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Why do a Business Administration course?

by Marianne Stenger
Posted: October 23, 2019

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Whether you’re looking to pursue a career in business management or would like to enhance your resume and professional portfolio, taking a business administration course is a great place to start.

Completing a course in business administration will help you develop essential business management skills such as identifying customer needs, maintaining business resources, creating spreadsheets and charts, and managing and organising schedules.

Not sure if a course in business administration would be right for you? Here’s a look at who can benefit from studying business administration, as well as some of the career outcomes and roles you’ll be able to confidently work in once you’ve earned a nationally recognised qualification. 

Who should do a business administration course?

Earning a qualification in business administration is a good idea for anyone looking to work in administration and reception or take on clerical duties. It can also be an excellent area of study for:

  • Entrepreneurs and small business owners

New entrepreneurs and small business owners must have a solid set of professional skills in order to succeed. Completing a business administration course is an excellent way to develop all-important skills such as writing reports, emails and formal letters, delivering presentations, creating spreadsheets, managing schedules, and processing payroll.

  • Parents returning to the workforce

Returning to the workforce after being away for an extended period of time can feel quite daunting. So if you’re a parent looking to restart your career, taking a certificate course is not only a great way to update your skills, but can also boost your confidence and help you feel more prepared for your return to the office.

  • Professionals looking to update their skills

Even if working as a business administrator isn’t your end goal, taking a business administration course can be a great way to up-skill and expand your career opportunities. Taking the initiative to update your current skill set shows employers that you’re willing to work hard and take on more responsibility.

  • Job seekers looking to enhance their resume

Whether you are looking for a new job new job or planning a career change, updating your skills or learning some new ones will help you enhance your resume and stand out amongst similar candidates who may have experience but lack a professional qualification.

Business Administration Careers and Job Outcomes

The skills you will gain in a business administration course are versatile and can be applied in a variety of industries, from healthcare to technology and finance. Some examples of employment opportunities that a certificate in business administration can lead to include:

  • Office administrator
  • Receptionist
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Logistics clerk
  • Junior Personal Assistant
  • Book Keeper

Are you ready to kick-start your career in business management? The Open Colleges’ BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration will equip you with a broad range of in-demand business administration skills that will help you land a job in your area of interest.


Marianne Stenger

Marianne is a London-based freelance Writer and Journalist with extensive experience covering all things learning and development. Her articles have been featured by the likes of ABC Education, The Huffington Post, Lifehacker, and Psych Central.

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