MBA Australian Education resources for international students including; Admissions, International Education, Study English Programs, MBA, Student Life, Travel, Study in australia, and free email accounts via australia mail http://www.australia.edu/MBA/mba/feed/atom.html 2017-05-06T05:23:37Z Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management Australian MBA 2009-10-30T18:15:46Z 2009-10-30T18:15:46Z http://www.australia.edu/MBA/australian-mba.html Administrator admin@australia.edu <p>An Australian Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally respected degree that will enhance your earning potential and career opportunities around the globe. An MBA from one of Australia’s well-regarded business schools is a clear display of expertise in business and management, and a keen understanding of international business practices and policies. </p><p><br /><img src="images/stories/australia_map_and_flag.jpg" mce_src="images/stories/australia_map_and_flag.jpg" alt="australia map and flag" title="australia map and flag" width="250" align="left" height="188"><br /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>There are countless reasons for obtaining an Australian MBA, both on a professional and personal level; however, in an effort to emphasize just a few of the reasons that an Australian MBA is an excellent educational choice, here are some of the top reasons to pursue an Australian MBA: <br /><br />1. Employers recognize Australian MBAs as a symbol of quality business management education mixed with knowledge and experience in the international marketplace. <br /><br />2. Australian MBA programs are among the most prestigious, globally-recognized management programs in the world.<br /><br />3. Australia offers unique, culturally diverse learning opportunities that cannot be found elsewhere.<br /><br />4. Australian MBA programs are typically less expensive than their U.S. or UK counterparts, with programs that range from 16 months to 3 years and offer part- or full-time options to fit your schedule. <br /><br />5. Australia is home to a distinctive, thriving international business community well-versed in global trends, which offers you the opportunity to expand your business and management skills in an unmatched learning environment. </p><p><br /><img src="images/stories/increase_career_options_with_an_mba.jpg" mce_src="images/stories/increase_career_options_with_an_mba.jpg" alt="increase career options with an mba" title="increase career options with an mba" width="300" height="225"></p><p><br />6. Because of both the prestige of its business schools and all that the country has to offer, Australia attracts esteemed faculty members who are top business and management professionals from around the globe. <br /><br />7. Obtaining an Australian MBA will significantly increase your earning potential and expand your international employment opportunities. <br /><br />8. Studying business and management in Australia provides a unique education that blends both Eastern and Western business practices. <br /><br />As you can see, obtaining an Australian MBA is an excellent choice for your education and your career. Regardless of which area of business administration you wish to enter, an Australian MBA provides a solid educational foundation for your professional future. <br /><br />Australia offers an unmatched blend of superior educational opportunities and opportunities to explore the diverse geography, history and culture that are unique to this continent. Because of this, obtaining an Australian MBA is about more than just learning in a classroom, it is about promoting professional growth and honing your management skills, while also expanding your global perspective and adding to your overall life experience.</p><p><br /><img src="images/stories/graduating_australian_mba_student.jpg" mce_src="images/stories/graduating_australian_mba_student.jpg" alt="graduating australian mba student" title="graduating australian mba student" width="225" height="337"><br /></p> <p>An Australian Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally respected degree that will enhance your earning potential and career opportunities around the globe. An MBA from one of Australia’s well-regarded business schools is a clear display of expertise in business and management, and a keen understanding of international business practices and policies. </p><p><br /><img src="images/stories/australia_map_and_flag.jpg" mce_src="images/stories/australia_map_and_flag.jpg" alt="australia map and flag" title="australia map and flag" width="250" align="left" height="188"><br /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>There are countless reasons for obtaining an Australian MBA, both on a professional and personal level; however, in an effort to emphasize just a few of the reasons that an Australian MBA is an excellent educational choice, here are some of the top reasons to pursue an Australian MBA: <br /><br />1. Employers recognize Australian MBAs as a symbol of quality business management education mixed with knowledge and experience in the international marketplace. <br /><br />2. Australian MBA programs are among the most prestigious, globally-recognized management programs in the world.<br /><br />3. Australia offers unique, culturally diverse learning opportunities that cannot be found elsewhere.