Stand out in a competitive and rewarding business world by building in-demand skills studying a business course.
Graduates of business courses may seek employment in a wide variety of management roles, which means your day-to-day duties will vary, depending on the role you take on. However, your work will likely be focused on managing the operations of business, and will include tasks such as:
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 business 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.
After completing a business course, you may seek employment in a wide range of business administration and management roles, or start your own small business. Roles you may choose to take on after graduating may include working as a:
You’ll find working in business exciting and rewarding if you:
The Australian Government’s Job Outlook predicts strong growth in job opportunities for business managers over the next decade, predicting the profession will grow to employ an additional 7,900 people by 2020. Currently employing approximately 51,000 people, the profession is considered large, and roles are available in most areas of Australia.
Opportunities are also available for business course graduates seeking to start their own small business. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that approximately 1.96 million small businesses operate in Australia, representing nearly 96 per cent of all businesses operating.
According to PayScale, a general manager can expect to earn a salary between $54,000 and $160,000 per year, with an average annual salary of approximately $92,000. An operations manager can expect to earn between $35,000 and $90,000 per year, and entry-level managers may enjoy earning a competitive average salary of approximately $50,000 per year.
At the highest levels of business, chief executive officers and chief financial officers can take home base salaries in excess of $300,000, according to Job Outlook, and may also hold stock in a company or share profits with shareholders in addition to receiving a wage.