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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 3 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: 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 13 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.

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 Polytechnic.

Duration: 1 year
Prepare yourself for entry level management positions within the logistics industry with a Diploma of Logistics at Victoria 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) 8 courses

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.
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
Get job-ready for a career in commerce and graduate with a solid base of financial knowledge.
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: 3 years
Follow your interest 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 47 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
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 and gain a strong foundation and knowledge of recent developments in sustainability and global trends in accounting.
Duration: 2.5 years

Our double masters has a targeted, specialised focus on finance and accounting. It is designed for students from non-accounting backgrounds who want to develop the specialist skills and professional recognition needed for accounting and finance roles.

Duration: 0.5 years
Update your business and managements skills and knowledge through our Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.
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 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
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 business software, with an MBA and Master of Business Analytics from VU.

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
This world-class course provides an information systems perspective to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, with an emphasis on SAP R/3.
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
Advance your career with a professional business finance qualification that will prepare you to perform in the financial services industry.
Duration: 2 years
Explore contemporary knowledge and gain a conceptual understanding of industrial relations and human resource management.
Duration: 1 year

Enhance your professional experience or qualifications with a Graduate Diploma in Business (International Business) from VU. Units completed in this graduate certificate can be transferred towards the Masters of Business (International Business) degree.

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: 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
Expand your business skills across a range of management areas and prepare for senior roles in the business or public sector.
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
Learn the latest industry knowledge and aim for a leading role in the supply-chain and logistics industry.
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
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
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 combines business theory with practical skills to build your financial knowledge and prepare you for high-level roles in financial analysis.
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

VU’s Graduate Certificate in International Business prepares you for a global career in corporate, government or not-for-profit organisations.

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
Become an expert in workplace management through study and hands-on experience. Gain the skills needed to manage project teams and lead change.
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
Become a leader in the marketing field, with expertise and practical skills tailored to the changing dynamic and digital marketplace.
Duration: 0.5 years

Explore opportunities and become a reflective change leader who can drive change using creative and innovative thinking.

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 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
Complete a major thesis worthy of publication under the supervision of experienced staff.
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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