Business Administration courses

Victoria University has some of Australia's largest and most progressive business administration courses on offer.

Our MBA has been ranked number one in Australia and is consistently ranked in the top three in Australia by London-based CEO magazine. The Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine ranked our MBA in Australia's top 10.

Gain the skills to take your career further. You can study at TAFE, degree or postgraduate level.


Many of our graduates gain employment in the following roles:

  • accountant
  • business analyst
  • financial planner
  • human resources
  • international trade/business consultant
  • management.


Our business administration courses are provided by the:

Short courses

1000 hours

EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.

TAFE certificates & diplomas

0.5 years

Advance your career in the business sector. This course offers you the opportunity to gain insight into various possible careers available in the industry.

0.5 years

Build your leadership skills for management and supervisory roles in a wide range of organisations and industries.

0.5 years

Learn how to manage the work of others and add value to management practices in a wide range of industries and organisations.

1 year

This course is ideal for people with significant experience in their chosen industry wishing to gain advancement into higher levels of management

Higher Education diplomas

Study a one-year specialised diploma, with more focussed academic and English support to better prepare you for success in undergraduate study.

On completion, you will be guaranteed entry into the second year of a nominated bachelor degree.

1 year

The Diploma of Business (Enterprise) provides students with the opportunity to prepare for transition into university studies and further studies in the Bachelor of Business (BBUS) and/or for transition to the workforce at entry level.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate)

3 years

After a common first year focus on business or management in: accounting, banking, finance, events, financial risk, human resources, information systems, international hospitality, tourism or trade, management and innovation, marketing, music industry, supply chain & logistics.


0.5 years

Update your business and managements skills and knowledge through our Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.

1 year

The Graduate Diploma of Business Administration is an academically focused and professionally relevant business course for those without a business background.

1.5 years

Get the full range of business management skills needed to lead successful businesses in a global environment.

2 years

Gain the specialist knowledge and skills that will prepare you for senior management positions in a variety of fields.

1 year

This course is a one year degree that educates students in relation to a range of Industrial Relations and Human Resource issues.

2 years

Explore contemporary knowledge and gain a conceptual understanding of industrial relations and human resource management.

1 year

Develop a solid grounding in both foundational business and management knowledge and strategic aspects of management in the Graduate Diploma in Business (Management).

2 years

Develop specialist business knowledge and skills that will prepare you for management positions in a variety of fields.

2 years

A specialised, professional qualification that prepares graduates for managerial, policy development & planning roles in the rapidly growing tourism & events industries.

1.5 years

This course is a world first course, specifically designed for tomorrow's change leaders who can drive change, build innovative teams and adjust quickly to new business conditions.

0.5 years

The Graduate Certificate in Finance is a professionally relevant course with an academic focus for those with a finance related academic background.

0.5 years

Upgrade your skills and knowledge of industrial relation and human resource issues.

1.5 years

Develop advanced skills and knowledge of industrial relations and human resource management (IR/HRM) and progress in your career in a range of professions.

0.5 years

Build strong foundation in organisational management to support your business career development.

1.5 years

The Master of Management focuses on the skills, knowledge and capabilities critical to contemporary management practice.

1.5 years

Get ahead in the rapidly growing tourism and events industries. This course incorporates tourism and management studies with a focus on addressing contemporary issues and challenges faced by destinations internationally.

Postgraduate research

Research postgraduate

Our Office for Research provides support to our current and future researchers, such as:

  • identify a research topic
  • find a supervisor
  • apply for research supervision or grants.
3 years

Combine coursework and research doctoral programs in business. This course is delivered by the Victoria Graduate School of Business (VGSB).

I improved my leadership and negotiation skills and was also able to cultivate strong links with leading firms such as Deloitte, ANZ and CPA. 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.
Jirayu Mecksakul

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