A day in the life of a business student


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Career outcomes

Our graduates have pursued careers as:

  • accountants
  • administrators
  • advertising executives
  • bank managers
  • brand managers
  • chief executives
  • data analysts
  • event managers
  • fashion buyers
  • finance manager
  • financial advisers
  • financial planners
  • HR managers
  • investment bankers
  • marketing directors
  • marketing managers
  • office managers
  • payroll and personnel managers
  • promotions managers
  • recruitment consultants.
  • sales managers
  • stockbrokers
  • superannuation officers
  • tax accountants
  • occupational health and safety managers

About business

Whether you travel the world for international business, manage a successful team, enter the finance field or launch a marketing agency, a career in business means opportunities. It’s up to you which one you chase, but no matter your goal, we can help you reach it. And with us, you’ll get more than your usual business degree. You’ll learn how to act, lead and empower others to create positive and sustainable change.

Global and ethical

In today’s world, you need professional, technical and cross-cultural skills. All our units are embedded with the United Nations sustainable goals and our intercultural communication module is designed to build cultural awareness and communication skills which are vital in the global workplace. You can further extend your intercultural experience by taking part in a Global Virtual Classroom, studying at our Rome Campus or participating in an international study tour.

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Graduate with an edge

Preparing you for your career in business is our focus. With us, you’ll benefit from our Future Ready program, workshop-style classes, and community engagement/internships. All designed to ensure you gain experience, build networks, and graduate with the skills and CV to impress your future employer.

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Professional recognition

Our courses are co-designed with industry and contain embedded Microsoft certifications. Plus, they are recognised and accredited by the major professional bodies, including international EPAS Accreditation, Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia, the Institute of Public Accountants, the Financial Planning Education Council, and the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Make the right connections

Tailor your career to your interests

Whether you know exactly what field of business you want to go into, or you aren’t quite sure, we’ve got you covered. Our Bachelor of Business Administration is a generalist degree – so you can graduate ready for a range of business careers and then tailor your profession as you go. With our Bachelor of Commerce, you can major in your area of interest – and even then, you don’t have to decide straight away. You’ll study foundation units to get to know what area you’re most passionate about and can change your major at the start of your second year if you decide your interest lies elsewhere.

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Meet our students and staff

Student profile Business student Alexander Aloschi-Hopfner

Alexander Aloschi-Hopfner

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Management)

“The opportunity to undertake a placement during my studies has enhanced my knowledge and experience in so many ways. Typically, being in a class room you learn the theory but, in many cases, you don’t know how to apply the knowledge or when. The opportunity to complete a placement whilst studying has allowed me to understand the concepts of work-life-balance and industrial knowledge. Receiving guidance by those who directly work in the industry, I experienced unexpected and unplanned situations; be it complex, basic or hindering stress. Without this placement, I do not think that I would be where I am today with my improvement in business skills, personal qualities and knowledge.”

Staff profile Dr-Wendy-James

Dr Wendy James

Associate Professor

Dr Wendy James is a fully certified management accountant (CMA) as well as a certified practicing accountant (CPA).

Dr James is Associate Professor and has worked at a number of universities including Charles Darwin University (CDU) and Torrens University Australia (TUA), where she was part of the international Laureate group of universities. Dr James has a wealth of experience teaching courses in financial and managerial accounting and information systems and has taught at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels at universities in Australia and Dubai.

Dr James' current research interests include accounting education management, accounting and control systems, performance management, organisational change, public sector financial management and strategic management accounting in the private, public and not for profit sectors.

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