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Our courses are designed to offer graduates the theoretical knowledge and practical skills they need to develop successful careers in business, government and community service.
The applied focus of our courses, the authentic learning developed in our classes, and the opportunities to engage with industry partners through study tours and placements, ensures that our students graduate with the skills sought after by employers.
Students in the La Trobe Business School are part of a supportive and vibrant community, where they learn from world class academics, industry practitioners and each other.
Our students contribute to the development of positive, safe and supportive learning environments – and the diversity of our student body is a key strength of our School.
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At La Trobe University, we have a longstanding commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice; our students are among the most diverse of all Australian universities, and we are committed to providing a learning environment and workplace where all students and staff feel valued, respected and supported to achieve their full potential.
We care about building a connected community that actively champions diversity and inclusion to help people thrive. We achieve this by supporting our people, valuing diverse thinking as a key driver of innovation, and holding ourselves to account in delivering a culture where equity is a way of life.
La Trobe is committed to promoting equal opportunities and support for all students and staff, with a focus on six key pillars: cultural, disability, gender equality, Indigenous, LGBTIQA+ and life stages.
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We want our students to have an exceptional University experience, and hope that they return to us for further education and professional development through their careers.
We engage with our student representatives to understand the needs of our student cohort and work to enhance their experience with us.
Our students engage socially through the Business and Commerce Students’ Association and a wide range of other industry and student associations.
Wellbeing services also exist for students at all our campuses.
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Students undertake professional experiences in a range of business settings including private enterprise, not-for-profit organisations and Government departments.
These opportunities recognise that graduates will work in a wide range of careers and settings, and ensure that they make a seamless transition from University to employment.
The La Trobe Business School is globally connected, with international partners and business schools around the world.
Our staff and students are encouraged to pursue academic and professional experiences abroad, and to adopt a global mindset to better appreciate diverse cultural, political and business practices.
Our staff work with researchers in Asia, North America and Europe on projects that shape business practices.
And our students have opportunities to study abroad at one of our many partner universities. They may also undertake a virtual overseas internship, developing practical skills with one of our partners in an online environment.
We support our students to study and work in other countries through a variety of grants and scholarships.
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Our Department's commitment to providing an engaging curriculum, along with exceptional facilities including the finance trading room and data analytics and behavioural laboratories, creates an environment for innovation and exploration.
The La Trobe Business School has outstanding rankings for its courses, student experience and online offerings.