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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Which Sector is Prime for MBA Students?

April 25, 2018

Working for a nonprofit may not be a career goal of most MBAs. However, Melbourne entrepreneur Jude Newton says it should be. Here’s a closer look at his argument.


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Which MBAs are Best for Women?

April 20, 2018

A new report from the Financial Times ranks MBA programs based on the outcomes of their female graduates. Let's take a closer look at the report and what it means for women seeking MBAs.


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Rising Demand For One Year Business Degrees

April 18, 2018

A new survey suggests that the one-year business degree may surpass the traditional MBA sooner than we think. Let's take a closer look at the changing landscape of graduate business education.


Newly added MBAs and EMBAs

Manipal International University

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April 26, 2018
Fast-track your career with Malaysia's Premier analytics driven MBA with 1 week international field trip to the UK, USA, UAE, Australia and more!

Deusto Business School

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April 26, 2018
The Blended Executive MBA program at Deusto Business School intends to address the new realities and challenges that executives currently face, in both the professional and personal scopes.

ESLSCA Business School

MBA in Luxury Brand Management

April 24, 2018
The Luxury Management Program aims to all future managers who want to build a solid and successful career in the luxury industry.

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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 speci...


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Expect These Six Questions at Your Business School Interview

April 16, 2018

Getting into business school relies on many factors. And while many applicants spend ample time and effort stressing over everything from grades to the essay, there’s another, often intimidating obstacle waiting up ahead of them. The interview. The good news? You don’t have to stutter and stamme...


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How Corporate Social Responsibility is Changing in 2018

March 19, 2018

As an aspiring or current MBA student or graduate, you need to know about corporate social responsibility, or CSR. It’s all over the news—and with good reason. It’s getting political. Let’s take a closer look at CSR and what it means in 2018.

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!