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Student takes out top tourism award

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Tourism grad proud of achievements

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Honorary degree for Canberra CEO

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Canberra earning from learning

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Students pioneer life-saving app

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Famous Australian author (and proud Canberran), the late Bryce Courtenay, wrote in his best-selling novel The Power of One... "first the head, then the heart." The original quotation referred to the need for patience and composure when pursuing difficult and challenging goals. This same principle applies equally well to the development of our future leaders.

The mission of School of Business at the University of Canberra is to apply a balanced approach to the preparation of its graduates. First the head. We recognise the importance of intellectual preparation - building the skills and knowledge required for our graduates to effectively manage complex, modern organisations. Then the heart. Beyond technical proficiency, though, our graduates also need to be responsible and ethical leaders. Indeed, the lessons of the last decade underscore the importance of finding an appropriate balance between corporate and social responsibilities.

We invite you to explore the content under the education, research and engagement tabs to learn more about how we are doing this.

Associate Professor Rachel Johns
Head of School


Tourism & Services (ANZFOR: 1506, 1504)



The tourism and services research area provides focus for two separate, yet complementary research programs. The first concerns the broad area of tourism. Research activity within the group is organised under three themes: event and facility management; destination management; niche tourism. The second focuses on commercial services under the themes of: hospitality management; property management; and sport management. This research area is supported by the Centre for Tourism and Services (CTS).

Business, Management & Marketing (ANZFOR: 1503, 1505)


Focused on understanding the drivers of effective management of public and private sector organisations, this research area has focused on three broad thematic areas: people (attracting and retaining good staff); organisations (understanding the factors that contribute to a successful enterprise); and topical issues that arise and impact on firms (e.g., corporate social responsibility, risk management etc).