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4 of the Best Reasons to Get an MBA in Sydney

By Stephanie L

Updated March 30, 2021 Updated March 30, 2021

Sponsored by The University of Sydney Business School

Located on the south-east coast of Australia, Sydney is one of the country’s most popular study destinations for students looking to pursue their graduate studies – and it’s not hard to see why.

The multicultural economic powerhouse offers an education and lifestyle experience that’s enough to rival other international business hubs in the Asia-Pacific region, such as Hong Kong and Singapore.

So whether you’re looking to study an MBA to help accelerate your career, switch career paths altogether, enhance your business and management skillset, or simply pursue a passion, here are four of the best reasons why you might want to consider studying your MBA in Sydney.

Renowned reputation for academic excellence

Australia’s world-leading universities and business schools, such as the University of Sydney Business School, attract thousands of international students every year who want to be rewarded and graduate with a high-quality, internationally recognized qualification such as the MBA.

The University of Sydney Business School is the only business school in Australia to hold the coveted Triple Crown accreditation and CEMS membership while its Part-Time MBA, Global Executive MBA and Master of Management are all ranked number one in Australia by various sources.

Its Full-Time MBA offers a varied, holistic and practical curriculum giving students a full 360-degree experience when it comes to understanding both the theory and practice of business and management.

Earn while you learn

With the MBA comes the chance to gain valuable industry insights with internships at top Australian firms and companies. At the University of Sydney Business School for example, MBA students who undertake an internship during the study break in the second half of the program will be able to work on meaningful and unique projects across a range of sectors – most notably startups, technology enterprises, non-profits and social enterprises. 

On top of this there are plenty of fun and exciting part-time job opportunities all over Sydney – be it as a barista, retail assistant, promoter or lifeguard. The Australian Student Visa allows international students to work up to 20 hours per week during the semester. Just remember you’ll need to apply for a Tax File Number online which is vital if you want to actually get paid.

Promising graduate employability prospects

In the latest QS Graduate Employability Ranking, the University of Sydney ranked fourth in the world and first in Australia – establishing its reputation for helping graduates succeed and get them where they want to be.

With a thriving economy, high salary prospects and low unemployment rates, many international graduates find themselves applying for the ‘Temporary Graduate Visa’ which allows them stay and work in Australia for 12 months after graduating.

Some of the fastest growing industries in the country are the science and technology, construction, healthcare, and education. According to The Australian Top 100 Graduate Employers, some of the best graduate employers include:

  • Google Australia
  • Apple
  • Deloitte
  • PwC

Sydney is a great place to live and study

Being a top 10 student city means it’s not all hard work and no play in Sydney. Famous for its sun, sea, and sand (hello 236 sunny days a year), plus a fast-paced but laidback lifestyle and abundance of stunning natural beauty and wildlife, you really do need to ask yourself why you wouldn’t want to study in Sydney.

Architectural icons like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge make the city a fun and exciting place to explore - not to mention its many bars, clubs, coffee shops, and restaurants that attract friendly locals and offer warm welcomes to students and tourists alike.

Being well-connected with other cities in New South Wales and the rest of Australia - be it by car, train or plane - means you can also travel to your heart’s desire at weekends and during the semester breaks.

This article was originally published in July 2020 . It was last updated in March 2021

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As the Head of Sponsored Content for TopUniversities.com and TopMBA.com, Stephanie creates and publishes a wide range of articles for universities and business schools across the world. She attended the University of Portsmouth where she earned a BA in English Language and an MA in Communication and Applied Linguistics.

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