Kaplan Business School Australia (KBS)

Kaplan Business School (KBS) is an internationally recognised provider of higher education degrees and is one of the world´s leading providers of lifelong education. Each year over one million students achieve their educational and career goals world wide, thanks to KBS.

With campuses in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, Kaplan Business School delivers industry-focused courses and provides a rich learning experience, ensuring students develop the skills necessary to manage, lead and succeed in today’s fast-paced and competitive business environment.

Its leading course, the MBA, is its fastest growing course and spans all aspects of business administration, providing students with the skills and support they need to develop professionally in the business world. In addition, KBS offers pathway options, undergraduate programs and a variety of other postgraduate programs.

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Locations: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth

Trimester start dates: March, July and November

Number of students: 3000 students from 80 different nationalities

Average students per class: 25

Kaplan Business School is a great choice to study in the Business area

Kaplan Business School part of Kaplan Inc. is a globally recognised provider of quality Business and Accounting programs for local and international students across Australia.

With a combined theory with practical experience teaching method, KBS enables students to graduate with work-ready skills necessary for successful employment. The KBS Careers Central team maximises your exposure to networking, job placement, internship and employment opportunities with the international and local businesses.

On offer at KBS are undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, accounting, marketing, management, tourism, entrepreneurship, health services, digital management, analytics, project management and leadership.

It's worth noting that students who complete a postgraduate degree with KBS have a higher employment rate and higher average salary than the national average for graduates.

See the detailed course summary here.


  • Diploma Of Business
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Business (Hospitality & Tourism Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)


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


Kaplan offers seven specialisations to choose from, that align with the current professional landscape and that provide you with specific knowledge in a particular industry.

  • Women in Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Digital Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality Leadership
  • Health Services Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Leadership
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Why study with KBS?


Award Wining Student Support

Kaplan was recently one of the finalists in the respected PIEoneer Awards (2019), specifically in the Student Support category.

There are a wide range of services available to international students, all of which are specially designed to ensure you feel looked after and supported. These services are brought on by qualified counsellors, on-campus tutors, after-hours coaches, lecturer consultations, learning advisors, foundation subjects, workshops,  forums, in-class industry guests, and timely interventions whenever you need some help.

Lower tuition fees compared to universities

A degree at Kaplan Business School, could save you tens of thousands of dollars! Check out our price comparison here.

Although the lower tuition fees, KBS does not compromise students educational experience. In fact, students have rated the quality of the KBS education experience higher than any public university in Australia (QILT 2019 Student Experience Survey Report).

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In addition to the low tuition fees, Kaplan Business School offers a variety of Scholarships for international students:

  • Regional Scholarships: Europe, Latin America obtain 20% off course fees. South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Asia obtain 10% off course fees. Students must display a record of outstanding academic merit to be eligible.
  • High Achiever Scholarship: Up to 30% reduction in tuition fees for international students who can display a record of outstanding academic merit in business, or a related field of study.
  • Deans Award:  Awarded every trimester to an existing KBS student in recognition of their exceptional academic results and their proactive leadership of campus activities.
  • Alumni Scholarship: For students who have completed a course of at least 4 months in duration with a Kaplan education provider.

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Pathway Opportunities

Studying without a high school diploma is possible at Kaplan Business School. Anyone who does not have a bachelor's degree but has had a position in management for several years can apply for a master’s degree.

It is best you contact us to find out if your eligible.

Learning Environment

At Kaplan Business School, you learn in small classes, which enables your lecturers to provide you with the support you need to excel in your studies. Lecturers are carefully selected based on their industry experience and subjects focus on the practical skills employers are looking for in business graduates.

In Addition, Kaplan Business School is a ‘global’ institution where you get to study with students from over 80 nationalities. This actively promotes the benefits of cultural awareness, social connections and diversity in the classroom, providing study with a culturally diverse rich learning environment.

Kaplan Business School Careers Central

Academic Internships, Work Placements and Career Support

One of the top things about studying at Kaplan Business School is that you get a 100% guaranteed academic internship, a service provided by the KBS Career Central.

With an Academic Internship, you can boost your career prospects as part of your degree, which enables you to apply your learning and gain first- hand experience of the industry you aspire to work in.

Furthermore, Careers Central is your personal gateway for career services, workshops, events and employment opportunities. The extensive, on-campus careers services team is dedicated to ensuring you have the tools, knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career. It’s a lifelong service, meaning Careers Central’s services are available to you even after you graduate!

Campus Locations & Facilties

KBS has 5 locations in Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide - and now also Perth (online study from home country is also possible).

KBS offers international student the opportunity to either study your entire program in a particular city or experience the best of both worlds where you get to study a couple of semesters in Sydney and finish the rest in Melbourne (or Adelaide and Brisbane).

With all five of KBS' locations among the Top 50 of the world's best cities for international students, Australia has developed a strong global reputation as a popular and rewarding study destination due to its excellent education system, high standard of
living, friendly community, laid-back lifestyle and vibrant city life.

Adelaide Campus

Adelaide is one of the most livable cities in Australia, striking a perfect balance between big city culture and an easy way of life, making it an ideal destination for international students.

The Adelaide Campus is located right in the heart of the city, minutes away from the main shopping district, Rundle Mall, filled with popular eateries, stores, and vibrant nightspots. Adelaide, which is often referred to as the ’20-minute city’ because of its proximity to so many diverse attractions, boasts relaxing open parklands, festivals year round, famous wine regions, welcoming locals and short drives to breathtaking beaches.

Campus facilities include computer labs, a library and resource centre, student lounge and a private outdoor courtyard.

KBS Adelaide

Brisbane Campus

The Brisbane campus is newly built, centrally located in the Brisbane CBD, minutes away from top restaurants, cafes, and shops from the nearby Queen Street Mall.

Student's get to experience an outdoor lifestyle with a variety of incredible sporting activities and events held throughout the year.  Close by is also the icon South Bank, the man-made Streets Beach with a sparkling lagoon surrounded by white sand and subtropical plants, perfect for a swim during the warm weather.

Campus facilities include spacious student lounges, an outdoor courtyard, a student-only cafe and a licensed cafe on the ground floor.

KBS Brisbane

Melbourne Campus

Kaplan's Melbourne campus is located in the iconic Docklands precinct, known for it's 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.

Campus facilities include two large lecture theatres, a quiet library space and a group study area.

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Perth Campus

The Perth Campus was only recently established by KBS and is the first non-university higher education provider to offer Master’s degrees in business to international students in Western Australia. With just a 10-minute free bus ride from the city center, the Perth campus provides a fantastic lifestyle opportunity for students looking to experience sunshine, natural scenery and a laidback vibe. Campus facilities include a library and resource centre, computer lab, and a student lounge.

At this time only postgraduate Business Administration and Business Analytics courses are offered here.

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Sydney Campus

Located centrally next to Town Hall station and across from the Queen Victoria Building, KBS Sydney gives students easy access to Sydney's most iconic attractions, including Hyde Park, Chinatown, Pitt Street Mall, and Darling Harbour. Transport to the world famous Bondi beach is close by, making it possible for students to experience both a city and beach lifestyle.

Campus facilities include a student common room, student library and modern computer labs.

KBS Sydney

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