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Discipline Overview

Accountants provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost management, planning and decision-making by organisations and individuals; and provide advice on associated compliance and performance requirements to ensure statutory and strategic governance. Whether working for a multinational company, a government agency or in public practice, accountants play a pivotal role in advising senior management on the financial performance and direction of the organisation

Key employability skills

  • Demonstrate core knowledge of business and organisations and major disciplinary knowledge
  • Good communication skills, including presentation skills and ability to build rapport with clients
  • Ability to analyse and solve problems
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Discretion while dealing with confidential information
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to use relevant technology for professional purposes
  • Demonstrate responsible judgement in decision making 

Related occupations

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  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Assistant Financial Controller
  • Financial Controller
  • Business Analyst
  • Commercial Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Senior Partner (Accountancy Practice)
  • Business Advisor
  • Accounts Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Special Agent – Accounting/Finance
  • Accounting Analyst
  • Cost Accountant
  • Manager Employee Accounting (Payroll)
  • Assistant Business Manager
  • Accountant Specialist
  • Accounts Payable Controller
  • Analyst Finance
  • General Accountant
  • Senior Accounting Associate
  • General Accounting Associate
  • Associate Analyst
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Finance Manager

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An accounting major can take you in a number of different directions - you can work for a small to medium enterprise (SME); or alternatively you might choose to work for a large corporate; government department or for one of the four major accounting and auditing firms such as:

  • PwC
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • EY

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Graduate programs are 1-2 year fast tracked career pathway programs offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.  Applications generally open from February each year for final year students or graduates of up to two years after completion.

Many graduate employers take Accounting graduates into their graduate programs. Below are some example employers across different sectors:

  • Allianz
  • ATO
  • Caltex
  • CIMIC
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • Mars
  • PwC
  • RSM
  • ShineWing Australia
  • Woodside
  • EY

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Many Accounting graduates will complete additional studies following their initial qualification. Chartered Accountants ANZ and CPA Australia are two of the largest accounting professional bodies in Australia and both require their members to undergo professional development by way of completing a CPA (Certified Practising Accountant) or a CA (Chartered Accountant)  program. It is a personal preference as to which program to complete, however can be influenced by the type of a company you join.

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Discipline Overview

Business Law deals with the context, application and the impact of law on the structures and transaction of business, and is crucial to business innovation. Business Law professionals possess the necessary skills and knowledge base to provide a legal perspective to business practice. Business law encompasses many overlapping fields, ranging from specific regulatory frameworks to corporate governance. Specialised areas within Business Law include international business law, banking and taxation law, employment and anti-discrimination law, and media law.

Key employability skills

  • demonstrate core and disciplinary knowledge of business, organisations and the legal system
  • apply reasoning and critical analysis to generate appropriate business, organisational and legal responses
  • effectively communicate orally and in writing to varied stakeholders
  • demonstrate responsible judgement in decision making
  • strong commercial awareness and business acumen
  • apply ethical principles to a range of contexts
  • work effectively with others on shared goals
  • negotiation and influencing capability
  • demonstrate independent learning

Related occupations

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  • Paralegal
  • Finance Analyst
  • Archivist
  • Legal Assistant
  • Lobbyist
  • Law Firm Administrator
  • Jury Consultant
  • Business Consultant
  • Management Consultant

Employers

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  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
  • RMB Lawyers
  • Kells Lawyers
  • Kiama Library
  • Macquarie Group
  • Deloitte Australia
  • PwC
  • Accenture
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Citi
  • ANTSO

Formal graduate programs

Graduate programs are 1-2 year fast tracked career pathway programs offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.  Applications generally open from February each year for final year students or graduates of up to two years after completion. 

