Business Studies Programs

MBA and EMBA degrees are graduate academic programs offered by business schools or by business faculties in universities. Business programs are offered at schools around the world and feature a wide range of concentrations. Holding an MBA or an EMBA give students a solid understanding of business, as well as the critical, analytical and strategic thinking skills necessary to hold management and leadership positions.

Many universities around the world offer MBAs and EMBAs, online, part time as well as on campus. It is common for students to specialize in a field within the business discipline such as International Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Project Management, etc.

The variety of different Business programs can be overwhelming - don't let it stop you! Start your search by looking at the most popular business degrees and listed below.

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Do Today’s Prospective Business Students Have Unprecedented Resolve?

July 20, 2016

While prospective business school students may once have kept their options open while pondering their b-school paths, recent data from the US’s Graduate Management Admission Council suggests that today’s students are far more focused when it comes to selecting both their degrees and the…


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Are Foreign Providers the Key to Quality for Higher Education in India?

July 13, 2016

India has long sought to position itself as a global higher education leader. Now, the National Institution for Transforming India Aayog (NITI Aayog) think tank has revealed its prescription for helping the country achieve that goal. A major component of the organization’s roadmap for reform? …


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More B-School Students Exploring Alternative Funding Arrangements

July 6, 2016

Nearly everyone can agree that b-school is expensive. In fact, concern over the high cost of this advanced degree is one of the primary deterrents for prospective students. However, several funding trends are changing the way students think about funding. Let’s take a closer look at some innov…


Newly added MBAs and EMBAs

School of Business and Management ITB

Master of Business Administration

July 26, 2016
MBA-ITB introduces a new curriculum that is relevant to the needs of the global industry. This is because every program has been reviewed and tailored to actual practice in the field. In addition, the new curriculum also reflects MBA-ITB's concern toward the sustainability of business. We believe that businesses should pay a big attention toward the… [+] sustainability of the social and natural environment when pursuing their goals. [-]

Concordia University Chicago (US)

MBA, Sports Management

July 28, 2016
Do you have a passion for sports? Turn that passion into an exciting career with an MBA in sports management from Concordia University Chicago! The sports industry in both the U.S. and globally is big business. With the sports industry often growing faster than a country’s national GDP, the need to run clubs and associations as organized businesses h… [+]as become paramount. [-]

SRH Hochschule Berlin

MBA - Focus on General Management

July 26, 2016
Prepare yourself for challenging tasks in top management!

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How Smart Business Students Use Social Media

July 25, 2016

It's hard to remember a time when social media wasn't a part of daily life. We tweet, share, swipe, and connect just about everything. And smart business students know that social media isn't just abo...


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What Really Matters When Choosing an Online MBA Program?

July 15, 2016

An MBA is often the next step for professionals who want to build their careers and advance in the corporate world, and modern business professionals are frequently turning to online MBA programs. But with a wealth of prestigious institutions offering online degrees, it can be difficult to know whic...>


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Are Business Degrees and NGOs the Perfect Match?

July 11, 2016

When most people think of life after business school, thoughts of the fast-paced, cutthroat corporate world may immediately come to mind. But b-school degrees are not only suitable for but sought after by organizations in other sectors as well, including one which has a very different agenda than th...>

What are Business Studies?

Business Studies is a term for a particular academic discipline which merges accounting, marketing, organizational studies and finance. The term can also refer to the broader study of Business as an academic discipline, which is then divided into sub-disciplines such as: International Trade, Business Technologies, Risk Management, Marketing, Labor Relations, E-Business, Business Law, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Business Administration and Finance.

What are the benefits of taking a degree in Business?
A degree in Business at the undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate level provides valuable qualifications for a career in a diverse range of professional fields. The knowledge and skills gained in a Business degree program transfer well into work in public or private organizations, small businesses or large corporations, government organizations or non-profits, and more. A business studies undergraduate degree fulfills the key academic prerequisite for an MBA, EMBA or PhD studies in a related field.

What do we study in a degree in Business?
Various degrees are available in the field of Business studies, including:

  • Bachelors degrees,
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA),
  • Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA),
  • Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA),
  • PhD in Business and more. Depending on the degree program, subject and business school or university, coursework subject matter will vary. Bachelors degrees tend to begin with foundational courses aimed at providing a broad overview of core subjects within the Business degree program. Then, undergraduate business studies courses increase in specificity, complexity and difficulty. MBA and EMBA programs may maintain a broad focus, or students can choose to enroll in a specialized Business Administration graduate program, concentrating on Banking, Heathcare Management, IT, Law, Logistics, Sales, Economics, Entrepreneurship or another field.

What kind of career improvement can you expect with a Business degree?
A Business degree offers opportunities for professional enhancement, not just for undergraduates starting out in their career, but also working professionals looking to make a career change or move up within their organization. When being considered for leadership positions in business, an MBA is at times a necessity or at least a very strong benefit. Graduate business degrees provide students with a fresh outlook and a broadened scope, which can help in addressing challenges.

How much does it cost to take a Business degree?
The cost of a Business degree will vary depending on a number of factors: the university or business school, the type of degree, the duration of the course and the country where the academic institution is located. Financial assistance or funding may be available for Business students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate or PhD studies. It is best to contact the business schools of interest regarding tuition costs, fees and financial assistance opportunities.

What are the requirements to take a Business degree?
The prerequisites for business degrees vary, depending on whether they are undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate programs. Most graduate business degree programs require applicants to submit scores from a graduate admissions test, such as the GMAT or GRE. It is a good idea to read more about the program of interest for specific requirements information.

Why take a Business degree Online?
Online business study provides the student with the flexibility to manage their schedule in the way that best works for them. Business schools put to use the most up-to-date e-learning technology to offer a rigorous, engaging and communicative educational experience for their online business studies students. Business students enrolled in online courses get feedback directly from their professors, improve their written communication skills and participate in web conferences with their mentors and peers. Online study is available to business students at many business schools and universities, at any time - day or night - when it best suits their busy schedule.

Where to take a Business degree?
Top business schools and universities around the world offer a diverse range of business studies degree programs, from bachelor’s to PhDs. Look for business degree programs in New York, Dubai, London, Sydney, Toronto, Shanghai, Geneva, Bangalore and more. Find the business degree that suits you best today and contact directly the schools!