What kind of job can you get with a degree in business or law?

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Whether you want to change the world and stand up for what’s right, be your own boss, or creatively solve real-life business problems, you’re taking a step in the right direction with our business and law courses.

Have you ever Googled ‘How to become’ followed by a job title? Maybe you landed on a page about studying business or law and wondered if either of those paths were right for you. Here are some of the careers that could be an option for you.

What job can I get with a degree in accounting?

Accounting degrees are usually associated with helping people with tax, but this course can actually land you many other roles. This includes forensic accounting, which is like being a money detective, a bookkeeper who helps small businesses succeed, or a financial planner who advises clients on their financial plans in life.

Accounting is necessary for every business, so you could work anywhere from sports and fashion, to government and mining.

Learn more about a degree in accounting.

What job can I get with a degree in entrepreneurship and innovation?

Picturing yourself as an enterprising businessperson like Canva co-founder Melanie Perkins, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, or personal trainer Kayla Itsines? Without people willing to strike out and take a chance, the world wouldn’t have mobile phones, cars, houses – or just about anything. You can also be an imaginative trailblazer without starting your own company; you might be an innovator in marketing, helping create software or a new clothing product.

Read about how this young woman achieved her entrepreneurial dreams or find out more about entrepreneurship and innovation.

What job can I get with a degree in criminal behaviour or crime science?

Judging by the number of TV show and podcasts about crime – Dirty John, Breaking Bad and Making a Murderer – it’s safe to say our society is fascinated by it. Take your interest further and study criminology. You’ll learn how to investigate cases, find out why people commit offenses and how to reduce crime. Criminology isn’t the only path though; other careers include crime research, police officer and other law enforcement, and youth officer.

Discover where crime science and criminal behaviour can take you.

What job can I get with a degree in finance?

If you’ve seen those scenes in movies of the hectic stock market floor and wondered how people get a job like that, it’s usually thanks to a finance degree. But that’s not all this course can offer. A love of numbers, financial markets and creative solution-finding can lead you into being a financial analyst who provides financial guidance to a business, or a broker who negotiates on behalf of their clients.

Find out more about your path to a finance career.

What job can I get with a degree in law?

By studying a Bachelor of Laws you are embarking on a profession that can truly make an impact, both big and small. You might imagine the typical lawyer is a barrister arguing in court, but with a law degree you may find yourself investigating and researching cybercrime, providing advice for asylum seekers, or applying your training to another field you’re interested in such as health, technology or entertainment.

Learn more about studying law.

Murdoch law graduate, Tessa Maybery, has had opportunities to study the areas of law which interest her, and then apply this knowledge in the real-world through SCALES. 

I have been able to experience both ends of the spectrum, from attending UN Treaty Body meetings in Geneva to sitting with clients discussing their protection claims.

In 2018, Tessa began her Associateship at the Federal Court of Australia with the Hon. Justice Barker.

What job can I get with a degree in hospitality and tourism management?

Travel and food are some of the best things in life and you could be right in the thick of it. These are people-focussed and fast paced fields, so you won’t get bored in a hurry. You could become a tour guide in an exotic destination, you might research and create holiday packages or become a manager in a glamorous resort making sure guests have a great time.

Find out more about this career path.

What job can I get with a degree in sustainable development?

Be part of the solution and address the big issues of our time including climate change, reducing waste, and protecting animal species. This is a rapidly evolving field so your future job may not even exist yet. It is entirely possible to become an ecopreneur who invents a way to clean up the floating rubbish patch in our oceans or help find a way to preserve the world’s precious forests. Current job opportunities include sustainability or environmental officer roles within government or NGOs.

Read about this graduate’s experience and her not-for-profit organisation, or find out more about this emerging field.

What job can I get with a degree in management?

If you’ve ever pictured yourself as a leader or influencing others in some way, this is the ideal path. Managers are in every level of business; they have great people skills, they plan and organise the business resources, and have a clear understanding of the overarching company goals. You could even be a self-employed consultant who advises on good workplace practices, or as an executive level operations manager.

Embark on your journey in management today.

What job can I get with a degree in marketing?

Creative, fast-moving, and with no day ever the same, marketing is an exciting field. At its core it is the aim to persuade and influence people to buy a product or service but there are many ways to achieve this goal. These include as a brand manager who oversees how a company’s image is perceived, a social media marketer who researches, plans and writes posts for social media, and big thinking marketing strategists.

Discover where this course can take you.

What job can I get with a degree in international business?

If you’re fascinated with other countries and cultures but you still have an eye on a business future, consider this course. As a switched-on thinker with great negotiation skills, you could work in a huge variety of industries and roles. This includes a foreign affairs advisor in government or NGO, as a high-flying investment analyst in finance or working in international marketing, creating clever campaigns for overseas markets.

Read about how this Murdoch international business graduate landed a job as a consultant at one of the biggest firms in the world, PriceWaterhouseCoopers or learn about how you could take your career to new heights and open doors internationally.

What job can I get with a degree in global security or counterterrorism?

In an ever-connected world, the need for global intelligence and sharing of information is vital to protecting the community both here and abroad. Pathways in global security and counter-terrorism include an aid officer working directly with people, exploring your political side in international diplomacy, or analysing problems and connecting the dots as a security or intelligence analyst. You could also complete a double major with law and become a refugee or human rights lawyer.

Start your global security career here.

What job can I get with a degree in human resources?

When you work in ‘HR’ you play a pivotal role in driving workplace change. What exactly is human resources, you might be wondering. It’s all about the right people in the right jobs and helping manage the relationship between employer and employee. In this people-centric role you might be responsible for hiring and performance managing staff, and be the business’s go-to expert in legal guidelines and employment policies.

Explore your options in human resources.

Discover more about these careers in The Good Careers Guide. 

See for yourself how a Business or Law degree from Murdoch can kickstart your career.

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26 Jun 2019

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