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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.


Associate Professor Joshua Aston gives keynote address at International Conference in India

Friday, 08 March 2019

Associate Professor Joshua Aston addresses the International Conference on ‘Comparing and Contrasting the Constitutional Models of India and Australia’.

ECU wins bid to host The Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education in 2021

Thursday, 07 March 2019

CAUTHE 2021 represents the interests of higher education providers of bachelor degree level and above in tourism, hospitality and events education.


Networks in changing business ecosystems - 3rd International Symposium

15 & 16 July 2019, Room 546, Building 34, ECU Joondalup Campus, Perth, Western Australia

Short Courses: Cyber Security for Small Business

In this full-day interactive workshop you’ll cover new developments in the cyber world, take part in hands-on activities and contribute to seminar discussions around best practice.

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