Business and management is a very broad field in terms of career opportunities. Most graduates find work in the various branches of business, such as finance, human resource management and marketing. They are employed in many different workplaces — from government departments and banks to professional services firms, book publishers, fashion houses and the headquarters of fast-food chains. Some graduates even go on to start their own businesses.
The career options available to graduates do not vary much across the qualification levels, although graduates of VET courses often find work in ‘paraprofessional’ support roles, instead of the professional roles available to higher education graduates. In some professional fields, such as finance, a degree may be required. Advancement to more senior roles may require additional qualifications, which can be gained through undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.