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  1. 1. What can I do with a Degree in Business? Bachelor of Business (eCommerce) (L053A) October 2008 NOTE: This course has been discontinued and has no new intake. This information is provided for continuing students. What can I do with this degree? The Bachelor of Business (eCommerce) prepares students for a career in business specialising in eCommerce. eCommerce involves the exploration of the impact of electronic technologies on: buying and selling, business to business relationships, internal business process, business structure, organisational knowledge and the process of innovation. eCommerce professionals are focused on solving business problems through developing new business models and strategic application of technology, operating in the networked environment, whether local, regional or global. Graduates may be employed as:  Applications System Designer  Business (systems) analyst  Content manager  Database Design Specialist  Network Designer  Online sales strategist  Operations Systems Designer  Software Designer  Systems Architect  Systems designer (IT)  Systems Designer (Research). Examples of where you may find employment:  Private enterprise  Government departments  Non-profit organisations Involving some of the following sectors:  public networks (such as the Internet),  private networks (such as the ATM network)  mobile commerce  online marketing  sales The skills and attributes required by Bachelor of Business (eCommerce) graduates:  Good communication skills  Good presentation skills  Ability to build rapport with clients  Ability to analyse and solve problems  Good organisational skills  Professional and ethical  Excellent numeracy skills  Excellent IT skills  Attention to detail and accuracy  The ability to work independently Bachelor of Business (eCommerce) © Careers and Employment, Swinburne University of Technology, 2008 Page 1
  2. 2. Swinburne Graduate Attributes:  Entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace, or community.  Capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas.  Able to operate effectively in work and community situations.  Adaptable and manage change.  Aware of environments in which they will be contributing What do eCommerce graduates do after finishing their courses? Working 81.4% Searching 18.6% Studying 15.1% Source: Some employers who have employed Swinburne Business (eCommerce) graduates: Acumentum Pty Ltd Amcor Australia ASIRC Ltd. Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) Australian Red Cross Australian Taxation Office Bosch Australia Chemetall (Australasia) City of Boroondara Commonwealth Bank Compumedics Ltd Australian Customs Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Dept of Employment & Workplace Ernst and Young Federal Court GM Holden Ltd IBM Australia ICOM (Australia) Siemens Lt IOOF IP Systems Pty Ltd KPMG Masterfoods Australia Nestle Aust Optus Pageup Pty Ltd Powercor Australia Ltd Schiavello Stamford Plaza Hotels Swinburne (University) The Smith Family University of Melbourne University of Queensland Victorian Golf Association
  3. 3. Western Health Swinburne University Graduate Destination Statistics: According to the GDS (Graduate Destination Survey) conducted with students graduating at the end of 2006:  90.0% of eCommerce graduates who responded were in full-time employment in 2007  The median starting salary was $28,600 Potential Employers: Dept. of Employment and Workplace Relations Department of Immigration & Multicultural Affairs Dun & Bradstreet Ernst & Young Ford Motor Company IBM Australia Ltd Insurance Australia Group (IAG) KPMG LINK Recruitment Macquarie Bank uarie/careers.htm Mainfreight MasterFoods Microsoft Moore Stephens National Australia Bank National Institute of Accountants (NIA) Northeast Quadrant Orica Limited PricewaterhouseCoopers Protiviti RACV Rio Tinto S2F Pty Ltd Shell Siemens Ltd Thiess Pty Ltd Transfield Services Unilever Australasia VicRoads Watson Wyatt General Recruitment Agencies: Accel Group Ambit Recruitment Australia Wide Barber and Bunton CBI Solutions Chandler Macleod Grp EDT Global Enterprise Architects Greythorn Hays Hoban Recruitment Hudson Global Icon Recruitment
  4. 4. JKM Consulting Jobwire LINK Recruitment Manpower Michael Page Int. Northeast Quadrant Odin Consulting Odyssey Recruitment Professional Futures Proteus Career Solutions QPL Limited
