Strategic Change Management
This course is taught by Libby Sanders and covers all aspects of change management in a company. To illustrate this, interactive simulations are carried out again and again, countless Harvard business cases are dealt with and many discussions are held. The exam includes participation, a personal change project (several smaller pieces of work) and a large group work in which a change plan for a company in crisis must be developed. Thematically, this course is not particularly demanding, but due to the many papers, cases and literature that has to be read, it is quite complex. A very good grade is definitely feasible.
This course comes highly recommended and I would take it again in a heartbeat. Stuart Murray is very dedicated and highly skilled in both the practice and research of diplomacy. This is a so-called intensive course and takes place over three days. In order to have a certain amount of prior knowledge for these three days, a scientific article must be read from week two to eight and a short text submitted. In week nine you have to give a presentation and write a paper on it by the end of the semester. The effort of the course is spread over the entire semester and is easily manageable. With a skilful choice of topic for the presentation and the paper, a very good grade can be achieved.
International sports business
This course is taught by two former sports commentators and current PhD students, Vitor and Stephen. It’s all about globalization and its impact on sport. The two have a very broad and deep knowledge in the field of sports. The course consists of a weekly two-hour lecture and a weekly two-hour practice session. The lecture is extremely exciting, which I unfortunately cannot say about the tutorial. The course is also associated with some effort. The examination performance consists of two small reflection papers, a larger research report, a group work and another larger strategy paper. If you invest enough time and have previous knowledge or great interest in this topic, a very good grade is possible.
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
This was one of the best courses I have attended in my entire student days, even if the effort involved was very high. Please note that this is not a normal master’s course, but an MBA course. Accordingly, you have to submit an application in order to be accepted as an exchange student in this course. You need at least 2 years of professional experience for this. As a result, I was by far the youngest participant in the entire course.
The course is taught by Professor Justin Craig, whom Bond University was recently able to poach from the renowned Kellogg School of Management in the USA. Professor Craig is a leading academic in entrepreneurship, family business, and innovation. In addition, he is very well networked in the economy, which is reflected in the countless guest speakers. This is also an intensive course, which in my case was held on the weekends of weeks nine and twelve. In preparation for the two weekends, a total of around 30 papers had to be read and Professor Craig insists on meeting each student personally beforehand. During the six days of class, the concepts of the papers are linked to practice. This is done by having at least two entrepreneurs or CEOs from startups or established companies come to class every day. The exam consists of participation and two large papers.
The semester abroad in Australia was definitely a highlight of my studies and I can highly recommend Bond University. I would definitely choose Bond University again and prefer a university in Sydney or any other major city in Australia. You can easily visit the cities during the semester with weekend trips and, thanks to Bond University, you have one of the most impressive campuses in the world and beautiful beaches right on your doorstep. The workload that the university entails is therefore easily bearable and the grade point average will certainly not get any worse. You can also make contact with students from all over the world and learn a lot about different cultures. If you have any questions about the courses, the university or the country itself, please feel free to contact me at any time.
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