The Graduate School of Business and Law (GSBL), situated in Melbourne’s Central Business District, is one of six schools within RMIT's College of Business.
The School is recognised throughout the Asia Pacific region as a leader in business management and law education, providing work-related education and training and undertaking practical research, relevant to business and community aspirations. We pride ourselves on being:
- Responsive to the needs of the business and legal community
- Providing real world learning – integrating theory with practice
- Developing well-educated, self-aware and highly competent graduates
- Drawing upon a pool of highly qualified, PhD and real-world experienced teaching staff
- Tapping into RMIT’s multi-disciplinary expertise and matching it with the learning needs of business and related sectors
- Offering a range of development programs and consultancy services for the private, public and not-for-profit sectors
By choosing the GSBL for your business and law education needs, you will experience practical and academically rigorous educational programs at a time when issues such as corporate and social responsibility are very much at the forefront of industry planning.
Message from the Head of School
We live in a rapidly changing world. By the year 2030 China is predicted to take over from the USA as the world’s largest economy, with Asia eclipsing Europe and North America in terms of gross domestic product, population size and technological investment. In the last ten years, industry boundaries have been redefined as new technologies provide customers with alternative solutions to meet their needs.
The fragmentation of traditional media platforms along with the increasing acceptance and importance of social media is posing new challenges for organisations wishing to market their products to a sophisticated consumer. Companies that once dominated are losing market share to companies that did not exist only a few years earlier. Along with the impact of global warming and issues regarding sustainability of resources the challenges facing public and private organisations have never been greater.
To meet such challenges, organisations will need leaders with knowledge, wisdom, and an ability to lead in ways that benefit consumers, the organization, and the society in which they live. In keeping with the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education the Graduate School of Business and Law is committed to “develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.“ We work closely with industry, the professions and future employers to ensure our programs are academically rigorous, and practically focused. Many of your assignments or projects are focused on developing solutions to ’real world’ problems. This may take the form of a consulting project for a large business, solving a complex legal problem for clients, or working on a legal case in the Centre for Innovative Justice.
Our MBA and Juris Doctor programs are offered face to face in the world-class facilities of the Emily MacPherson building, online through Open Universities Australia, and offshore at RMIT Vietnam. We also offer overseas study tours in Europe and Asia. No matter where or how you choose to study with us, you will receive an internationally recognized qualification designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to make a difference to the organisations you work for and the societies in which you live.
Detailed information regarding our programs, our research, and our people is available here. I congratulate you on your decision to undertake postgraduate study and look forward to welcoming you as a student and future alumni of the Graduate School of Business and Law.
Professor Mark Farrell, Head, Graduate School of Business and Law
To be recognised as a ’world class’ graduate school of business and law.