<br /><br />4. Australian MBA programs are typically less expensive than their U.S. or UK counterparts, with programs that range from 16 months to 3 years and offer part- or full-time options to fit your schedule. <br /><br />5. Australia is home to a distinctive, thriving international business community well-versed in global trends, which offers you the opportunity to expand your business and management skills in an unmatched learning environment. </p><p><br /><img src="images/stories/increase_career_options_with_an_mba.jpg" mce_src="images/stories/increase_career_options_with_an_mba.jpg" alt="increase career options with an mba" title="increase career options with an mba" width="300" height="225"></p><p><br />6. Because of both the prestige of its business schools and all that the country has to offer, Australia attracts esteemed faculty members who are top business and management professionals from around the globe. <br /><br />7. Obtaining an Australian MBA will significantly increase your earning potential and expand your international employment opportunities. <br /><br />8. Studying business and management in Australia provides a unique education that blends both Eastern and Western business practices. <br /><br />As you can see, obtaining an Australian MBA is an excellent choice for your education and your career. Regardless of which area of business administration you wish to enter, an Australian MBA provides a solid educational foundation for your professional future. <br /><br />Australia offers an unmatched blend of superior educational opportunities and opportunities to explore the diverse geography, history and culture that are unique to this continent. Because of this, obtaining an Australian MBA is about more than just learning in a classroom, it is about promoting professional growth and honing your management skills, while also expanding your global perspective and adding to your overall life experience.</p><p><br /><img src="images/stories/graduating_australian_mba_student.jpg" mce_src="images/stories/graduating_australian_mba_student.jpg" alt="graduating australian mba student" title="graduating australian mba student" width="225" height="337"><br /></p> Guidance For Choosing A MBA Program 2009-03-05T01:37:48Z 2009-03-05T01:37:48Z http://www.australia.edu/MBA/guidance-for-choosing-a-mba-program.html Administrator admin@australia.edu <p> Deciding on the right MBA program can be a daunting task. Over 30 schools in Australia offer MBA programs. An MBA can cost considerable time and money to complete, so how do you pick a school that is right for you? Here are some points to consider:</p> <p> <img align="left" alt="mba student_checklist" height="224" mce_src="images/stories/mba_student_checklist.jpg" src="images/stories/mba_student_checklist.jpg" title="mba student checklist" width="150" /><b>Accreditation </b></p> <p> Find out if the business school is accredited by a higher learning commission. One such commission is the Association of Masters in Business Administration (AMBA). Another accrediting body is the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International. Accreditation indicates that the business school sets and maintains high standards of learning.<br /> <br /> <b>Performance</b></p> <p> Local publications and magazines will rank top performing MBA schools based on factors such as admission requirements, faculty-to-student ratio, GPA, and so on. Go to your local library and find out which business schools are rated better than others.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img align="left" alt="reviewing potential mba programs" height="291" mce_src="images/stories/reviewing_potential_mba_programs.jpg" src="images/stories/reviewing_potential_mba_programs.jpg" title="reviewing potential mba programs" width="250" /></p> <p> <b>Career Assistance </b></p> <p> Find out if the business school offers job placement assistance, internships, and career development services. Also, check if the school faculty members hold positions in industry.<br /> <br /> <b>Cost/Financial Aid</b></p> <p> Consider all the expenses involved with attending a particular business school, including tuition, housing, books, and transportation. If you will be taking a leave of absence from work, figure in the loss of wages too. Find out if the school offers any financial assistance or scholarships. <br /> <br /> <b>Flexibility</b></p> <p> If you work full- or part-time, you will most likely take courses at nights or on weekends. See if your required classes are available during these times. Even if you are a traditional student, determine whether you can start classes immediately; some schools don&#39;t offer courses for every semester or quarter.</p> <p> <b>Location</b><img align="right" alt="mba students learning business skills" height="188" mce_src="images/stories/mba_students_learning_business_skills.jpg" src="images/stories/mba_students_learning_business_skills.jpg" title="mba students learning business skills" width="250" /></p> <p> You will have an easier time taking classes and engaging in school activities if you are closer to campus and not encumbered by traffic or other obstacles. Visit the business school and determine whether its location is good for you and your possible commute.<br /> <br /> <b>Facilities</b></p> <p> Does the school have sufficient computer lab space, library resources, and audio-visual materials? If you miss a class, can the school provide it online? Determining these matters ahead of time will save you much frustration later on.<br /> <br /> <b>Culture</b></p> <p> Find out if the school culture is suitable for you. Are the students relaxed, or is everyone rushed, with no time to talk to or help you? School culture can have a significant impact on the quality of your learning experience.</p> <p> &nbsp;<img align="left" alt="thinking about applying to mba school" height="205" mce_src="images/stories/thinking_about_applying_to_mba_school.jpg" src="images/stories/thinking_about_applying_to_mba_school.jpg" title="thinking about applying to mba school" width="300" /></p> <p> Deciding on the right MBA program can be a daunting task. Over 30 schools in Australia offer MBA programs. An MBA can cost considerable time and money to complete, so how do you pick a school that is right for you? Here are some points to consider:</p> <p> <img align="left" alt="mba student_checklist" height="224" mce_src="images/stories/mba_student_checklist.jpg" src="images/stories/mba_student_checklist.jpg" title="mba student checklist" width="150" /><b>Accreditation </b></p> <p> Find out if the business school is accredited by a higher learning commission. One such commission is the Association of Masters in Business Administration (AMBA). Another accrediting body is the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International. Accreditation indicates that the business school sets and maintains high standards of learning.