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Why KBS?

Kaplan Business School is a global leader in providing affordable higher education business degrees in Australia.

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate business, accounting, information technology, marketing, management, tourism, entrepreneurship, health services, digital management, analytics, project management and leadership courses.


The KBS advantage is the unique offering that students will find at KBS.

Our focus on student-centric areas such as quality of teaching, student support, learner engagement, graduate outcomes, and employability, has been acknowledged in several Australian and global awards and rankings.

We’re here to help you succeed and to support you along the way.


Our postgraduate students rate our Quality of Entire Educational Experience higher than every public university in Australia.

QILT 2021 Student Experience Survey National Report, published August 2022


Our MBA is globally acknowledged for its innovative and future-focused content delivery.

Progressive education delivery award finalist, 2020 PIEoneer Awards.


Our alumni enjoy free lifetime access to all the live online classes of the course from which they graduated and lifelong career coaching. Find out more about our Lifetime of Learning Guarantee in our blog.


Our postgraduate students rate our Student Support services higher than every public university in Australia.

QILT 2021 Student Experience Survey National Report, published August 2022.


We are globally recognised for our world-leading career services and support.

Employability international impact award finalist, 2020 PIEoneer Awards.


Students rate the quality of our postgraduate teachers higher than at every public university in Australia.

QILT 2021 Student Experience Survey National Report, published August 2022.


Developed in consultation with industry and our own students, all our curriculum and assessments ensure the cultivation of the following graduate attributes:

  • Ethical practices
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Interdisciplinary problem solving and deep discipline knowledge
  • Collaboration
  • Information and digital literacy
  • Written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Global citizenship


Kaplan Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, is a global, diversified education leader specialising in higher education, test preparation, professional education, English-language training and university pathway programs.

As one of the world's leading providers of lifelong education, Kaplan offers a variety of programs in Australia and New Zealand, through a diverse family of brands including:

As part of the Kaplan international network, KBS provides unparalleled opportunities for students to achieve their career aspirations, supported and connected by a truly global organisation.

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Kaplan’s passion for helping students achieve academic and career success has served as the foundation for Kaplan’s mission and values for over 80 years.

The story of Kaplan Business School’s expansion in Australia has seen us grow from one campus with a couple of hundred students to now delivering our courses across five campuses – the only Institute of Higher Education with campuses in five Australian states.

View our Ranking and Awards here


  • 1938

    Stanley H. Kaplan starts his own tutoring business in his parents’ basement in Brooklyn, NY.

  • 1984 - 1993

    Kaplan is acquired by The Washington Post Company.

    Kaplan expands outside the United States, with the first centre opening in London.

  • 2006

    Kaplan expands its financial and real estate training business to Australia.

  • 2008

    Kaplan Business School opens its first campus in Adelaide and later opens campuses in Sydney and Melbourne.

  • 2010

    Kaplan Australia is formed, incorporating Kaplan Business School and Kaplan Higher Education.

  • 2013

    Kaplan Business School opens a fourth campus in Brisbane.

  • 2014

    Kaplan Business School launches Careers Central.

  • 2017

    Kaplan Business School introduces its revised Master of Business Administration program, offering five specialisations.

  • 2018

    Kaplan Business School celebrates its tenth anniversary and introduces the MBA Tourism and Hospitality Leadership specialisation.

  • 2019

    Kaplan Business School offers new postgraduate courses in Business Analytics and introduces the MBA Women in Leadership specialisation.

  • 2020

    Kaplan Business School opens its fifth campus in Perth.

  • 2021

    The new MBA Data-Driven Leadership specialisation is launched. Kaplan Business School now offers eight MBA specialisations, including a dual specialisation option.

  • 2022

    Kaplan Business School offers new undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Information Technology.

  • 2023

    Kaplan Business School is awarded Business School of the Year at the 2023 PIEoneer Awards.

  • 2024

    Kaplan Business School opens its sixth campus on the Gold Coast.

  • And beyond

    Kaplan Business School is committed to the development of our students. We invest in course development and delivery and support services to help our students achieve their career goals.