Business School

School of Business

Overview

Career options exist for each of the main study disciplines in business with employment in non profit, general management, entrepreneurship and strategic planning areas.

Accounting
Graduates with an accounting major, join a multitude of businesses as their role affects all operations of a business entity; they are found in multinational corporations, not for profit, government and small businesses. Emerging areas such as climate change and emissions trading, regulatory changes, mergers and acquisitions & changing work practices further open up opportunities for accountants into specialisations such as forensic accounting.

Economics and Finance
Graduates with a background in economics are sought by employers for their ability to see the ‘big picture’ and understand how resource allocations and policy changes impact business outcomes. They are well suited to leadership positions in business and industrial organisations as they take up roles in government agencies including the Treasury, the Reserve Bank, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Productivity Commission. Graduates are employed in the financial markets, such as stocks and commodities, funds management, investment advice, small business and politics. As new specialisations are constantly emerging, combination degrees offer interesting prospects in productivity growth, market networks, demographic economics, politics, teaching, government regulations and legal work.

Management
Graduates with a major in management are well regarded in all business areas. Combined with distinct specialisations for example in human resources, marketing, international business or sustainability, they offer a broader set of skills to prospective employers.

Human Resources
Graduates may be employed in diverse areas such as work force planning, recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, industrial relations or organisational chain management. Growing sectors including diversity management and international HRM are creating new opportunities for enterprising graduates.

Marketing
Marketing graduates are increasingly viewed as being integral to the leadership team of any business significant contributors to determining strategy direction and influencing decision making. Marketing includes sales, advertising, public relations and research assessing all areas to determine how to best match up a company’s products or services with potential and existing customers. Marketing professionals are required in almost all industries and therefore opportunities for employment are wide ranging and varied. Often employed in the corporate sector, marketers also obtain positions in non-profit organisations, NGOs, government agencies, the media and the arts. They may also work for specialised marketing companies, in market research, in public relations or in advertising agencies. Social media marketing and green marketing are some emerging areas that will require the specialised skills of professional marketers.


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Occupations (based on graduate positions obtained in the last two years)

The following employers and occupational titles are indicative of graduate destinations for this faculty, however career options available for graduates are not limited to those listed. Graduates from a double degree have a broader range of career options.
This information is based on the Graduate Destinations Survey for the University of Sydney.

