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Victoria University Review of Online MBA: Rankings, Courses

Victoria University Online MBA Review

Ranking, Courses, Electives, Duration, Reviews


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Victoria University, a public university and one of Australia’s few dual-sector universities has campuses across Melbourne’s West and CBD, as well as international campuses in Sydney and India with over 40,000 students enrolled across campuses.

The university has been consistently ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide according to Times Higher Education, World University Rankings 2017, 2018, 2019.

It ranked 56 in the world’s top universities aged under 50 (THE Young University Rankings 2017).

The university has 25 years of experience delivering postgraduate business courses in Australia.

List of Online and Distance Learning Courses

Victoria University (VU) Online postgraduate business courses which are delivered entirely online include:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

These qualifications can also be obtained completely online:

  • Certificate IV in Library and Information Services
  • Certificate IV in Clinical Classification
  • Diploma of Library and Information Services
  • Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education.
  • Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing
  • Graduate Diploma in Migration Law


Online MBA Global program

This program would be delivered by Victoria University Business School. Students would receive the same qualification that they would’ve received if they were to study on campus.

There are multiple intakes spread across the year – in January, March, May, July, September and October.

Entry requirements: Students need to complete an equivalent of an Australian Bachelor’s degree in a similar discipline or Australian Graduate Certificate (or equivalent) in a similar discipline.

Those without an undergraduate degree may enrol for the Graduate Certificate program with approved prior work experience and on completion, would be eligible for admission to the MBA program.

Students would need to have their academic transcripts, updated CV with a supporting letter from their employer with a description of their job profile, ready while applying.

Each student would be assigned a Student Success Advisor, who would be available for assistance, as well as motivate and guide them throughout the entire duration of the course.


The online MBA course fee is AU$3,350 per subject. The total fee for all the subjects would be AU$40,200.

Students can continue with their work and personal commitments due to flexible study options and a 24×7 anywhere, anytime access to learning resources.

Flexible exit option

In addition to multiple flexible entry points, students also have the option of early exit from the course after completion of four core units of business and management.

They will still earn a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration on completion of these units.

Students would be able to earn an MBA at a later date by completing the remaining units as and when their schedule permits.


The MBA program was awarded a Tier One rating by CEO Magazine’s 2017 Global Rankings for its lecturers, student diversity, small class sizes, value for money and international study options.


VU’s platform facilitates fellow students to compare research notes and collaborate on group tasks.

Students can have access to the course resources, video content, virtual seminars, assignment details, discussion forums, group chats as well as faculty feedback through the online platform.

Students can manage their study schedule according to their convenience and access these resources 24/7.

The courses covered would help students develop strategic management skills. They would be able to evaluate business challenges and make informed decisions.

In addition to the core units covering a wide range of business and management topics, students would also be able to complete a capstone project.

Core units

  • Strategic Management and Business Policy
  • Business Ethics and Sustainability
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Business Research Methods
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Managing Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Organisation Change Management
  • Advanced Organisational Behaviour
  • Performance Management and Rewards
  • Art and Practice of Leadership

Capstone unit

  • Business Research Project


Course Duration

Students would be required to complete 12 specialist units of study, each of which would be covered over a seven week duration.

Depending upon their daily schedule, students may take breaks between subjects or complete up to six units in a year; they could complete the entire online MBA program on a part-time basis within two years.


Known for industry-focused courses as well as high-calibre of academics with unique industry connections, we have more than 25 years’ experience in delivering business degrees.

Many of the academics come from corporate backgrounds with an experience across diverse industries.


The MBA course at VU was well defined, so as a new student at the time, I found the structure easy to follow, as well as flexible enough to allow me to explore other areas, and importantly, take units at a pace that felt comfortable.
– Joseph Sarraf: ANZ Offering Leader at IBM MBA graduate


The MBA at VU enabled me to step into a leadership role and help drive our business on a global scale due to the holistic learnings and critical thinking I had developed.”
– Larissa Beech: Partner Integration Manager at Certsy (SEEK) MBA graduate

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