<br /> <br /> <b>Performance</b></p> <p> Local publications and magazines will rank top performing MBA schools based on factors such as admission requirements, faculty-to-student ratio, GPA, and so on. Go to your local library and find out which business schools are rated better than others.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img align="left" alt="reviewing potential mba programs" height="291" mce_src="images/stories/reviewing_potential_mba_programs.jpg" src="images/stories/reviewing_potential_mba_programs.jpg" title="reviewing potential mba programs" width="250" /></p> <p> <b>Career Assistance </b></p> <p> Find out if the business school offers job placement assistance, internships, and career development services. Also, check if the school faculty members hold positions in industry.<br /> <br /> <b>Cost/Financial Aid</b></p> <p> Consider all the expenses involved with attending a particular business school, including tuition, housing, books, and transportation. If you will be taking a leave of absence from work, figure in the loss of wages too. Find out if the school offers any financial assistance or scholarships. <br /> <br /> <b>Flexibility</b></p> <p> If you work full- or part-time, you will most likely take courses at nights or on weekends. See if your required classes are available during these times. Even if you are a traditional student, determine whether you can start classes immediately; some schools don&#39;t offer courses for every semester or quarter.</p> <p> <b>Location</b><img align="right" alt="mba students learning business skills" height="188" mce_src="images/stories/mba_students_learning_business_skills.jpg" src="images/stories/mba_students_learning_business_skills.jpg" title="mba students learning business skills" width="250" /></p> <p> You will have an easier time taking classes and engaging in school activities if you are closer to campus and not encumbered by traffic or other obstacles. Visit the business school and determine whether its location is good for you and your possible commute.<br /> <br /> <b>Facilities</b></p> <p> Does the school have sufficient computer lab space, library resources, and audio-visual materials? If you miss a class, can the school provide it online? Determining these matters ahead of time will save you much frustration later on.<br /> <br /> <b>Culture</b></p> <p> Find out if the school culture is suitable for you. Are the students relaxed, or is everyone rushed, with no time to talk to or help you? School culture can have a significant impact on the quality of your learning experience.</p> <p> &nbsp;<img align="left" alt="thinking about applying to mba school" height="205" mce_src="images/stories/thinking_about_applying_to_mba_school.jpg" src="images/stories/thinking_about_applying_to_mba_school.jpg" title="thinking about applying to mba school" width="300" /></p> The Amazing Australia MBA Guide 2008-10-20T04:35:04Z 2008-10-20T04:35:04Z http://www.australia.edu/MBA/the-amazing-australia-mba-guide.html Administrator admin@australia.edu <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> <w:DontGrowAutofit/> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="156"> </w:LatentStyles> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]><div classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=ieooui></div> <style> st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Wingdings; panose-1:5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:2; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:0 268435456 0 0 -2147483648 0;} @font-face {font-family:Calibri; mso-font-alt:"Century Gothic"; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:swiss; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-1610611985 1073750139 0 0 159 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:10.0pt; margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.ListParagraph, li.ListParagraph, div.ListParagraph {mso-style-name:"List Paragraph"; margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:10.0pt; margin-left:.5in; mso-add-space:auto; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.ListParagraphCxSpFirst, li.ListParagraphCxSpFirst, div.ListParagraphCxSpFirst {mso-style-name:"List ParagraphCxSpFirst"; mso-style-type:export-only; margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:.5in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-add-space:auto; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.ListParagraphCxSpMiddle, li.ListParagraphCxSpMiddle, div.ListParagraphCxSpMiddle {mso-style-name:"List ParagraphCxSpMiddle"; mso-style-type:export-only; margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:.5in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-add-space:auto; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.ListParagraphCxSpLast, li.ListParagraphCxSpLast, div.ListParagraphCxSpLast {mso-style-name:"List ParagraphCxSpLast"; mso-style-type:export-only; margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:10.0pt; margin-left:.5in; mso-add-space:auto; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} /* List Definitions */ @list l0 {mso-list-id:2100711583; mso-list-type:hybrid; mso-list-template-ids:1432248526 67698689 67698691 67698693 67698689 67698691 67698693 67698689 67698691 67698693;} @list l0:level1 {mso-level-number-format:bullet; mso-level-text:?; mso-level-tab-stop:none; mso-level-number-position:left; text-indent:-.25in; font-family:Symbol;} ol {margin-bottom:0in;} ul {margin-bottom:0in;} --> <!