

AACSB Accreditation

EQUIS Accreditation

Bond Business School is accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development's (EFMD) European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Created in 1997, the independent organisation assesses institutions as a whole, including programs, research and community outreach. EQUIS looks for a balance between high academic quality and the professional relevance provided by close interaction with the corporate world.

Less than 2% of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned EQUIS accreditation.

https://www.efmd.org/accreditation-main/equis

EQUIS Accreditation

ONLINE LEARNING

Students engage in a passionate discussion online.

The Bond-BBT MBA online learning platform allows students to participate in courses anytime, anywhere at their own pace. By integrating video lecture, discussion, and collaboration functions, the platform offers excellent social learning opportunities where the instructor and fellow students inspire each other. This learning style allows students to deepen their understanding with the dual axis of self-paced study and real-time courses. The on-demand video lectures and online discussions allow students to work at their own pace without being constrained by time. The use of a virtual classroom, as well as group projects allows students to share their ideas and exchange questions in real time. The platform was designed by thinking through the most effective ways for students to learn with a full-time job.

STUDY TOUR

An intense learning time on the Bond University campus in Australia.

The study tour involves students studying on the campus of Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia for one week per tour. Students take part in study tours at least twice in order to complete the course. The study tour offers subjects that effectively develop skills in leadership and team-building in real time. Through discussions and collaborative projects often including on-campus students in a team setting, students can further develop true comprehensive strengths. In addition, a number of fellow students who normally learn distantly join from all over the world and interact with each other to further expand their networks.

Sample Timetable for Study Tour

STUDY TOUR TIMETABLE

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