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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 on offer. Our MBA has even 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 2 courses

Duration: 12 weeks
This skill set is designed for persons who are seeking registration as a business activity statement (BAS) agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).
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 9 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 give you the skills to provide professional financial services boosting your job prospects and establishing a career pathway into all industries.
Duration: 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.
Duration: 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.
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
Prepare yourself for entry into management positions within the logistics industry.
Duration: 1 year
This course is ideal for people with significant experience in their chosen industry wishing to gain advancement into higher levels of management
Duration: 0.5 years
Become a fully qualified TAFE teacher. This course is designed specifically for people who are currently working in or wish to work in the area of training/teaching development, delivery and assessment.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 10 courses

Duration: 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.
Duration: 5 years
The Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance) / Bachelor of Laws combines areas to help develop the connections between the fields of law and commerce.
Duration: 3 years
This course produces ‘job-ready’ graduates by providing you with the skills such as critical thinking, teamwork/collaboration and effective communication.
Duration: 5 years
Get the academic and professional requirements to be admitted to legal practice in Victoria. Learn a range of business and legal skills including advocacy, communication, legal research and computing.
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
The combinations of study areas in this course develop clear connections between the fields of law and commerce.
Duration: 3 years
Experience the diverse and dynamic marketing communication profession as an Early Career Professional by working on real projects for real clients.
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: 3 years
Follow your interests in industries that include film, television, radio, screen culture, online and mobile media production with this Bachelor of Screen Media.
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 41 courses

Duration: 0.5 years
Meet the challenges of today's business world through this course if you are working or intend to work in the accounting field.
Duration: 1.5 years
Gain the technical skills and knowledge in financial accounting, management accounting, finance, auditing, commercial and corporations law, taxation and economics.
Duration: 1 year
Gain the specialist knowledge and skills that will prepare you for a career in the world of professional accounting.
Duration: 2 years
Study a globally recognised accounting degree and gain a strong foundation and knowledge of recent developments in sustainability and global trends in accounting.
Duration: 0.5 years
Update your business and managements skills and knowledge through our Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.
Duration: 1 year
The Graduate Diploma of Business Administration is an academically focused and professionally relevant business course for those without a business background.
Duration: 1.5 years
Get the full range of business management skills needed to lead successful businesses in a global environment.
Duration: 2 years
Gain the specialist knowledge and skills that will prepare you for senior management positions in a variety of fields.
Duration: 1 year
This course provides breadth of study by establishing a foundation of Business Analytics-relevant units that build upon key business systems and processes.
Duration: 1.5 years
Victoria University is one of the world's leading institutions in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems (SAP) education having strong links with the ERP industry.
Duration: 2 years
Become an industry leader in enterprise resource management planning (ERP) systems with a career in business analytics.
Duration: 1 year
Support the implementation and maintenance of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems by applying analytical techniques and technology to support information problems.
Duration: 2 years
This course provides an information systems perspective to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, with an emphasis on SAP R/3.
Duration: 1 year
The Graduate Diploma in Business (Finance) provides an opportunity for those without a formal finance background to study postgraduate finance.
Duration: 2 years
Advance your career with a professional business finance qualification that will prepare you to perform in the financial services industry.
Duration: 1 year
This course is a one year degree that educates students in relation to a range of Industrial Relations and Human Resource issues.
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 and strategic aspects of management in the Graduate Diploma in Business (Management).
Duration: 2 years
Develop specialist business knowledge and skills that will prepare you for management positions in a variety of 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 and prepare for a management or leadership role in the marketing industry.
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
Develop knowledge of the field of logistics and supply chain management with a focus on the skills and techniques required for employment in senior management roles.
Duration: 2 years
A specialised, professional qualification that prepares graduates for managerial, policy development & planning roles in the rapidly growing tourism & events industries.
Duration: 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.
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
Discover your potential as an SAP solutions specialist with a career in enterprise resource management planning (ERP) systems management.
Duration: 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.
Duration: 1.5 years
This course will develop your knowledge and technical skills in finance while keeping a global perspective on understanding the operation of financial markets.
Duration: 0.5 years
Upgrade your skills and knowledge of industrial relation and human resource issues.
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
Build strong foundation in organisational management to support your business career development.
Duration: 1.5 years
The Master of Management focuses on the skills, knowledge and capabilities critical to contemporary management practice.
Duration: 0.5 years
Develop ethical and sustainable marketing programs for a diverse set of stakeholders in a constantly changing digital and marketing environment.
Duration: 1.5 years
The Master of Marketing offers graduates a critical overview of marketing theory and science.
Duration: 1 year
Enhance your accounting knowledge by completing this specialisation which satisfies entry into CPA Australia.
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 have the capability of becoming 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 4 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. This course is delivered by the Victoria Graduate School of Business (VGSB).
Duration: 2 years
Complete a major thesis worthy of publication under the supervision of experienced staff.
Duration: 4 years
The Doctoral degree in Business and Management is an advanced research program offered across our research focus areas and the major disciplines of our academic Colleges.
Duration: 4 years
The Doctoral degree in Economics (PhD) is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas and the major disciplines of our academic Colleges.
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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