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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
34 >AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION 2012 MBA BENEFITS International students are attracted to Australian MBA and postgraduate business programs for the following reasons: • courses to meet your needs – generalist or specialist programs • flexible programs with a wide range of electives • industry linkages in Australia and across the world • international staff, curriculum and students • research and collaboration with other international institutions • state-of-the-art facilities • study of theoretical and practical issues • learning through business frameworks • range of starting dates, summer schools and fast-track options. The types of bachelor degrees in the business field include accounting, commerce, financial planning, marketing, hotel management, information systems, human resources, e -commerce, industrial relations, agribusiness, governance and public sector management, entrepreneurship, international business, hospitality, public relations, communications and retail management. In many courses, you can choose electives so you can tailor your subjects to meet your career goals. POSTGRADUATE COURSES: FAST-TRACK YOUR CAREER Many Australian universities have graduate schools of management where you can undertake a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other postgraduate program. Postgraduate programs help you fast- track your career through focused study. Courses include many of those listed under the university section plus environmental management, ecotourism, international marketing, property development, information management, strategic affairs, procurement, rural management, leadership and management, engineering management and health administration. You can study a generalist MBA or specialise in a particular business area such as finance, marketing or employment law. In some universities, you can combine your MBA with another degree, for example an MBA/Master of Information Technology double degree. There are MBA programs for any stage of your career – some courses can be undertaken straight from your previous degree, others require two years’ work experience, while an advanced or executive program might require five years’ work experience. Through your Australian MBA program, you’ll gain a network of international business contacts. Some MBAs may focus on business in the Asia-Pacific region; others have links with Europe and North America. All Australian MBA programs have a global outlook. ● ‘Whether you are at the beginning of your career, changing paths mid-career, or aiming to climb the corporate ladder in your current career, Australia will have a course to suit your professional goals.’ Above: Degrees and specialisations include finance, accounting and commerce.
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