Edith Cowan University (ECU) is an innovative university that prides itself on being relevant to the real world. With state-of-the-art facilities and high-quality teaching, ECU is a modern institution that offers the right balance of academic study and practical work as part of its programs. In the latest Good Universities Guide ECU was rated five stars for teaching quality for the eighth year in a row, a record now unmatched by all but a few universities in Australia. Graduates also rated ECU five stars for overall education experience, skills development, student support and median graduate salary levels.
The School of Business and Law at ECU also prides itself on delivering high quality teaching. In the 2015 Student Experience Survey, Business and Management at ECU ranked among the top five universities in Australia for: good teaching, generic skills and overall satisfaction. The School offers a comprehensive range of courses that meet industry and employer needs, delivering relevant theory, practical work experience and generic employability skills. Students have the option to study in any one of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees across all main business disciplines, including: Accounting; Finance; Management; Human Resource Management; Marketing; Management Information Systems; Project Management; International Business; as well as two Master of Business Administration programs. We also offer a number of programs in the applied/specialist areas of: Tourism, Hospitality, Sport, and Event Management. The Law discipline offers the Bachelor of Laws (LLB), allowing entry at undergraduate and graduate level. All of our coursework programs can be studied full-time and part-time and students also have the option to study in face-to-face, and flexible on-line/external modes. The School also offers research programs across all of our disciplines at an Honours, Masters and PhD level.
As part of their studies our students also have the opportunity to practically apply their skills and participate in international competitions. In 2016 both our Business and Law students have excelled at a national and international level. For the second year in a row an ECU law student has won a top international mediation prize in Hong Kong, where Concetta Macri was awarded the Colin J Wall Award for the best mediator at the Young International Mediation Competition. Our Business students, as part of the Enactus ECU team, also achieved huge success, winning the National Championship at the Enactus National Conference and Championships. Enactus is a global not-for-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring university students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. The ECU team will represent Australia at the Enactus World Championships in Toronto, Canada.
The School is also proud of its research achievements and is committed to continuing its high quality and innovative applied research. We engage collaboratively with strategic partners, including industry partners, who provide an in-depth understanding of contemporary issues and are driven by a desire to solve these issues with research outcomes that have innovative and practical application in the real world. The School has three research centres, offering the following key areas of strength:
*Centre for Innovative Practice (CIP) – focuses on developing innovative practices across a wide range of professions and organisations within the business and legal sectors.
*Markets and Services Research Centre (MASRC) – focuses on research in areas of high economic impact with expertise in the services sector, encompassing financial markets and services, marketing and tourism.
*Asian Business and Organisational Research Group (ABORG) – fosters cross-disciplinary and industry engaged research and activities related to business and organisational issues primarily in the Asian region.