  • Acceptance Officer
  • Access Administrator
  • Account Analyst
  • Account Assistant
  • Account Executive
  • Account Officer/Payroll Officer
  • Account Saver
  • Accountant Assistant
  • Accounting Administrator
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounting Clerk and Sales Assistant
  • Accounting Executive
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable Assistant
  • Actuary
  • Administration Officer
  • Advertising Administrator
  • Advertising Strategy Assistant
  • Analyst
  • Analyst Programmer
  • Area Manager
  • Assistant Administrator
  • Assistant Equities Analyst
  • Assistant Manager
  • Assistant of Operations
  • Assistant Research Economist
  • Assistant Ship Writer
  • Associate Partner
  • Audit Assistant
  • Book Keeper
  • Brand Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Services Accountant
  • Buying Administration Manager
  • Call Centre Provider
  • Campaign Coordinator
  • Casual Demonstrator
  • Casual Tax Assistant
  • Client Manager
  • Client Service
  • Client Service Accountant
  • Client Support Officer
  • College Tutor
  • Commercial Analyst
  • Commercial Graduate
  • Communication Adviser
  • Communication Manager
  • Communication Specialist
  • Constable of Police
  • Consultant
  • Consulting Engineer
  • Coordinator
  • Corporate Finance Assistant Manager
  • Corporate Hardware Sales Representative
  • Court Officer
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Entry
  • Dealers Assistant
  • Department Manager
  • Departmental Officer
  • Digital Planner
  • Director
  • Director Communications
  • Director Human Resources
  • Director of Programs and Research
  • Duty Manager
  • Economic Analyst
  • Economist
  • Editor
  • Emergency Management Consultant
  • Environmental Policy Officer
  • Equities Analyst
  • Executive Business Life Coach
  • Executive Coach
  • Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant
  • Executive Director
  • Exporter
  • Finance Analyst
  • Finance and Logistics Officer
  • Finance Graduate Management Trainee
  • Finance Intern
  • Financial & Budgeting Assistant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Expert
  • Financial Risk Management Trader
  • Fisheries Management Officer
  • Fund Accountant
  • Funding Coordinator
  • General Manager
  • General Staff
  • Government Official
  • Graduate Accountant
  • Graduate Accountant
  • Graduate Analyst
  • Graduate Analyst
  • Graduate Health Management Trainee
  • Graduate Planner
  • Graduate Retail Operations Leader
  • Graduate Trader
  • Graduate Trainee
  • Graphic Designer and Web developer
  • Home Sustainability Assessor
  • Human Resource Adviser
  • Human Resource Assistant
  • Human Resources
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Importer
  • Industrial Officer
  • Injury Management Advisor
  • In-store Delivery
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Intern Pharmacist
  • Internal Auditor
  • Inventory Controller
  • Investment Analyst
  • IT Officer
  • IT Project Coordinator
  • Journalist
  • Junior Accountant
  • Junior Consultant
  • Junior Inventory Planner
  • Junior Management Accountant
  • Lawyer Assistant
  • Learning & Development Manager
  • Learning and Development Coordinator
  • Legal Intern
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Management Executive
  • Manager Assistant
  • Manager Assistant Consultant
  • Manager Supply Chain
  • Managing Director
  • Maritime Warfare Officer
  • Market Researcher
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing Executive
  • Marketing Interviewer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Officer
  • Marketing Planning Assistant
  • Marketing Representative
  • Math Teacher
  • Merchandise Assistant
  • Merchandiser
  • Ministerial Services Officer
  • Mortgage Broker
  • Motel Assistant Manager
  • Netbank Specialist
  • Office Administrator
  • Office Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Office/Reception Administrator
  • Online Channel Executive
  • Operation Support
  • Operations Manager
  • Operations Officer
  • Operator
  • Organisational Development Consultant
  • Paralegal
  • Pharmacist
  • PhD Candidate
  • Planing Department
  • Planner
  • Policy Analyst
  • Policy Officer
  • Portfolio Analysis
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Practice Manager
  • Price Protection Analyst
  • Production Manager
  • Project Delivery Assistant
  • Project Development Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Promoter
  • Public Accountant
  • Re-Supply Planner
  • Recovery Associate
  • Regional Admissions Officer
  • Relationship Manager
    Research and Institutional Business Manager
  • Research Associate
  • Research Clerk
  • Research Group Executive
  • Researcher
  • Research Analyst
  • Retail Account Manager
  • Sales and Administration Assistant
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Sales Consultant
  • Sales Engineer
  • Sales Graduate
  • Sales Intelligence and Performance Executive
  • Senior Account Executive
  • Senior Credit Analyst
  • Senior Employee Performance Officer
  • Senior Governance Analyst
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Senior Manager Client Service
  • Senior Process Engineer
  • Senior Project Manager International Policy and Cooperation
  • Shop Manager
  • Statistician
  • Summer Clerk
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Support Worker
  • Tax Accountant
  • Team Leader
  • Technical Assistant
  • Technical Support
  • Telemarketer
  • Telephone Interviewer
  • Territory Manager
  • Tertiary Lecturer and Tutor
  • Third Secretary
  • Trade Development Officer
  • Trade Policy Official
  • Trading Specialist
  • Transcriber
  • Translator
  • Transport Planner
  • Trust Accountant
  • Vice President - Business Development
  • Warehouse Assistant

