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Business Manager

A key business role responsible for overseeing the administration and financial goals of an organisation.
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What's it like to be a Business Manager?

Business Managers are experienced leaders who are primarily responsible for the administration and financial control of a business or organisation.

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Tasks and duties

  • Preparing and overseeing the administration of budgets, cash flow, account payments and financial planning in order to ensure an organisation meets its financial goals.
  • Advising leaders and stakeholders on financial, compliance and organisational matters.
  • Overseeing the day-to-day running of particular departments such as HR, marketing, administration or sales.
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The primary role of a Business Manager is to ensure that an organisation’s finances are in good order.

Business Managers work in a range of industries such as banks, schools, hospitals, restaurants, hotels and corporations. The specifics of a Business Manager’s tasks tend to depend on which industry they are working within.

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How to become a Business Manager


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There are many pathways to becoming a Business Manager, but most candidates complete a relevant tertiary qualification and have extensive experience leading people and processes.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in management, commerce, business or a related field. Alternatively, a VET qualification such as a Diploma of Business (BSB50120) can introduce you to the business skills required for the role.
  2. Consider advancing your skills with a relevant postgraduate degree, such as a Master of Business Administration.
  3. Gain extensive industry experience and seek leadership roles that focus on key skills such as management, communication, budgeting and planning.

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Bachelor of Commerce

This degree prepares you for a range of roles in the accounting, economics, finance and business industries, depending on the specialisation chosen.
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Master of Business Administration

This master degree will give you the crucial skills and knowledge needed to be a business leader.
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Bachelor of Business

This degree will help to build a foundation in business studies. There may also be the option to specialise in one or more fields of business.
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How do Business Managers rate their role?
Average ratings calculated from 61 Business Managers surveyed on SEEK
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3.7
Job satisfaction
4.1
Career progression opportunities
3.5
Job security
3.7
Pay / Salary
3.7
Variety of work
4.2

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Latest Business Manager reviews

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May 2021
I am proud of being a hospital business manager
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Commerce
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Business Advice
The good things
A highly skilled workforce with sophisticated corporate systems and people have respect and care for each other, are action oriented
The challenges
Political considerations at the expense of ‘doing the right thing’ by the organization
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May 2021
Business Managers is a job for resilient and no nonsense people
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Teaching
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
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Jobactive
The good things
No two days are the same. The variety keeps you on your toes and above all you shape your team and their focus
The challenges
The challenges are often across multiple sites, managing remotely, negotiating with staff needs and delegating tasks in a fast pace and ever changing, dynamic and results driven environment
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