  5. 5. Professional Associations: Australian Financial Markets Association Australian Institute of Management Institute of Management Consultants The Financial Services Institute of Australasia Additional general employment sites: Postgraduate Study Options Postgraduate studies can enhance knowledge of and training in a particular field of study which has the added benefit of helping to enhance career and employment prospects. Below are some postgraduate programs offered through Swinburne University that may be of interest to eCommerce students. Graduate Certificate of Commerce (L5201) ONLINE Graduate Diploma of Commerce (L6201) ONLINE Master of Commerce (L7201) ONLINE These programs aim to provide students from a wide range of disciplines and business experiences with concepts, frameworks, research and analytical skills to enable them to operate confidently and effectively in a global environment, characterised by constant environmental change and requiring flexible and innovative responses. A common theme linking units in the degree is that of business sustainability in a globalised environment. The degree consists of units from business and other disciplines.  commercial accountability in a global environment  economic drivers and consequences in a global knowledge economy  managing people in constant change environments with a sensitivity to social and psychological implications of change and through innovative organisational design, systems and learning cultures  integrative approaches for leveraging from information and communication technologies (ICTs) Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (BMBA480) Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (BMBA580) Master of Business Administration (BMBA680) Career Opportunities: Prepares students to manage enterprises in a complex, global and competitive environment. The focus is on building capability in management leadership, entrepreneurship, finance and strategic thinking, building a life-long learning capacity, ethical practices and social responsibility. Graduate Certificate of Business (International Business) (A179) Graduate Diploma of Business (International Business) (A189) Master of Business (International Business) (A199) Career Opportunities: International Business develops the technical, practical, analytical and creative skills to support a successful career in international business. At the completion of any of the courses above, graduates can expect to: have developed a strategic approach and further honed analytical skills to effect change in an international business environment and to be equipped to make a suitable contribution to the theory of international business or application in an international business environment. Bachelor of Business (eCommerce) ©Careers and Employment, Swinburne University of Technology, 2008 Page 5
  6. 6. What help does Careers and Employment offer?  Graduate Opportunities lists major graduate programs. Copies of these are available at the Careers and Employer Centre or can be viewed online  Careers and Employment job search handouts o Addressing Selection Criteria o Assessment Centres o Cover Letters or Letters of Application o Curriculum Vitae or Resume o Interviews - How to Plan, Prepare and Perform o Informational Interviewing o Job Hunting o Networking: What Is It and How Do You Do It? o Online Applications o Psychometric Tests o Self Help Guide to Career, Course & Employment Resources o Skills and Attributes o Thinking About Changing Your Course? o Voluntary Work Experience Program SwinEmploy offers the following resources:  All job offers for casual, vacation, part-time, full-time and graduate employment  Links to employer websites  Enables students to book online for events such as workshops and employer information sessions This material has been produced from the Swinburne University Graduate Destinations Survey, Graduate Careers Council of Australia, Graduate Opportunities, Australian Job Search, The Job Guide, Professional Associations and Careers and Employment research. Bachelor of Business (eCommerce) ©Careers and Employment, Swinburne University of Technology, 2008 Page 6
  7. 7. ADVERTISEMENT EXAMPLES Taken from (Feb 2007) eCommerce Coordinator - Financial Services • National Financial Services Organisation • 3 Month Contract - Immediate Start About our Client Our client is a National leader in Financial Services located in the CBD Job Description In this position you will be reporting to the eCommerce Manager and assisting in the development of the online channel through customer & member facing websites for the business. You will be developing online marketing initiatives and campaigns aimed at acquiring new members, generating leads and increase online sales. You will also focus on the retention of current customers. The Successful Applicant The successful candidate will be tertiary qualified with no less than 2 yrs experience in Online marketing or comparable roles. Experience working with IT and website related software applications, working across departments (e.g.. Marketing & IT) and experience liaising with senior management is also desirable. Further details can be obtained by following the application process. What's on Offer Attractive Hourly Rate To apply online please click the 'Apply Now' button below. For a confidential discussion about this role please contact quoting reference number A127571 on 03 9607 5600 Bachelor of Business (eCommerce) ©Careers and Employment, Swinburne University of Technology, 2008 Page 7
