About the School

Paul Mather

Welcome to La Trobe Business School.  Our Business School is committed to excellence in business education and research in order to make a difference to our students and other stakeholders. We do this through innovation, strong engagement with all our business and other stakeholders and an emphasis on responsible management practice.

With around 140 academic and professional and administrative staff, including an outstanding professoriate, the School offers a dynamic learning-focused environment that nurtures the development of our students to their full potential as well as fostering excellence in interdisciplinary research and teaching. We are innovative in our approach to education, in terms of both subject content and delivery across our various campuses, supported by the appropriate use of technology.  Our teaching is based on research that focuses on current and emerging issues of international importance and we also provide other enrichment opportunities such international study tours and a study abroad program that is well supported.

La Trobe Business School prepares students for exciting and challenging careers in fields including: accounting, finance, marketing, management, sport management, leadership and human resource management, innovation and entrepreneurship, business information systems, event management, tourism management and hospitality. Our MBA program is accredited by EPAS and has strong national and international rankings and we also provide rigorous research training at the Masters and Doctoral levels. Our teaching and research emphasises the need for sustainable economic value for organisations with a social and environmental responsibility that emphasises the importance of both individual and societal wellbeing.

Our Business School has a vibrant industry engagement program that helps us deliver work ready graduates. This includes an active guest lecture program, an extensive work placement program as well as a School Advisory Board consisting of influential leaders from a range of business and not-for-profit organisations.

We invite you to learn more about La Trobe Business School's activities by exploring this website.

Professor Paul Mather Head
La Trobe Business School

Our Mission

Mission statement

La Trobe Business School is a community of students, academics, and professionals  committed to enhancing business learning through education and research, which is innovative, responsible and engaged.As a learning community we will aim to be:

Innovative:

Developing learning through  research that seeks  innovative solutions to emerging issues of local, national and international importance.  This learning will in turn be reflected in our programs, which will employ innovative design and delivery solutions to engage and support our academics and students with an appropriate use of technology.

Responsible:

Developing learning which places equal importance on the need to generate sustainable economic value for organisations and communities, and on the need to uphold social and environmental responsibilities to enhance both individual and community wellbeing.

Engaged:

Developing learning  through engagement with each other and with the business and non-business community at large, so as to generate learning that is both rigorous and relevant to the needs of individuals, organisations and the communities with which we are engaged.

Our staff

Information about the staff of the La Trobe Business School.

Accounting Seminar Series

Seminars hosted by La Trobe Business School and the Department of Accounting

Accreditation and awards

La Trobe Business School has a number of courses recognised worldwide through global accreditation.

Partnerships

La Trobe Business School has partnership projects with numerous institutions, industry and community groups.

Services to business

A range of Experience Based Learning opportunities are available for businesses wanting to utilise students' skills.

Consultancies

Staff at the School are regularly involved in professional consultancies. Discover some previous examples and contact us for further information.

Yunus Social Business Centre

Enhancing responsible business at La Trobe