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Business Administration courses

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

CEO Magazine's 2017 Global Rankings awarded our MBA a Tier One rating for its excellent lecturers, small class sizes, student diversity, value-for-money and international study options. The Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine currently ranks VU's MBA in Australia's top 10 programs.

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 1 course

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.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 6 courses

Duration: 0.5 years

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

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

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
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 (BBNS) and/or for transition to the workforce at entry level.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 1 course

Duration: 3 years
After a common first year, you'll focus on accounting, banking & finance, event management, financial risk management, human resources, information systems, international hospitality, tourism or trade, management & innovation, marketing, music industry, or supply chain & logistics management.

Postgraduate 19 courses

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: 2.5 years

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

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: 2 years

Acquire a solid foundation in business principles along with specialised skills in global trade, with a Master of Business (International Business) from VU.

Duration: 2 years
Develop specialist business knowledge and skills that will prepare you for management positions in a variety of fields.
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
The Graduate Certificate in Finance is a professionally relevant course with an academic focus for those with a finance related academic background.
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: 1.5 years

Our Master of International Business has strong focus on China and the Asia-Pacific region. It is designed for graduates who wish to set up and manage global enterprises, or take their business career internationally.

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: 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 2 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.
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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