Master of Business: Industry Information

This guide provides an introduction to a wide variety of resources for students studying in the Master of Business courses

Recommended databases

Orbis (Bureau van Dijk)

Orbis contains comprehensive information on companies worldwide ranging from large and small listed and unlisted companies. Use it to research individual companies, search for companies by profile and analyse companies. You can also search for INDUSTRIES.

How to search Orbis for Industry information

  • Once you are connected to Orbis, click on the left building icon
  • Click on 'research'
  • From the options, click on Industry
  • Click on 'Industry classification'
  • Drill down to choose one or more area within the classification
  • The chosen area/s will appear on the right column, then click on the blue 'ok' button
  • Available MarketLine results will appear (by country or global reports)
  • Reports are often 40+ pages

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Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete via the VU Library databases page will provide you with company information, company profiles, industry reports, financial data, country reports, market research reports, investment research reports and SWOT analysis.

How to search Business Source Complete for Industry information

  • Once you are connected to Business Source Complete, ensure you are in the advanced search page
  • Under 'Publication Type' Click on 'Industry Profile'
  •  Enter keyword in lowercase in the search box such as retail and australia
  •  limit the dates to the last 2 years
  • Click 'search'
  • note that in the results list there will be industry reports from various publishers
Euromonitor Passport

Passport provides data and insight on industries, economies and consumers worldwide, helping our clients analyse market context and identify future trends.First time users: please add your VU email address to register and Accept Terms and Conditions.

How to search Euromonitor Passport for Industry information

  • Connect to Euromonitor Passport, via the VU Library, and once in>

  • Use the main search box

  • In the drop down choose 'Analysis' for reports rather than just data>

  • Search by keywords, for example drinks australia

  • From the results list, select a country report, For example 'Sports drinks in Australia' 2022

  • There is the option to download the report to a pdf output

  • Remember to reference industry and company reports