Industry and community partnerships

Partnering for positive outcomes

Tap into the insight and creative business thinking of our students, engage researchers to tackle industry challenges or commission customised learning for your staff when you partner with Deakin Business School and Deakin Law School.

Partner with us

Our collaborations with industry and community partners have helped to evolve business practices, solve real-world problems, and equip current and future professionals with new skills and experience.

B2B pathways and partnerships

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.

Corporate training

Through Deakin Co we provide agile training and education to equip your team with the skills to innovate and thrive in a rapidly evolving business environment – taught first-hand by our industry experts.

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.

Work with potential graduate recruits

Our work-integrated learning (WIL) programs bring students into your organisation to take part in internships, consulting programs and business development clinics. Our students come from a range of business and law courses and our programs suit many types of organisations and business needs.

Explore internship opportunities

The students turned up with a nine-page report that was a full-blown analysis of one of our business model and profit drivers. I was really impressed.

Henry Reith, CEO, Oh Crap

Business development clinic participant and AFR Fast Starter 2021

Boost your brand with our talented students

If you’re an alum, engaging with our students through our student societies is a great way to pass on the benefits of your professional experience. For employers, we can facilitate events for students to connect with you. For example, our long-standing Deakin Bowater Business Challenge offers a way to tap into fresh solutions as competing teams of students tackle your business issue.

These talented students have researched and tested potential solutions that will provide us with the insight we need to accommodate more electric vehicles on our network.

Tobie de Villiers

Head of Network Intelligence, United Energy

Providing the expertise to solve your industry problem

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

Industry research

Researchers at Deakin Business School partnered with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) – a global leader in IT services and consulting – to develop the ‘State of Data and Analytics in Australian Organisations’ report, laying out the level of data maturity in Australian businesses and how it impacts business effectiveness.

Custom learning

We can deliver custom learning programs that tailor business education to the needs of your organisation. In partnership with Coles, we have developed a unique 'mini-MBA' in Strategic Category Management, a program focused on retail-specific, technical skills and accounts for their staff.

Addressing skills gaps

Working with the Recruitment Consulting and Staffing Association we have launched a Graduate Certificate of Recruitment and Talent Acquisition to address workforce needs and skill development opportunities. The first graduates of the program are already making a difference for their organisations.

Contact us

Get in touch with our team to find out more on our partnership programs and collaboration.

Partnership enquiries