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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Global Accreditors Reimagine the Future of Business Education

May 18, 2016

Education and the business world are changing, and an MBA isn't always a sure-fire ticket to success. Though many business schools still offer indispensable training and credentials, it can be difficult for students (and schools) to identify which skills and information are most necessary for the fu…


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Where in the World is Czechia?

May 11, 2016

What's in a name? While Shakespeare may not regard them highly, for companies and countries, names can hold a lot of meaning. One European country has announced a change in moniker and the new name is already causing a stir. Read on to find out which country is mixing it up and what the new name wil…


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South African Universities to Get in on Internationalization

May 4, 2016

At last month’s Research and Innovation Dialogue in Johannesburg, South African policymakers revealed plans to trim down on immigration regulations-related bureaucracy and facility the path to enrollment of international students as its universities. What can we expect to see moving forward? L…


Newly added MBAs and EMBAs

Krannert Executive Education, Purdue University

IMM Global Executive MBA

May 22, 2016
For more than 20 years, the IMM Global Executive MBA program has helped executives and corporations become more effective participants in the international economy.

EIPM - The European Institute of Purchasing Management

EMBA

May 19, 2016
The EIPM Global Executive MBA specialises in Purchasing and Supply Management and is a part-time programme designed to be completed within a period of 22 to 36 months. It allows executives to gain both international understanding and valuable specialist knowledge whist maintaining their professional commitments.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, CUHK Business School

JD/MBA

May 18, 2016
The JD/MBA program, is jointly hosted by the CUHK Faculty of Law and Business School. It will equip you with the depth of legal knowledge and business sophistication required in a wide range of leadership roles in Asia.

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Five Tips for Busting the MBA Bubble: Planning Your Post-MBA Path

May 16, 2016

The high cost of education, a precarious job market and shrinking salaries have led critics to question whether the MBA truly adds value after graduation. While it’s impossible to definitiv...


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Why MBAs Need High-Tech Skills

May 2, 2016

The business world has never been simple, but it gets more complicated all the time. MBAs have always needed a broad understanding of the marketplace, but in an increasingly global and tech-based world, the necessary knowledge can require more than what the average MBA can offer. For modern students...>


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The Pros and Cons of an Online MBA

April 11, 2016

Today’s prospective business school students have more options than ever when it comes to MBAs. However, while choice is always a good thing, it can also be overwhelming - particularly when trying to sort through the options in order to find the very best programme. With online MBAs becoming i...>

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!