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Business degrees abroad

Business degrees are one of the most popular subjects for international students to study abroad. A degree in business can open up a huge number of career opportunities, and choosing to study abroad can give you an edge in a competitive market.

Studying business overseas means you’ll not only experience a new culture and way of life, but also gain an insight into how business works in a different country.

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Business program structure

Business is a huge field of study, and what is covered in a business degree program can vary greatly. Business degrees also come under many different names and guises, so it’s important to understand the program curriculum and structure before you apply.

Typical business degree modules include:

  • Accounting/management accounting
  • Marketing/digital marketing
  • Economics
  • Micro/macroeconomics
  • Entrepreneurial management
  • Business research
  • Business information systems

There is usually the option during your degree to choose optional modules alongside the compulsory ones. These can help you tailor your program to focus on the areas you find most interesting, and that best match your career plans.

The exact course structure and curriculum will depend on the program you’re studying. Most business undergraduate degrees will take three or four years to complete, and some offer a year abroad or at work as part of the program.

Business programs are usually taught through lectures, tutorials and classes, and independent study. Assessment will be a combination of essays, projects, dissertations and written exams.

Types of business degrees

Business is a huge area, and there are many different programs that sit under the subject. Some universities refer to business in different ways, or offer programs that specialize in a specific area, including:

  • Business administration
  • Business management
  • International business
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human resource management
  • Hospitality, leisure and tourism management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Logistics
  • Taxation

There are many other program options available, and the name given to programs can differ from university to university. That’s why it’s important to look carefully at the structure and scope of the curriculum to make sure the program you choose is the right one for you.

Why study business abroad

Business degrees are widely ranked as the most popular option for international students to study abroad. It’s not hard to see why; studying business overseas opens you up to a huge number of programs at some of the best business schools in the world.

Choosing to study abroad means you’ll be able to experience excellent teaching and a different country’s approach to business. Although you’ll learn all about international business in the classroom, when you study abroad you can see first hand how it works, and even spend time in and internship in an international business.

If you want to work in the business sector in another country, studying there is a great way to start your journey. It will also help you make connections with businesses and other students that could be useful connections in your future career.

Where to study business abroad

If you’ve made the decision to study business, you’ll be faced with a huge number of program options, from universities all over the world. To help you make the right decision, think about:

  • What area of business do you want to study?

    There are a wide range of business programs you can choose from, so work out exactly what you want to study to help narrow down your search.

  • Is there a specific industry you want to work in?

    Consider locations that offer business opportunities that match your career aspirations. For example, some cities are renowned for their finance sector, others for tech or digital industries.

  • What university experience do you want?

    Your time outside the classroom is really important, so take things like the student life of the university into account. Consider the activities, accommodation and support services offered by the university when applying.

Deciding where you’ll live and study for potentially several years is a huge decision, so take the time to make sure you make the right one. For more help, read our guide on choosing where to study abroad.

Best countries to study business

If you want to study in a country that offers the most highly regarded business programs, look no further than the US and UK. Both offer several business schools and colleges that are consistently ranked as the best in the world.

France is another country that offers many of the top business programs and business schools. Germany is an attractive option, not only because of the quality of its business courses, but also because it is a global center for industry, trade and finance.

Away from Europe and the US, Singapore and Hong Kong lead the way in Asia, along with China. Australia is another up and coming destination, with a number of highly ranked business schools available to international students.

Best universities to study business

When it comes to studying business abroad, you can attend a large multi discipline university, or a specialist business school that purely focusses on business programs.

When looking for the best university to study business, it’s worth thinking about:

  • What the program covers
  • If there are any internship or a year abroad included in the course
  • What the university offers in terms of student life
  • Where the university is located, e.g. do you want to live in a city or a more rural area?

It’s worth considering all these aspects when you’re making your decision on what university you want to attend, as well as how well the program is ranked.

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Business study abroad programs

The choice of business program and degree you can study abroad is huge. You can study a BSc or BA over three or four years at undergraduate level, or you can study for a diploma that usually lasts a year.

