What should I study at uni if I’m not sure what my future holds?

Researching your uni options can feel like the be-all and end-all of your high school experience. But what if there was a business degree built just for you?

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Between the pressure of choosing the ‘right’ course and the anxiety of not wanting to limit your opportunities, researching your future can be a tricky process to navigate. 

But what if there was a business degree built just for you?  

RMIT’s Bachelor of Business is designed to fit around your interests today while enabling you to explore new areas tomorrow. Unlike traditional degrees where your study focus is locked in, this business degree gives you the chance to mix and match your majors and minors (also known as primary and secondary areas of study). And the best part is that you can keep shifting and changing the degree as you find your footing at uni.

Whether you’re in Year 10 or 11 and are researching your options, or you’re a Year 12 preparing to finalise your preferences, here’s how the Bachelor of Business can guide you to what you want to study. 

Five tips to get started if you aren’t sure what to study at uni

  1. Make a list of your favourite subjects at school. If none seem to stand out, think about specific classes you enjoyed and why. For example, you might find business management difficult as a whole subject, but really enjoy the classes where you learn how businesses are planned and started. 
  2. Write down things that are important to you in a future job. Some examples might be flexibility, creativity, stability, enjoyability, salary and global opportunities. 
  3. Think about what you’re good at. What do you do in your spare time? Can you attribute that activity to a specific skill or strength? For example, if you’re a debating captain, your strengths might be in communication, leadership and advocacy. 
  4. Identify what you’re curious about. Are you already curious about a few career paths, or do you have broad questions like, “How does a product get onto our shelves?” 
  5. Understand how university majors and minors work. In RMIT’s Bachelor of Business, you can use majors and minors to build your own degree that grows alongside your interests.  
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Your guide to choosing what to study in the Bachelor of Business

You’re usually the team captain. You’re great at organising group projects and coming up with ideas on how teams can work together better. You’re aware of current social, economic and environmental challenges, and you think businesses have a responsibility to address them. 

If that sounds like you, you might like to start with these majors in the Bachelor of Business

  • Management and Change. Build your leadership skills and learn how to manage a team, make strategic decisions and solve complex problems. 
  • People and Organisation. Learn how to organise a workplace in a way that responds to both the needs of the people and the business. 
  • Social Impact. Discover how businesses can advocate for and work towards social change, and directly address social issues and challenges.  

Your favourite question to research and answer is, “How?” You’re good at juggling different parts of a complex project and identifying how processes could be improved. You’d love to be exposed to global opportunities and business relationships in your future career. 

If that sounds like you, you might like to start with these majors in the Bachelor of Business

  • Global Business. Unpack the complex operations of global organisations, international trade and business relationships.  
  • Logistics and Supply Chain. Learn how businesses manage resources in their supply chain processes, from sourcing manufacturers to distributing products. 

You’re a big thinker. You’re often coming up with creative ways to solve everyday problems, and you might even have a side hustle or two. You enjoy learning about how human connections feed into the world of business.

If that sounds like you, you might like to start with these majors in the Bachelor of Business:

  • Entrepreneurship. Learn from successful entrepreneurs and gain the confidence and skills to launch your own business venture.

  • Marketing. Understand how strategy, innovation and communication intersect to help businesses connect with their customers. 

You’re good with numbers and stepping out solutions in a logical way. Some of your favourite YouTube channels are all about investing and budgeting. You value a career that’s stable and it’s important for you to be able to master the tools you’ll be using in your future job.  

If that sounds like you, you might like to start with these majors in the Bachelor of Business

  • Accountancy. Develop your understanding of how taxation, macroeconomics and market principles intersect with accountancy. 
  • Finance. Strengthen your skills in problem solving and learn how your analytical abilities add value to businesses. 
  • Financial Planning. Get qualified as financial planner by studying areas like superannuation, personal planning and taxation.  
  • Economics. Understand how governments, businesses and people interact, and build the skills you need to tackle society's biggest challenges, such as climate change, equality and poverty. 

You’re skilled at learning new things quickly. You want to gain skills that most employers are looking for – today and tomorrow. Your favourite parts of IT classes are when you get to experiment with new types of technology.

If that sounds like you, you might like to start with these majors in the Bachelor of Business:

  • Blockchain Enabled Business. Learn to manage blockchain technology and get ahead of this rising trend in business.

  • Business and Technology. Discover how technology intersects with business in areas like cybersecurity, forensic accounting and fintech. 

  • Business Information Systems. See how you can apply your IT skills in any business environment.

  • Innovation and Enterprise. Create the business future of tomorrow by studying subjects that unlock both your business and technological capabilities. 

I’m still not sure what to study...

While you can pick up to two majors in the Bachelor of Business, you can alternatively decide not to pick one at all, giving you full freedom to construct a degree that spreads your skillset far and wide. 

We’ve got 15 majors and 35 minors on offer, so remember: the future is yours to write at RMIT.

 

Story: Pallavi Daniel

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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.