Employers (based on those who recruited graduates in the last two years)
  • 3 Mobile
  • 42 Property Group
  • AAMI
  • AAPC Properties
  • AAVEO Import and Distribution
  • Aecom
  • Aeradins Credit Insurance N.V
  • AGB Nielsen Media Research
  • Aldi Food Stores
  • Alliance Australia
  • American Express
  • AMT Consulting Group
  • ANZ Banking Group
  • Appen
  • Arnold Family Chiropractic
  • Asia Pacific Arbitrage Partnership
  • AT Mercury
  • Attorney Generals Department
  • Australia Post
  • Australian Army
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Australian Chinese Daily
  • Australian College Information Centre
  • Australian National University
  • Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Ava Yadana
  • AWA
  • Baher and McKenzie
  • Baley Aluminium
  • Baodao Optical
  • Beecroft Pharmacy
  • Beijing Science and Technology Exchange Center
  • BL Communication
  • Borders Australia
  • Branding Worldwide
  • Braxford Consulting
  • BT Financial Group
  • By Design
  • Cars Australia
  • CEPOL - An Agency of the European Union
  • Change This
  • Chep Australia
  • Chew and Chiu Chartered Accountant
  • China Construction Bank
  • China International Futures
  • China International Tourism and Trade Center
  • China Merchants Bank
  • China Mobile Shanghai Branch
  • China National Offshore Oil Corp
  • China Railway Container Transport
  • China Southern Power Grid Co.
  • Chinascope Financial
  • Chinese Newspapers Group
  • City Group
  • Coca Cola Amtil
  • Coles
  • Commercial Radio Australia
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Community Relations Commission of NSW
  • Computassist
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Crazy Fish Art Works
  • Creative Helix
  • Currency Exchange
  • Cut And Hut Labour Work
  • D-Link Australia
  • David Jones
  • DCK Australia
  • Defence Force
  • Deliotte
  • Deloitte Kassimchan
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Department of Environment Climate Change and Water
  • Department of Families and Housing, Community Services and
    Indigenous Affairs
  • Department of Health and Ageing
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Primary Industry NSW
  • Department of Services Technology & Administration
  • Deptartment of Defence
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Diageo
  • Digicel
  • ECO Rebates
  • Education Service
  • Elektra Cables
  • Elmo Learning
  • Employers Mutual
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • Gallagher Bassett
  • GE Capital
  • Global Leaders Institute
  • Good Forane Co
  • Government Agencies
  • Guthy Renker
  • Harfor Fund Management
  • Harvey Norman Holdings
  • Hays Recruitment
  • High Field Hotel
  • Hill & Knowlton
  • Hill Rogers Spencer Steer
  • Homecare Services Perth
  • Honner Media
  • Housing NSW
  • Huawei Technology
  • Hyperview Pty Ltd
  • Hyro Limited
  • IBM
  • IBS Australia
  • IMSC
  • Institute of Industry Consulting of Zhejiang
  • International Chemical Trading
  • International College of Management
  • Investors Mutual Limited
  • IP Australia
  • Irwin Industrial Tools
  • ITS Management
  • Jannar Dang and Associates
  • Jetro Sydney
  • Jobready Solutions
  • Johnson Yoo and Co.
  • KBR
  • Krunch Cafe
  • Lenovo Australia & New Zealand
  • Lexatonia Tiles
  • Lexis Nexis
  • Linklaters Warsaw
  • Local Council
  • Longboard Coaching and Consulting
  • Luna Park Sydney
  • Lux
  • Macquarie Bank
  • Macquarie Group
  • Maersk Australia
  • Mater Imaging
  • McCorkell & Associates
  • Medical Clinic
  • Michael Lee
  • Milliman
  • Millward Brown
  • Mind Depot
  • Ministry of Commerce of China
  • Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam
  • Minkpink Fashion Group
  • Mirvac Projects
  • Multichanel Network
  • National Australia Bank
  • National Foods
  • New South Wales Nurses' Association
  • New South Wales Police Force
  • NHMG
  • Nokia (China) Investment Co.
  • NSW Community Relations Commission
  • NSW Department of Environment & Climate Change
  • NSW Government
  • NSW Roads and Traffic Authority
  • NSW Treasury
  • Nuplex Industry
  • Orix Capital Limited
  • Pacific Brands
  • Pacific Magazines
  • Path Independent
  • Patrick Lai & Co
  • Patronus Risk Specialists
  • Petronas
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Previsor Australia
  • Productivity Commissions
  • Protecter and Gamble
  • Protiviti
  • Queensland Police Service
  • Rabo Banks
  • Rainmaker Group
  • Rapport Tax
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Representative Office In Australia
  • Research Now
  • Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Resort Care Byron Bay
  • Retail Metier
  • Reuters
  • Reynard Health Supplies
  • Risklogic
  • Roband Australia
  • Rydges
  • Sapuracrest Petroleum
  • School of Biological Science
  • Sealed Air Australia
  • Securities Commission Malaysia
  • Self Employed
  • Sendero
  • SGI
  • Shanka
  • Shirley Chan and Co.
  • Sinclair Knight Merz
  • Singlo
  • Sleep Centre
  • South Pacific Enterprise
  • St Andrews College
  • St George Bank
  • Staging Rentals and Construction Services
  • Startrack Express
  • State Transit Authority
  • Stollz NSW Research
  • Straight Talk
  • Strike Force Sales
  • Summit Business Consultants
  • Sydney Credit Union
  • Sydney Spinal Care
  • Sydney West Area Health Service
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
  • Takchi & Associates Solicitors
  • Tanport
  • Tax Effective
  • Tel Pacific
  • Thales
  • The Department of Services, Technology and Administration
  • The Department of Treasury
  • The Gallup Organisation
  • The Inspire Foundation
  • The Nielsen Company
  • Thomas Davis and Co.
  • Tindle Managed Investments
  • TNW Australia
  • TVB Australia
  • Uni Lever Australia
  • United Australian Group
  • United Nations
  • Universal McCann
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Sydney
  • Unlimited People Potential
  • UTT Group
  • Veolia
  • Vestas Wind Systems
  • Vietnam Ministry of Finance
  • Village Roadshow
  • Vodafone Hutchinson Australia
  • Webstercare
  • Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Westside Motor Inn
  • Whitehouse Institute of Design
  • Wisdom Marine Lines S.A.
  • Yuan Fu Capital Market
  • ZF Chassistech Commercial Vehicles (Shanghai)
  • Zhang Jun
  • Zither Australia