Why research Business?

Our academic staff have impressive national and international experience. Highly regarded for their research, they are published in leading journals and academic publications. They are active in government and corporate research projects, policy development, industry associations and present at a range of conferences. La Trobe University is a member of Innovative Research Universities Australia, which attracts more than $340 million in funding each year. Our research centres provide a focal point for research strengths and establish links to government, industry and the wider research community.

We offer broad scope for individual or interdisciplinary team research. Work in a supportive study environment, where academic staff work closely with students to facilitate positive learning outcomes. Take advantage of a range of scholarships and access to excellent library facilities. The main library at the Melbourne campus is one of the best in the southern hemisphere.

Strong success in ERA rankings

La Trobe ranked joint second in Victoria through its research in Commerce (Cluster 4, field 15).

Finding a supervisor

One of the most important aspects of your research study will be finding a supervisor in Business.

Your study experience

My background is in Social and Organisational Psychology, and my research interests are in group and intergroup relations. I study emotions, social identity, and diversity and inclusion, particularly with respect to gender and persons with disabilities.

Jennifer Spoor, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

Student and graduate profiles

Find out about the experiences of one of our students undertaking research in Business.

From the moment I started at La Trobe, I was impressed by the professional style of teaching and working.

Mr Lam Phan, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law Dean's Commendation Award Business, Economics and Law