About the Department

The Department of Economics and Finance has a proud history of quality teaching and research and is consistently ranked amongst the best in Australia.

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.

Our Accounting and Finance subjects rank in the top 200 in the world, and in the top 20 in Australia. Our Economics and Econometrics subjects rank in the top 20 in Australia, and our Social Policy and Administration subjects rank 8th in Australia (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016).

A key strength is in applied economics, particularly in business cycles, climate change and environmental economics, economics of education, innovation, international economics and trade.

We aim to undertake research of the highest quality and to bring the understanding and excitement from the latest state-of-the-art research into our teaching throughout our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Our courses provide students with a range of highly prized transferable skills enabling them to stand out in an increasingly competitive world.