School of Business and Law

I am pleased to welcome you to the School of Business and Law (SBL). Whether you are a high-school leaver, returning to study after working, or wish to pursue part-time study, SBL will assist you to achieve your study and career goals. The University is a dual sector provider, and we deliver courses from a Certificate I to a Doctor of Philosophy.

CQUniversity students graduate with the job-ready experience and practical skills employers seek. Independent data shows our graduates report excellent employment and salary outcomes within four months of completing their degree (ComparED). SBL is consistently rated strongly by our graduates for learner support (Good Universities Guide).

Many of our academic staff have worked in the private sector and we conduct research and/or consult across the private, public, and not for profit sector. This experience coupled with our industry advisory boards means that we understand the changing nature of work to ensure you are ‘ready for work.’

Through our VET, College of Business and College of Law, Criminology and Justice, we offer:

  • VET qualifications in Business Studies, Human Resource Management, Accounting and Justice Studies
  • A Bachelor of Business with several majors including Human Resource Management and Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business students may be eligible to study a Masters level minor in a cognate discipline to develop a depth of knowledge that will make them uniquely attractive to employers
  • Bachelor of Accounting that is accredited by CPA Australia (CPA) and CAANZ with several majors including Financial Planning that is accredited by The Treasury Financial Advisor Standards
  • Bachelor of Property that is accredited by the Australian Property Institute
  • Bachelor of Law that is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board
  • Bachelor of Criminology
  • At the postgraduate level, choose between a range of Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters level course options with a strong focus on industry relevance,  such as the Graduate Certificate in Business Consulting and the Master of Professional Accounting Accelerated.

Explore our full range of courses below.

Many of our degrees allow for internship opportunities enabling our students to gain valuable practical skills.

We are focused on sustainable business practice and to this end we are a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) and our curricula addresses the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our courses can be accessed via traditional classroom modes or online via our renowned online study mode. As an online student, you may drop in at any one of our campuses located across the nation for support and advice.

We look forward to being your education and career partner. 

Professor Lee Di Milia
Dean, School of Business and Law

Professor Lee Di Milia

Research in the School of Business and Law

CRESC aims to strengthen regional economies and foster environmental sustainability in Northern Australia through the application of economic frameworks to resource and sustainability issues in the regions. The area also seeks to improve supply chains, particularly in agriculture and other regional industries.

Research includes:

  • Rural and Regional economies
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
  • Agricultural economics
  • Supply, value and blockchains

For more information head to our CRESC web page.

WERG focuses on the rapidly changing employment and economic context and emergent social, economic, regulatory and policy challenges this raises for business and society. The area aims to address these challenges and promote ethical leadership, enhancing equity, efficiency and transparency in business and employment. This research area will target particular challenges relating to gender and diversity in employment, business ethics and governance, and the intersection of new technology with new forms of work.

Research includes:

  • HRM and employment relations
  • Gender and diversity at work
  • Ethics in business and government
  • Corporate governance
  • Labour regulation
  • AI and the professions/employment
  • Data analytics applications in Auditing and Security

For more information head to our WERG web page.

This group aims to develop business, ethical and legal models and processes that have a positive impact on economic, social, and environmental outcomes for society. It focuses on promoting sustainable use of resources, reducing waste, promoting automation and social innovation in business, government, criminal justice, the legal profession, and the law, and creating just and equitable community outcomes.

Research includes:

  • Fight Food Waste CRC Engagement program
  • Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Community law and justice
  • Public law

For more information head to our SEG web page.

The School’s research strategy is led by the Deputy Dean (Research), Professor Santina Bertone, with Dr. Cait White, Postgraduate Research Coordinator.

Professor Santina Bertone, Deputy Dean (Research)

Professor Bertone is a long-standing academic leader, having led 65 externally funded research projects, including Australian Research Council projects and authored/co-authored 132 publications. Her research focuses on the intersection of immigration and employment.

Dr Catherine (Cait) White, Postgraduate Research Coordinator

Dr Catherine (Cait) White is the Postgraduate Research Coordinator for the School of Business and Law.