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Career outcomes

Our graduates have pursued careers as:

  • accountants
  • administrators
  • advertising executives
  • bank managers
  • brand managers
  • chief executives
  • data analysts
  • event managers
  • fashion buyers
  • finance manager
  • financial advisers
  • financial planners
  • HR managers
  • investment bankers
  • marketing directors
  • marketing managers
  • office managers
  • payroll and personnel managers
  • promotions managers
  • recruitment consultants.
  • sales managers
  • stockbrokers
  • superannuation officers
  • tax accountants
  • occupational health and safety managers

About business

Whether you travel the world for international business, manage a successful team, enter the finance field or launch a marketing agency, a career in business means opportunities. It’s up to you which one you chase, but no matter your goal, we can help you reach it. And with us, you’ll get more than your usual business degree. You’ll learn how to act, lead and empower others to create positive and sustainable change.

Fast-track your degree in Rome

Get one step closer to graduating by spending two weeks studying at our Rome Campus. We offer two business units in Rome over two weeks in July each year. Not only will you get to fast-track your degree, you’ll also be studying in one of the most spectacular cities in the world and giving your degree a truly international flavour.

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A passion for business

If you’re a Year 12 student studying business-related subjects, you can apply for our Passion for Business (P4B) entry program. If you're accepted, you'll get guaranteed entry into your chosen business or commerce course, along with access to mentoring, seminars, workshops, industry links, and professional development opportunities.

Build your leadership potential

Get work experience

Getting practical experience in a workplace is a big part of studying business at ACU. Our community engagement unit will give you first-hand experience in a not-for-profit organisation, ensuring that you’ll develop your skills at the same time as you help to create social change and benefit communities. You’ll also get to do a professional experience internship with one of our industry partners.

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Professional recognition

Our business courses are recognised and accredited by the major professional bodies, including international EPAS Accreditation, Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia, the Institute of Public Accountants, the Financial Planning Education Council, and the Australian Human Resources Institute.

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Meet our students and staff

Dr Wendy James

National Deputy Head of School, Peter Faber Business School

Associate Professor Dr Wendy James is a fully certified management accountant (CMA) as well as a certified practicing accountant (CPA).

Dr James is the Head of the Accounting Discipline at ACU. She has worked at a number of universities including Charles Darwin University (CDU) and Torrens University Australia (TUA), where she was part of the international Laureate group of universities. Dr James has a wealth of experience teaching courses in financial and managerial accounting and information systems, and has taught at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels at universities in Australia and Dubai.

Dr James' current research interests include: accounting education management, accounting and control systems, performance management, organisational change, public sector financial management and strategic management accounting in the private, public and not for profit sectors.

Nathan Lansakara

Accounting and finance graduate

“My time at ACU has given me so many positive memories. What resonates with me the most is the opportunities I’ve had to complete components of my degree overseas. I felt privileged to volunteer in Vietnam teaching English to young seminarians. I also studied overseas through the Paris Outbound Program. Nothing compares to studying in a different country surrounded by new experiences.”

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Why study at ACU

At ACU, you’ll get more than an excellent education. You’ll get the opportunity to help others, inspire change, and make a real difference.

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