About the College

The College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce consists of four schools: La Trobe Law School, La Trobe Business School, the School of Education and the School of Humanities & Social Sciences.

It has a reputation for world class research and for expanding educational opportunities for students from across Australia and from around the world. Our researchers are innovative and impactful and are known for building strong relationships with our industry partners. Our graduates are well rounded and professionally trained. Employers rate them very highly for their up-to-date knowledge and skills.

The subjects we teach and research have never been more important. In an era of digital disruption and global competition, we focus on the critical knowledge and skills that no algorithm can replace and that provide strong foundations for success in employment and in civic life.

Professor Simon Evans - Pro Vice-Chancellor for the College of ASSC

Excellence in research and education

La Trobe ranks as the top university in Victoria for research in Archaeology, top in Victoria for Tourism, and equal first for Political Science.  We also rank in the top three universities in Victoria for research in Accounting, Auditing & Accountability, Anthropology, Banking, Finance & Investment and Linguistics.*

Archaeology was ranked within the international top 100 and ranked second in Victoria.**

Philosophy, History and Sociology were all ranked between 101-200. Four further College disciplines were ranked within the top 200 which included Accounting and Finance, Communication and Media Studies, Education and Law.**

The online MBA program has continued to be world-leading in the latest QS Distance Online MBA Rankings 2018. The program is positioned fourth in Australia and 46th globally.**

* Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015

** QS World University Rankings by subject 2018