Why business degrees are worth it

29 Oct 2020 | 3 mins

In this uncertain climate, a business degree is a valuable investment. Australian business graduates enjoy some of the highest employment rates in the country because, as one research study puts it, "business touches on pretty much every aspect of modern human society...careers with a business degree are diverse and often highly paid".

The UWA Business School is one of the premier business schools in the Asia-Pacific region, offering you a world-class education. Employers around the world will recognise your degree as one of quality and value. 

Dr Andrew Williams, Director of Education at UWA’s Business School, explains the significance of a UWA business degree:

"Our degrees in Business, Commerce, Economics, or a Combined Bachelor of Economics/Master of Economics (CBM), are designed to develop our future modern business leaders, and to open doors to diverse and exciting career opportunities."

Let’s take a closer look at the reasons why a business degree is your passport to the world.

You’ll learn from the best

At the UWA Business School, you’ll be taught by world-class academics and pre-eminent researchers from around the world. Our courses are influenced by a ‘blue ribbon’ Business School Board, a group of industry leaders who ensure content remains current and you are fully prepared for your chosen career. Our facilities are state-of-the-art, most notably, our newly built trading and analysis centre, The Rosemarie Nathanson Financial Markets Trading Room.

You'll gain transferable skills

Yup, that’s right. The practical skills you learn can be easily transferred to just about any future career imaginable. You’ll learn to think critically, communicate effectively, conduct and lead research, and problem solve effectively. This means you’ll be fully prepared for the multidisciplinary nature of business.

You’ll put theory into practice

Practical experience is essential if you want to walk into a job right out of uni, so we offer Work Integrated Learning – internships and professional experience units – to bridge the gap between the classroom and the workplace. Master new skills, get a taste of the workforce and network with our industry and corporate business partners, including Bankwest, Woodside, KPMG and Chevron, all before graduating.

You’ll gain professional accreditations

Because our Business School is one of only eight institutions in Australia to be accredited by both the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a business degree at UWA really is the bee’s knees.

The majors we offer are recognised by Australian and international professional bodies, so you’ll stand out to employers when you graduate. For example, if you choose to complete our Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Chartered Accounting), you’ll graduate as a qualified Chartered Accountant, having completed all the professional-level units required by the CA program of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand. 

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You’ll broaden your horizons

The best part of doing a business degree at UWA is that you can tailor your degree to suit you. You can choose to complete a second major, a minor and/or elective units within your degree to create a well-rounded education. Choose from a wide range of majors, including ManagementMarketingFinanceGlobal Business, and Enterprise and Innovation.

You’ll increase your graduate salary 

Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) attracts the highest graduate salary in Australia. You can expect a salary of $198,982 per annum as an MBA graduate...at an average of 34! An MBA is beneficial to your career no matter what industry you may find yourself in, and our MBA program is the longest-running in Western Australia, with 40 years of graduates leading the Perth business, government and not-for-profit sector.

So, no matter whether you want to run your own business or you have a specific career path in mind, there are huge advantages to having a business degree from UWA. Visit our Business School webpage to browse the courses available for you.

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