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} </style> <![endif]--> <p class="MsoNormal">Australia is one of the top study destinations for international students seeking a MBA. The reasons why an Australian MBA is at the top of the list for so many international students are listed below:</p><p> <span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; ·<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span>Facilities and excellent support </p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>·</span></span> Great exposure to Australian business </p><p style="text-indent: -0.25in;" class="ListParagraphCxSpMiddle"><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ·<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span>Wide range of electives offered by various institutes</p> <p style="text-indent: -0.25in;" class="ListParagraphCxSpLast"><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ·<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span>Some of the world finest Educational MBA programs</p><div style="text-align: center;"><img src="images/stories/australia_mba_students.jpg" title="Australia MBA Students" alt="Australia MBA Students" mce_src="images/stories/australia_mba_students.jpg" border="0"></div> <br /><p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><img src="images/stories/melbourne_at_night.png" title="Melbourne at Night" alt="Melbourne city lights at night " mce_src="images/stories/melbourne_at_night.png" align="right" border="0"><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span></span></span>The Melbourne Institute calculated an increase of a 31% jump in salary for the 2002-2004 graduates. Another impressive statistic came from the AGSM or Australian Graduate School of Management which said that the average salary of a student before obtaining his or her MBA was $43,000 and five years after earning his or her Australian MBA they were earning up to $157,000. Just looking at an MBA from a business standpoint, it has shown to be a good investment.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><b>Different types of MBA </b></p> <p class="MsoNormal">There are different types of MBA programs in Australia. The AGSM offers a full-time MBA that can be completed over a 16 month period. They also offer an Executive MBA Program, a part-time program, and a online Graduate Certificate in the Change Management. <br /> <br /> A full time MBA at the Melbourne Business School can be completed over a 16 or 20 month time frame. Part time MBA takes 3 years. Post graduate diploma can be completed in a 16 month period. Most Universities offer full and part time MBA programs.</p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal"> <img src="images/stories/study_mba_australia.jpg" title="Study MBA Australia" alt="Study MBA Australia" mce_src="images/stories/study_mba_australia.jpg" width="300" border="0"></p> <br /><p>&nbsp;</p> <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> <w:DontGrowAutofit/> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="156"> </w:LatentStyles> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]><div classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=ieooui></div> <style> st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Wingdings; panose-1:5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:2; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:0 268435456 0 0 -2147483648 0;} @font-face {font-family:Calibri; mso-font-alt:"Century Gothic"; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:swiss; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-1610611985 1073750139 0 0 159 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:10.0pt; margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.ListParagraph, li.ListParagraph, div.ListParagraph {mso-style-name:"List Paragraph"; margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:10.0pt; margin-left:.5in; mso-add-space:auto; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.ListParagraphCxSpFirst, li.ListParagraphCxSpFirst, div.ListParagraphCxSpFirst {mso-style-name:"List ParagraphCxSpFirst"; mso-style-type:export-only; margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:.5in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-add-space:auto; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.ListParagraphCxSpMiddle, li.ListParagraphCxSpMiddle, div.ListParagraphCxSpMiddle {mso-style-name:"List ParagraphCxSpMiddle"; mso-style-type:export-only; margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:0in; margin-left:.5in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-add-space:auto; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.ListParagraphCxSpLast, li.ListParagraphCxSpLast, div.ListParagraphCxSpLast {mso-style-name:"List ParagraphCxSpLast"; mso-style-type:export-only; margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:10.0pt; margin-left:.5in; mso-add-space:auto; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} /* List Definitions */ @list l0 {mso-list-id:2100711583; mso-list-type:hybrid; mso-list-template-ids:1432248526 67698689 67698691 67698693 67698689 67698691 67698693 67698689 67698691 67698693;} @list l0:level1 {mso-level-number-format:bullet; mso-level-text:?; mso-level-tab-stop:none; mso-level-number-position:left; text-indent:-.25in; font-family:Symbol;} ol {margin-bottom:0in;} ul {margin-bottom:0in;} --> <!