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Earning a Business Degree in Australia

With the recent Times Higher Education Top 100 Universities under 50 Years Old being released, universities in Australia are making their mark with increasing interest. With such international attention, Australia’s becoming an excellent country for higher education. With degrees that receive international value, our student editor Ashley covers what it takes to earn a Business Degree in Australia.


With the world’s 13th largest economy and fifth’s highest per capita income, Australia can present excellent opportunities to study a business degree. There are many different types of business degrees that can be earned, ranging from business administration to a combined degree in the arts, to social sciences or accounting. For undergraduate studies, topics cover ‘the basics’ of business management, including statistics, account and marketing. Master’s level tends to cover international business, making it an ideal degree for international students. Set with a global focus, study focuses on the core subjects of marketing, finance and statistics.


Undergraduate requirements are as follows: IELTS need a 6.5 overall and generally a sound understanding of mathematics. There is also an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 75 is also required, which translates to a 6.5 at GCE A Level. Master’s programs require an equivalent degree of an Australian bachelor’s degree, but it can be in any subject. A certain GPA may be required, be sure to double check with your selected university. It’s possible if the undergraduate degree is in business that pathway allowances can help speed up completion of the master’s degree. TOEFL is required with a minimum of 550 required for paper based, and an overall of 90 for internet based. Please check with your selected university for the initial breakdown of writing and speaking.

Duration and Scholarships

Undergraduate degrees are three years at full time study and around six years at part-time. Master’s degrees tend to be a year and a half long full time, and up to three years part-time. Scholarships are available. It varies per university, it’s best to contact the selected university directly to enquire what types of scholarships they offer for international students. There’s also our Scholarship Search that provides information in current scholarships that are available.

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About Author

Orginially from Seattle, Washington I moved to London in 2009 earning my MA in Creative and Professional Writing at Roehampton University. A fan of trivia nights, cult movies and baking, I adore everything London has to offer!


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