When you study business at VU, you’ll be provided with access to an outstanding number of opportunities to empower your career development and help you graduate work ready.
Our extensive network of local and international partnerships will enable you to take advantage of our distinguishing features such as:
- learning from top scholars and applying theory into practice
- industry-relevant curriculum
- the ability to advance your current level of study
- mentorship opportunities
- the capacity to grow your network by studying with students from China, Africa, India, Europe and South America.
- overseas exchange opportunities
- a campus located in the heart of the CBD and
- a small and tight-knit community.
Courses we offerWith a wide range of courses spanning bachelor and postgraduate levels of education, you will find an entry point that suits your current level of education.
Placements for our studentsWithin the College of Business we offer placements through the Centre for Work Integrated Learning.
Our research focusThe College of Business conducts research in their areas including the Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies and the Institute for Supply Chain and Logistics.
Partnerships & engagementThrough our strong links with industry and the broader business community, we ensure that contemporary best practice methodologies are taught in the classroom.
Victoria Business Confucius Institute (VBCI)The Victoria Business Confucius Institute, in partnership with the Chinese Hanban Institute, disseminates Chinese language and culture with a business focus.
Victoria Graduate School of BusinessWe offer the flexibility and convenience you need to make postgraduate study work for you.
College staffMeet the Dean of the College of Business, and find contact details for academic staff.
Todd Blake Student AwardApply for the prestigious Todd Blake Student Award.
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For an overview of our courses, research strengths and facilities, download the Business Discipline Guide.
The College of Business has a range of industry-standard facilities, including a specialised business library, contemporary board rooms and shared spaces. Our City Convention Centre located on Level 12 boasts spectacular city and river views and offers a venue for business and social functions.
Student placements & internships
If your dream career is in the business world, we can help you achieve it. Our business students gain practical, real-world knowledge and skills with the aid of strong industry links, specialist professional development units, and over 150 workplace learning programs in cutting-edge companies.
One of our greatest strengths as a university is our links with industry. We are one of the most industry connected universities in Australia with over 4,000 industry connections university-wide. Our students are exposed to placement opportunities at the Australian Centre for Financial Studies, Linfox, Victorian Tourism, Victoria Transport Association, Crown Melbourne, Tourism Victoria and the Western Bulldogs Football Club every year.
Our co-operative education program offers a year of paid, full-time employment towards the end of a business degree, with a preparation program during the second year of study to ensure our students are ready to enter the workplace. Students also have the opportunity to engage in a work integrated learning program. This provides students with industry-based experiences such as relevant project work, part-time employment, a holiday job or even voluntary work while studying.
‘During my final year of study I completed a 10-month internship at Coles, working with the Supply Chain team. In this position I found the skills taught to me at Victoria University vital in achieving success.’
Sally Anne Young – Most Employable Business Student, GradConnection Top100 Awards
Bachelor of Business – Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Our courses are accredited by:
- Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA)
- Australian Marketing Institute (AMI)
- CPA Australia
- Institute of Chartered Accountants
- Australian Human Resource Management (AHRI).
Our students learn from industry-expert teaching staff and have access to high profile adjunct professors including:
- Alan Kohler, financial journalist
- Hon. Dr Craig Emerson, former politician
- Ian James, Managing Director of Mushroom Music.
‘I came to academia after an extensive background in industry as a financial analyst and internal auditor. This gives me not only a strong network of industry contacts for student work placements, but also first-hand knowledge to translate complex ideas into real-world contexts and engage students.’
Dr Pandula Gamage – Lecturer, Accounting and Finance
Pearson Australia Educator of the Year Award, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand