Students who embark on postgraduate study at UNSW Business School can expect to be taught by leading academics and gain strong links to industry.
As a Senior Client Manager in a reputable tax consultancy firm studying a Master of Taxation Abhay Chellani knows first-hand how to balance work and study.
After graduating from a Bachelor of Commerce specialising in Taxation at UNSW, he decided to continue building upon his prior knowledge and passion for tax with postgraduate study.
Postgraduate study benefits your employer, workplace and profession by enhancing your skillset.Most workplaces are quite accommodating.
Maintaining work-life balance
Being employed full-time whilst completing his degree has taught Abhay how to manage time efficiently in addition to following a specific routine in a disciplined manner.
Abhay found the first two months of postgraduate study the most challenging as he adapted to unfamiliar daily routines. However, after acclimating through time management, he now manages to fit in time with friends, his university workload as well as keeping up with workplace targets.
Speak to your employer
Postgraduate study benefits your employer, workplace and profession by enhancing your skillset.
Most postgraduate students are employed fulltime and Abhay recommends informing your manager or supervisor that you are studying and discussing with them your flexible study options.
“Most workplaces are quite accommodating,” he said.
Degrees designed for employment
UNSW Business School degrees are shaped by industry leaders and academics who recognise the future will present career opportunities that don’t exist today. The Master of Taxation at UNSW Business School is based on theoretical scenarios which Abhay utilises and applies in his current role.
Abhay says the Master of Taxation has enabled him to understand fundamental principles behind the solutions that his firm provides to clients.
A postgraduate degree can fast-track your career progression, open doors to a new career path, or allow you to follow your passion, like Abhay.
Upon completing his postgraduate degree, Abhay hopes to specialise in international taxation and give expert advice to his clients about the different taxes around the world. Abhay believes international taxation allows you to experience an infinite pool of tax knowledge.
UNSW Business School’s Career Accelerator Insight workshops and career discussion panels have assisted Abhay to move up the ladder.
“Speakers discuss their field of expertise and give students an insight into the business world. The learnings I took away from these workshops have been of good use at my workplace.
Flexible study options
Whether you plan on adding study to a schedule that already includes full-time or part-time work or family commitments, postgraduate study at UNSW Business School is designed with flexibility in mind.