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Kaplan Business School



Kaplan Business School, based in Australia, offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in a variety of subjects. Students can pursue courses in management, marketing, finance, analytics, business, tourism, digital management, entrepreneurship, project management, leadership and health services. KBS is based in five cities across Australia, namely Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Each campus location provides students with an ideal educational and social environment.

Academic internships are central to the educational model at KBS. Using industry networks, KBS places students in one of a number of organisations as part of their course, giving them the chance to experience working business environments before they even finish studying. This is a substantial competitive edge when it comes to graduate outcomes, with one in three students who took part in an academic internship between March 2018 and March 2020 offered ongoing employment.

Students are ideally located in central city locations on KBS campuses. This gives them the benefit of both a bustling city environment and a close-knit student community. Students have access to modem and industry-leading facilities including libraries, accommodation, computer labs and cafes. They are also well supported by a range of student services that enhance the student experience at KBS.

Students can access services such as academic support, careers advice, counselling, and personal support. There is also an orientation programme that helps international students settle into life on campus and in Australia.

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What's new

What's new

Kaplan Business School recently opened up its Perth campus and introduced a range of postgraduate business analytics programs.

Perth campus

The KBS Perth campus for international students acts as the perfect gateway to all that Australia offers. Perth is known for its laidback vibe, sunshine, lifestyle and its strong economy.

PIEoneer Awards 2020

KBS is a finalist in the PIEoneer Awards 2020 for the ‘Progressive education delivery award' and the ‘Employability international impact award'. Students can view more details on the PIEoneer Awards and more of KBS' achievements on its website.

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 to achieve their educational as well as 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.

The undergraduate courses offered at the school 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)

The postgraduate courses which are offered at the school 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

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Entry requirements

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.

Academic entry requirements

Undergraduate and postgraduate country specific entry requirements are listed on the website.

Language requirements

International students require an English test score from one of these tests:

  • IELTS or PTE
  • Kaplan International Test of English (KITE)
  • CAE
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE)
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) English Placement Assessment

Students must check the entry requirements on the website to verify which tests are accepted for their course of choice. These scores should not be over two years prior to the commencement of the course.

Students who fail to fulfil the English entry criteria but have an English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 can take up a pathway program which includes English for academic purposes to be taken before commencing their program.

Students are encouraged to visit the Kaplan Business School website for more details on language requirements.

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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 round the year.


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 away from cities in Africa, Asia, and more and serves students as the perfect gateway for Australia's various 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 goals in their education and further 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 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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International students

Average cost of living in Australia

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Melbourne - Classroom
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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:
Kaplan Business School - by, 2019-12-27
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