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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 8 courses

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: 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.

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) 1 course

Duration: 3 years

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

Postgraduate 19 courses

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

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

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: 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: 1.5 years
Duration: 1.5 years
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.
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.

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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