Victoria Graduate School of Business

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.

Our MBA currently ranks in the top three in Australia and number eight in the global Top 20 by CEO magazine for its excellent lecturers, small class sizes, student diversity, value-for-money and international study options. The Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine ranked our MBA in Australia's top 10.

Our City Flinders campus

Our City Flinders campus

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Courses

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

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) will help you gain a solid business education to complement your existing work experience. It covers all aspects of managing a business.

The course is highly regarded because of its international diversity, options to study abroad, smaller class sizes and range of Masters electives.

Our MBA ranks in the top three in Australia and number eight in the global Top 20 by CEO magazine. The Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine ranked our MBA in Australia's top 10.

We also offer a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration suitable for those without a formal business administration background.


Specialisations available

Our MBA offers the following elective areas of study to choose from:

  • Accounting
  • Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Sport Business
  • Innovation, Knowledge and Change Management.

Successful graduates

Our MBA graduates have gone on to work for companies such as:

  • IBM
  • Telstra
  • National Australia Bank
  • that Australian Tax Office
  • Western Bulldogs Football Club
  • Westpac
  • KPMG Australia
  • Alexander Porter
  • Accenture
  • Sustainability Victoria.

Graduate Maxwell Gratton:

"VU's MBA curriculum is well-rounded, and offers excellent teaching staff, great facilities and a location in the heart of Melbourne's CBD."

"The MBA laid the groundwork for professional success and inspired me to take the next step in my career.”

Read more about MBA graduate Maxwell Gratton.


Make an enquiry or find out how to apply:

Master of Business Administration

MBA Program Director Dr Colin Drake.

Master of Business (Enterprise Resource Planning and Systems)

The Master of Business (Enterprise Resource Planning Systems) will help you develop the computing and business skills necessary to support the implementation and maintenance of ERP systems.

Our college has strong links with the ERP industry and is a leader in SAP education, offering one of the most comprehensive ERP and Business Analytics programs in the world.

We offer a large number of postgraduate ERP courses to choose from including the specialist Master of Enterprise Resource Planning Management which runs for 1.5 years.


Successful graduates

Our graduates have gained employment in some of Australia's top organisations including:

  • Accenture
  • Linfox
  • IBM
  • CapGemini
  • Murray Goulburn
  • KPMG
  • the Department of Human Services and
  • Australia Post.

Make an enquiry or find out how to apply:

Master of Business (Enterprise Resource Planning and Systems)

Course coordinator Associate Professor Paul Hawking.

Master of Business Analytics

We offer multiple postgraduate courses in the field of analytics which you can choose depending on your previous level of study and experience.

The Master of Business Analytics runs for 1.5 years and is aimed at those with an existing business degree who want to work in ERP/SAP based organisations.

For those without a business degree we also offer:

The courses cover a range of areas such as:

  • supply chain management
  • business intelligence
  • customer relationship management
  • change management.

Successful graduate Jelvie Grech:

"I decided to pursue postgraduate studies as part of my professional development as a business analyst at Linfox. The Linfox College suggested VU’s masters program because of the SAP component. Linfox uses SAP for their enterprise system, so it was an easy decision."

Read more about Jelvie Grech.


Make an enquiry or find out how to apply:

Master of Business Analytics

Course coordinator Associate Professor Paul Hawking.

Master of Accounting

For those with an existing degree in accounting, the Master of Accounting offers you the choice of subjects to continue your professional education. It is aimed at a career in the fields of accounting, business, banking and finance.

We also have a number of other postgraduate accounting courses you may wish to study.


Successful graduates

Our graduates have gone on to work for companies such as Telstra, Pearson, Crown Group International, ANZ and Optus.


Make an enquiry or find out how to apply:

Master of Accounting

Course coordinator Mr Rod Herbert.

Master of Business (Finance)

Choose from a range of postgraduate finance courses to suit your previous experience or level of study achieved.

Our Master of Business (Finance) runs for 2 years and is aimed at those who have a background in business or other fields. You can develop specialist skills in the areas of finance, economics and accounting.

The academically focused Master of Finance can be completed over 1.5 years. This course is aimed at those with a finance related academic background.

