Research and Innovation - College of Business and Law

The College of Business and Law undertakes rigorous and evidence-based research that informs policy and business practice and supports action on business, ethical and social dilemmas. Our research is industry relevant and translatable, and we welcome opportunities for collaboration and partnership.

Research areas

Research in the College of Business and Law covers a broad range of business discipline areas, reflecting the activities of our Schools. Our cohesive and supportive environment provides support to our nationally and internationally established researchers, and nurtures our emerging researchers and postgraduate candidates.

The College has a number of research structures, established to concentrate capability and join-up interdisciplinary research expertise with the needs of Industry. These research structures are as follows:

Research structures

Enabling Capability Platforms

The College of Business and Law is also strongly aligned with the Global Business Innovation Enabling Capability Platform (ECP), which is of particular strategic importance to RMIT. Our researchers also have collaborations with other ECPs including Social Change, and Urban Futures.


The College is strongly affiliated with the Centre for Innovative Justice and, the Australian APEC Study Centre.

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The HDR journey in the College of Business and Law

Learn more on how the College of Business and Law supports its HDR candidates in their research training.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer