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Business courses

Whether you are interested in accounting, finance, human resources, logistics, supply chain management or even music industry management, we have some of Australia's most progressive business courses.

Our MBA is offered entirely online as well as at our convenient city campus. It has been ranked top three in Australia and eighth in the global Top 20 MBA by London-based CEO magazine.

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

Careers

Many of our graduates gain employment in the following roles:

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

Short courses 3 courses

Duration: 12 weeks

Learn how to carry out business activity statement tasks and establish a payroll system with the BAS Agent Registration Skill Set.

Duration: 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.
Duration: 13 weeks
Foundations at VU is a fully funded 13 week course providing you an alternative pathway, if you didn't meet direct entry requirements, to reach your goal of studying a higher education undergraduate or diploma course.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 16 courses

Duration: 0.5 years
This course will prepare you for accounting jobs in the financial services industry and others requiring accounting support.
Duration: 0.5 years
This course will provide you with the training and knowledge necessary for a range of accounting career pathways.
Duration: 0.5 years

Gain practical and theoretical knowledge in bookkeeping and associated administrative duties with this Certificate IV in Bookkeeping.

Gain the practical skills you need for a successful office career with the Diploma of Business Administration.

Duration: 2 years

Begin training for a career in business administration and learn foundational business knowledge and skills.

Duration: 2 years

Prepare for a career in business administration and learn fundamental knowledge and skills with the Certificate III in Business.

Duration: 0.5 years
Learn to effectively manage the office administration aspects of a business, and gain a focused understanding of today’s business world.
Duration: 1 year

Develop fundamental planning, communication and organisational skills, and acquire a detailed understanding of the event management process.

Duration: 0.5 years

Take your first step towards a rewarding career helping people in the workplace. This course equips you with a wide range of skills for the human resources (HR) sector.

Duration: 0.5 years
Build your leadership skills for management and supervisory roles in a wide range of organisations and industries.
Duration: 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.
Duration: 9 months

Launch your future career in the transport, storage and logistics industry with a Certificate IV in Logistics from Victoria University Polytechnic.

Duration: 1 year
Prepare yourself for entry level management positions within the logistics industry with a Diploma of Logistics at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Learn the basic skills to work effectively in the booming tourism and travel industry at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Develop the high-level skills required to work across a range of exciting careers in the travel and tourism industry at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Duration: 1 year

In this course you will gain a solid understanding of industry operations and develop the managerial skills to coordinate tourism operations.

Higher Education diplomas 1 course

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.

Duration: 1 year
Gain a broad introduction to the industry and develop a range of skills relevant to working in the business sector.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 6 courses

Duration: 3 years

Get ahead in the fast-paced world of business and make an impact on a local or international level.

Duration: 2 years

Develop management and leadership capabilities and increase your prospects of getting a senior position in the industry.

Duration: 5 years
The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Bachelor of Business offers you the flexibility and the professional development needed to create your own individual career path.
Duration: 5 years
This double degree prepares you for a challenging and exciting career in law, business or government.
Duration: 4 years
Get the flexibility to combine study in psychology with a business specialisation. Combining studies in psychology and business will enable students to gain expertise in understanding the behaviour of individuals in group and organisational settings.
Duration: 4 years
This double degree prepares you for employment in both the commercial business sector and the sport, exercise and active recreation sector.

Postgraduate 44 courses

Duration: 1 year
Lay the foundation for a career in professional accounting with a Graduate Diploma in Business (Accounting) at Victoria University.
Duration: 2 years

Study a globally-recognised accounting degree with the Master of Business (Accounting).

Duration: 2.5 years

Aim for a high-level role managing finance and investments, with a Master of Business (Accounting)/Master of Finance from VU.

Duration: 0.5 years
Update your business and managements skills and knowledge through our Graduate Certificate in Business Administration – offered online as well as at our city campus.
Duration: 1 year
Gain a solid foundation in business, and take a step towards an MBA, with a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at Victoria University
Duration: 1.5 years
Get the full range skills needed to lead successful businesses in a global environment. Our MBA can also be studied online.
Duration: 2 years

Study an MBA with us to gain specialist knowledge and skills to prepare you for senior management positions.

Duration: 0.5 years

Build on your professional experience with a specialised qualification from a world leader in business analytics and SAP technology.

Duration: 1 year
Enhance your professional experience with a Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics from a world-leading ERP systems (SAP) education provider.
Duration: 1.5 years
Launch a rewarding career in business analytics – combining your ICT skills with business knowledge and SAP systems expertise.
Duration: 2 years
Become an industry leader in enterprise resource management planning (ERP) systems with VU's Master of Business Analytics (Professional).
Duration: 2.5 years

Develop key skills for an executive-level career, complemented by expertise in SAP, with an MBA and Master of Business Analytics.

