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Monash Business School comprises four cross disciplinary major research centres and seven departments:

Research Centres

Australian Centre for Financial Studies

The Australian Centre for Financial Studies became part of Monash Business School in December 2015. The Centre facilitates industry-relevant, rigorous research and independent commentary. Drawing on expertise from academia, industry and government, the Centre promotes thought leadership in the financial sector.

For more information on the Centre for Financial Studies, visit their website.

Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability

The Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES) produces high-quality research on economics and social problems in the developing world, as well as the environment and sustainability in a more general sense.

More information on the research undertaken by CDES is available on their pages.

Centre for Global Business

The Centre for Global Business (CGB) is a newly established multidisciplinary research centre. CBG aims to become a leading centre of research, studying the challenges, practices and potential of doing business in an increasingly globalised marketplace.

Read more about CGB's research.

Centre for Health Economics

The Centre for Health Economics (CHE) has been at the forefront of health economics research and teaching for more than two decades. It is one of the largest concentrations of senior health economists in Australia. As such, CHE has a strong track record in health economics research, teaching and community service.

Find out more about CHE.

Departments

Department of Accounting

The Department of Accounting has a long tradition of conducting world-class academic research. In the ERA research rankings, the department scored the maximum of 5, placing it well above world standard. The main research strengths within the Department of Accounting are in:

  • financial accounting and auditing
  • accounting information systems
  • management accounting.

Find out more about research undertaken in the Department of Accounting.

Department of Banking and Finance

The Department of Banking and Finance produces high-quality and impactful research that has relevance to industry and influence in the academic community. Departmental research strengths include:

  • asset pricing
  • banking
  • corporate finance
  • behavioural finance
  • funds management.

Visit the Department of Banking and Finance for more information.

Department of Business Law and Taxation

The Department of Business Law and Taxation undertakes rigorous research of international and domestic importance. It has significant research strengths in the areas of:

  • banking, consumer and commercial law
  • corporate law and corporate social responsibility
  • taxation law and policy
  • workplace and industrial relations law
  • comparative business law, with a particular focus on the Asian region.

Read more about research in the Department of Business Law and Taxation.

Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics

Academic staff in the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics are research active in a wide range of areas. The department scored the maximum of 5 in ERA ranking and is ranked in the top ten per cent of institutions globally according to RePEc. Some of the department's research strengths include:

  • applied econometrics, including applied econometrics
  • applied statistics
  • Bayesian econometrics
  • econometrics and statistical theory and methods
  • financial econometrics
  • forecasting
  • time series methods.

Find out more about research within the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics.

Department of Economics

Monash Business School is home to one of Australia's leading departments of economics. We boast more than 50 tenured economists undertaking work in all major fields of economics. The Department's research profile is particularly strong in the areas of:

  • behavioural and experimental economics
  • development economics
  • macroeconomics.

Find out more about the Department of Economics' research.

Department of Management

Research by scholars in the Department of Management is published in leading national and international journals. The department constantly reinforces the links between research, teaching and practice. Some of the department's research strengths are:

  • human resource management and employment
  • governance, leadership and organisation
  • international business and strategy management
  • business operations and services.

Read more about research in the Department of Management.

Department of Marketing

The Department of Marketing is a research-intensive department that has produced many papers in leading refereed journal. Academic staff in the department hold positions on a number of boards and have expertise in range of research methodologies and approaches. The department's main research strengths are in:

  • brand management and marketing communications
  • business-to-business marketing, marketing capabilities and marketing strategy
  • retailing and services marketing
  • social marketing.

Find more information about research in the Department of Marketing.