-Business Management is an exciting study that develops knowledge
of the ways in which businesses are managed and focuses on skills
needed in management. The study considers ways in which people in
business manage resources to achieve objectives.
Business Management can lead to a wide range of tertiary courses.
Specific examples include:
of Arts (Public Relations)
Bachelor of Business (Enterprise Development)
Bachelor of Business (Management)
Bachelor of Business (Management/Bachelor of Law)
Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Economics
Diploma of Applied Science in Management
Associate Diploma of Business - Advertising
Associate Diploma of Business - Marketing
Associate Diploma of Business - Marketing/Languages
Associate Diploma of Business - Public Relations
Associate Diploma of Social Science - Local Government
Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Operations
Advanced Certificate in Office Administration
Advanced Certificate in Advanced Certificate in Sales Management
and many others...
Entry To Tertiary Courses:
completing VCE Business Management can assist with gaining entry to
a variety of tertiary courses. For example:
offer a wide range of courses which either directly build on VCE Business
Management (for example, university degree courses in business) or
indirectly support other courses (for example, real estate and stock
who have undertaken VCE Business Management and continue in this field
at the tertiary level may find they achieve better results compared
to students who have not taken VCE Business Management.
tertiary courses list a range of subjects which are possible pre-requisites.
A number of these courses include VCE Business Management within their
are many career opportunities for students who have completed Business
Management, including employment in:
Exporting and importing
Government business enterprise and departments
Human Resource Management
Beginning and running own Business
and many more...
Our daily lives are affected by large and small businesses. Business
Management will enable you to develop your:
of how to operate a small business
-knowledge of the financial needs of small businesses
-knowledge of the key issues facing Australian businesses
-knowledge of financial markets
-knowledge of investment strategies
-knowledge of the stock market
-skills in investing
-skills in establishing financial priorities
-skills in organising and using resources
-skills in written and oral communication
-skills to deal with our changing world
for Work and Further Study
Management will assist you to develop the skills considered to be
essential for entry into the working world and tertiary courses. These
skills are sometimes known as Key Competencies. They are:
analysing and organising information
You will collect information from a range of sources including from
people who work in business, as well as from books, newspapers, magazines
and the internet. You will need to analyse and organise the information
for use in projects and oral reports to the class.
Ideas and information
You will need to communicate with various people, including students,
teachers, customers for your own small business and local business
people. You will present your work in a variety of ways that will
be challenging and rewarding in terms of your skill development.
and organising activities
Organise an interview with a local business owner, plan a school or
community-based small business or research aspects of large business
in an ever changing world - these are all possible in Business Management.
with others and in teams
Many of the learning activities allow you to work with other class
members. For example, in units 1 and 2 you will run a small business
with a few other students.
mathematical Ideas and techniques
Business involves money! Business owners need to keep track of money.
Therefore, Business Management students need to develop mathematical
skills to meet this need.
Successful business managers need to solve problems in creative ways.
Business Management challenges you with real business problems to
develop your skills in designing creative solutions.
Technology can be used to assist in a range of situation. You may
use it to design a business logo, calculate business financial records,
prepare advertisements or to enhance the presentation of your work.
We also use technology to compete in the stock market game.
Management is a useful study to include in a wide variety of student
following are a few examples of how Business Management can be a useful,
relevant and complementary part of a study program, leading on to
further study and work. The three case studies give a small picture
of the opportunities provided by Business Management:
As preparation for his university course in management, Jason studied
units 1 to 4 of Business Management. Jason is now undertaking a Bachelor
of Business at University. He is specialising in Marketing, which
is about the presentation of products and services to consumers. Jason
completed Business Management in Year 10, 11 and 12. This provided
a valuable preparation for his university course. He is now studying
similar topics in his degree.
Damien wanted to start his own business and he chose Business Management
to assist him in fulfilling his dream. Damien is now running a very
successful computer promotional business creating interactive programs
for other businesses to showcase and sell their products. Business
Management provided Damien with a good understanding of how businesses
operate and taught him the skills to start his own business and to
now manage and run the business successfully.
Steven enjoyed designing clothes and selected a VCE program with a
focus on art and design. He chose Business Management to gain an understanding
of business operations as they apply to fashion design. Steven researched
how to set up his own design business as part of his work requirements
in unit 1 of VCE Business Management. Steven is now in the process
of successfully implementing his dream.