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Studying MBA

If you want to take up leadership and management positions in private, public and charity sectors, Master of Business Administration (MBA) might be just the course for you.Studying an MBA programme will help you develop a thorough knowledge of core subjects like accounting and finance, economics, marketing and operations.

In Australia you can either pursue a generic MBA, or as it is more common there, you could choose a specialisation. Universities guide students in choosing one best suited to their education background and career aspirations.

Some of the specialisations offered are:

  • Accounting
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Biotechnology Management
  • Event Management
  • Sport Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Hospital Management
  • Leadership and Managing People
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • MBA by Research

Australian universities deliver well-organised, industry-relevant programmes that are valued by employers. In fact, most of the programmes are embedded with a work experience option which involves either undertaking a work placement or completing a suitable project at an external organisation or company.

Most of Australia’s 37 universities offer MBA programmes. Some of the universities where you could study are:

  • QUT
  • BOND University
  • James Cook University
  • University of Sunshine Coast
  • Griffith University
  • La Trobe University
  • RMIT

Salary and Career Prospects

MBA graduates are needed by virtually every company in every sector, including IT and tech (Microsoft, Apple), retail and hospitality (Marriott, Woolworth), banks (Commonwealth Bank, ANZ), pharmaceutical companies (Johnson & Johnson), universities and the government.

The graduates’ previous academic background and MBA specialisation dictate the job roles they can take upon graduating with an MBA degree. Some sample job titles are: Strategy Manager, Marketing Manager, Sales Manager, Operations Manager, Information Technology (IT) Manager and Management Consultant.

Salaries vary depending on qualifications, job role, location, specialisation and experience. As a guide, MBA graduates earn around an average of $100,000 a year (68.58 lakhs INR).

Why Study in Australia?

Australia has cemented its place as one of the best study destinations for international students. There are 37 universities in Australia; with 7 featuring in top 100 and 15 in top 250 in QS World Rankings 2019.

Tourism, financial services, education, mining and agriculture are the largest sectors in Australia. Prominent IT and technology companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple, in addition to home-grown brands like Atlassian, Gridware, Aconex operate in Australia. Cities of Melbourne and Sydney have a thriving start-up and innovation landscape.

Australians enjoy year-round good weather, high salaries, access to spectacular beaches and a healthy work-life balance. The country is vast and beautiful and has something to offer for everybody, be that opera, music concerts, films, outdoor activities or beaches and surfing.

International graduates are typically offered post-study work visas of up to 3 years upon graduation.

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