Many graduate employers take Business Law graduates into their graduate programs. Below are some example employers across different sectors:

  • Randstad
  • IBM
  • RACS
  • Department of Justice and Regulation
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • National Association of Community Legal Centres
  • Allens
  • Arnold Bloch Leibler
  • HWL Ebsworth
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Legal Aid NSW
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Macquarie Group
  • KPMG
  • K&L Gates

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Discipline Overview

Economics is a social science that studies how individuals, businesses and communities solve the problem of allocating or distributing resources such as goods, services, money, labour, knowledge, time and capital. There are very few aspects of our lives that cannot be analysed from an economic perspective; it’s a field of study and work that appeals to many. Opportunities for economics graduates (or those with an economics component to their degree) are particularly strong in banking and finance, business analysis, law, health, journalism and public policy. 

Key employability skills

  • Communication skills - presenting findings and explaining complex data
  • Analytical skills - analysing research methods, qualitative and quantitative data, conclusions and recommendations
  • Numeracy - handling complex data and applying mathematical and statistical analysis methods
  • Problem solving - extracting information, drawing conclusions and making recommendations
  • Time management - completing specific tasks and analysis within designated time frames
  • Ability to apply economic principles and models
  • IT skills and ability to use specialised software

Related occupations

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  • Economist
  • Research Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Economic Analyst
  • Finance & Economics Analyst
  • Intelligence & Policy Analyst
  • Economics & Policy Associate
  • Research Analyst Economics Competition
  • Health Economics Analyst
  • Consultant – Political Economy Training
  • Assistant Economist
  • Regulatory Economist
  • Industrial Economist
  • Energy Policy Economist
  • Quantitative Analyst – Economic Regulation
  • Economist & Accounting Specialist
  • Senior Manager, Economic Capital Strategy
  • Principal Economist in the Monetary Analyst Division (Banking)
  • Senior Transportation Economist
  • Development Economist
  • Regulatory Economist
  • International Economist
  • Algorithmic Economist
  • Economic Development and Investment Officer
  • Cryptocurrency Analyst/Economist
  • Economist Data Scientist | Econometrician

Employers

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  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Macquarie Group
  • Westpac
  • National Australia Bank
  • EY
  • NSW Department of Education
  • BlueScope
  • BT Financial Group
  • University of Sydney
  • Citi
  • Telstra
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Macquarie University
  • Commonwealth Treasury

Key industry job websites

Formal Graduate Programs

Graduate programs are 1-2 year paid rotational programs offered by large organisations and government agencies.  Applications generally open from February each year and are open to final year students or graduates up to two years after graduation. Below are some example employers across different sectors:

  • Nestle
  • SThree
  • IBM
  • GHD
  • Allianz
  • NAB
  • Randstad
  • Department of Human Services
  • Stockland
  • Citi
  • KPMG
  • Dexus
  • ANZ
  • Quantium
  • Robert Walters
  • QBE
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Lendi
  • Jacobs
  • Suncorp
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bloomberg
  • Dimension Data
  • GSK
  • Caltex
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Westpac Group
  • Macquarie Group
  • nbn
  • Goldman Sachs

Professional bodies and associations

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Post graduate/additional studies

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Discipline Overview

Finance professionals provide services relating to financial reporting, taxation, auditing, insolvency, accounting information systems, budgeting, cost management, planning and decision-making by organisations and individuals; and provide advice on associated compliance and performance requirements to ensure statutory and strategic governance. Finance professionals can work across Corporate Finance: Capital Investments; Capital Financing; Dividends and Return of Capitals; Budgeting; Financial Analysis, Investments, Financial Markets and Institutions.

Key employability skills

  • Problem solving skills, including the ability to apply logical thinking in solving complex problems
  • Decisiveness, ability to make decisions in a timely manner, with a responsible character
  • Strong numeracy skills with ability to work with numerical and graphical information, draw conclusions, and explain findings
  • Client focus and ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Persuasiveness and integrity

