Universities & Business Schools for MBA Programs

Detailed information about different study locations

Click on the links below to read about studying in various countries. We'll provide you with general facts about the countries, and tell you about the local systems of higher education, tuition fees, the build-up of an academic year, study possibilities for international students and much more. You will also find some useful tips and practical information about health insurance, student visas and cost of living.

Business Studies Around the World

What are Business Studies?
Business Studies is the academic discipline that offers a comprehensive blend of accounting, marketing, finance and organizational studies or administration. Master of Business Administration, or MBA, are key degree programs within the discipline of Business Studies. Degree programs in Business Studies are often more specialized, focusing on a sub-discipline or area of business such as Labor Relations, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Business Informatics, International Trade, Strategic Risk Management, Finance and more. Business Studies degree programs are offered at universities and business schools for international students around the world.

What are the benefits of studying business abroad?
Studying business abroad can bring a valuable cross- or inter-cultural perspective to the academic experience. Many students every year choose to apply at business schools in other countries because of the school’s international reputation and high ranking. Students willing to study business abroad can choose from all of the world’s top business schools, not just the ones nearby. Business students abroad also improve their intercultural communication skills, which are vital to success in today’s globalizing marketplace. International students studying business abroad also have the opportunity to pursue practical work experience for a company in another country.

What do we study in a Business program abroad?
Business programs abroad vary in sub-discipline and subject matter, and even within the same sub-discipline, two programs at different schools are rarely identical. International students studying business around the world often choose to focus on a concentration within their program, such as Sales, Economics, Logistics, Healthcare Management, Entrepreneurship or Banking. The course structure, assignments, assessments, projects and thesis or dissertation (where applicable) will also depend on the degree pursued. Universities abroad offer Bachelor degrees, Masters of Business Administration, Executive Masters of Business Administration, Doctorate of Business Administration, PhDs in Business and more.

What kind of career improvement can you expect with studying Business abroad?
Graduates from Business Studies degree programs have statistically increased chances of being considered for a job or a promotion in their professional field. Beyond the career potential intrinsically added by a Business degree, one earned at a university abroad carries additional value. Future and current employers appreciate that studying business abroad provides added exposure to the diversity of the global market and a better understanding of international business.

How much does it cost to study business abroad?
The tuition and fees associated with business study abroad vary widely from one business school to another, and from one country to another. Financial assistance may be available from private or public organizations for students wishing to pursue business studies abroad. Each individual business school of interest can provide more detailed information about the costs of studying and opportunities for financial aid.

Why take a business degree from a university out of your own country?
Not all of the top business schools in the world are centralized in one place. Students benefit significantly from taking a business degree at a university abroad. However, some students are not able to move out of their home country for the duration of their studies due to work or personal commitments. Online business studies is the perfect opportunity for these individuals to pursue a degree at their chosen university without leaving home. Online study provides scheduling flexibility, as courses can be completed at any time of the day or night. There are also added benefits to online study such as developing written and technical skills, as well as communicating directly with one’s professors.

Travelling tips for international students
Many universities and business schools have administrative departments solely dedicated to supporting international students. They arrange opportunities to meet fellow international business students, provide academic support, help finding housing and share specialized local knowledge. It is important to do as much research as possible before the business program abroad begins to be familiar with any potential differences from how studying is at home. The most important thing is to keep an open mind and enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that is studying business abroad.