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Studying Business in Australia

Studying business in Australia can be a challenging and meaningful experience for many students. Business affects almost all facets of modern society, and enrolling in a business program in an Austalian business school can make students highly competitive in today's job market. Business students from the best universities can expect to acquire a broad knowledge of how businesses operate while gaining a wide variety of skills.

The best business courses in Australia equip students with a solid foundation in the most important aspects of business operations. Top ranking universities for business along offer a competitive and dynamic learning environment that dare learners to excel by using both their creativity and acquired knowledge.

Business Courses in Australia

Whether at the undergraduate or postgraduate level, students can choose from numerous business programs offered by top-rated universities in Australia. In terms of the number of business students, RMIT, Monash, and Curtin top the list. RMIT has the highest number of undergraduate students and total business students, along with the highest overall percentage of business students.

RMIT has been offering business programs since 1944. In courses such as International Business and Leading for Change, students are immersed in a real work environment in which they could apply their learned skills directly. In the Applied Economics and Finance course, students undergo rigorous training to be able to perform high-level analyses that sharpen their analytical and critical thinking skills.

Graduates who aim to take their knowledge one step further can choose from a list of more specialised courses at the postgraduate level. Monash offers the Master of Advanced Marketing program, which pairs state-of-the-art knowledge with the most advanced marketing theories. Students can also opt for a double degree, such as the program for Master of Applied Finance and Master of Applied Econometrics, to gain known on both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of finance.

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Table 1: Management and Commerce Student Numbers in Australian Universities
Uni UG PG Total
RMIT University (rmit)20720299623716
Monash University (monash)13550422217772
Curtin University of Technology (curtin)11610322514835
University of New South Wales (unsw)7672628813960
University of Technology Sydney (uts)8026588013906
Deakin University (deakin)8320475413074
Macquarie University (mq)6906538212288
Griffith University (griffith)9441217411615
Queensland University of Technology (qut)8487289811385
Swinburne University of Technology (swinburne)8917191110828
University of Western Sydney (uws)8853167910532
University of Wollongong (wollongng)6617379810415
Victoria University (vicuni)8847117910026
University of Melbourne (unimelb)518944329621
University of Queensland (uq)649126239114
University of Sydney (usyd)444643578803
La Trobe University (latrobe)668320928775
Charles Sturt University (csu)497933808359
University of South Australia (unisa)574423678111
Murdoch University (murdoch)652212177739
University of Southern Queensland (usq)386028086668
University of Newcastle (newcastle)315830256183
CQ University (cqu)308526405725
University of Adelaide (adelaide)311323265439
University of Western Australia (uwa)419510925287
James Cook University (jcu)306720315098
University of Canberra (canberra)384012015041
Federation University Australia (feduni)291119444855
Edith Cowan University (ecu)333212794611
Southern Cross University (scu)316412554419
University of Tasmania (utas)314012054345
Australian National University (anu)216117093870
Flinders University (flinders)134116152956
Australian Catholic University (acu)23454002745
University of New England (une)142112082629
University of the Sunshine Coast (usc)15002661766
Bond University (bond)7238231546
University of Notre Dame Australia (nd)1021771098
Charles Darwin University (cdu)6723711043


The percentages displayed in Table 2 show the weighting of students studying in the management and commerce area of study relative to the total number of students studying at the university in each category of undergraduate, postgraduate, and overall total.

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Table 2: Percentage Breakdown of Management and Commerce Student Numbers
Uni ug% pg% Total%
RMIT University (rmit)45.226.341.3
Federation University Australia (feduni)36.244.437.5
University of Technology Sydney (uts)33.546.936.9
Victoria University (vicuni)40.425.336.9
University of Wollongong (wollongng)32.243.134.1
Swinburne University of Technology (swinburne)35.730.334.1
Murdoch University (murdoch)33.330.832.1
Macquarie University (mq)2647.531.7
University of Canberra (canberra)31.934.430.9
Southern Cross University (scu)2955.730.8
Curtin University of Technology (curtin)31.732.230.7
CQ University (cqu)25.157.930.4
Deakin University (deakin)25.836.428.5
Monash University (monash)29.32427.6
Griffith University (griffith)28.724.926.9
University of New South Wales (unsw)23.933.526.7
Totals Average (mean) (%)25.929.226
La Trobe University (latrobe)2626.425.9
Bond University (bond)22.940.325.5
University of Western Sydney (uws)25.824.825.2
University of Southern Queensland (usq)22.54125
Queensland University of Technology (qut)24.927.325
University of South Australia (unisa)23.531.724.6
James Cook University (jcu)19.838.623.3
Charles Sturt University (csu)18.630.321.4
University of Adelaide (adelaide)16.931.920.6
University of Western Australia (uwa)20.919.220.5
University of Queensland (uq)18.520.918.7
Australian National University (anu)21.61618.5
University of Melbourne (unimelb)21.216.618.4
Edith Cowan University (ecu)17.421.417.4
University of Newcastle (newcastle)13.233.217
University of the Sunshine Coast (usc)18.721.116.4
University of Tasmania (utas)15.322.116.2
University of Sydney (usyd)13.421.516.2
Flinders University (flinders)9.819.213
University of New England (une)10.518.812.6
Australian Catholic University (acu)127.410.7
University of Notre Dame Australia (nd)11.76.310
Charles Darwin University (cdu)1016.49.6

Key & Notes

* Percentages: - displayed percentages indicate the percentage of students studying in the business area of study relative to all students enrolled at the university within each of the three categories

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