Corporate engagement and partnerships

Deakin Business School and Deakin Law School have a long history of working with local and international industry, business and community to turn ideas into commercial reality, solve real-world problems and provide current and future employees with the skills they need for 21st century careers.

Leading the way in business partnerships

We invest in and foster innovative, positive collaborations with partners across industry, government, alumni and not-for-profit. Our schools aim to make an impact on the world through contribution to industry, while being a leading provider of progressive learning and preparing students for the future.

Our partnerships span a broad range of areas across Deakin Business School and Deakin Law School, with the opportunity to create customised, business-focused partnerships and programs.

Why partner with us

Our partnerships are goal-driven, future-focused and without limitations. We develop long-lasting relationships that adapt to meet the needs of our partners and the current climate. Feel confident knowing that we'll develop beneficial, engaging solutions that make an impact. We have a range of pathways, training and programs that deliver beneficial, measurable outcomes for your business.

Our B2B partnerships and pathways deliver award or non-award courses tailored to your business needs. We also provide in-depth corporate executive training that will equip your team with the global business knowledge to adapt to the ever-changing corporate landscape – taught first-hand but our industry experts. If you're an entrepreneur or small business, we offer an assessment of your organisation's capabilities to see how a collaborative approach to education, skills development and customised training could move you into the digital economy.

Executive education

We can help you develop your employees' skills with tailored and measurable training and education programs. We offer corporate executive training in a number of disciplines, providing the opportunity for participants to explore specific topics in-depth. Our training formats allow for sustained immersion in the learning environment while minimising time away from work.

Participants gain the latest skills and techniques, placing them at the forefront of progressive corporate strategy design. Our team of over 200 faculty apply rigorous research and global business knowledge to the fast-changing corporate landscape.

We specialise in:

  • accounting and finance
  • artificial intelligence
  • consumer behaviour
  • customer/pricing analytics
  • economic analysis
  • energy policy
  • financial planning
  • integrated reporting
  • leadership for public policy
  • marketing
  • public choice
  • retirement planning
  • SME policy
  • sports management.
  • Most of our programs are non-residential, with a one week duration and are organised at our Melbourne Burwood, Downtown (Melbourne CBD) or Geelong Waterfront Campuses. We can also cater our programs in metro cities of India and South East Asia.

    For more information please contact:
    A/Prof. Harminder Singh
    Director Executive Education 
    harminder.singh@deakin.edu.au
    9244 6233

Engage with Deakin

Get in touch to discover how a partnership with Deakin Business School or Deakin Law School can transform your business and turn ideas into reality.

Partnership news

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Despite the impact of COVID-19, the 2020 Alfred Deakin Internation Commercial Arbitration Moot was bigger and better than ever.

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Types of partnerships

Industry partnerships

We have developed numerous partnerships with business, government agencies, not-for-profit organisations, and community groups.

While each partnership is unique, all are based on identifying solutions to the issues facing our partners.

Research partnerships

Partnerships can take many forms, from developing new research centres that address under-served industry needs to undertaking high-profile research projects or conducting commercially sensitive research consultancy work.

Research centres

Long-lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships form the backbone of many of our research centres. Developing new or supporting existing research centres ensures that our research aligns with industry needs and priorities.

Learn more about our research centres

Research projects

We partner with organisations to conduct research projects on issues of mutual interest. Project outcomes serve the needs of our partner while enhancing our reputation through academic publications.

PhD projects

PhD students often receive support from partners to examine less time-sensitive issues. These partnerships also involve a team of experienced researchers who supervise the PhD student and the project more generally.

Research consultancy

Research consultancy work can be undertaken for partners seeking commercial in-confidence research outcomes.

At Deakin, our strategy is to develop and enhance mutually beneficial relationships with industry, the professions and the communities we serve.

Professor Barry J Cooper

Associate Dean – Engagement

Contact us

Danny Ong
Partnerships Manager, Faculty of Business and Law
danny.ong@deakin.edu.au 
9244 6112