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The Education Destination : The Education Destination
Left: Australia has courses to meet your goals at any stage of your career. Right: In Australia’s unique business environment, you can study e-business, entrepreneurship, online marketing, sustainability and international trade. Australia has a unique business environment – innovative, creative and technologically advanced. Vocational – providing job-ready skills At a vocational institute, you can study a certifi cate, diploma or advanced diploma in fi elds such as human resources, business administration, e-commerce, event management, marketing, accounting, business offi ce management, retail operations, fi nancial services and international business. Vocational courses provide practical training with job-ready skills. These courses are designed in conjunction with industry and professional bodies to meet the needs of the industry. You will gain real-life skills and experience. International students use vocational courses to enter business, as well as to further their existing careers through upskilling. You may also link an advanced diploma into a bachelor degree. University – fl exible courses for your career Universities offer bachelor degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, masters and doctoral degrees (coursework or research). At many universities, you can undertake a double degree which means you can combine business studies with another subject area such as law, education or engineering. This is at least one additional year of study. Adouble degree can give you the edge for your career prospects. The types of bachelor degrees in the business field include accounting, commerce, fi nancial planning, marketing, hotel management, information systems, human resources, e-commerce, industrial relations, agribusiness, governance and public sector management, entrepreneurship, international business, hospitality, public relations, communications and retail management. In many courses, you can choose electives so you can tailor the information to meet your career goals. MBA and postgraduate programs Many Australian universities have graduate schools of management, where you can undertake an MBA or other postgraduate program. Postgraduate programs help you fast-track your career through focused study. Courses include many of those listed under the university section above plus environmental management, ecotourism, international marketing, property development, information management, strategic affairs, procurement, rural management, leadership and management, engineering management and health administration. Australia: The Education Destination International students are attracted to Australian MBA and postgraduate business programs for the following reasons: • courses to meet your needs – generalist or specialist programs • fl exible programs with a wide range of electives • industry linkages in Australia and across the world • international staff, curriculum and students • research and collaboration with other international institutions • state-of-the-art facilities • study of theoretical and practical issues • learning through business frameworks • range of starting dates, summer schools and fast-track options. You can study a generalist MBA or specialise in a particular business area such as fi nance, marketing or employment law. In some universities, you can combine your MBA with another degree, for example an MBA/Master of Information Technology double degree. There are MBA programs for any stage of your career – some courses can be undertaken straight from your previous degree, others require two years’ work experience, while an advanced or executive program might require fi ve years’ work experience. Business networking and student support Through your Australian MBA program, you’ll gain a network of international business contacts. Some MBAs may focus on business in the Asia-Pacifi c region; others have links with Europe and North America. All Australian MBA programs have a global outlook. When you study business at any level in Australia, you will have support from your institution through both the faculty offi ce and the international offi ce. Your lecturers are experienced business managers who can assist you with learning in the Australian academic system and connect you into the industry. The international offi ce provides support services for adjusting to Australia, accommodation, English language training and other study skills. Whether you’re beginning your career or upgrading your skills, an Australian business course will give you the edge. ¦ 83 INSTITUTIONS AND COURSES
Australia The Education Destination 2010