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} </style> <![endif]--> <p class="MsoNormal">Australia is one of the top study destinations for international students seeking a MBA. The reasons why an Australian MBA is at the top of the list for so many international students are listed below:</p><p> <span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; ·<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span>Facilities and excellent support </p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>·</span></span> Great exposure to Australian business </p><p style="text-indent: -0.25in;" class="ListParagraphCxSpMiddle"><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ·<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span>Wide range of electives offered by various institutes</p> <p style="text-indent: -0.25in;" class="ListParagraphCxSpLast"><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ·<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span>Some of the world finest Educational MBA programs</p><div style="text-align: center;"><img src="images/stories/australia_mba_students.jpg" title="Australia MBA Students" alt="Australia MBA Students" mce_src="images/stories/australia_mba_students.jpg" border="0"></div> <br /><p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><img src="images/stories/melbourne_at_night.png" title="Melbourne at Night" alt="Melbourne city lights at night " mce_src="images/stories/melbourne_at_night.png" align="right" border="0"><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span></span></span>The Melbourne Institute calculated an increase of a 31% jump in salary for the 2002-2004 graduates. Another impressive statistic came from the AGSM or Australian Graduate School of Management which said that the average salary of a student before obtaining his or her MBA was $43,000 and five years after earning his or her Australian MBA they were earning up to $157,000. Just looking at an MBA from a business standpoint, it has shown to be a good investment.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><b>Different types of MBA </b></p> <p class="MsoNormal">There are different types of MBA programs in Australia. The AGSM offers a full-time MBA that can be completed over a 16 month period. They also offer an Executive MBA Program, a part-time program, and a online Graduate Certificate in the Change Management. <br /> <br /> A full time MBA at the Melbourne Business School can be completed over a 16 or 20 month time frame. Part time MBA takes 3 years. Post graduate diploma can be completed in a 16 month period. Most Universities offer full and part time MBA programs.</p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal"> <img src="images/stories/study_mba_australia.jpg" title="Study MBA Australia" alt="Study MBA Australia" mce_src="images/stories/study_mba_australia.jpg" width="300" border="0"></p> <br /><p>&nbsp;</p> Is a Australian MBA worth the long term cost? 2008-10-20T04:30:57Z 2008-10-20T04:30:57Z http://www.australia.edu/MBA/is-a-australian-mba-worth-the-long-term-cost.html Administrator admin@australia.edu <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> <w:DontGrowAutofit/> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="156"> </w:LatentStyles> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]><div classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=ieooui></div> <style> st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Wingdings; 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font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} </style> <![endif]--><b><span>Fundam</span></b><img src="images/stories/mba_student_presentation.jpg" title="MBA student presentation" alt="MBA student presentating his final project" mce_src="images/stories/mba_student_presentation.jpg" width="400" align="left" border="0"><b><span>ental skills Personal Experience</span></b><br /><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span> <br /> Brad Stevenson who graduated with an MBA from the Geck School of Management in 2005 explains what he got out of his MBA.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span>A lot of prospective MBA students look at getting an MBA to increase their yearly income and base their decision on a cost/benefit situation, but for me an MBA gave me a nice career break after 12 years at work and a opportunity to go back and learn some new fundamental skills like the following:</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p>&nbsp;<br /><p>&nbsp;</p><br /><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><img src="images/stories/mba_students_in_the_classroom.jpg" title="MBA students in the classroom" alt="MBA students working hard in the classroom" mce_src="images/stories/mba_students_in_the_classroom.jpg" width="300" align="right" border="0"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span> </span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>&nbsp;</span></span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>·<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span><span>Communicating effectively</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>&nbsp; ·<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span><span>Filtering ideas</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>&nbsp; ·<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span><span>Organizing</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>&nbsp; ·<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span><span>Negotiating</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>&nbsp; ·<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span><span>Persuading other people</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>&nbsp; ·<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span><span>Maximizing time</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><br /></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span> </span>I have earned more money by obtaining an MBA, but I have to say it didn't just come from my MBA degree. Before, I was a Maniacal engineer who got a promotion to move up to management. The only problem was that I had no experience in management. <br /> My MBA gave me the essential tools and skills to work in a management position. Now I have obtained a new job at a larger company managing four times the amount of employees.