Faculty Introduction

Welcome to the Faculty of Law and Business.

Launched on January 1, 2014, this newly created Faculty is a merger between the former Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Law.

The Faculty of Business was launched in 2010, having grown out of the former national School of Business, which had developed and grown over 20 years. The launch of the Faculty of Law followed in 2012, initially in Melbourne and expanding into Sydney in 2014. The new Faculty of Law and Business thus culminates 20 years of growth and development for ACU in this pivotal area of study.

The merger will create exciting new opportunities for collaboration in teaching and research, and allow all of our students to gain the benefit of our expertise in these two interrelated areas so critical to Australian society.

The new Faculty delivers a suite of bachelor degrees including Law, Commerce, Marketing, HRM and IT. A comprehensive range of postgraduate business programs is also offered from the MBA (Executive) to Supply Chain Management. A great entry into postgraduate study is a Graduate Certificate then Graduate Diploma in any of our masters programs.

What we offer
Areas of study include:

  • law
  • commerce
  • business administration
  • accounting and finance
  • information technology
  • human resource management
  • marketing
  • supply chain management
  • occupational health and safety
  • sustainability

We also offer a comprehensive range of dual degrees with Arts and Health Science, as well as coursework and research degrees with Doctoral programs. See our course offerings.

Our staff
The Faculty is staffed by a dedicated, nationally and internationally recognised team of academics whose teaching is supported by their active involvement in relevant industries, professional associations or links to eminent international business and law schools. Teaching staff have an established research record with a commitment to conducting research in innovative and demand-driven areas. Students are valued as individuals and teaching staff are directly involved with students' academic development.

Our aims
We equip our graduates with the necessary skills to become leaders, not only in their chosen profession, but in the community. We emphasise the ethical, social and environmental duties of the modern business leader and lawyer, and all our courses have a strong practical component through community engagement, pro bono work and internships.
We invite you to consider joining our learning community and to contact us for more information.
I look forward to meeting you.


Professor David Spencer
BA(Macq), LLB(Syd), GDLP(UTS), LLM(UTS), LLM(by Research)(Hons)(UTS), AIAMA
Executive Dean (Acting), Faculty of Law and Business

Page last updated: 27 Jun 2017

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