BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT (BBA) – STUDYING ABROAD

Business and Management courses are widely pursued by Indian students who wish to study abroad, especially at the postgraduate level. Foreign study destinations like the U.S, the U.K, Australia, Canada and Singapore are known for their top class education in the field of Business and Management.

After you complete your Business/Management degree from a foreign university, you will ideally be able to work anywhere in the world, as long as a company provides you with a job and is willing to sponsor your visa. Countries like Singapore, Australia and Canada even allow students to stay on and look for jobs after you have completed your degree education from one of their universities.

Do keep in mind that your eligibility to stay in a country and work there is subject to the ongoing visa policies of that country.

Coming back to India and working here after completing your Business/Management degree should not be a problem as long as your degree is recognized by the Indian Government.

Business/Management Courses in Different Countries

U.S

Business and Management courses are offered both at the undergraduate and the postgraduate level in the U.S. The degrees at the undergraduate level are either B.A (Bachelor of Arts) or B.S. There is no B.Com qualification in the U.S.

At the undergraduate level, you would generally receive a BSBA (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration). Other common qualifications at the undergraduate level include B.B.A and B.S.B (Bachelor of Science in Business). Many universities offer a B.A or a B.S in Accountancy. Depending upon your degree, you will be able to pursue Majors/Specializations in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Real Estate, Marketing, Information Systems Management etc. The typical duration of undergraduate degrees is 4 years.

At the postgraduate level, you would generally be able to pursue an M.B.A (Masters of Business Administration), MA or an MS in a Business/Management related field. The typical duration of such postgraduate degrees is 2 years.

Admissions are generally based on several factors, including past academic record, personal essays, recommendation letters, extracurricular activities etc. At the postgraduate level (and sometimes at the undergraduate level), your past work experience, Resume and Portfolio are also taken into account. Interviews might be conducted as a part of the admission process.

Additionally, you might be asked to appear for certain tests like the SAT/ACT at the undergraduate level and the GMAT/GRE at the postgraduate level. You might also be asked to appear for certain English proficiency tests like the TOEFL/IELTS.

Typical Tuition Fee* Costs of BSBA Degree in the U.S (yearly) in US Dollars:

University of San Francisco – $ 40,996
University of San Diego – $ 42,330

Typical Tuition Fee* Costs of MBA Degree in the U.S (yearly) in US Dollars:

University of San Francisco – $ 43,725
Boston University – $ 45,686
Stanford University – $ 61,875
University of Minnesota – $ 45,000

* Excludes Living Costs and Other Expenses

U.K

Business and Management courses are offered both at the undergraduate and the postgraduate level in the U.K. At the undergraduate level, you would generally receive a B.A or a B.Sc. in fields such as Business, Business Studies, Management, Marketing, Economics, Banking, Finance etc. The typical duration of all such undergraduate degrees is 3 years (Scotland universities provide 4 year degrees). Some U.K universities also offer a 3 year B.B.A (Bachelor of Business Administration) degree.

The University of Oxford offers a 3 year B.A in Economics and Management at the undergraduate level. The University of Cambridge offers a 1 year Management Studies course that can only be pursued after studying another degree at Cambridge for a period of 2 – 3 years.

At the postgraduate level, you would generally receive an M.B.A or a M.A/M.Sc. in a field related to Business and Management. The typical duration of postgraduate courses in the U.K is 1 year.

Admissions are generally based on your past academic record. However, competitive universities might also consider personal essays, recommendation letters, extracurricular activities etc. At the postgraduate level (and sometimes at the undergraduate level), your past work experience, Resume and Portfolio are also taken into account. Interviews might be conducted as a part of the admission process.

Different universities might have different academic requirements. For example, to pursue an M.B.A at the University of Cambridge as an Indian student, you would need to have completed a Masters degree.

Certain universities might ask you to appear for certain tests like the SAT/ACT at the undergraduate level and the GMAT/GRE at the postgraduate level. You might also have to appear and qualify in English proficiency tests like the TOEFL/IELTS.

Typical Tuition Fee* Costs of undergraduate B.A/B.Sc. Degree in the U.K (yearly) in Pound Sterling:

University of Oxford – £ 23,965
University of Liverpool – £ 13,400
University of Glasgow – £ 14,500
University of Essex – £ 12,500
University of Manchester – £ 19,000

Typical Tuition Fee* Costs of MBA Degree in the U.K (yearly) in Pound Sterling:

University of Exeter – £ 18,000
Cardiff University – £ 18,660
University of Manchester – £ 40,000
University of Cambridge – £ 44,960
University of Oxford – £47,925

* Excludes Living Costs and Other Expenses

Canada

Business and Management courses are offered both at the undergraduate and the postgraduate level in Canada. At the undergraduate level, you would generally receive a B.Comm. (Bachelor of Commerce) degree. You can pursue a Major in variety of fields through a B.Comm. degree, including Entrepreneurship, Real Estate, Finance, Business, Accounting, Management Science, Marketing etc.

