About the Department

The Department of Management, Sport and Tourism is one of four departments in the La Trobe Business School. Combining high quality research, teaching and business and community engagement, the Department has strengths in areas including but not limited to, human resource management, management information systems, sport management, organisations, international business, leadership, ethics and governance, diversity, innovation and entrepreneurship, tourism and hospitality, event management, marketing's role in business sustainability, social innovation and shared value, innovations in marketing communications, networks, consumer behaviour and branding.

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 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy ranks La Trobe Business School in the top 75 globally for Tourism & Hospitality Management, and in the top 15 in Australia (Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018).

La Trobe also ranks in the top 3 universities in Victoria for research in Tourism and received an ‘at world standard’ ranking for research in Tourism, as well as for Commerce, Management, Tourism & Services research (ERA 2015-2016 assessment).

In addition to being active researchers, members of the Department teach into degrees at both the undergraduate and postgraduate coursework level, and members of the Department who have teaching and research roles are engaged in supervision of Honours and postgraduate research students. Industry engagement is also a focus with the Department with activities that build students' employability, and create impact in the communities we serve. Through its research, teaching and engagement, the Department is also committed to the promotion of social, economic and environmental responsibility and sustainability in management, business and societal contexts.