Victoria Graduate School of Business

Our City Flinders campus

Our City Flinders campus

The Victoria Graduate School of Business (VGSB) is dedicated to encouraging your educational and career aspirations. We offer the flexibility and convenience you need to make postgraduate study work for you.

We combine academic excellence and practical learning through our close ties with industry. Specialising in business education, research and consultancy, we are focused on getting you to your career goals.

We also have an extensive international network, with partners in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Germany, India and the USA.

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Courses

The VGSB offers master programs in the full range of business specialisations.

Master of Business Administration

Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) is highly regarded because of its international diversity, options to study abroad, smaller class sizes and range of Masters electives.

It has been ranked number one in Australia and number six in the global Top 20 by London-based CEO magazine and sixth in the Financial Review's 2011 MBA Boss ranking.

If you choose to exit the course you will be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Business (on completion of four approved units of study).

For more information about studying the MBA please contact Dr Romana Garma.

Doctor of Business Administration

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) was pioneered in Australia by Victoria University. This course is the highest degree awarded in the study of business.

In your DBA, you will develop appropriate business knowledge and skills, and learn how to apply interactive research processes to help solve the problems of business and government in an innovative, resourceful and responsible manner.

For more information about studying the DBA please contact Dr Jo Vu.

Accounting

If you wish to pursue a career in a sector that plays a fundamental role in business, choose one of the many postgraduate accounting courses we offer.

Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Accounting will allow those without a degree to enter the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting or Master of Accounting course, which provides professional recognition.

The Master of Accounting offers three streams of study to choose from depending on your educational requirements:

  • Professional Qualification
  • Professional Accounting Education
  • Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).

For more information about studying postgraduate accounting please contact Mr Rod Herbert.

Finance

Choose to study the highly specialised Master of Business (Finance) involving advanced studies in financial risk management or pair it with our globally recognised Master of Business Administration course, Master of Business (Finance)/Master of Business Administration. Either way, you will gain the in-depth knowledge and skills needed for success in the finance profession.

For more information about studying postgraduate finance courses please contact Dr Hassan Tanha.

Enterprise Resource Planning and Information Systems

The Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Resource Planning Systems will help you gain the necessary computing and business skills to support the implementation and maintenance of ERP systems and, more importantly, understand the implications these systems have on business processes.

Our Master of Business (Enterprise Resource Planning Systems) is the only ERP Master course in Australia. You will gain a competitive edge and will likely fill senior roles in ICT and ERP systems – across many industry sectors.

Choose the Master of Business (Information Systems) and enhance your career prospects with this advanced course.

For more information about studying postgraduate enterprise resource planning and information systems courses please contact Mr Andrew Stein or Mr Paul Hawking.

Supply Chain Management

The Master of Business (Supply Chain Management) focuses on preparing you for senior management positions in whichever industry you wish to work in.

You will become adept at the full range of activities behind the supply chain from:

  • global procurement and supply chain and logistics management
  • distribution strategies
  • operations management
  • ERP.

For more information about studying supply chain management please contact Dr John Hopkins or Dr Nick Billington for the Graduate Certificate in Business (Supply Chain Management).

Management

Study the Master of Business (Management) and develop your skills across a range of management areas including:

  • change management
  • organisation development
  • operations and supply chain management
  • human resource management
  • general management.

For more information about studying postgraduate management courses please contact Dr Beverley Lloyd-Walker.

Marketing

The Master of Business (Marketing) will help develop your skills for senior roles in marketing and management.

For more information about studying marketing please contact Dr Maxwell Winchester.

Research

We are committed to self-generated and collaborative research that solves community issues. We have undertaken numerous research projects with clients including small and large businesses, community organisations and government agencies.

In July 2013, some of our staff were successful in a grant application with the Australia-China Council (ACC) Board. The grant of A$29,100 is part of the project "Leading-edge information, communication and geospatial technologies to support 'green growth' and sustainable tourism in China and Australia".

Find out more on our College-based research page.