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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

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    The CEFAM Program - Business Administration - BBA Centre d'Études Franco-Américain de Management, France

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    7,000 EUR
    Start date
    September
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    Business Administration - BBA MAHSA University, Malaysia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    4,800 USD
    Start date
    January, April
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    Business Administration (with Specialization) - BBA Hotel Institute Montreux, Switzerland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    57,400 CHF
    Start date
    January, July, October
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    Business Administration - BBA IFM University, Switzerland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,000 CHF
    Start date
    January, April, October
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    Business Administration - BBA Altinbas University, Turkey

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    8,500 USD
    Start date
    February, September
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Associate in business administration

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    Business Administration - AASc Long Island University Brooklyn, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    35,736 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Business Administration - ASc Midway University, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    24,500 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Business Administration - ASc Black Hills State University, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    9,422 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Business Administration - AASc/ASc Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

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

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    Business Administration - Cert North Island College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    14,185 CAD
    Start date
    January, May, July, September
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    Business Administration - Cert Coast Mountain College, Canada

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

Master's in business administration

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

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,250 EUR
    Start date
    September
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    Business Administration (Hospital Management) - MBA MAHSA University, Malaysia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    12,400 USD
    Start date
    January, April
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    Business Administration - MBA IFM University, Switzerland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    9 months
    Tuition fees per year
    32,500 CHF
    Start date
    January, April, October
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    MBA in Business Administration - MBA Business and Hotel Management School, Switzerland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    37,500 CHF
    Start date
    April, September
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    Business Administration (MBA) - MBA Altinbas University, Turkey

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    3,450 USD
    Start date
    February, September
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Doctorate in business administration

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    Business Administration - PhD Geneva Business School, Switzerland

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    21,300 CHF
    Start date
    February, September
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    Business Administration - Concentration in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics - DBA Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    14,000 USD
    Start date
    January, March, May, June, August, October
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    Business Administration - PhD University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    33,208 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    JD & Master of Business Administration - PhD University of Wyoming, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,500 USD
    Start date
    May, September
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    Business Administration - PhD University of Stirling, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    14,300 GBP
    Start date
    September
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Diploma in business administration

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    Business Administration - PGDip Central Queensland University, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    27,840 AUD
    Start date
    March, July, November
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    Business Administration - Leadership and Management - OCDip Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    20 months
    Tuition fees per year
    16,022 CAD
    Start date
    September
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    Business Administration - Marketing - PGDip North Island College, Canada

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

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    Business Administration - PGCert Northeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    24,000 USD
    Start date
    January, May
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    Business Administration (Executive) - PGCert RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Tuition fees per year
    22,560 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Business Administration - PGCert University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Tuition fees per year
    18,345 AUD
    Start date
    February, July, September
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    Business Administration - PGCert Central Queensland University, Australia

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

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    Business Administration (Global Pathways) - PGP Northeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    4 months
    Tuition fees per year
    15,200 USD
    Start date
    March, July, November
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    Business Administration (MBA), Pre-Masters - PGP Western Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    3 months
    Tuition fees per year
    10,353 USD
    Start date
    -
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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.