Welcome to the ABDC, the collective voice of all Australian university business schools.

Our 38 members teach and research the areas vital to the success of the businesses that underpin Australia’s economy.

As their peak body, ABDC’s role is to ensure that those with political, social, cultural and economic influence appreciate and support how business education contributes to Australia’s future.

ABDC member business schools graduate one-third of all students, ­and more than half of the international students, at Australian universities.

They continuously strive to shape graduates with the technical, life and leadership skills ­needed to innovate, adapt and flourish in a dynamic world.

Our international business students strengthen our global relationships and improve the cross-cultural understanding needed to widen our thinking to include diverse worldviews.

The fast growth of international education ­– the nation’s third-largest service export – speaks to the high global standing of Australian business education.

You can learn more about ABDC member business schools at ABDC key facts.

We look forward to working with you in the future.

Professor Keryn Chalmers, ABDC President


The Australian Business Deans Council’s mission is to make Australia’s business schools better.

As the peak body, ABDC fosters the national and global impact of Australian business education and research.

ABDC does this by:

  • Being the collective and collegial voice of our member university business schools
  • Providing opportunities for members to share knowledge and best practice
  • Creating and maintaining strong, collaborative relationships with affiliated national and international peak industry, higher education, professional and government bodies
  • Engaging in strategic initiatives and activities that further ABDC’s mission.
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