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Study areas

At the School of Management, you’ll have the opportunity to study a wide range of disciplines including entrepreneurship, event management, human resources and industrial relations, international business, and management. You can choose to focus on one area, or study a combination of areas to supplement your knowledge.

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs can be found in a wide range of workplaces. They are as diverse as the workplaces that employ them, but with a number of key common traits including ambition, the ability to think outside the square, and the love of a personal challenge. If you want to pave your own way and bring your own ideas to life rather than work for someone else, you could be an entrepreneur in the making.

Our undergraduate entrepreneurship major is designed for enterprising people who want to start their own business or work as internal corporate entrepreneurs. You’ll gain skills in problem-solving, planning, organising, and managing change. You’ll study the foundations of business and take a number of units that will develop your skills, knowledge and expertise in developing, running and growing an entrepreneurial venture.

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Event management

Knowledge and skills pertaining to event management are valued on both a local and international level. Event management professionals are employed in organisations involved in the planning and managing of events such as festivals, community events, concerts, shows, exhibitions, conferences, and cultural and sporting events.

There is a wide range of event management positions available in different sectors of industry, including corporate, government, and not-for-profit organisations. Graduates of our event management course can work in organisations focused on business, arts, culture, festivals, media, sports, charity, community, tourism, educational, fraternity and religion. Roles include exhibition organisation, functions management, event destination management, and much more.

Studying event management with us can provide you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to succeed in managing events in Australia and overseas. You will study the sustainable management of events, the impact of events on the local and global economy, the critical aspects of event planning and management, and the role of risk management in event management.

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Human resource management and industrial relations

Human resources (HR) is the management of people within organisations and their employment relationships. An organisation’s HR strategy focuses on maximising the return on their human resources, while minimising financial risk. In addition to recruitment activities, HR involves managing training and workforce development, remuneration and benefits, staff conduct and performance, and retention.

Industrial relations (IR) is a field within HR that deals with the relationship between employees and employers. IR staff work to make sure the business complies with industrial relations laws.

When you study human resources with us, you’ll learn about things such as HR strategy, planning, attraction and retention of staff, learning and development, pay systems and rewards, performance management, and workplace relations. The study of industrial relations covers the relationship between management and the workforce, and the influence of unions, employers, employees and the government. You’ll study forms of bargaining, negotiation processes, grievance processes, industrial action and dispute resolution.

HR professionals work in a wide range of industries, and roles can include human resource management, recruitment consulting, industrial relations management, and training or change management specialisations.

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International business

Multinational businesses with operations in more than one country need talented individuals to look after their interests overseas. To be successful in international transactions and operations, businesses and governments need people who are culturally sensitive. You must have an appreciation of and respect for a country’s culture and business practices, as well as extensive business knowledge.

By studying international business at CBS, you can learn to analyse international markets and develop the personal attributes required to successfully engage in international business. Units have an international focus and are drawn from a wide range of business disciplines, including international accounting, economics, finance, human resources, law, management, and marketing. You’ll gain knowledge of cross-cultural interaction, and engage in applied learning that focuses on current issues in the global, regional and national business environment.

Upon graduation, you’ll be equipped to take on a range of roles in the area of international business. These include customs brokering, foreign affairs and trade, international business development, import/export management, and many more.

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Management

Management skills are highly valued and needed in local businesses, not-for-profit organisations, corporations and government. Management is about taking a leading role: supervising and mentoring staff, balancing budgets, and ensuring tasks and projects are completed successfully. It means taking responsibility and getting things done, and making the most of your staff and other resources.

At the School of Management, our management courses focus on the key challenges facing managers today. You’ll learn skills in problem-solving, decision-making, communicating with people, and managing a budget. You’ll also learn how organisations work, how to make plans, how to manage change and how to be an innovative leader.

A management qualification can create opportunities in a wide range of careers and industry sectors. Once you graduate, you’ll be qualified to pursue work as an executive assistant, team leader, retail manager, service delivery manager, management consultant, and much more.

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