Peter Faber Business School

At Peter Faber Business School you’ll become a business leader who is an independent thinker, global in your outlook, practical and ethical in the application of your skills.

Practical skills

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Our work integrated learning approach gives you practical experience in your profession while you study, so you can graduate with an edge in the market. Our assessments emphasise practical skills and all students have the chance to undertake an industry internship as part of their degree.

Global outlook

Whether it is studying at our Rome Campus or working virtually on assessments with your peers internationally, you will be exposed to global trends in business. Our staff have connections worldwide and our partner institutions provide countless opportunities to study overseas as part of your degree.

Ethical actions

Good business promotes the common good, creating opportunities for people and communities to flourish. Our community engagement program allows you to experience the power of business to advance community wellbeing. You will get the chance to showcase your contributions by participating in the University of San Diego Global Social Innovation Challenge.

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Our research

Our academic staff engage in research across areas that progress industry and society, including not-for-profit financial management and software evolution and engineering. Our business school conducts world-leading research into areas such as sustainable human resource management and employee engagement.

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Build your network

Our links to industry enable you to make the most of practical placements and research opportunities, and accreditation in your chosen field after graduation. If your ambitions take you further afield, our partnerships with universities internationally could give you the edge you need to work abroad.

Meet our Staff

Meet our school staff

Find out more about the Peter Faber Business School staff, read their profiles and see their publication history.

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Notable Staff

Staff profile Associate Professor Bart De Jong

Associate Professor Bart De Jong

Associate Professor

Bart de Jong is a research-focused Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at ACU’s Peter Faber Business School. His research focuses on trust, teams and the combination of both.

His work has been published in scholarly journals such as Academy of Management Journal (AMJ), Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP) and Organisation Science. Several of his conference papers have appeared in the Academy of Management (AOM) Best Paper Proceedings.

Associate Professor de Jong currently serves on the editorial review boards of AMJ and JAP, he has received three Outstanding Reviewer Awards from AMJ in recognition of his service, and he is one of the incoming Associate Editors for AMJ’s new editorial team (commencing in 2020). He recently reviewed for the Dutch Research Council and the Australian Research Council (ARC). In 2014, he received a €250,000 early career grant from the Dutch Research Council to pursue his interest in trust asymmetry in teams.

Associate Professor de Jong’s teaching focuses predominately on research design and methods at the bachelors, masters and PhD levels. He also recently taught a PhD course on ‘Advanced Topics in OB’ at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and a PhD workshop on ‘Practical Meta-Analysis’ at Deakin University as part of his role as Associate Member of the Deakin Lab for the Meta-Analysis of Research.

Associate Professor de Jong is an active member of the OB Division of the AOM Annual Meeting and continues to be involved in multiple committees, professional development workshops and symposia.

Staff profile Dr Hormoz Ahmadi

Dr Hormoz Ahmadi

Senior Lecturer

Dr Hormoz Ahmadi is a Senior Lecturer in innovation and entrepreneurship at ACU’s Peter Faber Business School. His teaching interests include new venture/entrepreneurial firm development, business-to-business marketing, sales management, international marketing, marketing management and market research. His research focuses on entrepreneurial marketing, product and brand innovation and customer-firm relationships.

Over the past six years, Dr Ahmadi has been involved in identifying trends and conducting research in the areas of product and brand innovation management and growth in new technology ventures.

Dr Ahmadi was also an entrepreneur, sales engineer and marketing manager in the telecommunications and electronics industries for 10 years before joining academia. His research has been published in well-reputed and high-rank marketing and entrepreneurship journals. He is currently collaborating with and managing several industry-relevant research projects.

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