Learn how to broaden your career opportunities and build transferable skills with a master’s in business from RMIT.
From projected high salaries to job security, there are many reasons to consider a master’s in business.
At RMIT, postgraduate students gain future-proof skills at the intersection of business and technology through courses forged by insight, innovation and industry connection.
Here are four good reasons to study postgraduate business at RMIT.
Opportunities to connect with industry are built into RMIT’s courses to ensure students graduate with real-world experience.
In capstone courses featuring Work Integrated Learning, you’ll work with industry on projects to solve or improve an element of the business. The curriculum of your master’s in business is influenced by the latest industry trends and courses are co-designed with industry leaders; this means you get practical skills and learn from experts in your field.
“Shortly after graduating, I secured a role with a major B2B company to re-launch their brand. I got to put the knowledge and skills from my course into practice, including conducting extensive market research – the insights from which were used to propose short- and long-term strategies to improve their growth,” said Alex Diamond, Master of Marketing graduate.
On top of industry-led projects and experience, you will also build valuable connections by learning from experienced practitioners in your field. In fact, this is what attracted David Matthew Brown to study the Graduate Certificate of Finance and Master of Finance.
“I approached some of the professors and academics to find out why this degree was different and how it would give me a head start moving sideways in my career. What I found distinct about the RMIT degree is that it’s tailor-made to give students a very deep and niche knowledge in finance methodology. And it’s strongly industry partnered, which meant that I would be talking to people already working in the industry, not just reading from a textbook.”
“Like myself, the tutors and professors came from diverse backgrounds. I was learning from people who had backgrounds in Information Technology or human sciences and that encouraged me to believe in the decision I’d made to follow my instinct and go into a field I really cared about.”
Sometimes known as soft or professional skills, human skills include leadership, teamwork, communication, analytical thinking, creativity and flexibility. Demand for soft skills is growing, and research shows 58% of employers are now open to hiring job seekers who can display the right soft skills on their résumé – even if they don’t have all the experience.1
Learning and building on your human skills in your postgraduate business degree will give you a competitive advantage in the workforce.
“At RMIT I learned how to think more strategically when encountering complex tasks and to actively consider the ‘big picture’. Through participation with peers from different cultures and ages I developed a high level of confidence and communication that allows me to effectively adjust how I speak to different people,” said Master of Commerce graduate Robert Pelle.
When you consider returning to study, you might find yourself with a creeping worry about how you’ll possibly find the time to juggle work, personal life and everything else in your daily life with study. But at RMIT, there’s a range of flexible options available to postgraduate students, including blended learning and graduate certificates that can be completed in as little as six months. RMIT offers flexibility around the number of units you can select and seminar times, classes on weekends or evenings, and options for leave of study for 6-12 month breaks.
“RMIT offers a great balance for those working full time. I could study part-time, walk to lectures if need be and the subjects were being offered in the evening. It was very conducive for people who have to work traditional business hours,” said Leonee Derr, a postgraduate business graduate.
At RMIT’s City campus you’ll get to experience all of accessible, exciting and diverse inner-city Melbourne. Food hotspots like Lygon Street Carlton, Chinatown, Queen Victoria Market are within a ten-minute walk of the City campus. Don’t forget the cafe culture Melbourne is renowned for, and the variety of late night and 24-7 food offerings you’ll find in easy reach. It’s easy to get around on trams, bicycles and trains, with something to do at every hour and in every season.
Beautiful historical buildings like the State Library of Victoria and the Royal Exhibition Building are nearby, and the campus itself is situated across a variety of heritage-listed buildings. The Graduate School of Business is housed in a Néo-Grec and Beaux-arts style building that originally housed the Emily McPherson College of Domestic Economy, opened in 1927 by HRH The Duchess of York.
RMIT’s central Melbourne location and flexible class timetables factors that motivated Executive MBA graduate Alex Roberts to return to study.
“One of the reasons I chose RMIT to pursue my postgraduate course was because of its location. I work as an accountant in the city, so the city-based location was perfect. It allowed me to get to night-time lectures after work and is very central to trains and public transport.”
1 Burgess, Melanie. “The skills employers want most and how to prove you have them”. Herald Sun. 13 September 2021, https://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/smart/the-skills-employers-want-most-and-how-to-prove-you-have-them/news-story/e80ea22b75d0064fc9897db62ec25428
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.