Related occupations

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  • Assistant Financial Controller
  • Financial Controller
  • Business Analyst 
  • Commercial Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Finance Analyst
  • Insolvency Analyst 
  • Business Advisor  
  • Finance Officer   
  • Mortgage & Finance Broker 
  • Special Agent – Accounting/Finance   
  • Finance Business Partner
  • Consultant – Development (Finance)  
  • Assistant Business Manager – Finance   
  • Operations & Finance Assistant 
  • Paraplanner 
  • Finance Change Manager  
  • Head of Finance
  • Manager Corporate Finance   
  • Finance Assistant 
  • Senior Finance Broker 
  • Finance Broker 
  • Associate Analyst – Treasury 
  • Commercial Finance Analyst
  • Compliance & Risk Analyst  
  • Quantitative Analyst 
  • Chartered Public Finance Accountant  
  • Actuarial Analyst  
  • Private Equity Analyst
  • Hedge Fund Analyst   
  • Broker 
  • Actuarial & Risk Management
  • General Management & Operations  
  • Investment Banker  
  • Private Banking – Wealth Management

Employers

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  • Macquarie Group 
  • BP 
  • Nestle 
  • SThree 
  • APA Group 
  • IBM 
  • Allianz 
  • NAB 
  • Randstad 
  • Department of Human Services 
  • J.P. Morgan
  • KPMG 
  • ANZ 
  • Qantas 
  • Perpetual 
  • QBE 
  • Commonwealth Bank 
  • Momenta Resourcing 
  • Suncorp 
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics 
  • Telstra | Bloomberg 
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission 
  • Valiant Finance 
  • Reserve Bank of Australia 
  • Protiviti 
  • BT Financial Group 
  • Crowe Horwath

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Graduate programs are 1-2 year fast tracked career pathway programs offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.  Applications generally open from February each year for final year students or graduates of up to two years after completion. 

Professional bodies and associations

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Post graduate/additional studies

Ongoing professional development may be required for accreditation with relevant professional bodies and for career advancement within the finance sector and should be explored. UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or academic coursework.

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Discipline Overview

Financial Planners help people to understand and reach their financial goals.  They have the expertise and ethical standards to ensure planning for retirement and understanding the intricacies of investment, taxation and ever-changing rules and regulations. At its core, financial planning is about guiding people to achieve their own financial goals and security through personalised strategies. Every day will be as different as the clients you choose to work with.

Key employability skills

  • Analytical, problem solving and numeracy skills, including the ability to analyse complex data
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Decisiveness, ability to make decisions in a timely manner, with a responsible character
  • Client focus and ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Ability to work effectively with others on shared goals
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Up to date industry and regulatory knowledge
  • Persuasiveness and integrity

 

Related occupations

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  • Financial Planner 
  • Financial Investment Manager 
  • Investment Manager 
  • Portfolio Manager 
  • Planning Advisor 
  • Associate Financial Planner 
  • Para Planner
  • Insurance Money Management Advisor
  • Financial Dealers
  • Small Business Owner
  • Director/Principal
  • Finance Business Analyst

Employers

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As a Financial Planner, you have the freedom to work at a large financial institution, a smaller boutique firm, or even start up your own practice in a location that suits you. Working overseas is also an option with financial planners in demand around the world. Researching relevant organisations is an opportunity for you to begin connecting with workplaces and the industry. 

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Graduate programs are 1-2 year fast tracked career pathway programs offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.  Applications generally open from February each year for final year students or graduates of up to two years after completion

Professional bodies and associations

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Post graduate/additional studies

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

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Discipline overview

People are an organisation's most valuable resource. Human Resource Management (HRM) is concerned with finding the right staff for an organisation and having employed them, nurturing them so that they want to stay and perform to the best of their abilities. Rather than solely focusing on the bottom line, HRM also focuses on motivational factors, employee health and wellbeing, human rights, ethics, and the impact of responsible management on society. Opportunities exist in HR across a wide range of different roles and sectors, whether it be in small or large businesses, public or private sector. Opportunities exist in a broad range of HR activities such as employee relations, recruitment, performance management, termination, reporting, training and development.

