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Faculty Introduction

In 2009, Australian Catholic University established its new Faculty of Business encompassing its existing operations in Business, developed over more than twenty years. The new Faculty is located across three campuses of the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney and includes on-campus, off-campus, online and offshore activities.

The Faculty offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees in several areas of business. Undergraduate students can choose commerce, human resource management, marketing or business information systems. Postgraduate students can pursue a Master of Business Administration, Master of Accounting, Master of Global Leadership, Master of Human Resource Management, Master of Marketing, Master of Information Systems as well as Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas in various areas of Business. Both Honours and Doctoral programs are offered to research students.

As a community of scholars committed to the goals of expanding human knowledge and deepening human understanding, the Faculty of Business is constantly expanding its endeavours in research and research training, strategic partnerships with the business and not-for-profit sectors, and wider community engagement. The Business programs are all accredited by the relevant professional bodies. In conjunction with these groups, the Faculty of Business helps to shape the best standards for business. This adds value to Business degrees and indicates the high quality of our students' education to future employers.

The Faculty of Business believes that in a rapidly changing world, the ability to deal with complex and often unstructured problems is an essential skill which students should learn. The Faculty of Business offers high standards of business education and stresses a practical, problem solving approach to learning. As members of the Australian Catholic University community, students have the opportunity to develop personal values as well as professional skills. All subjects taught in the Faculty of Business have a strong focus on social justice and ethical business practices.

The Faculty is staffed by a dedicated team of academics whose teaching is supported by their active involvement in relevant industries, professional associations and informed by their current research. Students are valued as individuals and teaching staff are directly involved with students academic development. We aim to equip our graduates with the necessary skills to become leaders, not only in their chosen profession, but in the community. We emphasise the ethical, moral, social and environmental duties of the modern business leader. Business students are encouraged to make a real contribution to industry and the community.

We welcome you to the Faculty of Business and we are sure that you will benefit significantly from the course you have chosen. You will have the unique opportunity of studying with both local and international students. You will be taught by a highly motivated, experienced and truly global academic team. Your experience in the Faculty of Business will prepare you to be successful in your chosen career in Business while making a significant contribution to society.

Professor Elizabeth More
Executive Dean, Faculty of Business