About

The Graduate School of Business and Law (GSBL), situated in Melbourne’s Central Business District, is one of four schools within RMIT's College of Business and Law.

GSBL Narrative

Mission

To create, disseminate and convey business and legal knowledge that has a positive business and social impact for our stakeholders and the broader community.

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Vision

To build on our achievements as a world-class Graduate School of Business and Law by embedding innovation, technology, social impact and justice in our research, teaching and industry engagement to deliver “real world” outcomes. 

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Values

We embrace innovation, technology, social impact and justice in an inclusive work environment. Our research, engagement and teaching prepares the next generation of leaders in business and law to be critical, strategic thinkers who are proactive in their approach to meet the demands of, and shape, the changing world.

Teaching

We embrace student centred, research informed pedagogy that includes leading theories and authentic industry experiences.  Our approach combines online and face to face modes of learning that blends the best of both pedagogies. We adopt innovative teaching practices and include interactive technologies in many of our courses, using technology to engage with industry in our classrooms. Through our various program offerings, including the Executive MBA, MBA, Juris Doctor and undergraduate law (LLB) programs, the GSBL equips graduates with the knowledge skills and ethics to succeed in their professional careers. 

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Research and Innovation

Our interdisciplinary research provides business, legal and social impact outcomes that benefit our stakeholders and the broader community. Our research is enriched by combining expertise in law and business in a school that promotes dialogue and innovation between disciplines. Specialist research centres exist in our university that help to strengthen the ongoing connection between GSBL, its alumni and industry.

The School collaborates with several aligned centres: the Business and Human Rights Centre (BHRIGHT), the Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ), Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation and the Blockchain Innovation Hub (BIH). These centres are leaders in Australia in their fields of research and speak to our unique strengths.   

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Industry engagement

GSBL has a strong and active network of industry and alumni connections in business and law. Our Industry Advisory Boards include a range of senior practitioners who advise us on the latest developments in business and law.  We regularly collaborate with our partners to bring industry into our classrooms, enriching student experience and learning and developing authentic assessment.

Collaboration with industry enables the School to generate social impact and shape and inform policy relating to business and legal issues. Our focus is to partner with industry to generate innovative solutions to business and legal problems.

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Message from the Dean

Innovation at the Graduate School of Business and Law

Industry engaged learning is a key part of the education we offer at the Graduate School of Business and Law. Our EMBA and MBA students have the chance to be involved in real industry-based projects through consulting courses that are led by our academics and also staffed by alumni and industry mentors.

Our law students develop real world practice skills and engage in moots, interviewing and negotiation simulations as part of their core curriculum. We offer clinical legal education electives, in partnership with the Centre for Innovative Justice, where students can engage with clients and conduct legal research for law reform projects. Students can also be placed at community legal services and undertake internships at private legal firms and government agencies. There are opportunities to visit courts and shadow tribunal members, Magistrates and Judges to gain insights into legal practice.

Staff at the Graduate School of Business and Law are committed to providing high quality teaching and research that prepares students for the world of work.  We strive to help each student achieve their goals and endeavour to mentor them to take their next career step.  We welcome students into our learning community and foster their growth to meet the challenges of the emerging digital economy.

Professor Kathy Douglas,
Dean, Graduate School of Business and Law, RMIT University.

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Acknowledgement of country

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

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

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.