A Guide to Business Management Programs


In terms of demand, business management courses are some of the most sought after programs in Australia. Studying business management opens up a whole world of possibilities. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Better job opportunities: Almost all companies, be it privately owned, government funded or non-for-profit, require individuals with business background.
  • Job security: In a competitive market, continued studies allow you to keep up-to-date with the latest technology, tools, and strategies required to build the success of a company.
  • Career building possibilities: Showing you are willing to learn the ins and outs of business can only strengthen your career possibilities. A person showing pertinent business skills is likely to be prioritised over a person with no business management background.
  • Builds confidence for establishing your own business: When establishing a new business, the more you know, the easier setting up will be. A business management course can teach you the best strategies for managing staff and carrying out financial transactions, and will get you off the ground and onto the road of success.
  • Fine-tune an existing business: If your company has room for growth and improvement, a business management course can introduce you to effective procedures that will fine-tune your existing strategies.

What to expect?

A business management program teaches you the principles that make a successful business, and generally includes:

Human resource topics – The principles of communication, interview techniques, safety, and discipline are essential aspects of managing a business. Good programs teach you appropriate procedures for the establishment of a business.

Business ethics topics – These are the principles of moral obligation, and good and bad values. Teaches you how to manage staff in a business.

Productivity topics – The principles of coaching, motivating others, team building strategies and stress management. Teaches you how to communicate with suppliers, customers and staff.

Accounting and finance topics – Techniques of problem solving using numbers. Teaches you the mathematical side of running a business.

Marketing topics – The principles behind marketing techniques and brand awareness. Teaches you to research, plan and deliver a marketing strategy.

Why learn business?

It takes strong management to make a business profitable and successful. A good leader can turn an average business into a thriving, money-making machine, and to be a good leader one must possess the necessary skills.

A course does not have to take up too much of your time, and can fast track your career and strengthen your job prospects. Programs are available at most colleges and universities, but if flexibility is a requirement, studying business management online can give you a strong foundation on which to build your industry skills.

The International Career Institute (ICI) offers fully recognised and accredited business management courses that can be completed in as little as 14 weeks (Certificate level). A Certificate of Completion takes approximately 31 weeks. No matter which level you choose, each course is carried out via distance learning, which is ideal for adapting around work, family and other commitments.

Payment plans are available, and our programs can be tax deductible as long as the course is sufficiently connected to your work activities.

ICI business management courses are in high demand and places are limited. Companies that have enrolled or sponsored staff in courses include the Department of Defence, Navman Technologies, Calvin Klein, NSW Department of Education, Commonwealth Bank, Coca Cola and Mitsubishi Corporation.

Looking to build your career or fast track the success of your business? Enrol in an ICI business management course today by visiting our website.

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Gladys Mae


Gladys Mae serves as the General Manager and Head of Student Services at the International Career Institute. Gladys holds a degree in Mass Communication - Broadcast Media from the University of San Jose-Recoletos. She joined ICI in 2010 and has over the past 12 years been instrumental in providing leadership and guidance to staff and students alike. Prior to joining ICI Gladys led a multifaceted career with key roles in the banking and business process outsourcing industries.