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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Are India’s Universities Going Cashless?

January 11, 2017

With accountability the increasing imperative for the world’s universities, India’s University Grants Commission+ (UGC) has set forth an innovative plan to boost transparency throughout the grant process. The organization will require that all universities make cashless transactions movi…


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Business Schools Redesigned to Improve Learning

January 4, 2017

Business schools are taking a holistic approach to student learning that reflects 21st century business practices—they’re redesigning their physical spaces to promote collaboration, community, communication—and innovation.  Let’s take a closer look. 


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MBA Students Look to France for Entrepreneurial Studies

December 28, 2016

France may unlock doors for the next generation of MBA students studying entrepreneurship.  With uncertainty around Brexit and Trump’s impact on international students, global students are weighing their options, especially for MBA studies.  What’s on their list?  France.&…


Newly added MBAs and EMBAs

CEIBS Africa

MBA

January 18, 2017
Join us on a journey that will transform who you are. Change the way you think, analyse, manage – and gain vital insight into the world's largest and most dynamic market. With our 18-month full-time, English language, MBA Programme based in Shanghai, you will be able to fast-forward your career like you could never have imagined.

Estonian Entrepreneurship University Of Applied Sciences (EUAS)

MBA

January 17, 2017
The MBA program International Business Administration takes a cross-disciplinary approach to building a comprehensive understanding of the international business environment in which today’s managers make business decisions.

German Business School

EMBA in Energy Management

January 17, 2017
The major field of our EMBA in Energy Management addresses to employees who works in public organizations or (energy-intensive production) companies with the specialization in waste management, energy use, procurement, water conservation and energy efficiency.

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Why International Classmates Equal MBA Success

January 16, 2017

Most conventional representations of MBA programs portray students as pitted against each other.  After all, in preparing to enter the intensely competitive, “dog eat dog” business wo...


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Why You Should Learn About Islamic Finance

January 9, 2017

It’s always a good idea to understand different platforms of global finance, especially as an MBA student.  One field you should consider?  Islamic Finance—or sharia-compliant finance.  Let’s take a closer look at what it is, why it’s important, how it’s ...>


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How Can Women Succeed in the Business World?

December 28, 2016

While it’s not all outright sexism, part of what women are fighting in the business world is “the way things have always been done.”  The comfortable way.  With lots of men.  While that status quo has been evolving, it still has a long way to go.  Let’s ta...>

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!