Bond University offers an array of exciting and informative events

Study Abroad at Bond University (5)



For each course you generally receive 7.5 credits. The credits earned can be divided between the various areas. This must be clarified in advance. The examination performances basically consist of an examination in week seven and a further examination in week 13/14 towards the end of the semester. Depending on the subject, additional partial services such as a paper, a presentation or group work can be added. The examination system differs from the one we are used to at the University of St. Gallen. So it is not an enormous learning effort towards the end of the semester that is required, but continuous effort throughout the semester. The effort that one has to invest in university services should therefore not be underestimated. We therefore recommend working 100% four days a week, so that you can take short trips to Melbourne, Sydney or Cairns for the remaining three days. Also make sure that you choose the courses in such a way that you can complete them without any problems, as attendance at the courses is required in order to achieve a good grade. If you have a problem with the course selection system, the staff at Bond University are very nice and will definitely be able to help you.


Fundamentals of Finance by Johannes Burger

The course provides a good introduction to the fundamental mechanics of financing. It is divided into lectures and tutorials, whereby the tutorial must be attended in order to receive a good Attendance & Participation Note. Furthermore, a case study, a mid-term and an end-term exam must be taken. The lecture can also be omitted, in which case the tutorial should be attended in any case.

Wine Studies by Steven Knight

This subject was absolutely the most interesting of all subjects that we undergraduate students attended. You get an interesting insight into the history and production of wine and can certainly apply this knowledge in the future. The event takes place once a week for three to four hours. Every two weeks you test a wide variety of wines and describe them in detail. Otherwise you attend lectures in which the whole theory of wine is dealt with. Examination achievements are weekly short tests, a blind cry-testing, an essay and an end-term test. This course is by far the most effort if you want to get a good final grade, but it is definitely recommended.

Concepts of Strategy by Lars Isaksson (Strategic Management)

This course gives an insight into the strategy development process up to its implementation. Since taking this course, I have known very well how important a well-formulated strategy can be for the success or failure of a company. Since our lecturer Lars Isaksson is a former consultant, he was able to illustrate everything with very good practical examples, which helps a lot to understand the whole thing better.

The course consists of four parts. The presence and participation in the events makes up 10% of the overall grade. There is an exam in the middle of the semester that checks the theoretical content. Then there is an exam at the end of the semester, which is an open book (1x A4 page double-sided). You have to apply the concepts from the first exam as well as other concepts that have been added to a case. You take on the role of a consultant and have to prove that you have understood what you have learned.

East-West International Diplomacy by Caitlin Byrne

The course consists of one hour of lectures and two hours of tutorials per week and the topic is the Korean conflict or the Six-Party Talks. The focus is clearly on the tutorial. The students take one of the 6 positions and simulate a hypothetical continuation of the six-party talks. The examinations consist of a presentation, two written papers and active participation in the negotiations. Thanks to the structure of the course and the fact that this course is practically not attended by any other exchange student, it is a very good opportunity to get to know Australians and improve your English. On the other hand, however, the effort is also very high. A lot of research has to be done and you have to prepare intensively for each tutorial.

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Entrepreneurial Growth by Matthew Baird

This event consists of two times two hours of lectures per week. In the past, the lecturer built up several SMEs himself and then successfully sold them. In this course he shows the students what they should pay particular attention to in the further development of an existing start-up and he focuses in particular on the Thorethic concepts of the corporate lifecycle, stakeholder theory and effective thinking. However, his practical experience is what makes the course exciting. The examinations consist of a Mit-Term, a group presentation, a group work and a final exam. Unfortunately, the two exams are very much based on the theoretical concepts and accordingly there is a lot to learn by heart. With regard to the two group work, care should be taken to join forces as quickly as possible with other students who not only have to pass the course (such as Americans) but are also interested in a good grade. Those who actively participate and do their work properly will definitely be rewarded in this course.

Bond University offers an array of exciting and informative events