Business and Management careers

Business and management careers are extremely varied and today's top organisations insist on giving jobs to graduates who can demonstrate fresh ideas and offer their company a competitive edge.

By developing strong business skills and incorporating industry training while you study, you can aim for an exciting management career that offers you flexibility in the modern workplace.

What you'll learn

Business and management graduates are skilled decision-makers, problem-solvers and natural leaders who can work across all facets of an organisation. With good management skills you can choose to specialise in specific areas such as marketing, public relations or event management.

Core business skills include:

  • Leadership and people management
  • Problem-solving
  • Customer service and client liaison
  • Business fundamentals
  • Consumer behaviour
 

Jobs in business

An APM qualification can open doors to many different careers in business and management.

  • Project manager
  • General manager
  • Operations manager
  • Account manager
  • Office manager
  • Business manager
  • Branch manager
  • Human resource manager
  • Administration manager
  • Executive manager
  • Department manager
  • Small business owner
  • Entrepreneur 
 

Diploma

The Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915) will be awarded as a university qualification and has been developed by industry professionals and endorsed by a number of industry bodies to equip you with the practical knowledge and skills required to step up and hit the ground running as a team leader or manager in small, medium or large organisation, across all industry sectors. Achieve your move into a leadership role or use your diploma as an entry point into a Business Degree.

Qualification Title

Qualification Title

Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915)

Course Length

Course Length

Full-time - 1 year
Part-time – 2 years
Accelerated – 36 weeks

Skills you'll learn

Skills you'll learn
  • Sales planning
  • Finance management
  • Operational planning
  • Leadership
  • Team management
  • Project management
  • Personal brand building
  • Risk management
  • Meeting management

Study options

Study options

Online

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Qualification Title

Qualification Title

Diploma of Business (BSB50215)

Course Length

Course Length

Accelerated – 36 weeks
Full-time – 1 year
Part-time 2 years

Skills you'll learn

Skills you'll learn
  • Business planning
  • Financial management
  • Risk management
  • Marketing
  • Project Management

Study options

Study options

Online

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Qualification Title

Qualification Title

Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415)

Course Length

Course Length

Accelerated – 36 weeks
Full-time – 1 year
Part-time 2 years

Skills you'll learn

Skills you'll learn
  • Customer engagement
  • Financial management
  • Risk Management
  • Conference planning
  • Administration systems
  • Project Management

Study options

Study options

Online

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Qualification Title

Qualification Title

Diploma of International Business (BSB50815)

Course Length

Course Length

Accelerated – 36 weeks
Full-time – 1 year
Part Time - 2 years

Skills you'll learn

Skills you'll learn
  • Financial management
  • Financial reporting
  • Risk management
  • International Marketing
  • International Promotion
  • Market Analysis
  • Project Management

Study options

Study options

Online

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Higher Education Diplomas and Degrees

The diploma courses and bachelor degrees offered by APM are university equivalent Higher Education courses fully accredited by the regulatory bodies. The emphasis is on a knowledge and skill-based approach to learning. All course lecturers are industry experts and experienced educators, while the Industry Placement Program and career development components of the degree provide invaluable work experience, helping you to be a cut above the rest to employers.

Qualification Title

Qualification Title

Diploma of Business

Course Length

Course Length

Accelerated – 36 weeks
Full-time – 1 year
Part-time – 2 year

Skills you'll learn

Skills you'll learn
  • Research
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Human Resources Management and Leadership

Study options

Study options

Sydney campus

Brisbane Campus

Online

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Qualification Title

Qualification Title

Bachelor of Business

Course Length

Course Length

2 years full-time (accelerated)
3 years full-time (standard)
4 years part-time (accelerated)

Skills you'll learn

Skills you'll learn
  • Applying fundamentals of business law, economics, marketing and human resource management
  • Broad skills in strategic management, business information analysis, and project management.

Study options

Study options

Sydney campus

Brisbane Campus

Flexible online learning

Blended online and on campus study

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CRICOS Code

CRICOS Code

081290C
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Business industry connections

When you study at APM you automatically get a foot in the door with our business industry connections. We have a solid relationship with many leading associations and peak bodies. This adds to the value of your qualification and gives you access to new and exciting opportunities. Industry partners speak highly of APM students and graduates. Here's a sample of the leading organisations we work with.

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  • APM offers industry experience while you study

Graduate job ready

When you do an APM Business Degree, you will also complete the Industry Placement Program where you gain experience in your chosen profession and get solid insights into modern work-force performance and expectations. Here's your chance to practice your skills and develop new networks while being fully supported and coached by our Industry Adviser.

Learn about APM's Internship Program »

Finishing early or switching courses

Our courses are designed to accommodate change. So if you need to finish studying sooner than you'd expected and still want a qualification, or would like to accelerate a diploma into a degree, we can help you.

Learn about your study pathways options »

Business career graduate

"I chose APM because it gave me the degree I wanted in the shortest amount of time possible. It was all about getting into the industry armed with the knowledge I needed as quickly as I could."
Elise Cooper  |   Bachelor of Business Graduate, Digital Account Executive, Zuni Digital Marketing Agency

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Our academic team

"A Bachelor of Business from APM opens up a vast range of possible career directions from human resource management, to finance, or from recruitment to being a small business owner. The fundamental skills learned in this degree will serve the student well whatever career direction they choose to pursue after their study."
Trish Fairbourn  |   Head of Academic Studies – Higher Education

APM also have a number of different career pathways you can read about whilst weighing up business. Learn more about event management career, public relations career, and marketing career options.

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