Duration: 1 year
Build on your professional experience in business systems and SAP, with VU's Graduate Diploma in Business (Enterprise Resource Planning Systems).
Duration: 2 years

Develop the computing and business skills to implement and maintain Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and understand their implications on business.

Duration: 2.5 years

Become an industry leader in enterprise resource management planning (ERP) systems and SAP with our double masters degree.

Duration: 1 year
Start your journey towards an exciting career in the finance sector. Add to your professional resume or enhance your qualifications with a Graduate Diploma in Business (Finance).
Duration: 2 years

Develop high-level skills in financial management and advance your career in business or the public sector with the Master of Business (Finance).

Duration: 1 year

Prepare for a challenging and rewarding career as an in-demand expert in HR and industrial relations with the Graduate Diploma in Business (Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management).

Duration: 2 years
Explore contemporary knowledge and gain a conceptual understanding of industrial relations and human resource management.
Duration: 1 year

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

Duration: 2 years

Launch your career in management with the popular Master of Business (Management). Gain specialist business knowledge and skills for leadership positions in various fields.

Duration: 1 year
The Graduate Diploma of Business (Marketing) offers graduates a critical overview of marketing theory.
Duration: 2 years
Broaden your career prospects to become a leader in the marketing field with a Master of Business (Marketing) at Victoria University.
Duration: 1 year
Develop your knowledge of logistics and supply chain management with a focus on the skills and techniques required for employment in early career management roles.
Duration: 2 years

Aim for a leading role in the supply-chain and logistics industry, with the respected Master of Business (Supply Chain Management).

Duration: 2 years

Prepare for managerial, policy development and planning roles in the rapidly growing tourism and events industries with the Master of Business (Tourism and Destination Management).

Duration: 1.5 years

Build on your industry experience to become a change management leader with the world-first Master of Change, Innovation and Leadership from Victoria University.

Duration: 0.5 years
This course focuses on the main SAP processes including production planning, materials management, sales & distribution, accounting and human resources.
Duration: 1.5 years
Achieve a lucrative position as a SAP specialist in the growing world of digital-resource management, with our world-class Master of Enterprise Resource Planning Management.
Duration: 0.5 years
Gain expertise in global financial markets and enhance your qualifications for the competitive business world, with a Graduate Certificate in Finance from VU.
Duration: 1.5 years

Aim for an exciting, high-level role in financial analysis. The Master of Finance prepares you for a career as a finance expert, researching economic conditions and managing investments.

Duration: 0.5 years
Progress your career in human resources and gain specialised skills in industrial relations, with a graduate certificate from Victoria University.
Duration: 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.
Duration: 0.5 years

Gain a specialist postgraduate qualification to support your career development by studying our Graduate Certificate in Management.

Duration: 1 year

Extend your management knowledge and develop high-level skills to lead teams towards operational success.

Duration: 1.5 years

Become an expert in workplace management through study and hands-on experience. Gain the skills needed to manage project teams and lead change with the Master of Management.

Duration: 0.5 years

Study the Graduate Certificate in Marketing to develop ethical and sustainable marketing programs for a diverse set of stakeholders, in a constantly changing digital and marketing environment.

Duration: 1.5 years

Become a leader in marketing with expertise and practical skills tailored to the changing dynamic and digital marketplace, with the Master of Marketing.

Duration: 0.5 years

Become a reflective leader who can drive change using creative and innovative thinking, with the Graduate Certificate in Organisational Change Management.

Duration: 1 year

Gain the knowledge and skills for a fulfilling business career in accounting.

Duration: 0.5 years
Study the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management to develop a body of knowledge that includes an understanding of recent developments in the supply chain management discipline.
Duration: 1.5 years
Develop your knowledge of logistics and supply chain management with a focus on the skills and techniques required for employment in senior management roles.
Duration: 0.5 years
Build onto your qualifications and experience to gain insight into tourism and event policy development, form professional networks and develop the capability to become a future tourism industry leader.
Duration: 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 6 courses

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.
Duration: 3 years
Combine coursework and research doctoral programs in business as part of a vibrant community of professionals.
Duration: 2 years

Develop your knowledge and skills in planning and executing a substantial piece of original research with the Master of Business (Research).

Duration: 4 years
Make contributions to your chosen field as a skilled researcher. Our PhD program gives you the expertise needed for a high-level career in business, academia or government.
Duration: 4 years
Aim for a career shaping public policy, or contributing to important social and financial research, with a PhD in Economics from VU.
Duration: 4 years

Our integrated PhD in business and management teaches you best-practice research methods before you begin a thesis in your chosen field.

Duration: 4 years

Our integrated PhD in Economics program gives you intensive research training before you begin your thesis within our world-class institutes and centres.

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. Receiving a top 5 position in the ‘GradConnection Top100 Awards’, which recognises the most employable graduates across Australia was, as they say, ‘the icing on the cake’.
Sally-Anne Young

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