Business, Management, and Administrative Studies

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Most Business Courses Develop a solid Grounding in key elements such as Business theory, management, economics, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, accounting, and Business Law.

This program provides business fundamentals that help prepare students for more advanced studies in a particular business field. It can also provide the necessary knowledge for students who plan on studying an unrelated subject but would benefit from having business essentials. Every program will vary, but examples of classes may include marketing, communication, human resources, finance, and business resources. Along with classroom lectures, students may also work on projects, conduct research, and attend symposiums featuring local and national businesses.

Major Fields of study Include:

Accounting

You will learn about the preparation, analysis, and verification of financial information for individuals and businesses. This includes budget analysis as well as financial and investment planning.

Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing is where traditional marketing meets the internet and other forms of new media including mobile and video games and covers a wide range of areas such as social network marketing, search engine optimization, viral marketing, web analytics, reputation management and experiment based market research, economics, public relations, and entrepreneurial skills.

Entrepreneurial Studies

Entrepreneurship Studies focuses on general business subjects but pays particular attention to capital management, product development, opportunity recognition, market research and feasibility, complete with areas in technological commercialization, financial analysis, legal issues, and human resource management.

Fashion Marketing

Fashion Marketing encompasses all activities under the management and marketing functions of the fashion world. You will learn about buying, merchandising, cataloging, cost control and more.

Finance

you will learn about the preparation of financial reports as well as direct cash management strategies.

Human Resource Management

you will learn all about managing an organization’s workforce, which includes human resource training and development, strategic staffing, managing organizational change, team building and more.

International Business

You will learn about work cultures, marketing, and business strategies as well as trade and regulations on an international scale.

Management Information Systems (MIS)

MIS involves planning, coordination, direct research and design of computer-related developments for any organization. You will learn about the information flow of computer systems and how to coordinate installations for smoother processes in business operations.

Marketing

Marketing involves the study of consumer behavior to satisfy the customer’s needs through advertising, promotions, market research, marketing strategies, sales, product development, and public relations activities.

Supply Chain Management

This study involves the integration of activities across companies to manage the flow of products, services, people, and equipment

You can also decide on your specialist study topics to suit your interests and career aims. Some elements may be core, required study with an additional range of optional, specialist modules to choose from. Many courses also include work placements and the option to spend a year working in the industry.

Some degrees are accredited by one or more of the national professional bodies that certify qualifications for careers in management and accounting. This can mean students are exempt from some of the exams required to become a chartered accountant or manager, for example.

Requirements for a study in the field of a business-related degree, you will usually need a minimum HSC  (GPA 3) or  A levels and A/B grades required for the most popular courses. Most courses do not have specific A level subject requirements.

Students who pursue a business course benefit in a number of ways. Business skills such as problem-solving, leadership, and communication can help in many different areas. There are also a wide variety of business careers available for those who want to continue on with their studies.

After completing this course, individuals have a variety of paths that they can choose from. Some may be prepared for a career or promotion in the areas of banking, insurance, human resources, accounting, finance, and insurance. A course in business studies also prepares graduates to open their own business in areas such as health, art, retail, and consulting.

Key areas of Employment

Accounting

Auditing, Investment, Financial Services, Corporate Accounting or Financial Consulting

Digital Marketing

Social Media Associate, Social Media Analyst, Social Media Specialist, Social Media Director, Online Marketer, Interactive Marketer, Social Network Administrator or Brand Relations Specialist

Entrepreneurial Studies

Start up your own business or enterprise, develop your family-run business, or work in organizations looking to grow their enterprise

Fashion Marketing

Retail Wholesale Outlets, Fashion Buyer, Merchandiser or Retail Manager

Finance

Finance, Banks, Insurance, Securities Firms or Consumer Goods Companies

Human Resource Management

HR related fields such as HR Management, Training & Development, Recruitment or Compensation & Benefits

International Business

Graduates can explore opportunities dealing with business matters on a global basis with multinational companies

Management Information Systems (MIS)

Information Technology Departments, Quality Control Management, Operations Management, Quality Analysis or Control Coordination

Marketing

Advertising, Marketing Research, Merchandising & Promotion, Retailing or Sales Management

Supply Chain Management

Retail & Wholesale Sectors, Information Technology Development, Logistics Operations & Supply Management, Operations Planning & Control or Transportation & Logistics Management

For many of these professions, a business qualification isn’t essential. However, a business degree will give you a good grounding in areas such as communication, finance, market strategy, and business policy, which can give you an edge in your career.