Research is a core activity of the College of Business and Law. Our staff are dedicated to both knowledge creation (through research) and knowledge dissemination (through industry engagement and teaching).

We aim to provide high quality knowledge outcomes, robust policy advice, and critical analyses on the challenges confronting business, government, and the community sector. Our research interests extend across the globe, but we have a special expertise in the Asia Pacific region. The leading researchers in the College are internationally recognised and regularly publish in the best journals. They bring to their work expertise from the disciplines of management, law, accounting, information and communications technology (ICT), information management, logistics and supply chain management, marketing, economics, and finance

The College of Business and Law has a superb location in the heart of Melbourne. This enables researchers to establish close links with industry, whether it is with business, government, or the wider community. Collaboration is a vital component of our research culture and practice. We invite you to join with us in pursuing innovative research at the RMIT College of Business and Law.

At the core of our research at the College of Business and Law is academic excellence, value for our diverse partners and a positive impact on society, the economy and environment.
- Professor Martie-Louise Verreynne, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research

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 centres

College Supported Research Structures

School Supported Research Structures

The following research groups and labs have been established within the College's Schools:

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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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