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Study business management abroad

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

Business management degrees abroad

Business management is a popular degree program to study at university, especially for international students. It can give you a wide ranging education that can lead to a number of career opportunities after graduation. Business management can share a lot of similarities with other programs like business administration, but focuses on organization and the management of people and operations.

Business management programs are offered at universities and business schools all over the world, so you will have many options to choose from. Think carefully about where you want to study, including which destination could offer the best career opportunities after graduation.

Studying business management abroad will expose you to different business practices, which can help your overall understanding of the subject. It’s also a great chance to meet new people, experience a whole new culture and improve your language skills.

Business management program structure

Undergraduate business management programs are available at associate and bachelor’s level. You can study a bachelor’s as BA or BSc degree, with very little difference between the two, other than the BA may be more theory based, and the BSc more practical. Bachelor’s in business management typically take three or four years to complete.

A number of undergraduate programs offer a year in industry or placement year, where you can get hands on experience in work. Some degrees are also available as joint honors and combine business management with other subjects like leadership, human resources or international relations.

At postgraduate level, a master’s in business management is available as an MA or MSc, and you can choose to study a specific area like business management and innovation, or international business management.

The content and structure of business management programs will differ depending on the university, but there are some core areas you can expect to see on any course.

Modules and subjects covered by most programs include:

  • Managing organizations
  • Business accounting
  • Marketing
  • Managing people
  • Supply chain and operations management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human resource management
  • International business issues
  • Business law
  • Management strategy

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Business management study abroad programs

Business management undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in business management

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    Business Administration and Management - BA Bay Atlantic University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,900 USD
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    January, August
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    Management - BSc St. Francis College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    10,725 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Arts Management - BFA Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    35,736 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Computer Information Systems - Management - BSc Concord University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,186 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Business Management - BSc Greenville University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    27,580 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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Associate in business management

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    Management Development - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    6,600 USD
    Start date
    August, January
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    Global Logistics and Maritime Management - ASc University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    65,293 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    General Management - ASc Santiago Canyon College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    8,304 USD
    Start date
    February, June, August
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    Golf Management - AA Keiser University, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    33,120 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Food Service Administration: Restaurant Management - 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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Diploma in business management

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    Business Management - Level 6 - Dip C3S Business School, Spain

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    6,000 EUR
    Start date
    February, September
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    Sustainable Business Management - UGDip Institute of Technology Development of Canada, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    6 months
    Tuition fees per year
    10,850 CAD
    Start date
    January, April, July, October
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    Business - Leadership & Management (Level 5) - NZDip Freedom Institute of Higher Education, New Zealand

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    17,500 USD
    Start date
    January, July
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    Restaurant Management - UGDip MAHSA University, Malaysia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    30 months
    Tuition fees per year
    4,200 USD
    Start date
    January, April
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    Conservation and Land Management - UGDip RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,000 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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Pathway in business management

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    Global Management Pathway - UGP Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Tuition fees per year
    14,300 USD
    Start date
    January
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    Business and Management - International Year One - UGP University of Sussex, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    17,800 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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    Business and Management - International Year 1 - UGP Kingston University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    8 months
    Tuition fees per year
    13,450 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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    Business and Management, International Year One - UGP University of Lincoln, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    12,910 USD
    Start date
    January, September, October
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    Business and Management, International Year One - UGP Keele University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    13,130 GBP
    Start date
    January, October
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Certificate in business management

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    Organizational Behaviour Management - Cert Vrije Amsterdam Summer School, Netherlands

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 month
    Tuition fees per year
    1,150 EUR
    Start date
    July, August
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    Project Management - Cert Trinity Western University, Canada | Online

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    22,260 CAD
    Start date
    September, January
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    Rehabilitation Services Management - Cert Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    0 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Small Business Management - Cert Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    6,892 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Business Management - Cert Northern Lights College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    13,176 CAD
    Start date
    January, May, September
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Business management graduate programs

Master's in business management

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    Business Administration: Human Resources Management - MBA Lincoln University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    9,000 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    MBA: Concentration in General Management - MBA Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    12,600 USD
    Start date
    January, March, May, June, August, October
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    Management Engineering - MSc Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    44,100 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Design Management - MA Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Germany

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Tuition fees per year
    13,000 EUR
    Start date
    October
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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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Doctorate in business management

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    Business Administration: Concentration in Information Technology Management - DBA Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    15,000 USD
    Start date
    January, March, May, June, August, October
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    Management - PhD RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    34,560 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Public Policy - Public Management - PhD University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    22,896 USD
    Start date
    August
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    Management & Marketing - 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 and Management - PhD Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    9,000 EUR
    Start date
    February, September
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Diploma in business management

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    Strategic Management & Leadership - PDip C3S Business School, Spain

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    6,500 EUR
    Start date
    February, September
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    Curriculum Design & Academic Management - PGDip Freedom Institute of Higher Education, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    22,500 USD
    Start date
    January, July
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    Entertainment and Media Management - PGDip University of California, Riverside Extension, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    24,900 USD
    Start date
    September
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    Project Management - PGDip RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    38,400 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Management - PDip University of Otago, New Zealand | Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    31,056 NZD
    Start date
    February
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Certificate in business management

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    Project Management - PGCert Alpha College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    15,940 CAD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Innovation Management - PGCert Northeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    24,000 USD
    Start date
    January, May
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    Project Management - PGCert RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Tuition fees per year
    19,200 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship - PGCert University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    18,390 AUD
    Start date
    February, July, September
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    Maritime and Logistics Management - PGCert University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Tuition fees per year
    17,078 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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Pathway in business management

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    Business and Management, Pre-Master’s - PGP University of Nottingham, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    18,480 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Human Resources Management (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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    Human Resources Management (with Placement Year), Pre-Masters - PGP University of Surrey, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Tuition fees per year
    11,500 GBP
    Start date
    February, September
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    Financial & Business Management Pre-Master's Programme - PGP Kingston University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    8 months
    Tuition fees per year
    9,500 GBP
    Start date
    January, April
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    Global Media and Management, Pre-Masters Program - PGP Keele University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    8,950 GBP
    Start date
    April
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Future business management careers

It’s no surprise that many business management graduates will look to start careers in the business sector. However, the skills you will learn mean there are a number of industries and roles you can look to go into. Popular career options for business management graduates include:

  • Business consultant
  • Sales manager
  • Business manager
  • Account manager
  • Accountant
  • Project manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Operational researcher
  • Retail manager
  • Sales manager
  • HR manager

A business management degree will give a strong foundation, however to work in management you will usually need years of experience.

Many businesses offer training while you work, or can fast-track you into leadership roles. Studying a business management master’s is a good way to improve your career prospects if you are already in work.