Australian Catholic University Business School Overview

The Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a public not-for-profit university funded by the Australian Governement. ACUs mission is to engage the Catholic Intellectual Tradition to bring a distinct perspective to higher education. 

ACU has policies around the Recognition of Prior Learning, where your previous tertiary studies can potentially be used as credit towards your MBA.

Australian Catholic University Overview

ACU has two campus deans, Associate Professor Patrick McArdle (Canberra office) and Professor Bridget Aitchison (Ballarat office).

#7 CEO Magazine Australian MBA – 2012
#20 IGF Global MBA Rankings – 2012
#6 BOSS EMBA Rankings – 2015

Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) recognised – Government regulation body for education qualifications.
Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) registered – provides authorisation to enrol international students.
International Federation of Catholic Universities
Association of Commonwealth Universities

With over 33,000 alumni on Linkedin, the university has reach across the globe.

A few quick statistics on the 33,000 global ACU Alumni on LinkedIn.

  • 11% work in Healthcare Services
  • 8% work in Business Development
  • 7% work in Sales
  • 7% work in Operations
  • 1% of work at one of the big four banks.

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ACU offers up to 20 scholarships each year for students completing their undergraduate or postgraduate qualification. This scholarship covers 50% of the tuition.

There are a number of scholarships available within the Faculty of Law and Business. One is a $1,000 tuition reduction for postgraduate international students with a prior academic result over 70%. Another is a $2,000 scholarship available for both international and domestic students, based on a written submission.

The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (MAAC) offers a scholarship of 25% tuition waiver for the first year of postgraduate study.

Other scholarships exist and it is suggested you should request more information when you begin your MBA application process at ACU.

Australian Catholic University MBAs

Currently, there are two (2) ACU MBAs offered for domestic and international students. They offer both the generalist MBA and an Executive MBA (eMBA). Courses are offered online or on-campus across Melbourne, Brisbane and North Sydney.


The MBA from ACU is currently offered in Melbourne, Brisbane, North Sydney or online

Executive MBA

The EMBA is currently offered on-campus in Melbourne, Brisbane, North Sydney or online.

MBA Campus Locations

Students wishing to study at ACU have the option of online or on-campus MBA attendance.

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