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Study Business Administration abroad

An in-depth guide to studying business administration as an international student.

Business administration degrees abroad

Business administration is one of the most popular business degrees you can study, and it can lead to a wide range of careers after graduation. It gives you a good understanding of a range of business principles, as well as management, communication and decision making skills.

There are many business administration degree programs available all over the world, so your study abroad options will be huge. Studying abroad means you’ll get to learn and experience business practices in a new country, giving you a valuable new perspective on the subject.

Studying abroad is also a great opportunity to broaden your personal horizons, meet new people, and improve your language skills. Most employers look favorably on graduates who have studied abroad, as it shows your willingness to try new things.

Business administration program structure

You can study business administration at associate and bachelor’s level. Bachelor’s are offered as BA, BSc or BBAs. BBA is a Bachelor of Business Administration, and can be more focussed on administration subjects than a BA or BSc. Bachelor’s in business administration typically take three or four years to complete.

At postgraduate level, an MBA (Master of Business Administration) is regarded as a prestigious qualification. They are often studied by students who have several years of work experience in the business sector, and want to pursue a leadership role. An MBA usually takes two full years to complete, but some business schools do offer intensive one year courses.

Business administration is sometimes seen as offering an all-round business education, therefore the program content can be quite varied. Modules and topics that most programs cover include:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Marketing
  • Supply chain and operations management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human resource management
  • Information systems
  • International business issues
  • Business law
  • Management strategy
  • Digital marketing

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Business administration study abroad programs

Business administration undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in business administration

  • Bay Atlantic University Logo

    Business Administration and Management Bay Atlantic University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 15,900 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, August
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  • Altinbas University Logo

    Business Administration Altinbas University, Turkey

    • Tuition fees per year 8,500 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date February, September
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  • Long Island University Post Logo

    Business Administration - International Business Long Island University Post, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 35,736 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, September
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  • Hotel Institute Montreux Logo

    Business Administration (with Specialization) Hotel Institute Montreux, Switzerland

    • Tuition fees per year 57,400 CHF
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date January, July, October
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  • MAHSA University Logo

    Business Administration MAHSA University, Malaysia

    • Tuition fees per year 4,800 USD
    • Program type Bachelor's
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date January, April
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Associate in business administration

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    Business Administration Atlantis University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 10,000 USD
    • Program type Associate
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, March, May, July, September
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    Business Administration Midway University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 24,500 USD
    • Program type Associate
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, August
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  • Black Hills State University Logo

    Business Administration Black Hills State University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 9,422 USD
    • Program type Associate
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, August
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  • Mohawk Valley Community College Logo

    Business Administration, Applied Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 6,892 USD
    • Program type Associate
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, September
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Pathway in business administration

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    International Year - Business Administration in Business and Sustainability Royal Roads University, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 23,040 USD
    • Program type Undergraduate pathway
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date September
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Diploma in business administration

  • Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Logo

    Business Administration (Co-op) Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 15,412 CAD
    • Program type Undergraduate diploma
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date January
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  • Centennial College Logo

    Business Administration - Supply Chain and Operations Management Centennial College, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 16,531 CAD
    • Program type Undergraduate diploma
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date January, May, September
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  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Logo

    Business Administration (Marketing) - Year 2 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 16,102 CAD
    • Program type Undergraduate diploma
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, May, September
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  • Fanshawe College Logo

    Business Administration - Leadership and Management Fanshawe College, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 16,022 CAD
    • Program type Undergraduate diploma
    • Duration 1 year 8 months
    • Start date September
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  • Durham College Logo

    Supply Chain and Operations Management – Business Administration Durham College, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 14,907 CAD
    • Program type Undergraduate diploma
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date September
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Certificate in business administration

  • North Island College Logo

    Business Administration North Island College, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 14,185 CAD
    • Program type Undergraduate certificate
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date January, May, July, September
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  • Coast Mountain College Logo

    Business Administration Coast Mountain College, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 16,034 CAD
    • Program type Undergraduate certificate
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date January, May, September
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Business administration graduate programs

Master's in business administration

  • Altinbas University Logo

    Business Administration (MBA) Altinbas University, Turkey

    • Tuition fees per year 3,450 USD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date February, September
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  • Fisher College Logo

    Business Administration (Accounting) Fisher College, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 25,678 USD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, September
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  • Long Island University Post Logo

    Business Administration, MBA Long Island University Post, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 44,100 USD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, August
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  • The American Business School of Paris Logo

    Business Administration - Communications & Project Management The American Business School of Paris, France

    • Tuition fees per year 15,250 EUR
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date September
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  • MAHSA University Logo

    Business Administration (Hospital Management) MAHSA University, Malaysia

    • Tuition fees per year 12,400 USD
    • Program type Master's
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, April
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Doctorate in business administration

  • Geneva Business School Logo

    Business Administration Geneva Business School, Switzerland

    • Tuition fees per year 21,300 CHF
    • Program type Doctorate
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date February, September
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  • University of Tasmania Logo

    Business Administration University of Tasmania, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 33,208 AUD
    • Program type Doctorate
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date February, July
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  • University of Wyoming Logo

    JD & Master of Business Administration University of Wyoming, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 15,500 USD
    • Program type Doctorate
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date May, September
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  • University of Stirling Logo

    Business Administration University of Stirling, UK

    • Tuition fees per year 14,300 GBP
    • Program type Doctorate
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date September
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  • University of Nicosia Logo

    Business Administration University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    • Tuition fees per year 4,500 EUR
    • Program type Doctorate
    • Duration 3 years
    • Start date September
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Pathway in business administration

  • Northeastern University Logo

    Business Administration (Global Pathways) Northeastern University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 15,200 USD
    • Program type Postgraduate pathway
    • Duration 4 months
    • Start date March, July, November
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  • Western Washington University Logo

    Business Administration (MBA), Pre-Masters Western Washington University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 10,353 USD
    • Program type Postgraduate pathway
    • Duration 3 months
    • Start date
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Certificate in business administration

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    Business Administration Northeastern University, USA

    • Tuition fees per year 24,000 USD
    • Program type Postgraduate certificate
    • Duration 2 years
    • Start date January, May
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  • RMIT University Logo

    Business Administration (Executive) RMIT University, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 22,560 AUD
    • Program type Postgraduate certificate
    • Duration 6 months
    • Start date February, July
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  • University of Newcastle Logo

    Business Administration University of Newcastle, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 18,345 AUD
    • Program type Postgraduate certificate
    • Duration 6 months
    • Start date February, July, September
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  • Central Queensland University Logo

    Business Administration Central Queensland University, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 13,920 AUD
    • Program type Postgraduate certificate
    • Duration 6 months
    • Start date March, July, November
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Diploma in business administration

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    Business Administration Central Queensland University, Australia

    • Tuition fees per year 27,840 AUD
    • Program type Postgraduate diploma
    • Duration 1 year
    • Start date March, July, November
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  • North Island College Logo

    Business Administration - Marketing North Island College, Canada

    • Tuition fees per year 14,790 CAD
    • Program type Postgraduate diploma
    • Duration 4 years
    • Start date January, September
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Future business administration careers

A degree in business administration sets you up for a career in the business sector, but there are a huge number of roles you can choose to follow. Popular career choices for business administration graduates include:

  • Business consultant
  • Business analyst
  • Sales manager
  • Business manager
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Investment banker
  • Account manager
  • Risk manager
  • Marketing specialist
  • Accountant

A business administration degree will give you a great all round business education, but to follow certain career paths you may need to do further courses or programs. Many businesses offer training while you work, or can support you to get further qualifications and improve your skills.