Law and Business

About the Faculty

Welcome to the Faculty of Law and Business.

Launched on January 1 2014, the Faculty arose from the merger between the former Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Law.

The Faculty of Business commenced in 2010, having grown out of the former national School of Business, with a history extending over 20 years. The launch of the Faculty of Law followed in 2012 in Melbourne and expanded into Sydney in 2014. The Faculty of Law and Business culminates 20 years of growth and development for ACU in these pivotal areas of study.

The merger created exciting new opportunities for collaboration in teaching and research, which allows all of our students to benefit from the expertise of these two interrelated areas so critical to Australian society.

The Faculty delivers a suite of bachelor degrees including law, accounting and finance, commerce and information technology. A comprehensive range of postgraduate business programs are also offered from the Master of Business Administration (Executive) to the Master of Commerce where students can major in Marketing, Human Resource Management and Business Information Systems.

What we offer

Areas of study include:

  • accounting and finance
  • business administration
  • commerce
  • human resource management
  • information technology
  • law
  • management
  • marketing
  • occupational health, safety and environmental management

We also offer a comprehensive range of dual degrees with the ACU Faculty of Education and Arts and the Faculty of Health Sciences, as well as coursework and research degrees with doctoral programs.

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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, with all our courses having a strong practical component through community engagement, pro bono work and internships.

We invite you to consider joining our learning community.

I look forward to meeting you.

Professor Therese Joiner
BEc(Hons) PhD(LaTrobe)
Executive Dean, Faculty of Law and Business