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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Should B-School Focus More on Front-Line Workers?

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MBA programs are largely focused on creating the world’s future business leaders, but are they overlooking the needs of front-line workers in the process? This is the assertion of a recent Globe Magazine column penned by current MBA students. Here’s a closer look at the issue.


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Newly added MBAs and EMBAs

Goethe Business School

Master of Pharma Business Administration

May 24, 2018
The Master of Pharma Business Administration is a very innovative MBA program, specifically designed for professionals in the pharmaceutical industry making this program truly unique in Germany. It has been created by the combined expertise of Goethe Business School, the House of Pharma & Healthcare, the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration… [+] and the Faculty of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacy of Goethe University. [-]

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

May 21, 2018
If you are looking to advance your career in management or start a new entrepreneurial pathway, or peruse a career in the innovation and strategic change management sector or department of a company, then the MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation will enable you to make the leap into new business and management roles from an existing position, or… [+] prepare you to enter a new role at managing a new or existing business, either as an entrepreneur, or an 'intrapreneur', helping an owner or startup to develop. [-]

Professional School of Business & Technology

MBA in International Business Management & Leadership in Germany

May 25, 2018
Are you looking for a flexible and practice-oriented MBA programme that supports you in your career? Our MBA International Business Management & Leadership is highly application-oriented and allows you to develop your personal leadership competencies. The MBA programme is located in Kempten in the south of Germany, close to Munich.

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6 Ways to Shine at Your Next Interview

May 14, 2018

Did you just graduate or are you graduating with your MBA soon? Congratulations! You've probably already thought about it, but one thing you need to know for sure: how to sparkle and shine at your int...


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Top Five European Countries for Wine Studies

April 30, 2018

When it comes to wine production and consumption, Europe reigns supreme laying claim to more than half of the global wine trade. The takeaway? If you’re thinking of turning your passion for wine into a career, Europe is the place to be. But where, specifically, should you go? Read on for a roundup...


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Why Specialized MBAs Are Important for Africa

April 23, 2018

The business education world has seen an uptick in specialized MBAs, and with good reason. You’re probably familiar with the traditional two-year MBA degree, but specialized MBAs target a more specific clientele—those who are looking to acquire a narrow range of expertise in the global business ...

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!