Banking, Finance and Related Fields

6 Australian universities are ranked in the top 40 Universities in the world to study finance and accounting, 5 in the top 100, 3 in the top 150 and 3 in the top 150-200. Considering that there are only 43 Universities in Australia, these are phenomenal results that clearly illustrate the excellent educational standards in Australian universities in these subject areas.

The in-principle announcement of the Australia-United Kingdom (UK) Free Trade Agreement (FTA) opens up exciting opportunities for accountants to work between the UK and Australia and gain a global perspective to advance their careers. There are lots of common areas in the accounting, auditing, accounting ethics and accounting education standards between these Australia and the UK and there is a well-established market for Australian accountants in the UK and vice versa, with detailed Mutual Recognition Agreements in place between the professional bodies of Australia and the UK.

The banking sector in Australia is growing and changing rapidly, with a particular focus on digital transformation and innovation. There are an increasing number of job opportunities available, and a career in Finance is considered one of the most secure career paths in Australia. Studying finance in Australia you get to learn the workings of the international financial markets, enabling you to gain a global perspective. You can work in corporate finance, investment banking, financial planning, or even become a financial analyst.

For more information about the top courses available in Australia, see our Banking, Finance and Related Fields page.

Tourism Management

Tourism is one of the most productive sectors in Australia’s work landscape. With a master’s in Tourism Management, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the tourism industry and the impact of technology on the travel and hospitality business. You will also learn about tourism policy, sustainability, structures and operations. These courses are designed to help you reach your goal of working in this fast-paced and exciting industry.

The study of tourism examines the tourism industry, its operations, and its responses to the social, cultural, environmental, legal, political, and public health factors that affect it. Students learn about the travel sector’s infrastructure and how tourism operations including bookings and reservations can be planned, adjusted, and implemented effectively and efficiently.

For more information about the top Tourism courses available in Australia, see our Tourism Management page.

Business and Management

A Master's in this field will offer job opportunities within a range of industries. In particular, a Master's in Sports Management can position students to become agents, team marketing directors, athletic department supervisors, coaches, fitness centre supervisors, and team managers. Overall employment in sports occupations is projected to grow 13% by 2031.

For more information on the top courses available in Australia, see our Business and Management page.

Sales and Marketing

Sales and marketing teach students to analyse markets and to use that analysis to advance the sales of goods and services. It applies theoretical principles to the study of both consumer and organisational behaviour and studies the effective promotion and efficient delivery of goods and services at the wholesale and retail levels. Depending on their specific courses of study, sales and marketing students learn sales techniques for dealing with clients, consumer psychology, stock management, property investment, and the conception and execution of advertising and public relations campaigns.

For more information on the top Marketing courses available in Australia, see our Sales and Marketing page.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

An MBA is an investment in the next step of your career progression.

  1. An MBA adds value in terms of employability, earning potential and the practical insights you gain - it is usually designed for professionals who have at least three years of business and management experience since graduating from undergraduate study. 
  2. An MBA is a great programme for those looking to enhance their career opportunities, move into a new industry, or start their own business.
  3. Professionals who graduate with an MBA will learn business fundamentals such as leadership, communication, critical thinking, and analytical skills.  It is reported that 100% of graduates will see an increase in salary just three years after graduating. 
  4. According to one QS World University Rankings survey, the salary for MBA students before their studies was $46,974. After graduation, the average salary had risen to $83,186 - a huge increase of 77%.

An MBA is globally recognised and will change how you think, providing you with new ideas and tools to identify opportunities and successful business strategies.

For more information about the top MBA courses availabe in Australia, see our MBA page.