The day-to-day tasks performed by business administration course graduates vary depending on industry, but will usually relate to people, project or organisational management. Tasks may include workshopping key goals and priorities, writing plans, supervising and coaching staff members, monitoring project timelines and tasks, authorising materials and resources for projects, consulting with staff, conducting meetings, preparing reports, conducting monitoring and evaluations, representing the business or organisation publically, ensuring legislative and regulative compliance by the business or organisation, and liaising between staff and departments.
In a not-for-profit or smaller organisation, you may find yourself taking on more varied tasks, including responsibilities relating to human resources, staff recruitment and inductions, financial management and reporting, or marketing, sales and communications.
Depending on the level of your qualification, you may perform a range of senior management tasks, including developing a strategic or organisational plan, managing high-level projects, and making key strategic decisions. You may answer to a board or directors or shareholders, and be responsible for ensuring your organisation’s continued compliance with its strategic directives.