A career in business can be cut-throat. Often, it comes with a high-pressure environment where you’re expected to make quick decisions and possess exceptional communication skills. In return, people in business can usually expect a high salary, an interesting role and a diverse variety of specialisms on offer.

Whether you’re in HR, accounting, business admin or management, your objective is to help a business to make more money, through cutting costs or helping it to grow. You’ll need to stay on top of industry trends – which change rapidly. If you’re still deciding which career path is for you, let’s discuss what to expect from a career in business and how a course with The Eagle Academy could help you determine if you’re cut out for the industry.


What to expect from a career in business

Before enrolling on any kind of business course, make sure you have some insight into the pros and cons of a business career. If possible, ask someone you know in the industry. To start you off, we’ve covered some things you can expect if you land a role in business.

1. Opportunities will be diverse

A career in business is rarely boring, and will provide the opportunity to focus on one particular industry. This could be anything from chemicals to construction, fashion, groceries and marketing. Your employer could be in the private, public or voluntary sector, and your role would depend on your interests and area of study.

2. You’ll be expected to be fluent in the English language

English is the international language of business, and you’ll need to be fluent in the language to be able to communicate with partners, clients and people within your organisation. The Eagle Academy offers Business Courses with Extensive English Support to help.

3. It’s a highly incentive-driven industry

If you’re a person that’s motivated by rewards, you could excel in a business role. Most sales and business development positions are rewarded by bonuses, vacations and cash. However, to do well and lead a lucrative career, you should thrive in a fast paced environment.

4. The skills you’ll need to have

Some core skills and attributes that will help you to be successful in business include communication, numeracy, negotiation, ambition and teamwork.


What if you don’t want to commit to a business degree?

If you’re still unsure about whether a career in business is for you, you’re probably reluctant to take the plunge and enrol to a university to study for a business degree.

Instead, why not take a business course at The Eagle Academy? Our courses provide greater insight into the business world, equipping you with the skills and the knowledge you need to succeed in a career or at university. Many of our courses also provide the credits you need to be accepted into some of Australia’s best universities.


Find out more

To find out more about studying business or other qualifications at The Eagle Academy, just contact us and a member of our team will be in touch. We offer quality distance learning, so you can kick start your education – even if you haven’t yet arrived in Australia.