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Business, Government and Law Postgraduate

Get A World Class Education At UC

Featured inside A word from our Dean About our faculty Postgraduate Study Options WIL Partnerships

About our Faculty The Faculty of Business, Government and Law is the home to over 3500 students, including undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree by research students located in the Canberra Law School, the Canberra Busi- ness School, the Canberra School of Politics, Economics & Society and the Institute for Governance and Poli- cy Analysis. Within the Faculty, we are committed to providing an outstanding student experience, where teaching and learning is delivered by exceptional teachers and researchers in sectors where our students enjoy the best employment outcomes in the ACT following graduation. We pride ourselves on providing students with an exceptional learning experience in a supportive environ- ment where employers, industry, government and professionals are integrated into the curriculum. Located in the nation’s capital and, representing the major employment sectors within the ACT, a UC degree in busi- ness, government, law, policy/political science, economics, management, tourism and justice studies, will give you the advantage you are looking for!

DID YOU KNOW? The Faculty of Business, Government and Law

…. We offer the only Bachelor of Politics and International Relations in Australia, as well as a Bachelor of Economic and Social Policy with majors in Sociology and Eco- nomic Policy. … .presently receives funding for eight Australian Research Council (ARC) research projects on critical governance problems in Australia ...through NATSEM provides authoritative commentary on the Australian budget and via STINMOD+ is one of the leading policy modelling organisations in Australia ...conducts authoritative applied research on different aspects of social inclusion with a particular emphasis on modelling wellbeing and innovation in policy intervention

Our Schools

THE CANBERRA BUSINESS SCHOOL Business is changing faster than ever before, which means business graduates need to be prepared for the changes they will face in their careers. The Canberra Business School seeks to produce work-ready business graduates by transforming critical thinking into practical solutions. We transform work, business and society through excellent teaching, research and engagement.   The Canberra Business School is a leader in educating business professionals for the future through innovative teaching and diverse modes of experiential learning. We do this by:   ·       being student-centred, and focused on relevant work-integrated learning opportunities;   ·       engaging with organisations in The ACT and surrounds;   ·       integrating research-led teaching;   ·       conducting practical and industry-relevant research   One of the guiding principles of the Canberra Business School is our engagement with business, government and not-for- profit professionals and organisations within Canberra, nationally and internationally. Through our industry engagement, our students receive practical business education that gives them the edge in the employment market. According to the Quality in Learning and Teaching (QILT) data, our graduate employability outcomes exceed the national average, compared to outcomes from other universities for full-time employment, overall employment and median salaries for graduates.

THE CANBERRA SCHOOL OF POLITICS, ECONOMICS & SOCIETY       The Canberra School of Politics, Economics & Society offers the only Bachelor of Politics and International Relations in Australia, as well as a Bachelor of Economic and Social Policy with majors in Sociology and Economic Policy. These courses provide students with a strong foun- dation in the social sciences to prepare them for careers across government, business, and civil society. Students in these courses can extend their studies through an honours year, which includes both course work and thesis components.   Our location in the nation’s capital provides us with strong networks in government and poli- cy-relevant businesses and we draw on these connections to keep our teaching offerings fresh and relevant to today’s students.     Our research analyses the big questions that confront contemporary society and informs public debate. 

Michael Walsh is a Sociologist and Program Director of the Bache- lor of Social and Economic Policy. Michael teachers and researches in the School of Politics, Economics and Society, within the Faculty of Business, Government and Law. Michael’s research agenda pur- sues sociological themes that harnesses theoretical and practical issues related to communication technologies, exploring how peo- ple make sense of the world through the meaning they generate through their experiences and uses of technology, from a variety of methodological perspectives. Specifically, Michael’s most recent projects include examining the visual dimensions of identity and performance strategies on social networking sites like Instagram, investigating the tactics Twitter users adapt in navigating incivility online, and another project that studies the visual dimensions of sharing tourism experiences through digital photography. Michael is now embarking on a new project that investigates the role of streaming platforms—such as Spotify—as they relate to music consumption. Michael also regularly engages with the media and has published articles and commentary with ABC TV, ABC Radio, The Conversation, The Guardian and The Canberra Times amongst others. Assistant Professor Michael Walsh Canberra School of Politics, Economics & Society

CANBERRA LAW SCHOOL      Canberra Law School is a dynamic, professionally focused law school dedicated to the student experience.  We are ranked among Australia’s top law schools for generic skills development and graduate employment outcomes. Our research is innovative, impactful and world-class.  Our courses are designed to equip you with the academic skills needed for a successful career in the legal profes- sion or related field. Our team of highly experienced staff are committed to supporting you to become work-ready now and into the future. As you study with us, our extensive links with law firms, industry, government and non-government agencies and community partners, provide you with opportunities to complete internships and gain real-world experience. Inter- national exchanges, a vibrant mooting program, and an active law student society enable you to distinguish yourself as an accomplished Canberra Law School graduate.    Our research at the Canberra Law School is published in leading international and Australian journals and is widely recognised. We collaborate with industry, law firms, government and non-government agencies and the community, on research innovation and law reform.