Key employability skills

  • Ability to apply specialised knowledge and skills in the area of human resource management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills such as empathy, sensitivity, tact and discretion
  • Ability to work effectively with others to resolve challenges
  • Stakeholder engagement, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills
  • Data analysis and budgeting skills
  • Decision making capability
  • Commercial awareness

 

Related occupations

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  • Human Resource Coordinator 
  • Human Resource Advisor 
  • Human Resource Manager
  • HR Business Partner 
  • Human Resource Administrator
  • People & Culture Administrator
  • Human Resource Customer Service Officer 
  • Human Resource Consultant
  • Recruitment Team Leader
  • Recruitment Consultant 
  • Organisational Development Manager
  • Human Resource Project Officer 
  • Senior Change Analyst 
  • Learning & Development Consultant 
  • People and Development Consultant 
  • Employee Relations Consultant
  • Industrial Relations/Investigations
  • Talent Acquisition Coordinator 
  • WH&S Training Consultant
  • Graduate Recruitment Consultant 
  • Internal Recruitment Consultant
  • Talent Attraction and Recruitment Consultant
  • Employment Consultant 
  • Recruitment Business Partner
  • WHS Officer

Employers

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A HRM major can provide opportunities in small to medium enterprises (SMEs) or large businesses in both the public and private sectors. All sectors recruit graduates with a HRM major- it is up to you to decide where your best fit is. Researching relevant organisations is an opportunity for you to begin connecting with workplaces and the industry.  Below are some example employers across different sectors:

  • Commonwealth Bank
  • NSW Department of Educatio
  • Qantas
  • TAFE NSW
  • Telstra
  • UNSW
  • BHP
  • Transport for NSW
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • South32
  • Department of Defence
  • Royal Australian Navy
  • NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
  • IRT Group

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Graduate programs are 1-2 year fast tracked career pathway programs offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.  Applications generally open from February each year for final year students or graduates of up to two years after completion. 

Many graduate employers take HR graduates into their graduate programs. Below are some example employers across different sectors:

  • SThree
  • Nestle
  • Robert Walters
  • Allianz
  • Randstad
  • Hays
  • Department of Human Services
  • Citi
  • KPMG
  • ANZ
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Suncorp
  • IBM
  • NAB
  • GSK
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Virgin Australia Group
  • Vodafone
  • Deloitte
  • Westpac Group
  • P&G
  • Macquarie Group
  • Unilever
  • Goldman Sachs
  • PwC
  • BHP
  • Transport for NSW
  • Employsure

Professional bodies and associations

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Postgraduate study options

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Discipline Overview

Manager’s plan, organise, direct, control and review the day-to-day operations and major functions of commercial, industrial, government and defence organisations. Management is the art and science of planning, coordinating and leading group efforts.  It is the mobilising of human and material resources to achieve organisational goals.

Key employability skills

  • Ability to think strategically with strong decision making capability
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to plan, coordinate, organise and delegate
  • Data analysis skills and ability to utilise data to inform decision making
  • Ability to work effectively with others to resolve problems and challenges
  • Stakeholder engagement, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commercial awareness

 

Related occupations

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  • Health and Welfare Services Manager
  • Management and Organisation Analyst 
  • Retail Manager 
  • Quality Assurance Manager 
  • Environmental Manager
  • Sports Administrator 
  • Product Quality Controller
  • Risk and Assurance Manager 
  • Internal Communications Manager
  • Regional Operations Manager
  • Business Development Manager 
  • Analytics Manager 
  • PR & Social Account Manager 
  • Agency Sales Manager 
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Camping Ground Manager 
  • Call Centre Manager 
  • Managing Director 
  • Child Care Centre Manager 
  • Construction Manager 
  • Finance Manager 
  • Corporate Services Manager 
  • Engineering Manager 
  • Project Manager 
  • ICT Manager
  • Human Resource Manager 
  • Hotel Manager 
  • Trainee Strata Manager
  • Junior Key Account Manager
  • Restaurant Manager

