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Why KBS?

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

Our unique offering focuses on maximising outcomes for our students:

- Small class sizes – more individual support and a stronger connection with your peers

- Expert teachers with real-world experience – gain industry-relevant insights, not just knowledge

- Innovative course delivery – we think how you learn is as important as what you learn

- Practical subjects – build a skill set employers are looking for

- Outstanding student support – from dedicated student experience officers to our globally recognised careers service, you’ll find the personal, academic and careers support you need

We offer a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, accounting, marketing, management, tourism, entrepreneurship, health services, digital management, analytics, project management and leadership.

OUR ADVANTAGE

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

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

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


GLOBALLY RECOGNISED PROVIDER

Students rate the overall quality of our education higher than every public university in Australia.

QILT 2020 Student Experience Survey National Report, published March 2021.


QUALITY OF TEACHING

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

Our highly qualified academic professors are successful and experienced professionals in their respective fields.

QILT 2020 Student Experience Survey National Report, published March 2021.


LIFETIME OF LEARNING GUARANTEE

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


ATTENTIVE AND NURTURING SUPPORT

Our small class sizes enable our expert lecturers to provide the support you need. Students have rated our student support higher than every public university in Australia.

QILT 2020 Student Experience Survey National Report, published March 2021.


WORLD-LEADING CAREER SUPPORT

Globally recognised for our world-leading career services and support.

Employability international impact award finalist, 2020 PIEoneer Awards.


CULTURALLY DIVERSE CLASSROOMS

Bringing together students of more than 80 different nationalities, we actively promote the benefits of cultural awareness, social connections and diversity in the classroom, to enrich your overall educational experience.

Based on student numbers between 2018–2020.

OUR GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES

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

OUR GLOBAL NETWORK

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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OUR STORY


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.


A BRIEF TIMELINE


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.

International expansion outside the United States begins, with the first centre opening in London.


2006

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


2008

Kaplan Business School commences delivery in Adelaide and later opens additional campuses in Sydney and Melbourne.


2010

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


2013

Kaplan Business School Australia opens a fourth campus in Brisbane.


2014

Kaplan Business School launches Careers Central.


2017

Kaplan Business School launches its revised Master of Business Administration program, introducing MBA electives and five different specialisations.


2018

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


2019

Business Analytics Courses launched - four new postgraduate courses that teach students how to unlock and harness the power of data. Women in Leadership, a new MBA specialisation is also introduced.


2020

Kaplan Business School launches in Perth, our fifth campus in Australia.


2021

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


And beyond

Kaplan Business School is committed to the continuous development of our students and staff. Investing in course development and delivery to ensure students go on to achieve their goals and aspirations.


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