We also offer a Graduate Diploma in Business Finance which is suitable for those without a formal finance background.

Either way, you will gain the in-depth knowledge and skills needed for success in the finance profession.


Successful graduates

Our graduates have gone on to work for companies such as Linfox, AMP, TNT and World Vision.

Graduate Jirayu Mecksakul:

"The willingness of VU staff to support students in reaching their goals is amazing! I established a rapport with many of my lecturers, College Deans and even the Vice-Chancellor."

"I am proud to be a part of the VU Alumni community!"

Read more from Jirayu Mecksakul.


Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells enrolled as a VU accounting student almost 40 years ago.

Read graduate Kim Wells' story.


Make an enquiry or find out how to apply:

Master of Business (Finance)

Course coordinator Mr Rod Herbert.

Master of Business (Supply Chain Management)

Supply chain management is one of the largest industries in Australia. The Master of Business (Supply Chain Management) focuses on preparing you for a range of senior management positions.

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.

Our teachers have extensive experience in their field, and many are still practicing professionals, so they can impart their up-to-date industry knowledge onto you.

We also offer a Graduate Diploma in Business (Supply Chain Management) suitable for those without a formal supply chain management background.


Successful graduates

Our graduates have gone on to work for companies such as Linfox, BP and John Deere.

Graduate Maree Stuart:

"The masters is an investment in my future that complemented my skill set and gave me a new perspective on the industry."

"With 20 years of experience in the supply chain industry, I was able to apply through Victoria University’s Advanced Standing program."

Read more about graduate Maree Stuart.


Make an enquiry or find out how to apply:

Master of Business (Supply Chain Management)

Master of Business (Industrial Relations / Human Resource Management)

The Master of Business (Industrial Relations / Human Resource Management) is one of the few courses that offers students an opportunity to study industrial relations at a Masters level.

This course will help you develop research skills in the areas of:

  • management and general business
  • managing workplace conflict
  • resolving industrial relations and human resource management issues.

Students may have the opportunity to study abroad with past students participating in an intensive study tour of Hong Kong.

We also offer a Graduate Diploma in Business (Industrial Relations/ Human Resource Management) suitable for those without a formal supply chain management background.


Make an enquiry or find out how to apply:

Master of Business (Industrial Relations / Human Resource Management)

Course coordinator Professor Donna Buttigieg.

Master of Business (Management)

The Master of Business (Management) aims to help you develop your skills to prepare you for management roles across a range of management areas including:

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

Successful graduates

Our graduates have gone on to work for companies such as Hilton Hotels, National Trust Victoria, Mobily and WestWind Energy.


Make an enquiry or find out how to apply:

Master of Business (Management)

Course coordinator Dr Romana Garma.

Master of Business (Marketing)

Develop your skills for senior roles in marketing and management with the Master of Business (Marketing).

Study the science and theory of marketing in the constantly evolving local and global environments.

We also offer a Graduate Diploma in Business (Marketing) suitable for those without a formal marketing background.

Successful graduates

Our graduates have gone on to work for companies such as the Australian Marketing Institute (Victoria), Cognis, Ernst & Young, Shell Australia, Sensis, Qantas and Telstra.

Graduate Nathan Chan:

"I attended a VU Postgraduate Information Evening and decided the marketing course was a good fit."

"There was an open, friendly learning environment on campus and my lecturers were supportive; I wasn’t just another number."

Read more about graduate Nathan Chan.


Make an enquiry or find out how to apply:

Master of Business (Marketing)

Course coordinator Dr Hafizul Islam.

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

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.


Successful graduates

Our graduates have gone on to work for companies such as City of Monash, Department of Industry, Richmond Football Club and Thales Australia.


Make an enquiry or find out how to apply:

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Course coordinator Dr Jo Vu.

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.

Partnerships

We have strong links with our industry partners which include Linfox and SAP, and the broader business community too.

Our college appoints a number of experienced and successful industry leaders as adjunct professors to help you develop your skills and improve your career advancement prospects.

Contact us

Victoria Graduate School of Business
City Flinders campus
Phone: +61 3 9919 6100 or 1300 VICUNI (1300 842 864)
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