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School of Management

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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 Management 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

The School of Management draws together expertise from a range of discipline areas including: management studies, human resource management, marketing, tourism and services, and building and construction management. Following is a list of courses offered by the school.

Diploma courses

Courses available on campus in Canberra

Courses available fully online (no campus attendance required)

Undergraduate courses

Courses available on Campus in Canberra

A large number of double degree programs are also available - see the Courses and Units database for more information.

Courses available on Campus in Melbourne

Courses available on Campus in Hong Kong

Courses available Fully Online (no campus attendance required)

Postgraduate courses

Courses available on Campus in Canberra

Courses available fully online (no campus attendance required) 

Courses available on Campus in Bhutan

Courses available on Campus in China (Ningbo) 

Courses available on Campus in China (Shanghai)

Research courses

The School of Management makes a major contribution to research within the Faculty of Business, Government & Law at University of Canberra. The Faculty offers two kinds of doctoral programs, one is a traditional PhD doctoral program:

The second kind of Doctoral Program is the Professional Doctorate. This suits candidates with a strong professional background interested in combining some coursework studies of their field and of research methods with a thesis that is 25-30% smaller than the PhD.

The School of Management also offers research masters degrees:


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).


Coming soon.