Table summary

  • Out of bachelor graduates (under 25) in the field of business studies, 43.3 per cent were male and 56.7 per cent were female.
  • The median age of bachelor graduates (under 25) in the field of business studies, was 22 years.
  • Overall, 73.3 per cent of bachelor graduates (under 25) in the field of business studies, were available for full-time employment after graduation, with a further 11.9 per cent in full-time study, 9.0 per cent in part-time or casual employment, and 5.3 per cent unavailable for full-time study or work.
  • Out of bachelor graduates (under 25) in the field of business studies who were available for full-time employment, 68.8 per cent were in full-time employment.
  • The median starting salary for bachelor graduates (under 25) in the field of business studies was $48,000.

What are the characteristics of bachelor graduates (under 25)?

Males Females Total
Survey responses: business studies 2,852 3,732 6,584
Sex: business studies (%)~ 43.3 56.7 100
Sex: all fields of education (%)~ 37.9 62.1 100
Median age: bachelor graduates (under 25) (years) 22 22 22
Median age: all fields of education (years) 22 22 22

What are bachelor graduates (under 25) doing after graduation?

Available for full-time employment (%) 72.6 73.9 73.3
In further full-time study (%) 13.5 10.8 11.9
Part-time or casual employment (%) 7.7 9.9 9.0
Unavailable for full-time study or work (%) 5.7 5.0 5.3
Of those available for full-time employment:
In full-time employment: business studies (%) 66.2 70.8 68.8
In full-time employment: all fields of education (%) 67.8 69.1 68.6

Most frequently reported occupations:

1. Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals
2. Specialist Managers
3. Other Clerical and Administrative Workers

What are bachelor graduates (under 25) in their first full-time employment earning?

Median starting salary: business studies $50,000 $45,900 $48,000
Median starting salary: all fields of education $55,000 $51,600 $52,500