Take a leading role in shaping the way the world does business and build in-demand professional skills by studying a business management course.
Graduates of business management courses usually work in leadership, management and operational roles in businesses across a range of industries. Your responsibilities will depend on your role and industry, but generally you can expect to perform tasks such as:
Depending on the level of your qualification, you may perform a range of senior leadership, including developing a strategic or organisational plan, managing high-level projects, and making key strategic decisions.
After completing a business management course, you may seek employment in a wide range of management, leadership and business administration roles, or start your own small business. Roles you may choose to take on after graduating may include working as a:
You’ll thrive working in business management 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.
Similarly, job opportunities for chief executive officers and managing directors are also increasing, with Job Outlook reporting that approximately 67,700 people will be employed in those roles by 2020. Currently, approximately 58,900 people are employed as CEOs and managing directors in Australia.
Opportunities are also available for business management 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 currently 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.