Employers

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A management major means that you can work in many industries including: Public Administration and Safety; Manufacturing; Arts and Recreation Services; Public and Private Sectors; Not for Profit; FMCG corporations; and small to medium enterprises (SMEs). Large graduate recruiters also value the management major. Researching relevant organisations is an opportunity for you to begin connecting with workplaces and the industry.  Below are some example employers across different sectors:

  • NSW Department of Education 
  • BlueScope
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Telstra 
  • Westpac
  • EY
  • National Australia Bank
  • Macquarie Group
  • Qantas
  • Lendlease 
  • Google 
  • Microsoft
  • Cardno 
  • Salesforce

Formal graduate programs

Graduate programs are 1-2 year fast tracked career pathway programs offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.  Applications generally open from February each year for final year students or graduates of up to two years after completion.

Many graduate employers take Management graduates into their graduate programs. Below are some example employers across different sectors:

  • BP
  • SThree
  • Nestle
  • Aventedge
  • IBM
  • GHD
  • Allianz
  • Randstad
  • Department of Human Services
  • Stockland
  • J.P Morgan
  • KPMG
  • ANZ
  • Qantas
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Jacobs
  • Suncorp
  • NAB
  • British American Tobacco
  • Allegis Group
  • GSK
  • Aurecon
  • Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • Deloitte
  • Westpac Group
  • GroupM
  • ISS Facility Services
  • Department of Defence

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Discipline Overview

Marketing is primarily concerned with identifying consumer demand relative to a product or service and developing ways to identify and develop market opportunities for new and existing goods and services. Marketing professionals may be employed by companies that manufacture or distribute consumer or industrial goods, or by providers of business services. They may also work in discreet marketing, advertising, e-commerce, market research, promotions, product marketing and communications.

Key employability skills

  • Demonstrate core knowledge of marketing concepts and theories
  • Ability to interpret complex information, solve problems and work to deadlines
  • Commercial awareness- an understanding of the market, consumer wants and needs and the business requirements of the client
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Teamwork skills to work effectively with others on shared goals
  • Creativity to contribute to campaigns and strategies

 

Related occupations

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  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Data Mining Specialist
  • Marketing Co-ordinator
  • Marketing Administrator 
  • Brand Specialist 
  • Product Development Analyst
  • Business Development & Marketing Advisor 
  • Enterprise Business Development Manager – Content Marketing
  • Marketing Executive
  • Digital Marketing Strategist
  • Junior Marketing Consultant
  • Digital Marketing Assistant
  • Marketing Events Coordinator 
  • Email Marketing Coordinator
  • Customer Marketing Executive 
  • CRM Marketing Specialist 
  • Brand Manager
  • Product Marketing Manager 
  • Product Manager
  • Product Developer 
  • Product Communications Manager 
  • Assistant Product Manager 
  • Brand Manager 
  • Business Development Manager 
  • Consumer Brand Ambassador 
  • Marketing Research Analyst

Employers

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Marketing employers vary from large global organisations, to corporate industries and are not limited to this.  Most Fast Moving Consumer Goods organisations have product development and branding teams.  Small to medium enterprises may have a small team or may outsource their marketing work to marketing agencies or media agencies.

Below are some example employers across different sectors:

  • NSW Department of Education
  • BlueScope
  • Commonwealth Bank 
  • Telstra
  • Westpac 
  • EY
  • National Australia Bank 
  • Macquarie Group
  • Qantas 
  • Lendlease 
  • Google 
  • Microsoft
  • Cardno
  • Salesforce

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Graduate programs are 1-2 year fast tracked career pathway programs offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.  Applications generally open from February each year for final year students or graduates of up to two years after completion. Many graduate employers take Marketing graduates into their graduate programs.

Below are some example employers across different sectors:

  • Nestle 
  • SThree 
  • Robert Walters 
  • IBM
  • Allianz 
  • Ranstad
  • Hays 
  • Department of Human Services 
  • Citi 
  • KPMG 
  • Qantas 
  • ANZ
  • people2people 
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Commonwealth Bank 
  • Apple 
  • Woolworths Group
  • Telstra 
  • NAB 
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise 
  • Caltex 
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Kraft Heinz
  • Deloitte
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • P & G
  • Unilever
  • Australian Communications and Media Authority

Professional bodies and associations

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Public Relations Professionals plan, develop, implement and evaluate information and communication strategies that create an understanding and a favourable view of organisations, their goods and services, and their role in the community. PR professionals may work across media relations, community relations, corporate and social responsibility, public affairs, crisis management, social media management, employee engagement and relations, integrated marketing and communications.

