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Choosing the Right Business Degree

Australia offers a wide range of business qualifications at a large number of institutions across the country. Any given school may have at least five different kinds of business degrees, and as many as 20. You might have a hard time choosing one!

Fret not, we will walk you through the kinds of degrees you can choose from and some of the things you can consider along the way.

What courses are available?

At most schools, all business degrees will share a lot of common curriculum. Choosing business or commerce; you may find broad, general degrees that provide you with a solid foundation in a wide range of business principles while at the same time building knowledge and skills in a particular area that you choose as a major. Most business or commerce courses will equip you in key elements such as business theory, management, economics, entrepreneurship, marketing, accounting & finance, or business law.

Not all subjects are studied in such a broad-based way. You may also study a specific field within business. Some degrees focus on the study of one subject in-depth and offer opportunities to take electives outside that subject. Examples of popular specialist courses include:

  • International Business

International business programs provide an understanding of the different business management practices found all over the world, and prepare students for graduate careers working abroad or in organisations that are engaged in business on a global scale.

  • Actuarial Studies

Risk is all around us – in investment markets, on the roads, from our health and the climate. Actuarial programs will prepare students to apply mathematical talent in understanding, measuring and managing those risks.

  • Innovation

Innovation programs provide a better understanding of the environment of new business models and startups. The basic concepts students will touch on are developing ideas and technology-based innovation.

  • Taxation

Taxation courses are usually embedded in programs such as finance, accounting, or economics, but some universities offer a degree in this field. Common concepts taught are cost accounting, financial reporting, income deductions & credits, international tax policy, and business taxes.

  • Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management programs mostly cover essential practices in forecasting, procurement, transportation, warehousing, and logistics. Students will learn how to leverage industry changes or disruptions to optimise logistics & procurement management and build sustainable business processes.

Which school is right for me?

As mentioned earlier, almost all of these degrees are going to share core business classes. Hence, you have to look at the classes each program has to offer before you decide on one. Find Australia’s best business schools below.

Before you settle on a program, find out what it has to offer beyond a few unique classes. One of the best ways to do this is to talk to real people at the school. Join our exclusive virtual education fair to have this chance.

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