As the employment market tightens, more Australians than ever are choosing to undertake postgraduate study. Whether you’re aiming for a promotion or pay rise (or both!), the right postgraduate degree can set you up for future success. But how do you choose the course that’s right for you?
Many an analytical mind has been put to the test to clearly define the difference between a manager and leader. In its simplest form, their key function is held within their names: managers manage, while leaders lead.
An MBA is a practical degree, there’s no doubt about that. What you may not be aware of are the myriad of fun and outlandish jobs that the qualification can open up to you. We’ve uncovered some of the best jobs an MBA can qualify you for—some are more obscure than you may think!
Most countries have faced the difficulty of recession. Australia has experienced two great recessions in our somewhat short history; at the beginning of the 1930s and more recently in the 1990s after a major stock collapse. But one of the most notable and puzzling trends to have rocked the developed world occurred in the 1970s. Through a number of factors that no one seemed to fully predict, we entered what was flagged as stagflation—a wordplay that describes the economy as stagnant in growth, yet experiencing high inflation.
The MBA, or Master of Business Administration, can be your key to climbing the corporate ladder and succeeding in the business sphere.
When it comes to brand strategy, it’s important to have the fundamentals checked off. The impact your brand strategy can have on your entire business is immense; a poorly-planned or confused brand strategy can have damaging flow-on effects across the larger business strategy, which, according to David A. Aaker, author of “Brand Portfolio Strategy: Creating Relevance, Differentiation, Energy, Leverage and Clarity”, can permanently damage the entire business’ operation and success.
Did you know that any experience working (or studying) outside of traditional linear education could help you get a postgraduate degree at Southern Cross University?
How do our school principals and university leaders learn how to do their jobs? Traditionally, they climbed the ranks from teacher, to year level or subject coordinator, to vice principal or academic, and then onto the top job, picking up skills as they went. Along the way they might have gained a Master of Educational Leadership or perhaps a Master in Education.
Keeping on top of cash flow in a seasonal business can be difficult, especially when you have year-round expenses. However, knowing how to manage your bank balance will help ensure that you have money in the bank when you need it most.
Thanks to the rise, fall and rebirth of high-profile entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, Elon Musk or our own Steve Baxter, the journey of the start-up success story is highly inspirational and aspirational.