Business administration is concerned with the running of a business. It doesn’t sound very complicated when you put it like that, but once you start to dig down into all the aspects of running a business you’ll see exactly why you need a course to stay on top of things. For example, business administrators are responsible for operational planning. Every business has goals, and it’s the administrator’s job to plan the steps necessary to achieve them. It’s all about what, where, when, who, and how. It’s about the short and long-term. Business administrators also have to coordinate the various aspects of the business, take charge of staffing needs and ensure that everything operates within budget.
You’re starting to wish for that business course now, aren’t you?
Fortunately for you, there are many business course providers in Adelaide, some of which are unique to the region, like the University of Adelaide, and some which operate nationally, like Carrick.
- Carrick, which is part of Kaplan, offers a variety of business courses in Adelaide, including Bachelor of Business (Hospitality and Tourism Management), Bachelor of Business (IT Networking), Diploma of Business, and Certificate II through IV in Business.
- TAFE SA’s Metropolitan campus in Adelaide also has a range of business courses on offer, such as Certificate IV in Small Business Management, Certificate IV in Business Administration, Diploma of Business Administration and Diploma of International Business.
- The University of Adelaide’s Business School has an excellent Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, as well as a top-notch Bachelor program with courses related to various aspects of business, including finance, commerce, management and marketing.
That’s just a very small sample of the types of business courses available in Adelaide. The great thing about business courses is that you can pair them with anything and you’re already well on the road to success. For example, you can take TAFE certificates in business admin with TAFE certificates in commercial cookery and you have the foundation for a successful catering business or coffee shop. Or you could combine business administration with healthcare and open your own psychology practice.
However you approach your business studies, ensure that you join relevant business associations. Browse our TAFE in SA course options.
Some of Australia’s business associations include:
- The Business Council of Australia, which enables business managers and administrators to contribute directly to public policy debates (according to the official website).
- The Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ) aims to promote small business development by improving education and training and disseminating information throughout Australia, including Adelaide, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane. It is an affiliate of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB).
So, if you want to keep your IT company in Adelaide afloat, best you sign up for some business courses now.