Career options a business diploma can offer you
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Diploma of Business career opportunities
Responsible for improving both team and business performance, a Program Manager oversees the operations of several related projects within a company or organisation. As a larger visionary leader, a Program Manager’s role is to focus on strategy and implement a series of smaller projects to achieve an overall business goal.
As a Program Manager, you will be hired for your targeted skill set (in particular, business and management), and will be responsible for developing and implementing a range of forward-facing programs at various levels of an organisation. These programs (or projects) will all contribute to a larger target – increasing revenue, cutting costs or undertaking a complete brand refresh.
To become a Program Manager, it is vital to embody a range of skills to be able to work confidently within a range of industries. This includes understanding how to conduct and oversee workforce planning and effectively manage risk.
Suggested Pathway: Diploma of Business > Entry Level Program Consultant > Program Coordinator > Program Manager
Program Manager average salary: $101,054*
Risk Management Consultant
Risk Management Consultants are employed to undertake pre-emptive checks on internal problems that may or may not haemorrhage resources, from money to talented employees. This is a role that impacts the overall profit margins of employers and the company as a whole.
Analysing all aspects of a company, Risk Management Consultants work directly with stakeholders to determine a certain set of operational standards and policies to maintain business performance. On a daily basis, this job also includes undertaking activities such as auditing, user profiling and reviewing operational procedures.
To become a Risk Management Consultant, you need to have a solid understanding of how a business operates, as well as the fundamentals of business performance. This includes knowing how to strategize and effectively implement changes across a business unit, program, project area or organisation as a whole.
Suggested Pathways: Diploma of Business > Bachelor of Business > Industry Internships > Entry Level Risk Assessment > Risk Management Consultant
Risk Management Consultant average salary: $88,355*
If you’re looking for a career that enables you to manage front of house operations for a range of small and large businesses, becoming an Office Manager may be the perfect choice for you.
Also known as Administrative Managers, Office Managers are responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of administration activities within an organisation. Although the duties may vary depending on the size and type of organisation or industry, this role revolves around maintaining an organised and efficient support system. This may range from ordering and stocking office supplies, customer service engagement and overseeing administration officers under your supervision.
To become an Office Manager, you need to ensure you can both coordinate and undertake a range of activities essential to the effectiveness of an administration team. You will need to be able to create systems and processes to be able to effectively manage work priorities, as well as embody excellent communication and organisational skills. Being able to manage the recruitment, selection and induction of administration team members is also essential to succeed in this managerial position.
Suggested Pathways: Diploma of Business> Office Manager
Office Manager average salary: $57,399*
Employed to organise finances, project the results of savings and investments and assist in making plans to reach specific financial goals, Financial Planners are employed in one of Australia’s fastest growing industry sectors.
Financial Planners are employed to gather personal and financial data on an individual or organisation and create a plan of action with specific steps to put in place to ensure savings or profitability is maximised while maintaining long-term sustainability.
To work effectively in the realm of financial planning, you need to be able to manage an ongoing customer relationship, including addressing and meeting needs and communicating effectively on a one-on-one basis. A solid understanding of business operations and business needs is also essential.
Suggested Pathway: Diploma of Business > Bachelor of Business > Entry Level Financial Planner > Financial Planner
Financial Planner average salary: $70,687*
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