For years, the business world prioritised profit over social responsibility. Today's new breed of business managers care about the social impact of business decisions. They are innovative, entrepreneurial thinkers who focus on driving growth for good.
Curious about the long game? As a general manager, your people-before-profits leadership style will shine, as you drive an entire organisation to achieve strategic goals. By the time you rise to this role, you'll likely have an MBA and at least five years of industry experience.
With 28,200 new business management jobs projected until 2026, it's the right time to get down to business.*
Fancy yourself as a business development manager? You'll spend your days evaluating sales performance and identifying growth opportunities. Maybe an ICT business analyst? You'll solve information communications technology issues and drive change with your expert knowledge. As a management or organisation analyst, you’ll help businesses improve systems, methods, and procedures.
By the time you get to the big chair - chief operations officer - you'll be leading the entire organisation to success, with a focus on people, the planet, and profits. In this rewarding career path, you can lead the way in any industry, from the public sector and not-for-profit, to government and more!
*Source: Labour Market Insights
*Source: Labour Market Insights
**Source: Labour Market Insights
***Source: Labour Market Insights
With a huge range of management roles to choose from, you could combine your business studies with information technology for a dynamic career as an ICT business analyst, or study a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) to get the edge on marketing management roles.
Take your highly transferable management skills and knowledge into the public and private sectors, government departments, financial institutions, private consulting firms, not-for-profits and commercial organisations.
You’ll graduate future-ready for tomorrow’s workforce with our Work Integrated Learning and industry placement programs. Our strong industry ties connect you to industry leaders, including prestige firms and professional bodies across all sectors.
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Expect a world-class learning experience on campus or online, with full- or part-time study options available.
Study part of your degree overseas with student exchange opportunities at 80 international partner universities.
Graduate ahead of the game with industry accreditation and the qualifications to apply for membership with professional bodies.
Get real-world experience and develop networks through Work Integrated Learning and industry placement programs.
Flinders taught me how to critically analyse information to solve problems which has been very important in my project management role, as I constantly encounter problems that require solution development and risk factor analysis.
Hear about innovative career opportunities and studying Business at Flinders.
Ever wondered if you’re going to be ready for your dream job when your studies are over? At Flinders, we’ve got you covered, with a step-by-step plan to get you job-ready by graduation.
Make a difference in the world by studying with Flinders Business.
Recruited by an employer three weeks before his graduation ceremony, Evan Lucas soon discovered the value of his Flinders MBA.
Our incredible teaching and professional staff are experts in their fields and well-connected to industry.
Senior Lecturer, College of Business, Government and Law: Dr Philip Palmer
Philip has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) with Honours and a PhD in Accounting. He is a member of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, where he is a member of the regional council for SA/NT.
He is passionate about producing enterprising, work-ready accounting graduates, who have the necessary technical knowledge and personal attributes to make a successful contribution to the accounting profession.
MBA Director, College of Business, Government and Law: Associate Professor Angie Abdel Shafei
Associate Professor Angie Shafei, MD DBA, is an interdisciplinary Clinical Pathologist, Pracademic, Health Management Consultant and Researcher. Her main interests are innovation, health transformation and digital health.
She has 20+ years of experience in the medical, education, quality and accreditation sectors in Australia, North Africa and the Gulf.
Work Integrated Learning Coordinator: Ms Kahlene Michalenny
Kahlene has a Bachelor of Business (Management) from Flinders University where she learned first-hand the value of undertaking a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement. Kahlene's WIL experience saw her transition from student to working professional with her WIL employer in her final study year.
Kahlene is passionate about supporting current students to have valuable WIL experiences within the College of Business, Government & Law.
With a business management degree at Flinders, you’ll develop a high-level skillset across all areas of business practice, including strategic management, planning, e-business, HR and marketing. You’ll graduate a career-ready business professional with transferable skills and practical knowledge.
With the increasing demand for management analysts and ICT business analysts, combining your business management studies with finance or information technology will allow you to hit the ground running in a lucrative and thriving industry.
A business degree is a valuable investment. It gives you the opportunity to access a diverse selection of well-paid, secure, dynamic, and in-demand roles across an almost limitless range of employment sectors.
Yes. It's possible to change your specialisation within the first year of study. Changes to your specialisation will also depend on where the topic you want to take is up to. Your course coordinator will be happy to discuss this with you.
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