Graduate Certificate in Creative Business Are you a creative thinker without solid business acumen? This course has been specifically designed for those with inspired minds, who might lack the knowledge required commercialise their passion. You’ll have the opportunity to learn with like-minded peers, whilst focusing on the common challenges present within creative businesses. Explore topics such as every- day operational requirements, business planning and other tools and skills required to support continual operations. This course combines theoretical instructions with case studies, group exercises and individual project work. Learn how to take control of the business aspects of the creative work you do, to help sustain

Graduate Certificate in Government Law The Graduate Certificate in Government Law is a program tailored for public sector law professionals and consultants. Further your career opportunities within the legal sector by investing in your skill set. This course addresses issues at the core of legal practice within the public sector. The program offers advanced insight into govern- ment contracting and procurement, data management law, public sector workplace law and professional practice in government. Enhance your understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing professional legal practice in government whilst learning to navigate the legislation that regulates legal practice in government. This course has been designed in close consultation with members of the Australian Government Lawyers Network, the ACT Law So- ciety Government Law Committee, IP Australia and the Canberra Law School

Graduate Certificate in Accounting The Graduate Certificate in Accounting is a program designed for students who may have an overseas accounting qualification and are required to undertake 4 units (12cp) to meet the re- quirements of the award. Students entering this award must have their qualifications assessed by either CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand to identify the unit set required to meet accreditation requirements. As an individual award, the Graduate Certificate in Accounting does not meet accreditation requirements for the accounting profes- sional bodies. This course will equip students with discipline specific knowledge and technical and practical skills in accounting and related disciplines. Student will be able to exercise initiative and pro- fessional judgement to solve accounting and/or related business problems in diverse contexts using social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives. Study to suit you Designed for you to enjoy the flexibility of building your own qualification.

Accounting Systems & Practices Auditing Business Finance Business Law Contemporary Issues in Accounting Economics for Managers Management Accounting Managing Government Finance Business and Government Internship Research Methods Entrepreneurship Business Decision Making BGL Industry Project Corporate Accounting Law of Business Associations Quantitative Methods in Commerce Revenue Law Accounting and Decision Support System

Graduate Certificate in Business If the idea of one day developing the knowledge and skills to confidently navigate complex global business environments excites you, then UC’s Graduate Certificate in Business is the perfect next step from which to launch your international business career. This highly flexible course will help you develop exceptional business deci- sion-making skills covering a diverse range of management subjects includ- ing business and management, decision making, political and legal frame- works, and the management of people. This course has been specifically designed to prepare you for a range of business management positions in both the government and private sectors by teaching you the business skills to be able to adapt seamlessly to any business environment. Make it your business to know all things business from the ground up with a respected qualification from UC. WIL is an integral part of the UC journey and This approach gives you an in- valuable opportunity to meet and build strong networking relationships with industry professionals and greatly improves your employability after graduation.

Career Outcomes • General manager • Business owner • CEO • Analyst • Management consultant • Entrepreneur • Arts administrator • Council representative • Business administration manager • Project manager • Program manager

Our Research Institute THE INSTITUTE FOR GOVERNANCE AND POLICY ANALYSIS (IGPA) The Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the Faculty of Business, Government and Law was established in 2014 to conduct world leading research and education in governance and policy analysis to deepen theory, advance knowledge and improve practice, in a way that is of significance to scholars and practitioners in Australia and beyond. In a short period of time it has achieved remarkable synergies in research, education and pub- lic engagement that provide fertile conditions for innovation in research-led education for the professions. The Institute consists of five research groups: • Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance • Centre for Change Governance ( • National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) • 50/50 by 2030 Foundation • Democracy 2025

CENTRE FOR DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE The Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance is the world-leading research centre specialising on how democracies can be transformed to become more inclusive and sen- sitive to good reasons and considerations. It is globally recognised for its work on innovative normative political theory and empirical research, particularly in the fields of environmental politics, global governance, critical policy analysis, and deeply divided societies. Over a five-year period, the Centre has published nine books, over a hundred journal articles and book chap- ters, hosted five international workshops and conferences and hosted over 60 visitors from Af- rica, Asia, Europe, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand. The Centre runs mas- terclasses on democratic innovations, a biennial Deliberative Democracy Summer School, and an interdisciplinary PhD programme. Visit or @DelDemUCan for more information about the Centre. 

