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What are my career options?

As a Murdoch Management graduate, your employment outlook is good, especially if you combine it with other disciplines. Depending on which skill combinations or specialisations you have, your Murdoch degree may lead you towards work and study opportunities in a number of areas. The following are some professions to consider.

Professions What they do
Convention Services Manger Convention Services Managers coordinate the activities of various departments in larger hotels to accommodate meetings, conventions, and special events. They meet with representatives of groups or organisations to plan the number of rooms to reserve, the desired configuration of the meeting space, and banquet services. During the meeting or event, they resolve unexpected problems and monitor activities to ensure that hotel operations conform to the expectations of the group.
Office Administrative Support Supervisors and Managers / Administrative Service Managers Office and Administrative Support Supervisors and Managers often act as liaisons between the administrative support staff and the professional, technical, and managerial staff. This may involve implementing new company policies or restructuring the workflow in their departments. They also must keep their superiors informed of their progress and any potential problems. Often, this communication takes the form of research projects and progress reports. Because supervisors and managers have access to information such as their department’s performance records, they may compile and present these data for use in planning or designing new policies.
Public Relations Manager Public Relations Managers supervise public relations specialists. These managers direct publicity programs to a targeted audience. They often specialise in a specific area, such as crisis management, or in a specific industry, such as health care. They use every available communication medium to maintain the support of the specific group upon whom their organisation’s success depends, such as consumers, stockholders, or the general public. For example, they may clarify or justify the firm’s point of view on health or environmental issues to community or special-interest groups. They observe social, economic, and political trends that might ultimately affect the firm, and make recommendations to enhance the firm’s image on the basis of those trends.
Sales Manager Sales Managers direct the firm’s sales program. They assign sales territories, set goals, and establish training programs for the sales representatives. Sales managers advise the sales representatives on ways to improve their sales performance.Sales managers maintain contact with dealers and distributors. They analyse sales statistics gathered by their staffs to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and to monitor customers’ preferences.
General and Operations Manager General and Operations Managers plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of companies or public and private sector organisations. Their duties include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. In some organisations, the duties of general and operations managers may overlap the duties of chief executive officers.
Training and Development Manager Training and Development Managers and Specialists conduct and supervise training and development programs for employees. Increasingly, management recognises that training offers a way of developing skills, enhancing productivity and quality of work, and building worker loyalty to the firm, and most importantly, increasing individual and organisational performance to achieve business results.
Technical Manager Technical Development Managers manage the full lifecycle of a development project. This includes being responsible for the end-to-end management of the project in the areas of budgeting, costing, planning, researching, designing and coordinating as well as providing technical expertise the project team with analysis, programming, testing and quality control, through to the implementation and post implementation review.
Financial Manager Financial Managers direct bank branches and departments, resolve customers’ problems, ensure that standards of service are maintained, and administer the institutions’ operations and investments.
Administrative Services Managers Administrative Services Managers perform a broad range of duties in virtually every sector of the economy. They coordinate and direct support services to organisations as diverse as insurance companies, computer manufacturers, and government offices. These workers manage the many services that allow organisations to operate efficiently, such as secretarial and reception, administration, payroll, conference planning and travel, information and data processing, mail, materials scheduling and distribution, printing and reproduction, records management, telecommunications management, security, parking, and personal property procurement, supply, and disposal.