Business Is Booming In Western Australia
Perth has the highest standard of living in Australia
Western Australia has a booming economy; rich in natural resources such as iron-ore, gold, natural gases and wheat. If Western Australia was a country of its own it would be in the top 50 economies in the world.
All of Australia is experiencing an economic boom time but at the heart of its success are Western Australia’s resources; with mining picking up the slack for a flat lining property sector. The rapid economic growth in China has driven the demand for iron ore and coal and pushed up prices to record levels.
Western Australia is a territory making up a third of the continent but with only 10% of the population. Economists are warning that skill shortages coupled with wage and price increases could damage the economic growth. The country is calling out for skilled workers, businessmen and women to maintain growth.
If you are looking to get into the Australian job market then an MBA from an Australian Business School is a good move. Here at BusinessBecause we have interviewed lots of Edith Cowan University (ECU) students over the last few months. ECU is based in Joondalup, just outside Perth, a city which has the highest standard of living of all Australian cities.
A resounding comment from ECU students is how they were drawn to the flexibility of the MBA degree program. ECU alumnus Michelle Slater who landed a job with Chevron says “it was important for me to be able to attend classes at night. The intensive summer and winter school units on weekends were handy as well.”
Those who think that Australia is detached from the rest of the business world would be wrong. Australia is inextricably linked by extensive trade relations with many countries, in particular in East Asia. And with Perth being in the same time zone as Singapore, Hong Kong and Taipei the business world falls somewhere between East and West. MBA Graduates from Edith Cowan are well-versed in Asian business.
Then of course there are the world class beaches and vineyards...
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