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Careers

Our business graduates enjoy diverse and interesting careers all over the world.

Accounting

Qualified accountants help individuals and businesses keep their finances on track. Accountants analyse, report and give advice on the financial dealings of organisations and individuals. They also advise on record-keeping and legal compliance requirements, prepare financial statements, conduct audits and analyse income and expenditure.

An accounting qualification can go anywhere with you. It is valuable to organisations in many industries, and in many countries. Specialising in one area can be particularly worthwhile. You can develop expertise in areas such as auditing, taxation, insolvency, compliance, or accounting systems and technology.

This course can help you become a:

  • Company Secretary
  • Accountant
  • Tax agent/consultant
  • Auditor
  • Business analyst

Business Information Systems

Information systems are important across all areas of business. Profitable businesses rely on information systems to collect, analyse and produce information. They also rely on IT professionals who can analyse and identify the issues based on the information, and propose the best systems solution.

IT professionals have strong analytical and technical skills, process information effectively and may work in areas such as system analysis, network administration, project management and change management.

This course can help you become a:

  • Information Technology Manager
  • Systems Designer (Information Technology)
  • Analyst (Information Technology)
  • Computer Systems Auditor
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Project Manager

Business Information Technology

Profitable businesses rely on information systems to to collect, analyse and produce information. They also rely on IT professionals who can analyse and identify the issues, and propose the best systems solution.

An information systems specialist analyses and maps out an organisation’s business processes to work out how to optimise its operations. They design, deliver, test and implement IT systems and provide desktop or network support to staff.

This course can help you become a:

  • Information Technology Administrator
  • Systems Designer (Information Technology)
  • Analyst (Information Technology)
  • Programmer (Information Technology)
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Project Manager

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Have you ever wondered how companies transport products to other places? Getting from raw material to customer does not happen by accident. Logistics and supply chain professionals are working behind the scenes to ensure a smooth and constant workflow. They manage the supply of goods and services from the point of origin (supplier) to its final destination (customer) in the fastest, safest and cheapest way possible.

This course can help you become a:

  • Logistics Clerk
  • Importer and Exporter
  • Transport Administrator
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Operations Manager

Economics

Economists advise governments and businesses, and provide forecasts on issues such as taxes, wages and prices, employment, unemployment, imports and exports, and interest and exchange rates. They may formulate models to explain certain economic relationships, which may be used to develop forecasts on: business cycles; the effects of inflation rates and the effects of tax legislation and other events.

Economists can work in a range of industry sectors, such as banking and finance, and in government agencies. Their ability to see things on a larger scale and to communicate what they see in simple terms, combined with their strong analytical skills, means they are highly valued in global business.

This course can help you become a:

  • Economist
  • Agricultural and Resource Economist
  • Operations Analyst
  • Domestic/Foreign Policy Economist
  • Economic Consultant

Finance

Studying in the field of finance can open the door to a range of careers nationally and internationally. Careers in finance can include working in corporate finance, working for financial institutions, the financial services industry or working in financial markets in Australia and overseas.

This course can help you become a:

  • Credit Analyst
  • Bank Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Banker
  • Finance Manager

Financial Planning

This major provides a good foundation if you wish to work in financial services and specifically pursue a career in the financial planning profession. Financial planners help individuals to make smart decisions with their money. They consider the client’s circumstances, investigate possible options and formulate an appropriate financial plan.

This course can help you become a Financial Planner

Property Valuation

Property is functional space from a family home to a block of units, a suite of offices, a rural retreat or a skyscraper. Whatever the shape, size or style, there are property professionals involved at all stages of property development.

It is suited to people who are interested in residential and commercial property, enjoy networking and want to work in a varied, dynamic and international profession. Careers in property may be in roles such as commercial property manager, real estate broker, property valuer, real estate analyst, property developer or roles in property investment and finance.

This course can help you become a:

  • Real Estate Salesperson
  • Conveyancer
  • Commercial Property Manager
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Property Developer

Business Law

If you are interested in legal work but do not want to become a barrister or solicitor, a major in business law could be just what you are looking for. Businesses work with laws every day, for example in proposals, tenders and contracts. Knowledge of business law can give you the ability to recognise potential issues and manage legal risk.

Professionals in this field excel at negotiating and dealing with people, and may work as law clerks, settlement agents, compliance officers, contract managers or legal administrators. They may be employed in a wide range of industries, including the public sector and private businesses.

This course can help you become a:

  • Law Clerk
  • Settlement Clerk
  • Compliance Officer
  • Contract Manager
  • Legal Administrator

Law

The Bachelor of Laws degree is the required qualification for all who wish to enter into legal practice. This course offers a rich and professionally relevant coverage of foundational areas of legal knowledge as well as developing the core skills essential to effective legal practice.

