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:
- Identifying and organising key organisational goals and strategic priorities;
- Developing plans, policies and procedures relating to the operation of the business;
- Monitoring and managing projects;
- Authorising the allocation and movement of resources, including financial and human resources;
- Managing and training staff;
- Conducting meetings;
- Preparing reports, submissions and notes;
- Conducting monitoring and evaluation activities of business projects and activities;
- Managing conflict;
- Representing the business or organisation in public;
- Ensuring the business’s ongoing compliance with relevant regulations; and
- Performing other general administrative tasks.
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.