RMIT College of Business
RMIT University has established a reputation for excellence in business and management education, providing high quality, industry responsive programs relevant to the national and global marketplace.
Message from the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business)
Studying business at RMIT University is a great way to enhance your career. In today’s competitive environment, professionals need the skills to adapt to an ever changing business world. At RMIT, we give our students the skills that enable them to deal with real-world business issues.
As a student you will be challenged through extensive and practically applied coursework and research programs that follow concepts through to real-life industry solutions. This will enable you to engage skillfully and passionately in business, locally and internationally.
I hope that the information you find on our website will help you make the decision towards the next step in your career path. I look forward to seeing you at the College of Business.
Professor Ian Palmer, Pro Vice-Chancellor Business and Vice President
RMIT University has established a reputation for excellence in business and management education, providing high quality programs for sixty-five years.
Comprising six teaching schools and over 400 staff, the RMIT College of Business is one of the largest business teaching facilities in Australia. With programs offered in Vietnam and significant teaching partnerships in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, the College of Business attracts approximately 23,000 students in the Asia-Pacific region.
The College continues to provide industry responsive programs relevant to both students and the future needs of employers with a wide range of award programs, executive education and training that can be tailored for the workplace. Alongside established programs covering international management education, financial markets, and international accounting and law, specialist programs such as entrepreneurship and logistics are offered. This breadth of programs offered is possible through collaborative and cooperative teaching and research and many Business students may find that they will be studying alongside peers from a variety of business disciplines throughout their time at RMIT.
RMIT College of Business has a proud history of providing programs that meet the evolving needs of students and industry.
All of our programs incorporate Work Integrated Learning (WIL) which means that our students are work-ready by the time they graduate.
This embedded industry perspective places them ahead of their competitors in the job market, and provides an invaluable opportunity to start developing social and professional networks during their RMIT studies.
Our teaching staff deliver programs responsive to the latest industry requirements and are actively engaged in research and consultation to business and government.
We also connect with the local Victorian community, businesses, research centres, governments and secondary schools in Australia to run projects, provide services, host conferences and provide networking opportunities for business leaders and alumni.
College of Business Industry Advisory Board
RMIT University is strengthening its industry ties with the launch of the College of Business Advisory Board. This inaugural Board will play a crucial role in guiding the strategic development of the College of Business both nationally and internationally.
The board consists of high profile business leaders from a range of industries who will work together to further business education and research at RMIT.
The College of Business acknowledges academic excellence by awarding more than 70 prizes annually for outstanding performance in its courses and programs. The scale of this activity is made possible by the generous sponsorship of more than 60 companies, professional bodies and private individuals.
Student prizes are awarded within each academic school and at College level.
The College of Business has links with overseas partner organisations including other leading universities and business schools, and companies. With campuses in Vietnam and significant teaching partnerships in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore, the College has a strong presence in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, students can study an RMIT Business Program through Open Universities Australia, regional Victoria, or at our various locations in Melbourne.
After many years of offshore activity RMIT is highly experienced in international education. We undertake joint research with partners in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, the US, Canada and Europe.
Staff and students have the opportunity to develop discipline knowledge and gain cultural and professional insights through an extensive range of international exchanges, study abroad choices, project work and work experience.
Staff and students are able to extend their professional networks worldwide and, through the RMIT alumni network, continue their social networks and lifelong relationship with the University beyond graduation.
Location and campuses
The College of Business is well placed to cater for the diverse technical, education and training needs of the business community with most business programs offered from the central city location of Swanston Street in the urban heart of Melbourne.
Capital Works Programs
RMIT University has embarked upon a $500 million capital works program, which will be rolled out over a five-year period. This investment represents the largest expenditure on capital works in RMIT’s 122-year history.
One of RMIT’s key objectives is to continuously improve upon its suite of learning, teaching and research spaces so that students and staff can enjoy world-class, state-of-the-art facilities that are engaging, sustainable and safe. The College of Business will be the direct beneficiary of two major capital works programs, the redevelopment of the Emily McPherson Building as a new home for the Graduate School of Business and Law, scheduled for completion July 2010 and the future Swanston Academic Building (SAB), the largest construction project that RMIT has ever undertaken, scheduled for completion in 2013.