It will give you a professional legal qualification allowing you admission to practise as a lawyer, including the giving of legal advice and appearing in court. It will also give you a strong commercial awareness and the opportunity to focus on industry.

Entrepreneurship

This major is designed for enterprising individuals who want to start their own business or work as corporate entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs can be found in many types of workplaces. What they all have in common is ambition, hard work, an ability to think outside the square, and the love of a personal challenge. If you want to pave your own way and bring your ideas to life, you could be an entrepreneur in the making.

This course can help you become an Importer and Exporter

Event Management

Event management skills are valuable for planning and managing a variety of events such as festivals, concerts, shows, exhibitions, conferences, cultural and sporting events.

This course can help you become a:

  • Marketing Officer
  • Events Coordinator
  • Events Manager
  • Event Executive
  • Event Director

Food Industry Management

The food industry is rapidly growing, especially in the international market. Food management businesses need professionals to manage the delivery of this valuable commodity from farm to table, at home and abroad. Graduates can pursue careers in international trade, purchasing and procurement, logistics and distribution, international finance, retailing, quality assurance and auditing.

This course can help you become a:

  • Logistics Manager
  • Retail Buyer

Human Resource Management

Human resources (HR) is the management of people within organisations and their employment relationships. A company’s HR strategy is concerned with 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.

This course can help you become a:

  • Human Resources Officer
  • Industrial Relations Officer
  • Trade Union Official
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Change Management Specialist

Industrial Relations

Industrial relations (IR) is a field within Human Resources that deals with the relationships between employees and employers. IR staff work to make sure the business complies with industrial relations laws, advise on industrial awards and agreements, and negotiate pay rates and conditions. Examples of careers may be: industrial relations officer, trade union official or change management specialist.

This course can help you become a:

  • Human Resources Officer
  • Industrial Relations Officer
  • Trade Union Official
  • Training Officer
  • Recruitment Consultant

International Business

Multinational businesses with production or operations in more than one country need talented and culturally sensitive individuals to look after their interests overseas.

This course can help you become a:

  • Importer and Exporter
  • Foreign Affairs and Trade Officer
  • Customs Broker
  • International Trade Specialist
  • International Business Development Manager

Management

Management skills are valued and needed in local businesses, not-for-profit organisations, corporations and government. Management is about taking a leading role – coordinate the efforts of people to accomplish goals and objectives using available resources efficiently and effectively.

This course can help you become a:

  • Management Consultant
  • Office Administrator
  • Executive Assistant
  • Team Leader
  • Retail Manager

Advertising

Advertising is where art, science and technology collide. It is a stream of storytelling and brand engagement, from social media to television and print. The industry is fast-paced, exciting and highly innovative.

A typical advertising agency is made up of five primary disciplines: account management, planning, media, production and creative. The disciplines work together to deliver effective communications across television, radio, magazines, newspapers, outdoor and online activity.

People who work in advertising need to have the ability to find solutions, and to work well and thrive under pressure. Careers in advertising range from account executive, copywriter, media planner, digital account manager and creative director.

This course can help you become a:

  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Media Planner
  • Digital Account Manager
  • Advertising Manager

Marketing

Have you ever wondered what makes people choose certain brands over others? Marketing has one of the most important functions in a successful business. To gain an advantage, companies must differentiate themselves from their competitors. They work out how they may persuade their target audience to buy their product or services. Marketing is a dynamic blend of; product development and positioning; pricing strategies; communications and promotion and distribution strategies.

Together, these elements are known as the marketing mix and determine the success of an organisation’s brands, products or services.

This course can help you become a:

  • Market Researcher
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Online Marketing Specialist
  • Marketing Communications Manager

Public Relations

Public Relations (PR) is about managing communication, reputation and relationships on behalf of organisations. It involves attracting and retaining the support of customers, employees, investors, communities and other stakeholders critical to a business success.

PR professionals work in a wide variety of organisations and industries. They may provide advice to management and decision-makers at the highest level and work closely with the media. Roles in this industry may include: public relations officer, internal communications coordinator, publicist and public affairs consultant.

This course can help you become a:

  • Events Coordinator
  • Internal Communications Coordinator
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Publicist
  • Public Affairs Consultant
  • Communications Manager

Tourism and Hospitality

Tourism and hospitality are rapidly growing industries and may offer a variety of career paths. Careers may be in areas such as tourist information, corporate travel consultancy and resort management. Employment in this field suits people who are interested in travel and who enjoy meeting new people.

This course can help you become a:

  • Hotel or Motel Manager
  • Travel Consultant
  • Tourist Information Officer
  • Restaurant Manager