The University of Melbourne is committed to delivering innovative and inspiring research that addresses the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.
Through critical collaborations across disciplines, industries and geographical borders, the Faculty of Business and Economics is advancing knowledge to improve people’s lives, open up new lines of enquiry and contribute to a better understanding of our world.
We are uniquely placed to address some of the complex challenges of the 21st century with particular focus on three strategic research priorities – health and wellbeing, decision-making and markets, and corporate governance.
The Faculty houses leading research centres and institutions such as the Centre for Workplace Leadership, the Centre for Market Design and the Melbourne Institute, which has been powering social and economic change for over 50 years.
Decision-Making and Markets
By investigating investor choice, market operations and stakeholder decision-making, our researchers are advancing understanding of how markets, and the key…
Health and Wellbeing
With proven links between workplace culture and health and wellbeing, research projects in this stream analyse the policies and practice…
Corporate Governance and Leadership
Our researchers are delivering insights on workplace management and the policy and practice that influence corporate governance and performance.
The University of Melbourne enjoys a strong global reputation for high quality research and research training.
The Faculty Human Ethics Advisory Group (FHEAG) reviews ethics applications and monitors on-going research projects involving human participants.
The Faculty of Business and Economics is home to a wide range of specialist research centres spanning the disciplines of accounting, actuarial studies, economics, finance and management and marketing. Our academics are also active collaborators in multi-partner centres which bring together researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines and industries.
Australian Centre for Financial Studies
The Australian Centre for Financial Studies is an independent research centre that provides thought leadership on issues of concern for the financial sector and the broader community. ACFS facilitates industry-relevant, rigorous research and independent commentary by drawing on expertise from academia, industry and government.Finance
Bayesian Analysis and Modeling Research Group
The Bayesian Analysis and Modeling Research Group aims to support and enhance research opportunities for its members through a range of activities and provide a forum for advanced training.Economics
Brain, Mind and Markets Laboratory
The Brain, Mind and Markets Laboratory study risk decisions all the way from the brain to markets, integrating knowledge from decision and game theory with neurobiology, economics and finance, psychology and computer science.Finance
Centre for Accounting and Industry Partnerships
The Department of Accounting's Centre for Accounting and Industry Partnerships is committed to building partnerships and enhancing collaboration between the University and the business sector by offering an environment that fosters rigorous research across the entire spectrum of accounting for both scholars and practitioners.Accounting
Centre for Actuarial Studies
The Centre for Actuarial Studies is designed for students who wish to enter the actuarial profession, providing students with a solid grounding in actuarial techniques. It has an international reputation for research, and attracts a strong cohort of students and researchers.Economics
Centre for Asian Business and Economics
CABE’s mission is to strengthen linkages with Asian universities, business and government, and enhance our presence in Asia to develop our capabilities in research relevant to Asia.Faculty of Business and Economics
Centre for Workplace Leadership
The Centre for Workplace Leadership is dedicated to excellence in leadership research, improving the quality of leadership in Australian workplaces, and developing individual leaders. We aim to bridge the gap between research insights and leadership practice.Faculty of Business and Economics
Centre for Market Design
The Centre for Market Design supports policy innovation by applying economic design techniques to public policy, procurement and resource allocation problems, with particular expertise in mechanism design, auction theory, matching markets, experimental economics, and structural econometrics.Economics
Cluster for Organization Society and Markets
COSM study the nature of the market and its relationships with organizations and societies. We foster conversations and encourage debate through collaborative research and public events.Management and Marketing
Decision Neuroscience Laboratory
The Decision Neuroscience Lab is aimed at investigating the neural and cognitive basis of decision-making, preference formation, belief updating, and related cognitive processes, using methods from psychology, cognitive neuroscience and economics.Finance
Econometrics Research Unit
The Econometrics Research Unit brings together academic staff and research students to focus on the development, evaluation and application of microeconometric methods.Economics
Economic Theory and Experiments Unit
Jointly operated by the Department of Economics and the Melbourne Business School the Economic Theory and Experiments Unit promotes research of the highest standard in all areas of economic theory and facilitates national and international affiliations and research linkages.Economics
Experimental Economics Laboratory
The Experimental Economics Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility that promotes the use of experimental methods in economics research and policy-making.Economics
Financial Integrity Research Network
The Financial Integrity Research Network is a formal network of Australia's major universities and data collection/research institute - SIRCA. FIRN member institutions work together as Australia's largest network of finance researchers to strengthen and build upon Australia’s finance research successes .Finance
Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia
IPRIA is a collaborative research centre established to increase the understanding, creation, use and exploitation of intellectual property by Australian organisations and individuals.Intellectual Property
International Centre for Research in Organisational Discourse, Strategy and Change
ICRODSC links international researchers who share an interest in developing and applying discourse methods in the study of organisations. It brings together researchers from different disciplines to provide a critical mass in research expertise.Management and Marketing
Macroeconomics Research Unit
The Macroeconomics Research Unit focuses on the development of macroeconomic theory, macroeconometrics and macroeconomic policy.Economics
Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation
The Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation (MCCGR) was established in 2017 to address both longstanding and emerging issues of corporate governance facing for-profit, government and not-for-profit entities in Australia and around the world.Accounting
Melbourne Human Resource Management Unit
The MHRMU operates as a bridge between the academic and business communities, facilitating research on employment issues and disseminating research findings to impact practice and policy. Unit members regularly engage in collaborative work with industry partners to address problems of mutual interest.Management and Marketing
The Melbourne Institute is Australia's leading and longest standing research institute in the field of economics, undertaking cutting-edge research into key issues relevant to contemporary economic and social policy.Melbourne Institute
Melbourne International Business Research Unit
The Melbourne International Business Research Unit is eclectic in its interdisciplinary areas, studying the international aspects of strategy and management, human resource management, industrial relations, corporate history, accounting, finance, information systems, organisational behaviour and marketing.Management and Marketing
The Williams Centre for Learning Advancement
The Williams Centre for Learning Advancement (CLA) will focus on developing the learning associated with a shift towards new teaching pedagogy for our staff.
Trade and Development Research Unit
The Trade and Development Research Unit focuses on the economic issues facing the countries in the Asia-Pacific region and broader issues of global economic development.Economics
We provide support for the Faculty's research activities including Human Research Ethics, Faculty Research Grants and Secretariat services to the Faculty's Research Committee.
Faculty Research Grants and Projects
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Graduate Research Degrees
If you are applying for a Graduate Research Degree and would like some assistance, please contact the Academic Programs team.
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