About

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.

About the School

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.

Our vision

To be recognised as a ’world class’ graduate school of business and law.

Message from the Head of School

Innovation at the Graduate School of Business and Law

At the Graduate School of Business and Law we believe that innovative teaching methods better educate students and equip them to succeed in the changing world of work. Practice based learning, that includes attention to soft skills, prepares our students for careers in business and law. Higher order skills, such as critical thinking, creative problem solving, teamwork and communication, are important parts of our teaching and students engage with these skills in key core courses. 

Innovative use of technology in the classroom makes learning interesting and engaging, allows for more efficient delivery of lessons, and makes collaboration easier. The classroom can be more interactive when study materials are available online before classes; teachers can get real-time information about student’s learning and technology can enable flexible participation.

Industry engaged learning is a key part of the education we offer at the Graduate School of Business and Law. In our MBA programs we offer “Enterprise Week”, where students visit and engage with a diverse range of companies, around the themes of the 'Future of Work' and ‘Digital Innovation’ as part of their learning. The firms involved in Enterprise Week have included PwC, KPMG, Toll, Medibank, Capgemini, Australia Post, Real Estate Australia Group, and Spotless. Additionally, our EMBA and MBA students have the chance to be involved in real industry-based projects through a new consulting practice offered by the school that is 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,
Head of School, 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 Nations 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.

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