Federation University Australia - Federation Business School

Federation Business School incorporates two schools in Ballarat and Gippsland - both renowned for excellence in teaching, research and engagement. Federation Business School will provide you with a platform for personal growth and development, and an edge in your career.

Our postgraduate programs are delivered by passionate, dedicated and engaged academics who combine industry experience with academic rigour. We foster a student atmosphere where discussion and debate are valued.

All of our programs are delivered in a context of ethical behaviour, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, as detailed in the United Nations PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education). We are proud and committed signatories to this UN global initiative.


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

As the business world continues to become more complex, the need for better educated leaders and managers grows. Our MBA equips you with the knowledge and skills to meet this challenging environment. Importantly, you can start applying your study experience in the workplace from very early on in the program.

The program culminates with courses where you adopt an overarching corporate perspective that will challenge the way you think about business, decision-making and your own management style.

Through group-based and individual work tasks, you will embrace emerging ideas and investigate how these impact on current practice. Our MBA can equip you with the knowledge and skills to capably and confidently undertake senior general management roles within Australia and internationally, through a process of analysis, discussion, reflection and action.

During your time with us, you will benefit from quality peer networks, supportive teaching and flexible learning options.

Entry and exit points include the Graduate Diploma of Management and Graduate Certificate of Management.

Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)
The Master of Professional Accounting provides you with a comprehensive program of study in accounting theory and practice that is recognised by both CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand - enabling you to pursue a pathway to qualification as a professional accountant.

In addition to core course areas of accounting, financial management and auditing, you will be introduced to related disciplines, including business law, taxation, information systems, economics and research and statistical methods.

Entry and exit points include the Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting and Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting.

We'll help you to succeed

  • FedUni has the highest graduate employment rate of any Victorian-based university
  • Rated five stars for teaching quality* seven years in a row
  • Over 79 per cent of our graduates are employed full time ^
  • Our graduates have rated us five stars for overall experience**

*Source: The Good Universities Guide 2010/
**Source: The Good Universities Guide 2017
^Source: myuniversity.gov.au

Services and facilities offered to all new arriving international students include:

  • a welcome orientation
  • accommodation assistance
  • academic and English language support
  • counselling services
  • sporting and social clubs
  • an indoor heated swimming pool
  • a prayer room
  • a health centre and doctors.

Weiweirui Zhang (Kivi), China

Master of Business Administration (Human Resources)

I have certainly enjoyed my time studying at Federation University Australia. The university is known for its five-star teaching quality and the lecturers really allowed me to achieve the level of success that I wanted. They were all very kind and supportive, very generous with their time and they all have excellent teaching skills. The class sizes and study environment at Mt Helen are excellent. I cannot imagine how I would have coped with my study at a large university, where there is not as much community around the university campus. I was able to secure a job in Ballarat straight after graduating, because of the reputation of Federation University Australia. I have also decided to stay in Australia to complete my Master of Business Administration (Human Resources) with Federation University Australia. If you want a university with outstanding teaching and a fun, inclusive social environment then you must consider Federation University Australia.

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