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Next intake: 
16 July 2018
Duration: 
1 year full time or longer for part time
Delivery mode: 
Blended
Face to Face

Applications for next intake due 8 July 2018

Overview

Build on your professional experience in business systems and SAP, with VU's Graduate Diploma in Business (Enterprise Resource Planning Systems).

In our postgraduate business diploma, you'll learn to implement and maintain enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems using SAP technology.

If you are interested in a career using SAP software, VU is the place to study for it. We have the most comprehensive postgraduate program in Australia, strong industry connections, and 24-hour online access to SAP.

For IT and computer science graduates, our diploma offers a bridge into a corporate profession. You’ll study business systems and SAP processes, including:

  • IT management
  • work systems
  • change managment
  • accounting sytems
  • customer relationship management.

The Graduate Diploma in Business (Enterprise Resource Planning Systems) offers a pathway to postgraduate ERP studies such as the Master of Business (Enterprise Resource Planning Systems). It is designed for those who already have a base of significant relevant professional experience but do not yet have a postgraduate degree.

Read about VU's world-class SAP education.

VU has been awarded a SAP Next-Gen Lab - a SAP initiative for universities that connects students, researchers, and startups with SAP customers and partners to develop new technology innovations.

This is the only lab of its kind in Australia.

The SAP Next-Gen Lab offers opportunities for industry collaboration with SAP’s 365,000 customers across 25 industries in 180 countries.

SAP Next-Gen Lab advantages include:

  • new channels to collaborate with thought leaders in academia and industry
  • information and skills for the digital future
  • connections to companies that recruit graduates who have digital-transformation knowledge and skills
  • the opportunity to share innovative ideas with relevant corporations.

VU's course delivery extends to Malaysia, Singapore and India, giving our students an international career network:

  • The Singapore government has sponsored more than 400 students to study VU's SAP-related subjects in Singapore.
  • Victoria University was the first foreign university to partner with a university in India to offer its courses.

With VU’s Master of Business Analytics, you will learn how to apply up-to-date business and technology trends to real-world problems.

Many of our lecturers work in the industry. We also have strong industry partnerships with businesses such as Linfox and SAP. These keep our course relevant, and give you valuable work experience.

During your study, you’ll have the chance to work in global and local organisations in SAP-related roles, and gain authentic experience in analytics, business intelligence and other ERP areas.

Our current SAP project-partner organisations are multibillion dollar companies:

  • AusNet services - owners and operators of the Victorian electricity transmission network
  • O-I Glass - the world's leading glass container manufacturer.

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Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current one.

Careers

According to Accenture, there are more than 40,000 SAP professionals worldwide, with more roles requiring SAP expertise than any other systems integrator.

Our course prepares you for early career roles in ERP:

  • SAP-related fields
  • analytics
  • IT project management
  • business analysis.

Salaries for ICT business and system analysts in Australia are around $95,000 (JobOutlook).

Course structure

To complete the Graduate Diploma in Business (Enterprise Resource Planning Systems) students will be required to complete 96 credit points (equivalent to 8 units) in total consisting of:

  • 84 credit points of core studies (equivalent to 7 units)
  • 12 credit points of elective studies (equivalent to 1 unit)

Students planning to continue onto Masters study are strongly recommended to take BMO6630, Business Research Methods as their elective unit.

Year 1, Semester 1

Year 1, Semester 2

Plus 12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) elective from the following list (units are subject to availability):

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse and review theoretical approaches to achieve effective Enterprise Systems practice.  
  2. Justify and interpret theoretical concepts and related knowledge to think critically in the resolution of business problems in contemporary Enterprise Systems.  
  3. Critically apply cross disciplinary knowledge in creative decision making.  
  4. Demonstrate independent judgement in a range of technical or management functions in response to contemporary and future business challenges.  
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of Enterprise and associated Information Systems in the support of complex management decision making.  
  6. Effectively communicate knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences.  
  7. Contribute consistently, with personal accountability for outputs in a dynamic 21st century work team, working in an ethical and socially responsible manner.  
  8. Analyse and evaluate research findings applicable to business environments.  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: Full-fee

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re a Commonwealth supported student or full-fee paying.

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  1. Select which units you’d like to study.
  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • Mature: Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline
    OR
    Completion of an Australian Graduate Certificate (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
    OR
    Applicants with a minimum three (3) years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

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Direct applications are due on 8 July 2018 for our next intake which starts on 16 July 2018.

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