About the Department

The Department of Accounting and Data Analytics, led by Professor Axel K-D Schulz, is one of four Departments within the AACSB accredited La Trobe Business School. The Department combines high quality research, teaching and business and community engagement. In accounting, our strengths are in areas including but not limited to corporate governance and disclosure, sustainability and social responsibility accounting, management accounting and organisational change, and public sector and not-for-profit accounting. The data analytics discipline specialises in cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning including cognitive science, computational neuroscience and cognitive psychology.

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.

The Department of Accounting and Data Analytics has a particularly strong standing for reasons including:

  • International recognised staff and courses
  • Global ranking accolades
  • Innovative and unique minors and subjects
  • A vibrant guest lecture programs
  • Industry work placements opportunities
  • Embed ethics and sustainability issues into core course content
  • Blended learning environment for all core subjects
  • Summer and Winter subjects in block mode-acceleration and flexibility
  • Online study option for some electives.

The Department seeks to ensure that teaching and research is responsive to industry and market demand, relevant and competitive.


All of La Trobe's accounting degrees are accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), as well as being recognised by other professional groups such as the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the UK, and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in the UK.