Key employability skills

  • Demonstrate core knowledge of public relations concepts and theories
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to interpret complex information, solve problems and work to deadlines
  • Commercial awareness- an understanding of the market, consumer wants and needs and the business requirements of the client
  • Strong communication skills and ability to engage effectively orally and in writing
  • Understanding of and skills in using social media and digital platforms
  • Teamwork skills to work effectively with others on shared goals
  • Creativity to contribute to campaigns and strategies

Related occupations

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  • Communications Officer
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Public Relations Junior Account Manager
  • Public Relations and Content Manager
  • Public Relations Account Director
  • Communications Consultant
  • Community Engagement Consultant
  • Marketing Advisor
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Specialist Corporate Affairs
  • Community Relations Coordinator
  • PR & Social Account Manager
  • Marketing & Communications Manager
  • Internal Communications Officer
  • Knowledge Management Content Developer
  • Community Liaison Officer
  • PR Account
  • Manager – B2B
  • Media Manager
  • Strategic Engagement Advisor
  • Internal Communications Specialist
  • Corporate Communications Lead
  • Media & Public Affairs Manager
  • Corporate Communications Advisor
  • Media & Communications Officer
  • Communications Officer
  • Social Media Advisor
  • Media and Advocacy Officer
  • Events Manager
  • Corporate Communications Coordinator
  • PR & Content Manager
  • Assistant Manager – PR

Employers

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Below are some example employers across different sectors:

  • Non-for-profit
  • Government
  • Private Sector – Health; Sport; FMCG; Corporate & Financial; Construction; Fashion; Public Affairs; Music & Entertainment
  • Public Relations Agencies
  • Boutique PR Agencies
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • TAFE NSW
  • Transport for NSW
  • UNSW
  • Wollongong City Council
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
  • BlueScope
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Peoplecare
  • Macquarie University
  • Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • IRT Group.

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Many graduate employers take PR graduates into their graduate programs. Below are some example employers across different sectors:

  • Fujitsu
  • Holcim
  • Accenture
  • ACMA
  • Nestle
  • Westpac

Professional bodies and associations

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study options

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

If you are interested in furthering your studies, UOW offers:

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Discipline Overview

Getting the right product to the right place at the right time at the right price is the challenge of logistics, supply chain and transport. In today’s fast-paced global market, companies are increasingly judged not only on the quality of their goods and services, but also on the speed and efficiency with which they deliver them. Due to the increasing technical complexity of distributing standard consumer goods, and the globalisation of markets, the link between consumer and vendor has become longer and vastly more complicated.

Professionals in this area get the opportunity to be involved in implementing and monitoring purchasing, storage and distribution strategies, policies and plans.  Ensuring that stock levels are monitored and that communication is kept open with other departments and stockholders concerning requirements for outward goods and associated forwarding transportation

Key employability skills

  • Demonstrate core knowledge of business and organisations and major disciplinary knowledge, particularly information technology and automation knowledge
  • Strong attention to detail, organisation skills and planning capability
  • Critically analyse business and organisational issues in local, national and international contexts
  • Demonstrate responsible judgement in decision making
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Work effectively with others on shared goals
  • Use relevant technology for professional purposes

Related occupations

Find out what kinds of positions you could apply for with your major by researching some of the jobs in your field.

