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Our Mission

The School of Business and Law develops industry-ready graduates through high quality teaching and learning experiences and engaged, applied research.

As a provider of an accredited law program, the School is proud to express its commitment to the rule of law and the promotion of the highest standards of ethical conduct, professional responsibility, and community service.

Quality Indicators in Teaching and Learning

ECU has received top rankings in the latest 2018 Quality Indicators in Learning and Teaching in a number of categories.

Out of the 37 public universities ranked, ECU was top ranked in Australia for 'Business and Management' in Quality of Educational experience, Teaching Quality, Skill Development, and Student Support.

Of the 36 public universities teaching law, ECU ranked two top placed categories for the first time in Quality of Educational experience, and Teaching Quality.

Affiliations, Endorsements & Professional Accreditations

The School of Business and Law has strong affiliations with a range of professional associations.

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The School offers a diverse and exciting mix of courses that are developed in consultation with industry groups and combine the latest theory with hands-on, practical experiences.

The School also offers a comprehensive range of courses with major specialisations, that span a variety of disciplines.

Also on offer is an extensive range of postgraduate business and law programs, including our popular MBA degree.

Our Experts

Professor Fang Zhao

Professor Fang Zhao

Professor of Management

Research areas and interests:

  • Digital Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Smart Cities Strategy and Community Engagement
  • Digital Government Diffusion
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Research Commercialisation
  • Performance Measurement
  • Total Quality Management
  • Knowledge Management
Associate Professor Simone Scagnelli

A/Professor Simone Scagnelli

Associate Professor

Research areas and interests:

  • Sustainability Reporting and Non-financial Disclosure
  • International Accounting
  • Behavioural Accounting
  • Innovation Management, Measurement and Reporting
  • Experimental and Multi-disciplinary Research
Professor Peter Galvin

Professor Peter Galvin

Professor of Strategic Management

Research areas and interests:

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Business Strategy
  • Competitive Dynamics
  • Dynamic Capabilities
  • Innovation
  • Organisation Design

Research activity

The School of Business and Law is proud of its research achievements and is committed to continuing its high quality and innovative applied research.


Edmund Goh elected second Vice Chair of Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Dr Edmund Goh has been elected into The Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Executive Committee as second Vice Chair.

Just like HAL, your voice assistant isn’t working for you even if it feels like it is

Monday, 18 February 2019

HAL presents us something more sinister, but perhaps more realistic. While tech companies push virtual assistants as integral to a better, easier life, 2001: A Space Odyssey asks: at what cost? Dr Nathalie Collins writes for The Conversation.


Short Courses: Small Business Toolkit

The Small Business Toolkit is a free series of 3-hour workshops over 4 weeks, created for people who are already managing, or thinking of starting, their own small business.

SBL Professorial Research Talk - "Human Trafficking - A Global Crime Against Humanity"

Associate Professor Joshua Aston discusses how the spread of human trafficking represents a major break down of international law.

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