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The MBA gave Stevenson the right confidence to manage at a much larger level then compared to his previous job. </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> When I started my new job after obtaining my MBA, the company that hired me was restructuring the business and was going though major changes.<span> </span>Coming out of MBA School, I brought energy and new ideas for my company to consider. I brought in consultants and since I knew how to speak their language, we were on the same page and dealt with the issues on hand.<br /> <br /> Mr. Stevenson wants to tell future MBAs to have an open mind about MBA school and know that you will have a range of useful experiences throughout your MBA classes.<br /> <br /> One might think that MBA school includes some of the following like learning new skills and enhancing your knowledge of your studied field, but some might not realize that MBA school can challenge the way you think.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">I learned models such as the <i>Foundations of Management Thought</i>, <i>Philosophy Thinking Strategies</i>, and <i>Psychology Applied to Managerial Skills</i>. 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font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} </style> <![endif]--><b><span>Fundam</span></b><img src="images/stories/mba_student_presentation.jpg" title="MBA student presentation" alt="MBA student presentating his final project" mce_src="images/stories/mba_student_presentation.jpg" width="400" align="left" border="0"><b><span>ental skills Personal Experience</span></b><br /><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span> <br /> Brad Stevenson who graduated with an MBA from the Geck School of Management in 2005 explains what he got out of his MBA.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span>A lot of prospective MBA students look at getting an MBA to increase their yearly income and base their decision on a cost/benefit situation, but for me an MBA gave me a nice career break after 12 years at work and a opportunity to go back and learn some new fundamental skills like the following:</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p>&nbsp;<br /><p>&nbsp;</p><br /><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><img src="images/stories/mba_students_in_the_classroom.jpg" title="MBA students in the classroom" alt="MBA students working hard in the classroom" mce_src="images/stories/mba_students_in_the_classroom.jpg" width="300" align="right" border="0"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span> </span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>&nbsp;</span></span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>·<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span><span>Communicating effectively</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>&nbsp; ·<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span><span>Filtering ideas</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>&nbsp; ·<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span><span>Organizing</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>&nbsp; ·<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span><span>Negotiating</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>&nbsp; ·<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span><span>Persuading other people</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Symbol;"><span>&nbsp; ·<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal;"> </span></span></span><span>Maximizing time</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman';"><br /></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span> </span>I have earned more money by obtaining an MBA, but I have to say it didn't just come from my MBA degree. Before, I was a Maniacal engineer who got a promotion to move up to management. The only problem was that I had no experience in management. <br /> My MBA gave me the essential tools and skills to work in a management position. Now I have obtained a new job at a larger company managing four times the amount of employees.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The MBA gave Stevenson the right confidence to manage at a much larger level then compared to his previous job. </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> When I started my new job after obtaining my MBA, the company that hired me was restructuring the business and was going though major changes.<span> </span>Coming out of MBA School, I brought energy and new ideas for my company to consider. I brought in consultants and since I knew how to speak their language, we were on the same page and dealt with the issues on hand.<br /> <br /> Mr. Stevenson wants to tell future MBAs to have an open mind about MBA school and know that you will have a range of useful experiences throughout your MBA classes.<br /> <br /> One might think that MBA school includes some of the following like learning new skills and enhancing your knowledge of your studied field, but some might not realize that MBA school can challenge the way you think.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">I learned models such as the <i>Foundations of Management Thought</i>, <i>Philosophy Thinking Strategies</i>, and <i>Psychology Applied to Managerial Skills</i>. You will face challenging assumptions about yourselves and others that for me concluded in a positive life changing experience.</p><img src="images/stories/australian_mba_student.jpg" title="Australian MBA student" alt="Australian MBA student ready for his first day of class" mce_src="images/stories/australian_mba_student.jpg" align="left" border="0">