If you’re a graduate, you can study a master’s in business immediately after completing your bachelor’s degree. However, you can study for an MBA after having at least three years of work experience, usually in a business or management role.

An MBA, or Master of Business Administration, is a very popular, competitive and prestigious qualification that is designed to enhance your career opportunities. An MBA from a good business school abroad is likely to act as a big boost for your CV.

Business undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in business

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    Business - BA Redeemer University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,458 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,567 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Business
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    Business and Communication - BA/BBA Simon Fraser University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,348 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 47,386 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
    Show program overview about Business and Communication
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    Accounting: Business - BSc University of Vermont, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    41,280 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 41,280 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
    Show program overview about Accounting (concentration) Business
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    Business: Accounting - BS Montana State University Bozeman, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,400 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,400 USD

    Start date
    August, May, December
    Show program overview about Accounting Option Within Business (B.S.)
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    Accounting & Business - BA Hope College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    39,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,000 USD

    Start date
    January
    Show program overview about Accounting/Business Double Major, B.A.

Associate in business

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    Business (Transfer) - AA-T Big Bend Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,789 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,789 USD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about AA&S DTA MRP - BUSINESS (TRANSFER)
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    Business - AASc Elgin Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,655 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,655 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
    Show program overview about Business
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    Business - ASc Santa Monica College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,264 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,264 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January, February
    Show program overview about Business
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    Business - AB College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
    Show program overview about Business
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    Business - AA-T Moraine Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,310 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,310 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
    Show program overview about Business

Diploma in business

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    Advanced Business (Adelaide) - AdvDip Salford College, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,562 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,900 AUD

    Start date
    August, February
    Show program overview about Advanced Diploma Of Business
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    Business (Adelaide Campus) - AdvDip Southern Academy Of Business and Technology, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    5,134 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,000 AUD

    Start date
    July, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May
    Show program overview about Advanced Diploma of Business (Adelaide Campus)
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    Agriculture Sciences: Business - Dip Lethbridge College, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,461 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,433 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Agriculture Sciences: Business
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    Business - Dip Keystone College of Business & Technology, Australia

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    4,652 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,250 AUD

    Start date
    June, July, September, October, December, January, February, March, April
    Show program overview about BSB50120 Diploma of Business
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    Business: Marketing - OCDip Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,834 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,327 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
    Show program overview about Business – Marketing

Certificate in business

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    Business - Dual AdvCert/DipAdvUniStud Focus College, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate/Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    11,220 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,480 CAD

    Start date
    July, September, January, April
    Show program overview about Business
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    Business and Accounting - CertAch Big Bend Community College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    34,323 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,323 USD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about BUSINESS AND ACCOUNTING CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT (ONE YEAR)
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    Business - Cert Cuesta College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,288 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,288 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Business Career Track Core
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    Business - Cert Great Plains College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    12,684 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,500 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Business Certificate
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    Business - Cert Red Deer Polytechnic, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    11,597 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
    Show program overview about Business Certificate

Pathway in business

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    Business and Finance - FD University of York International Pathway College, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    25,212 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,270 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Business and Finance, Foundation Certificate
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    Business and Social Sciences - FD Glasgow International College (at the University of Glasgow), UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    25,548 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,540 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Business and Social Sciences
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    Business and Social Sciences, Fundation program - UGP University of Strathclyde, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,025 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,100 GBP

    Start date
    September, May
    Show program overview about Business and Social Sciences, Fundation program
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    Business, Economics & Finance - FD University College Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,235 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,000 EUR

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Business, Economics & Finance, International Foundation Year
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    Business, Economics, Accounting and Real Estate (Foundation leading to Finance and Real Estate MA) - UGP University of Aberdeen, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,585 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,550 GBP

    Start date
    September, November, January
    Show program overview about Business, Economics, Accounting & Real Estate, Foundation