  • Customer Supply Chain Specialist
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Supply Chain Coordinator
  • Supply Chain Planning
  • Senior Associate Supply Chain
  • Supply Planner
  • Supply Chain & Integrated Business Planner
  • Customer Facing Supply Chain Manager
  • Transition Specialist
  • Supply Chain Planning Project Co-ordinator
  • Procurement & Supply Chain Consultant
  • Sales & Supply Chain Administrator
  • Supply Chain Graduate
  • Junior Pre-Sales/Solution Consultant – Supply Chain/Logistics
  • Network Development Specialist – Supply Chain
  • In Market Supply Chain Analyst
  • Demand and Supply Planner
  • Senior Stock Controller
  • Manager, Procurement & Corporate Services
  • Key Account Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Supply Analyst
  • Business Analyst – Procurement
  • Logistics Planner
  • Procurement Executive – Retail
  • Supply Chain & Sales Analyst
  • Operations Manager

Employers

Explore what types of organisations you would like to work for through looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below are some example employers across different sectors:

  • Nestle
  • Ceva Logistics
  • Woolworths
  • Linfox
  • Coles| Mainfreight
  • Lion Nathan
  • TOLL
  • DHL Supply Chain
  • Transport for NSW
  • South32
  • Qantas
  • Ausgrid
  • Caltex Australia
  • Downer
  • CEVA Logistics
  • Boral
  • BevChain
  • BP
  • SThree
  • GHD
  • Allianz
  • Randstad
  • Holcim
  • Wesfarmers
  • Deloitte
  • P&G
  • Sharp & Carter
  • Macquarie Group
  • Commonwealth Bank

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Professional bodies and associations

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Postgraduate study options

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

Course information

Discipline Overview

International Business professionals possess a solid understanding of business in other cultures and regions through knowledge of different international markets, and differing government regulations. Business in today's digitally connected world is increasingly global and many international business graduates work in a variety of sectors including government, international aid, banking, finance, consulting, international trade, marketing, human resources, and technology both at home and internationally.

Key employability skills

  • Core knowledge of business and organisational culture in countries of business liaison
  • Critically analyse business and organisational issues in local, national and international contexts
  • Resilience and adaptability with ability to respond to changing circumstances
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing to varied stakeholders
  • Collaborative style with ability to work effectively with others on shared goals
  • Demonstrate responsible judgement in decision making
  • Use relevant technology for professional purposes

Related occupations

Find out what kinds of positions you could apply for with your major by researching some of the jobs in your field.

  • Communications Officer
  • Management Analyst/Consultant
  • Sales Manager
  • International Analyst
  • Trade Specialist
  • Product Manager
  • Stock Broker
  • Financial Analyst
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Import/Export Coordinator
  • International Marketing Manager
  • International Economist
  • Import Compliance Specialist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Policy Analyst
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • International Banking
  • Project Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Junior Business Development Manager – Account Executive
  • Associate Consultant, International Relations
  • Client Service Representative

Employers

Explore what types of organisations you would like to work for through looking at some of the employers in your field.

Below are some example employers across different sectors:

  • Commonwealth Bank
  • EY
  • BlueScope
  • Westpac
  • Telstra
  • NSW Department of Education
  • TAFE NSW
  • University of Sydney
  • National Australia Bank
  • IBM
  • Qantas
  • Optus
  • Accenture
  • Deloitte Australia

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Many graduate employers take International Business graduates into their graduate programs.

Professional bodies and associations

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study options

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

Course information

What can I do to be proactive right now?

  • CRL100 and CRLP200 are elective subjects that help you clarify career direction & obtain work experience.
  • Further information on future prospects, salaries and future trends for particular roles of interest can be found in Job Outlook.
  • You can also explore the careers of other UOW graduates on the LinkedIn Alumni tool
  • Access the Hidden Job Market to find employment with small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s).
  • Find out about Graduate Recruitment Programs, fast tracked career pathway programs for graduates.
  • Career Action Plan gives you concrete actions throughout your degree to pursue your career goals
  • Career Central Resources are easy to access and can provide you with knowledge about employment
  • CareerHub Plus is an online library to improve student, graduate and alumni employability
  • CareerSmart/CareerSmart Discovery Tool are comprehensive & interactive career development tools

 

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