Effective management enables businesses and organisations to achieve their goals. Management is more than just the leadership and control exercised by senior executives – management skills are practised by people in all roles and are valuable at every stage of your career.
Regardless of your primary profession, you will probably take on management responsibilities at some point, usually sooner rather than later. Studying management equips you with the leadership, analysis, planning and decision-making skills to succeed from day one. Key management responsibilities include:
- Providing direction through leadership, strategic planning and decision-making
- Recruiting, training and managing staff, and developing the capabilities of the organisation
- Developing efficiency, quality and innovation in operations in a global context
- To fulfil these responsibilities successfully, managers need specialised knowledge. They need to know what makes organisations successful, and how to analyse, manage and improve performance in a range of organisational areas.
Management studies are an ideal starting point if you are seeking a career in the fields of human resource management, international management, operations management and organisational development. They are also a valuable complement to studies in another area, such as accounting or finance.
In this major, you can choose subjects from the following management specialist areas:
- Business management
- Human resource management
- International business
- Operations management.
Graduates of the Management major are well prepared for careers in the following areas:
- Business process improvement and quality assurance
- Management consulting
- Operations and supply chain management
- Organisational development and change
- Project management
- Roles in government and not-for profit organisations
- Roles spanning remuneration and benefits, recruitment, employee and industrial relations, training and development; occupational health and safety; and equity and diversity management.
Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce
The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2016. i
The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.
Access Melbourne allows you to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. Guaranteed entry is available to eligible students from a rural area or disadvantaged financial background. i
Access Melbourne can help you gain a place in a course, even if your ATAR is below the Clearly-in Rank. Eligible students must apply through Access Melbourne and meet prerequisites.
You must achieve the minimum ATAR (if indicated) to be considered for entry to this degree. The Clearly-in Rank may be above the Minimum ATAR, depending on the demand for the course and the number of places available.
Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL, and at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics.
Applicants intending to major in Actuarial Studies or undertake a breadth sequence in Engineering Systems are strongly encouraged to complete VCE Specialist Mathematics or equivalent. Applicants intending to undertake an Engineering sequence in Electrical or Mechanical Systems are encouraged to undertake VCE Physics or equivalent If this has not been completed, applicants may be required to undertake additional physics subjects.