Business graduate programs

Master's in business

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    Business - MBA Trinity Western University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,526 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,800 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Business
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    Business - MBus Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    19,624 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,330 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
    Show program overview about Business
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    Business - MBA Mount Aloysius College, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,786 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,786 USD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Business
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    Business & IT - MSc IU International University of Applied Sciences, Germany
    • Online

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    5,362 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 5,050 EUR

    Start date
    June, July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May
    Show program overview about Business & IT
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    Business (Master of Science) - MSc Dalhousie University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,443 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,546 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
    Show program overview about Business (Master of Science)

Doctorate in business

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    Business & Socioeconomic Sciences - PhD Modul University Vienna, Austria

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,185 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,360 EUR

    Start date
    February, September
    Show program overview about Business & Socioeconomic Sciences
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    Business and Enterprise - PhD London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,020 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,900 GBP

    Start date
    September, January, April
    Show program overview about Business and Enterprise
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    Business - PhD RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,412 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 36,480 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
    Show program overview about PhD (Business)

Diploma in business

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    Business - GradDip Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,776 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,890 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
    Show program overview about Business
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    Business - PGDip Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,729 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,810 NZD

    Start date
    July, November, February
    Show program overview about Business
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    Business and Sustainability - GDip Lincoln University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,134 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,100 NZD

    Start date
    June, January
    Show program overview about Business and Sustainability
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    Business: Professional - PGDip Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    9 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,765 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,871 NZD

    Start date
    July, November, February
    Show program overview about Business: Professional
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    Business - GDip Auckland Institute of Studies, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    12,058 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,480 NZD

    Start date
    September, January, May
    Show program overview about Graduate Diploma in Business (GDBus) (O/O)

Certificate in business

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    Film and Television: Business - OCGCert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,542 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,303 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Film and Television - Business
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    Graduate Certificate in Business - GradCertB Vancouver Island University, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,938 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,747 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Graduate Certificate in Business
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    Information Communication Technology: Solutions for Business - OCGCert Confederation College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,608 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,774 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
    Show program overview about Information Communication Technology (ICT) Solutions for Business

Pathway in business

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    Business and Social Sciences - PGP University of Strathclyde, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,361 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,350 GBP

    Start date
    September, November, January
    Show program overview about Business and Social Sciences, Pre-Masters
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    Business with Law - PGP University of York International Pathway College, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    28,732 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,100 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Business with Law, Pre-Master's
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    Business, Economics and Finance - PGP Kaplan International College London: City, University of London, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    28,993 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,310 GBP

    Start date
    September, January, March, August
    Show program overview about Business, Economics and Finance, Pre-Master’s
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    Business, Law and Social Sciences - PGP Kaplan International College London: Cranfield University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    27,352 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,990 GBP

    Start date
    September, January, March
    Show program overview about Business, Law and Social Sciences, Pre-Master’s
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    Business, Economics and Finance (Pre-Masters) - PGP Glasgow International College (at the University of Glasgow), UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    33,310 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,780 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Business, Economics and Finance, Pre-Master’s

Entry requirements to study business abroad

To study business in another country you’ll need to meet the university’s entry requirements. The exact requirements will differ depending on the country and university you’re applying to, but here’s the minimum you’ll need:

  • To have completed secondary education with satisfactory grades - some programs request you have good maths grades, but many don’t specify specific subjects
  • A personal statement that outlines your interest in the business
  • Good English language proficiency test scores
  • Relevant academic references
  • A bachelor’s degree (BA or BSc) in business to study at postgraduate level
  • Several years of work experience and a bachelor’s degree to study an MBA

Always check the entry requirements and what grades or GPA you need, and make sure you can meet them before you apply. Here is more on how to study abroad.

Future business careers

A business degree is hugely versatile and opens up loads of potential career options after graduation. The pathways are almost endless, but some of the most popular careers for business graduates include:

  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Sales
  • Management consultancy
  • Hospitality management
  • Project management
  • Data analysis
  • Retail management
  • Insurance
  • Banking

If you know what career you want to go into, make sure the program you choose includes all the skills and knowledge you’ll need for your career of choice.