Nicole Curato is a prize-winning sociologist based at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Govern- ance. Her work examines how democratic politics can unfold in the aftermath of tragedies, focusing on com- munities in the Philippines affected by disasters, armed conflict, and urban crime. Her latest book Democracy in a Time of Misery: From Spectacular Tragedy to Delibera- tive Action (2019, Oxford University Press) outlines pos- sibilities for the poorest and most vulnerable communi- ties to transform everyday experiences of suffering to democratic innovations that give them voice and visibil- ity in a highly unequal society. Nicole connects her aca- demic work to a public audience through television pro- grammes she conceptualises and hosts for CNN Philip- pines, op-eds in international publications including the New York Times and Al Jazeera, regular appearances in international media, and creative formats like podcasts and short films for iFlix. Associate Professor Nicole Curato Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance

CENTRE FOR CHANGE GOVERNANCE The Centre for Change Governance (CCG) is a multidisciplinary research centre that seeks to achieve transformative governance in the context of an uncertain democratic future. Governance refers to the ways in which societies or- ganise to identify and best manage their collective problems. Change governance captures the rapidity and extent of change in the challenges confronting democracy, government, and society more generally; and the equally rapid and extensive ways in which the institutions and processes of governance must now respond. In governance terms, these are very difficult and unsettling times. Decreasing trust in politics, politicians and institutions such as the me- dia (and partly reflected in the rise of populism), together with increased globalisation, digitalisation, professionali- sation, individualisation and mediatisation, makes governing well much more challenging than previously. Indeed, these changes contribute to a crisis of democracy. CCG focuses on these issues, drawing upon a range of disciplines to understand the problems, and then to engage with government and society to address them. As such, the re- search we undertake and our engagement with the Australian Public Service, the institutions of government and governance more generally, is important to Australia’s future. CCG incorporates expertise in political science, public policy, public administration, environmental regulation and governance, natural resource management, democratic participation, political communication, online engagement and political participation, and big data analysis. This allows us to comprehensively address these contemporary governance problems comprehensively. CCG members are committed to bridging theory and practice and delivering research outcomes with impact; before we can solve a problem, we need to specify it accurately. Accordingly, CCG aims to lead research that is responsive to the views and needs of end users – government agencies, parliamentari- ans, civil society and industry – but that is framed and driven by our core agenda, interests and experience in a way that allows us to identify how these problems can be successfully addressed.

My research is concerned with foreign influence and propaganda operations in Australia and the United States. I have published research outlining the strat- egies utilized by Russian and PRC influence opera- tions and the manner in which these operations un- dermine democratic practice in countries like Aus- tralia and the United States. This research uses a mixture of small N tracing of connections between foreign state and nonstate actors through to do- mestic media outlets and actors as well as compu- tational social science methods to identify patterns of communications across hundreds of millions of cases. In 2019, along with two colleagues, I pro- duced a report funded by Australi- an Defence Science and Technology which showed that the PRC had an interest in seeing the defeat of the incumbent coalition government. My work has been covered extensively in the media and I have been asked to present this work to the Australian parliament as well. Associate Professor Michael Jensen Research Area: Foreign Influence and Propaganda

50/50 BY 2030 FOUNDATION The 50/50 by 2030 Foundation is a gender equality ‘innovation hub’ launched by IGPA in 2017. Unique in both vision and approach, our aim is to ensure that by the year 2030, men and women will be equally represented in leadership and key decision-making roles at all levels of government and public admin- istration throughout Australia, and across our region. Backed by world class research expertise, and home to some of the nation’s most respected gender scholars, equality advocates and industry practioners, the 50/50 Foundation is rapidly becoming the ‘go- to’ centre for project collaboration, program design and media commentary. Our media platform, BroadAgenda produces a daily output of solid, well informed research analysis, commentary, interviews and news. We have published articles from over 250 contributors from around the world and across dis- ciplines. Our energetic and rapid response to the coronavirus pandemic resulted in a pre-lockdown conference featuring the nation’s leading gender experts on workplace equality, sex discrimination, human rights and public leadership. This was followed by the launch of the Snap-Forward Feminist Policy Network – a collaborative policy think-tank.

“As a journalist and tv news presenter in Canberra I was always impressed by the ‘big vision’ and bold thinking at IGPA, so when the opportunity arose to establish the 50/50 Foundation at the University of Canberra, it was a no-brainer! Right from the outset our razor sharp focus has been on impact, so it was fantastic to see the Uni- versity of Canberra named 20th in the world for ‘Impact in Gender Equality’ when measured against the UN’s SDG’s in the World University Impact Rankings 2020. This is an outstanding achievement for us! Right now, this is the most exciting place to be for anyone with a passion for policy reform and citizen action.” Virginia Haussegger AM Chair of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation: Chief Editor BroadAgenda  

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