About La Trobe Business School

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Welcome to La Trobe Business School. Our mission is to be a community of students, academics, and professionals committed to enhancing business learning through education and research which is innovative, engaged, responsible, and sustainable. As a community of scholars, we are committed to excellence in business education and research which makes a positive contribution to our students, industry and other relevant communities. We engage deeply with all our communities and seek to promote innovation and foster responsible management practice that is sustainable.

Our School promotes quality and an engaging learning environment that nurtures a real-world focus on knowledge and skill development in our students. We seek to foster the pursuit of excellence through our teaching, research and industry engagement. Our courses are applied and innovative to meet the needs of our students and industry. We are proud that our teaching is grounded in our research and industry engagement which focuses on current and emerging issues of global significance.

At La Trobe Business School, student learning is scaffolded across the course with our teaching and learning being student-centred, collaborative, and engaging. Adopting a blended learning approach to education, learning experiences will be based on interactive, active-based learning that enables applied problem solving and the transfer of information and skills. We are passionate about delivering a student-centred, lifelong learning experience to our students. We ground our courses in developing student knowledge of key concepts and theories, and deepening their business skills and knowledge through authentic, problem-based learning to address real world challenges faced by organisations and emerging opportunities.

The La Trobe Business School prepares students for exciting and rewarding careers in their chosen fields. Our School has deep industry engagement that helps us deliver career ready graduates. This includes an active industry engagement program, an exciting work placement program as well as a School Advisory Board consisting of senior business leaders from a range of organisations. Our school holds AACSB accreditation, EFMD accreditation for our MBA and has a strong national and international profile. Our courses are of high standard being accredited by professional associations, such as the Australian Computer Society, Australian Human Resources Institute, Australian Marketing Institute CPA Australia and CAANZ and are often ranked highly in global course quality rankings like QS, CEO magazine and others.

Research demonstrates our graduates have an overall employer satisfaction rating of 87.8 per cent and our graduates the best in Victoria for their ability to adapt, apply skills and knowledge and work independently based the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching surveys. The Business School is also a PRME Champion contributing to thought and action leadership on responsible management education in the context of the United Nations sustainable development agenda. Principally, our teaching and research emphasizes the twin foundations of innovation and sustainability for organisations with a focus on the importance of both individual and societal wellbeing.

Overall, the La Trobe Business School is well placed to make a significant contribution to meeting the needs of our many and varied stakeholders.