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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: Management - BBus University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,854 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,950 AUD

    Start date
    February
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    Business Management & HR Management - BA (Hons) York St John University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,552 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,750 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Business Management and Finance - BA (Hons) Keele University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,092 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,500 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Business Management and Economics - BA (Hons) University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,897 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management - BSc (Hons) (with placement) Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,934 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,480 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Associate in business management

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    Forest Renewable Materials/Marketing and Management - ASc Southwestern Oregon Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,791 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,791 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March, June
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    Business Management - ASc Santiago Canyon College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,304 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,304 USD

    Start date
    February, June, August
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    Business Management - AASc Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Business Management - AB Davis College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,275 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,275 USD

    Start date
    February, May, August, November
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    Business Technology Management - AASc Seattle Central College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September, January, April, June
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Diploma in business management

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    Advancing University Studies: Management - DipAdvUniStud University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,564 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,030 NZD

    Start date
    January, February
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    Hospitality: Hotel Operations Management - UGDip Centennial College, Canada
    • Online

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,075 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,430 CAD

    Start date
    September, May, January
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    Culinary Management - UGDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,265 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,412 CAD

    Start date
    January
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    Business - Leadership & Management (Level 6) - NZDip Freedom Institute of Higher Education, New Zealand

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,500 USD

    Start date
    January, July
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    Business Administration: General Management - Dip Coast Mountain College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,751 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,510 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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Certificate in business management

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    Indigenous Management II - Cert University of Regina, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,324 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Business and Management - Cert HE University of Essex Online, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    8,490 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,167 GBP

    Start date
    January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November
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    Intermediate Nursery Management - Cert Merritt College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Business Management - Cert Northern Lights College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,485 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,176 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Professional Cook and Business Management - Dual Cert College of the Rockies, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    20 months
    Annual tuition fee
    9,677 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,160 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Pathway in business management

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    Business Management with Marketing (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,006 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,900 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
    Annual tuition fee
    18,516 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,450 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Business and Management - International Year One - UGP University of Sussex, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    24,505 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,800 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
    Annual tuition fee
    12,910 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,910 USD

    Start date
    January, September, October
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    Business Management - FdA Buckinghamshire New University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,208 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,500 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Business management graduate programs

Master's in business management

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    Public Health, Health Policy and Management - MPH Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,868 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,868 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Arts and Cultural Leadership and Management - MA University of Cumbria, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,621 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,800 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Business (Management) - MBA RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,684 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,720 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Engineering Management: Supply Chain Management - MEM University of Windsor, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,797 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,594 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Automotive Mechatronics and Management - MScEng University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    1,712 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 1,454 EUR

    Start date
    October
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Doctorate in business management

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

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,000 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Business Administration: Information Technology Management - DBA Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,500 USD

    Start date
    January, March, May, June, August, October
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    Business and Management - PhD Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,599 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,000 EUR

    Start date
    February, September
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    Management - PhD University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    4,955 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,099 NZD

    Start date
    January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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    Environmental Sciences, Environmental Policy and Risk Management - PhD Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,868 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,868 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Diploma in business management

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    Property Management - GDip Lincoln University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,311 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,100 NZD

    Start date
    January, February
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    Culinary Management - OCDip Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,790 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,816 CAD

    Start date
    January, March, May, July, September, November
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    Fashion Business and Management - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,093 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,453 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Project Management - PGDip University of California, Riverside Extension, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    9 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,200 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Business Administration: Global Business Management - PGDip North Island College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,059 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,640 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, July, September
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Certificate in business management

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    Human Resources Management - GradCert Centennial College, Canada
    • Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,882 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,187 CAD

    Start date
    September, May, January
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    Fundraising Management - PGCert Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,156 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,532 CAD

    Start date
    -
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    Creative Industries Management - PGCert Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,456 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Guest Relations Management - Concierge Specialist - OCGCert Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    9,526 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,970 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Project Management - PGCert University of Essex Online, UK
    • Online
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    5,150 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,741 GBP

    Start date
    February, June, September
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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
    Annual tuition fee
    29,571 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,480 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Business and Management, Pre-master's Program - PGP Lynn University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,380 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,380 USD

    Start date
    -
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    Business, Management and Law, Pre-Masters - PGP Liverpool John Moores University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    9,637 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,000 GBP

    Start date
    March, May
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    Business, Management and Marketing, Pre-Masters - PGP University of Huddersfield, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    3 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,463 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,600 GBP

    Start date
    June, September
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    Investment Management, Pre-Masters - PGP University of Surrey, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    15,832 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 GBP

    Start date
    February, September
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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.