Other common undergraduate qualifications in Canada include B.B.A, HBA/HBS (Honors Bachelors in Arts/Science) and AFM (Accounting and Finance Management). The duration of most undergraduate programs in Canada (including B.Comm.) is 4 years.

At the postgraduate level in Canada, you will generally receive an M.B.A or an M.F (Masters of Finance) degree. The duration of most postgraduate programs in Canada is 2 years.

Admissions are based on several factors, including past academic record, personal essays, recommendation letters, extracurricular activities etc. At the postgraduate level (and sometimes at the undergraduate level), your past work experience, Resume and Portfolio are also taken into account. Interviews might be conducted as a part of the admission process. Your eligibility for a lot of courses will depend on whether or not you have studied the required ‘Pre – Requisite’ subjects during school.

Additionally, you might be asked to appear for certain tests like the SAT/ACT at the undergraduate level and the GMAT/GRE at the postgraduate level. You might also be asked to appear for certain English proficiency tests like the TOEFL/IELTS.

Typical Tuition Fee* Costs of B.Comm. Degree in Canada (yearly) in Canadian Dollars:

McGill University – $ 37,365
University of Saskatchewan – $ 18,673
University of Waterloo – $ 21,000
University of British Columbia – $ 26,890
University of Alberta – $ 19,645

Typical Tuition Fee* Costs of MBA Degree in Canada (yearly) in Canadian Dollars:

University of Toronto – $ 51,293
McGill University –$ 37,750
University of British Columbia – $ 55,757

* Excludes Living Costs and Other Expenses

Australia

Business and Management courses are offered both at the undergraduate and the postgraduate level in Australia. At the undergraduate level, you will generally receive a B.Com. (Bachelor of Commerce) degree with specializations in various fields. Other common undergraduate qualifications include B.B.A, B.Bus. (Bachelor of Business), Bachelor of Accounting and Bachelor of Finance. The typical duration of undergraduate degree in Australia is 3 years.

At the postgraduate level, you will generally receive an M.B.A or a Masters in fields like Accounting, Finance, Business, Marketing, Management etc. The typical duration of postgraduate courses in Australia is 2 years, although many courses finish within 1 – 1½ years.

Admissions are generally based on your past academic record. However, some universities might also consider personal essays, recommendation letters, extracurricular activities etc. At the postgraduate level (and sometimes at the undergraduate level), your past work experience, Resume and Portfolio are also taken into account. Interviews might be conducted as a part of the admission process. You might also have to appear and qualify in English proficiency tests like the TOEFL/IELTS.

Your eligibility for a lot of courses will depend on whether or not you have studied the required ‘Pre – Requisite’ subjects during school.

Typical Tuition Fee* Costs of undergraduate B.Com. degree in Australia (yearly) in Australian Dollars:

University of Melbourne – $ 33,760
University of Sydney – $ 34,000
University of Queensland – $ 33,280
Australia National University – $ 33,168

Typical Tuition Fee* Costs of MBA degree in Australia (yearly) in Australian Dollars:

Australia National University – $ 34,800
Griffith University – 30,560
University of Wollongong – $ 30,000
University of Queensland – $ 63,600

* Excludes Living Costs and Other Expenses

Singapore

Business and Management courses are offered both at the undergraduate and the postgraduate level in Singapore. There are various qualifications that you can be awarded at the undergraduate level such as B.Sc. in fields like Real Estate or Project Management, B.B.A (general), B.B.A in Accounting, B.Bus. (Bachelor of Business) in Banking/Finance/Marketing/IT etc., BBM (Bachelor of Business Management) and Bachelor of Accountancy etc.

The typical duration of undergraduate courses in Singapore is 3 years, although courses with an ‘Honors’ degree generally take 4 years to complete.

At the postgraduate level, you will generally receive an M.B.A or a M.Sc. in subjects like Management, Finance or Marketing etc. You can also receive an M.P.A (Master of Professional Accounting). The typical duration of postgraduate courses in Singapore is 1 – 1½ years.

Admissions are generally based on your past academic record. However, some universities might also consider personal essays, recommendation letters, extracurricular activities etc. At the postgraduate level (and sometimes at the undergraduate level), your past work experience, Resume and Portfolio are also taken into account. Interviews might be conducted as a part of the admission process. You might also have to appear and qualify in English proficiency tests like the TOEFL/IELTS.

Some universities might also require you to appear and qualify in exams like the SAT/ACT at the undergraduate level or the GMAT/GRE at the postgraduate level.

Typical Tuition Fee* Costs of undergraduate B.B.M/B.Sc./BBA Degree in Singapore (yearly) in Singaporean Dollars (subsidized):

National University of Singapore – $ 18,500
Nanyang Technological University – $ 17,700
Singapore Management University – $ 22,200

Typical Tuition Fee* Costs of undergraduate MBA Degree in Singapore (yearly) in Singaporean Dollars (subsidized):

National University of Singapore – $ 58,000
Nanyang Technological University – $ 55,000
Singapore Management University – $ 60,990