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Kaplan Business School



Kaplan Business School (KBS) is located in Australia and offers students a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate study programs across its five campuses. Study areas include business, marketing, finance, leadership, entrepreneurship, management and project management, analytics, tourism, digital management, and health services. KBS has campuses in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Each school location offers students an excellent learning and social environment.

KBS puts internships at the heart of its educational model. Thanks to its strong industry connections in a number of different organisations, KBS students get to enjoy an internship opportunity as part of their course, allowing them to gain work experience while studying. This gives students a substantial competitive edge upon graduation, with one in three students who carried out an academic internship offered work in the first trimester of 2021.

The KBS campuses all benefit from central city locations, offering students a warm student environment and a vibrant city life. Facilities across all campuses include modern libraries and accommodation, industry-leading computer labs and cafes. A range of student services further enhance the student experience at KBS.

Students have access to specialised services including tailored careers advice and academic support, as well as counselling and individual support, if required. International students are welcomed with an orientation programme to help them adjust to student life and living in Australia.

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What's new

What's new

PIEoneer Awards

Winner of the Student Support Award at the 2021 PIEoneer Awards, Kaplan Business School also received international recognition for its unique Lifelong Learning Guarantee as a Progressive Education Delivery Finalist.

Visit the website for more on PIEoneer Awards and KBS' achievements.

Perth Campus

Kaplan Business School opened its Perth campus and introduced a range of postgraduate courses in accounting, business analytics and business administration including the internationally acclaimed MBA.

New MBA specialisation in data-driven leadership

Students learn to manage and lead an organisation's innovation capabilities and data resources through this program.

Business analytics

KBS offers students business analytics courses that equip them with the understanding, knowledge and technical skills required to excel in industry. Students can choose from:

  • Graduate Diploma of Business Analytics
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics
  • Master of Business Analytics
  • Master of Business Analytics (Extension)

Student can view more program details and entry requirements on the Kaplan Business School website.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Governance of course quality

The academic board comprises industry practitioners and senior academics and is responsible for governance of the courses offered by Kaplan Business School.

The board holds Kaplan corporate board's delegated authority to make decisions about academic matters and it provides guidance on higher education trends and issues.

KBS's academic quality and governance framework lays out the terms of reference of the KBS academic board as well as for its subcommittees.

Members of the Kaplan Business School's academic board offer expertise in the areas of business management and accounting, higher education, and professional practice.

Students can read more on KBS governance and leadership page.

Learning experience

The school delivers industry accredited courses and equips students with the skills for successful employment. Faculty at the school teach lessons packed with practical and theoretical relevance.

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Study options

Study options

Kaplan Business School helps its students achieve their educational and career goals. The programs delivered at the school, provide a number of entry as well as exit points which suit students at any stage of their education or career, starting from Year 12.

Undergraduate courses offered include:

  • Diploma of Business
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Business (Hospitality and tourism management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Business (Management)

Postgraduate courses offered include:

  • Graduate Diploma of Business Analytics
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics
  • Master of Business Analytics
  • Master of Business Analytics (Extension)
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in Accounting
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Accounting

Kaplan Business School also offers a postgraduate qualifying program for students who do not quite meet the entry requirements for a master's degree.

Entry requirements

International students looking to gain admission into Kaplan Business School must meet the admissions standards that have been set by its academic board.

Visit the website for more details on entry requirements.

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Subject areas

Subject areas


The MBA is the school's fastest growing course. It has also become an important qualification for those students who want to enhance their professional development.


With a huge number of electives to select from, including finance, HR, communications, and law, students will graduate with a holistic awareness of how business operates.


Responding to the industry's increasing demand for employees who understand quantitative and qualitative methodologies, KBS now offers four postgraduate programs in business analytics. Graduates of the Master of Business Analytics program are eligible to apply for the IAPA certification as a student.


This qualification helps students with the science as well as a practical understanding of marketing, so that they can better engage in and master the art of commercial persuasion and influence.


With a course in tourism and hospitality, students can take their career across the globe and back. These courses are designed, as well as delivered by industry professionals.


Kaplan Business School's courses are industry focused. The Master of Accounting, Master of Professional Accounting and Bachelor of Business (Accounting) programs have industry accreditation from CPA Australia, CA ANZ and the ACCA, ensuring that students graduate with qualifications that make them job-ready.

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Facilities at KBS include:

  • Student experience and career services hubs with computer facilities and counselling desks
  • A fully equipped student library with an academic success learning advisor
  • Student common room with vending machines and kitchen facilities
  • Student quiet rooms
  • Private study rooms
  • Modern teaching and general use computer labs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Multiple student accommodation options near campus


Situated in the heart of the city, this campus is minutes away from the main shopping district, filled with popular eateries, stores, and vibrant nightspots. What makes this a unique destination is its open parklands, proximity to the beach (being a 20-minute drive away) and its happy locals.


This campus is located in the middle of the city centre, just a five-minute walk from the station. Students will benefit from easy access to world-class restaurants, cafes, and shops from the nearby Queen Street Mall. Students studying here will enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle and have the opportunity to attend free events in the city year-round.


Located in the iconic Docklands precinct, this campus is known for waterfront promenades with a variety of dining and retail options. The city centre is just a short ride away (on the free city circle tram), where students will find Melbourne's famous rooftop bars and alleyways.


The campus is based in the West Perth district, which is trendy and accessible, and a ten-minute free bus ride from the city centre. It is a direct flight from cities in Africa, Asia, and more, and serves students as the perfect gateway to Australia's diverse offerings.


Centrally located above Town Hall Station and across from the Queen Victoria building, this campus is minutes away from Hyde Park, Chinatown, Pitt Street Mall, and Darling Harbour.

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Kaplan Business School wants to help individuals achieve their educational goals and further their careers. To do so, KBS offers a variety of scholarships to students both in Australia and across the world.

High Achievers Scholarship

This scholarship nurtures KBS' future business leaders. International students who display a record of outstanding academic merit in business or a related field of study can apply. As part of their scholarship application, students must also demonstrate how KBS will help them to achieve their future success.

Regional scholarships

A variety of scholarships are offered to Kaplan Business School students who come from numerous regions across the globe and display a record of outstanding academic merit.

Students can find out more about the scholarships by visiting the KBS website.

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Average cost of living in Australia

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Sydney - Graduation
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Brisbane - Booths
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Brisbane - Reception
Melbourne - Classroom
Melbourne - Meeting
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Sydney - Computer Room

Total average cost: $2462

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Rated4/5based on1 student reviews
school and teachers willing to help students in their study Customer reviews:
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