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Federation Business School

Areas of study

Federation Business School offers innovative business degrees developed with industry partners like IBM®, so you graduate with the skills employers want now and in the future.

Federation University is ranked first in Victoria for Full-time Graduate Employment. An impressive 82% of undergraduate and 94.5% of postgraduate business and management students gain full-time employment within four months of completing their course.* Many of our graduates find employment through real-world work placements and internships. You start your career while you study with Fed.

Undergraduate degrees

Federation Business School undergraduate students undertake a common first year of study where they gain foundational knowledge across business disciplines. This common first year gives students the flexibility to change degrees, depending on where their interests take them, and still complete the degree in three years of full-time study.

Bachelor of Cognitive Enterprise

Transform businesses into cognitive enterprises using the latest disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain with a degree co-designed with global technology giant IBM®.

A Cognitive Enterprise is a business that combines the disruptive technologies including AI, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and Edge Computing with innovative processes and data, to enhance customer experience and gain competitive advantage. As part of this degree, you will also earn IBM® Digital Badges (certifications) in Blockchain and AI.

Learn more about the new Bachelor of Cognitive Enterprise

Bachelor of Cognitive Enterprise (Professional Practice)

This innovative four-year degree includes a professional practice year that prepares you for the real-world through valuable work experience. You will have the opportunity to be placed with organisations like global technology giant IBM®, so you can start your career while you study.

Learn more about the new Bachelor of Cognitive Enterprise (Professional Practice)

Bachelor of Business

The Bachelor of Business is a contemporary degree developed in collaboration with industry and designed to meet the needs of businesses now and in the future. Major in Management, Marketing or Banking and Finance.

Our graduates gain a solid foundation in business management, entrepreneurship, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, creativity and innovation, and interpersonal skills. These skills are in high demand from employers and central to succeeding in the rapidly changing business world.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Professional Accounting

This comprehensive course is designed for people with an aptitude for numbers and desire to forge a career in accounting, finance, banking and auditing across all industries.

The Bachelor of Professional Accounting 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. It is also accredited with the Tax Practitioners Board, allowing graduates a streamlined pathway to becoming a registered tax agent.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Professional Accounting

Bachelor of Applied Management

An applied degree is an innovative bachelor’s degree designed specifically for people studying high level certificates in TAFE. They focus on previous qualifications of diploma and advanced diploma along with working experience to allow students to gain the best possible credit for their previous studies into a degree. With previous credit, you could upgrade your TAFE qualifications to a degree with as little as one year of extra full-time study.

View full course information for the Bachelor of Applied Management

Postgraduate degrees

Master of Business Administration

Undertaking the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program will promote networking opportunities, provide a solid foundation to advance your career and help you manage, innovate and operate in a variety of leadership roles.

As a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Management Education (PRME), studying the MBA with us will provide you with the skills to lead an ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business.

View our Masters of Business Administration page for more information on the MBA.

Master of Professional Accounting

The Master of Professional Accounting provides you with a comprehensive program of study in accounting theory and practice, that is recognised and accredited by the Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA Australia), the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), enabling you to pursue a pathway to qualification as a professional accountant.

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

View Masters of Professional Accounting information in Course Finder.

Research higher degrees (HDRs)

Federation Business School invites applications to undertake research higher degrees in our areas of research strength.

Research and higher degree studies require commitment and dedication. Our staff work hard to ensure our HDR students get the best possible support for their studies. We have a HDR Co-ordinator who focuses specifically on our students' needs. The HDR Co-ordinator is responsible for nurturing and fostering a research culture, and for developing the HDR support program within Federation Business School. The HDR support program is designed to enhance the experiences of our HDR students.

The School offers the following research higher degrees:

*Good Universities Guide 2022