  8. 8. • Leading Superannuation Administrator • Building Online Communities • Circa: $90,000 As Australia’s leading superannuation administrator, this company aligns people, processes and technology to meet specific client objectives. They live through their values of Service, Unity, Partnership, Energy and Reliability every day to be the Administrator of choice within the industry. Reporting to the Manager E Commerce, this client requires a Web Product Analyst Manager responsible for growing and driving online traffic and delivering customer value. Product development will be driven by reaching out to internal and external users for feedback and input and meticulous analysis of usage and value of each component of the product. Responsibilities include:  Ability to build online communities  Ability to understand employer and member needs  Capable of communicating at all levels, inclusive of technical and non-technical staff  Ability to understand, document and analyse the competitive environment  Ability to effectively communicate and document recommendations for product enhancement and development inclusive of strategy, pricing and rollout plan development  Managing the entire product life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities  Specifying market requirements for future products by conducting market research  Defining the go-to-market strategy, reinforcing the product positioning, key benefits, and target customers working with all departments to execute The ideal candidate will possess a blend of business and technical skills, be highly collaborative and comfortable working directly with marketing,service deliveryand technical teams. The role willalso need be to establish strong links into thefunds. These links will generate the partnerships, insight and opportunities to ensure that the product offer match the audience's need. Bachelor of Business (eCommerce) ©Careers and Employment, Swinburne University of Technology, 2008 Page 8
  9. 9. • Permanent Opportunity • CBD Location • Financial Services Join this well regarded financial services organisation as a Graduate Project Analyst, working as part of a project team to deliver the required business analysis. You will be required to display strong skills in: • Analysis • Scope Management • Time Management • Communication Management • Leadership • Quality Standards • Delivery of Desired Business Outcomes To be considered for this role you will have a relevant tertiary education across Economics, Commerce or Finance with relevant subjects undertaken in Project Management, Analysis, Financial Analysis, Change Management, or other subjects relevant to a career in Projects. On the job training will be provided across a variety of roles and tasks appropriate to your experience and needs. The role offers $45k package to the right candidate. If you are interested in this role, you MUST forward both your Resume and Academic Transcripts in Word format . Faxed Academic Transcripts can also be sent to (03) 9622 0322 and marked attention Michael. Only candidates with a current Permanent Residency status need apply, bridging visas will not be considered. Resumes without academic transcripts will not be considered. To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below, quoting Ref No. JBC-SE0398. Bachelor of Business (eCommerce) ©Careers and Employment, Swinburne University of Technology, 2008 Page 9
  10. 10. Project Coordinators • Entry Level Project Management opportunity • Growth Organisation • Training and mentoring provided ••••••••• Call about this role 7am to 10pm on any day ••••••••• Our client is a leading provider of network and services infrastructure to enterprise level organisations. They require the services of a project coordinator to join their growing team. This is an entry level position to the Project Management team where you can use your existing skills and experience to learn and grow your project management career. Ideally you will have a formal qualification in IT, computing or business systems and have worked in administration or customer service roles that have involved you in the support and delivery of IT&T related services to customers. You will be computer literate, a good user of MS Word, Excel and preferably MS Project and have written and developed reports and spreadsheets in the past. You will have strong analysis and organisational skills with the ability to multi task and juggle concurrent project requirements. As part of a larger team you will have good interpersonal skills, a sense of humour and be able to work with a variety of different team members. In this role you will report to a Project Team Leader whilst working with a number of experienced project management professionals. One of their key objectives is to grow and mentor more junior team members providing ongoing support and encouragement as well as a variety of experiences to further your career opportunity. If you wish to pursue a Project Management career and are keen to learn in a dynamic environment then send your resume or call for additional information. ••• ••• ••• ••• ••• ••• ••• ••• ••• ••• ••• ••• ••• Your interest is important to us so if you would like to talk to a consultant about this role you can call any time between 7am and 10pm on any day (7 days a week). To apply email your resume quoting reference # P1205 Email: Please click the 'Apply Now' button below. Bachelor of Business (eCommerce) ©Careers and Employment, Swinburne University of Technology, 2008 Page 10