Universities in Australia to Study Business        

When you study Business, a whole world of opportunities opens for you. Career options for graduates of Business courses include employment in almost any sector and promotions and head-hunting are to be expected, for those who work hard and plan their moves wisely.

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Your first step will likely be attaining a Bachelor of Arts, Commerce or Business and from there, you can choose from a diverse array of specialties such as marketing and advertising, retail, business consultancy, human resources, accountancy and finance and so much more. But first, you have to get that degree! We’re going to show you the top four universities in Australia for Business courses.

QS World University Rankings

Our list comes courtesy of QS World University Rankings, a globally recognised annual ranking system that considers criteria such as faculty/student ratio, student experience, research citations per faculty and more. QS have ranked Australian universities’ Business & Management Studies courses against peer universities across the world and delivered the following findings:

  • 20 (in the world) – The University of Melbourne
  • 26 – The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney
  • 36 – Monash University, Melbourne
  • 42 – The University of Sydney

The University of Melbourne

Enrol in March or July for a three-year Bachelor of Commerce at this prestigious institution. It features seven majors: accounting, actuarial studies, business, economics, finance, management and marketing. With a B.Com under your belt, you can immediately enter fields of employment or take your studies much further with a Master of International Business or select from 16 different specialist Masters and Diplomas in fields such as enterprise, entrepreneurship, business analytics, marketing, supply chain management and applied econometrics.

You may like to apply for an International Graduate Merit Scholarship which can cover up to 50 percent of your tuition fees. The University of Melbourne offers a number of extra-curricular activities you can participate in to further your career development and employability. How to apply.

The University of New South Wales

UNSW’s Business School is a prestigious and highly selective institution that offers 26 undergraduate and 26 specialist Master’s degrees. Beyond those qualifications, their Australian Graduate School of Management offers six MBA and executive programs. As an international student, you may like to view the UNSW Foundation Studies site for information regarding pathways into one of the school’s Bachelor degrees.

What you will end up with after completing a degree at UNSW is an internationally recognised qualification from one of Australia’s most elite Business schools. Undergraduate courses include Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Actuarial Studies, Bachelor of Information Systems and Bachelor of Commerce (International). There are also co-op degrees and a huge array of double Bachelor degrees. The school’s student intake includes 30 percent international students. How to apply.

Monash University

Melbourne’s Monash University promises “a different kind of business degree” which includes internships, co-curricular activities and out-of-classroom learning. It offers more degrees and more units than just about all other universities and its courses are designed to give students maximum choice and flexibility.

Choose from a ‘Comprehensive’ course which provides a broad commerce or business base or a ‘Specialist’ course which provides you with specialist knowledge from your very first day, across eight different disciplines. If you want, you can also participate in big business master classes and take short courses, workshops and seminars focused on executive education. Monash is extremely proactive in assisting students to enter the business world ready for action. How to apply.

The University of Sydney

The alma mater of former Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, Chairman of Bank of Queensland, Roger Davis and former Australian Deputy Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese is a world-renowned business school. The school’s MBA program took out the top spot in Australia in the Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine MBA rankings in 2017.

The UNSW Business School offers a diverse array of study areas and more than 15 business majors. You can choose to undertake a single business degree or combine two degrees in accordance with your aspirations. Enjoy a vibrant campus with plenty of social activities to get involved in and a supportive environment in which to learn and thrive. There are scholarships you may want to apply for to help make your tuition fees more affordable. How to apply for your course.

Best Australian universities for graduate employability in 2019

QS also ranked our universities on employer-student connections, reputation with employers, graduate employment rate and a range of other criteria. These are definitely universities you should consider, including and outside of the top four shown above. Here is the top 10 as at 2019:

  1. The University of Sydney – Ranked fifth in the world for graduate employability!
  2. The University of Melbourne – Ranked sixth in the world, University of Melbourne educated four Australian Prime Ministers and five Governors-General.
  3. The University of New South Wales – Current Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is a graduate.
  4. The University of Queensland – The prestigious Brisbane university boasts Australia’s third highest score for partnerships with employers.
  5. Monash University – Monash soared 20 places higher on the previous year on the world rankings list for graduate employability.
  6. University of Technology Sydney – A very young university, established just three decades ago, UTS boasts an impressive 78 per cent of Australian resident undergraduates finding employment within four months of graduating.
  7. Australian National University – Canberra’s ANU climbed 11 spots on the previous year and ranks 73rd in the world for graduate employability.
  8. RMIT University – Melbourne’s RMIT partners with organisations like Adidas, BMW and Deloitte to connect students with industry throughout their course.
  9. Queensland University of Technology – Of all Australian QS-ranked universities, QUT in Brisbane boasts the second highest ranking for employer-student connections.
  10. Macquarie University – Ranked among the world’s top two percent of universities, Macquarie boasts the highest graduate employment rate of any Australian university.

Why study Business in Australia?

Just because Australia is a small country with a tiny population, and located remotely compared to other, bigger countries of the world doesn’t make it any less of a contender in the education stakes.

As described above, our universities have some of the finest reputations in the world and the Australian lifestyle adds an added dimension of appeal for international students. You could be studying just minutes from the beach and taking classes in absolutely world-class facilities.


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