Our research

Deakin Business School is committed to research that’s meaningful. We're interested in commercial and business interests, policy matters facing the government, and issues affecting the wider community.

Our research degree students get world-class education and the chance to collaborate, learn and share ideas through regular research seminars, conferences and workshops.

Interested in research-level study?

Gain the skills you need to get ahead in your workplace, or kick-start your research career by choosing a master’s or PhD with Deakin Business School. We focus on high-quality discovery, using industry connections to carry out commercial research that’s relevant to both business and the wider community.

We can help you find a supervisor who's just right for the study you’d like to do, and who has expertise in one of our research departments:

  • accounting
  • economics
  • finance
  • information systems and business analytics
  • management
  • marketing.

Register your interest with the school

Find out how to become a research degree student at Deakin


Department research

Our six research departments are renowned for first-rate teaching facilities and regular seminars, strong industry engagement and their innovative research in related fields.

Visit the Department of Accounting

Visit the Department of Economics

Visit the Department of Finance 

Visit the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics

Visit the Department of Management 

Visit the Department of Marketing


Research centres

Our research centres take strengths of Deakin Business School and invest them in projects designed to make a difference. We're looking at:

  • how businesses can contribute to a better world
  • contemporary and crucial global development issues
  • how to improve the health and wellbeing of employees and customers
  • how small-medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations can be more effective
  • how to better understand and manage the economy, and on the
  • development and application of shared research methods to solve research problems.

Learn more about the Centre for Sustainable and Responsible Organisations

Learn more about the Centre for Financial Econometrics

Learn more about the Deakin Lab for the Meta-analysis of Research (DeLMAR)

Learn more about the IPA-Deakin SME Research Centre

Learn more about the Centre for Employee and Consumer Wellbeing

Learn more about the Centre for Energy, the Environment and Natural Disasters


Business newsroom

Keep up to date with relevant business news, browse our events and get important business insights from our research team’s opinion pieces. 

Visit the business newsroom