Australia

Business Studies in Australia

Business programs in Australia are found in the country's numerous universities and colleges, with the universities being the best location for a Masters of Business degree. These schools are typically located along the coasts in the country's more urban areas.

Those looking to study business in Australia will find it a welcoming country for international students. Most of the colleges and universities are used to having international students and have programs to help them acclimate to the school and the culture of the country.

The Australian school year runs from March through October and is divided into two semesters. Students have to be able to prove proficiency in the English language in order to be accepted into one of the degree programs, as all classes in these programs are taught in English.

The cost for an MBA will vary depending on the college or university chosen. Students should plan to attend at least two full-time semesters to achieve an MBA degree, but more study may be necessary for certain specialization or or coursework.

An MBA is ideal for those who are seeking senior management positions. It positions the student well for career advancement and higher income within the business field. Because Australia's educational system is known throughout the world for its quality, students who graduate with a business degree from an Australian university will be accepted into international business positions.

Upon graduation, students who receive a Masters in Business Administration degree in Australia may be eligible for membership in many professional bodies within Australia and New Zealand. Graduation is not guaranteed acceptance, but it is part of the requirements for acceptance.

About Australia

Australia is a nation located far south in the Southern Hemisphere. This culturally diverse nation is known for its sophistication as well as its rugged outback. It also has a world-class education system and, being an English-speaking country, has become very popular with international students seeking advanced business training.

Most of the population of Australia has settled on the southern and eastern coastal areas. Australia's thriving economy has given it the fifth largest per-capita income in the world. Today, its major industries are found primarily in its natural resources. Tourism is also a major part of the "Land Down Under" and its thriving economy.

Visa

Anyone enrolling as an international student on a course lasting four months or more in Australia will need a student visa. In order to apply for an Australian student visa, you must:

  • Have an unconditional offer of place at a university
  • Have accepted that place in writing
  • Have paid the required tuition fee deposit

The program you choose must be between 12 and 52 weeks in order to be eligible for a student visa.

For all programs of study, you will need to apply for a subclass 500 student visa. New Zealand nationals wishing to study in Australia should apply for the Special Category visa (subclass 444).

Visit the official Australian Government website to find out more about studying in Australia and Australian student visas.

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