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The School of Commerce forms part of the UniSA Business School and incorporates the disciplines of Accounting, Economics, Finance and Property.

We offer undergraduate majors in Accounting, Finance, Economics and Property, as well as postgraduate degrees in Accounting and Finance. Our programs are designed in consultation with our network of industry and professional partners, and are accredited by peak industry bodies including the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), CPA Australia, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Australian Property Institute (API).

Our programs are recognised by the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute and are listed on the Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s Financial Planning Training Register.



Property Mentor Program

Contribute to the development of future colleagues entering the property sector. Refine your management skills, network and share your experience.


See our researchers in action

The School of Commerce holds regular seminars which give our researchers an opportunity to present their research in progress.


Academic staff

NamePositionArea of expertise
Professor Lin Crase Head of School: Commerce Economics
Dr Rajabrata Banerjee Teaching and Learning Director: Accounting and International Business Accounting
Dr Ron Donato Teaching and Learning Director: Economics, Finance and Property Economics
Dr Tony Cavoli Postgraduate Program Director: Commerce Economics
Dr Liz Hemphill Program Director: Bachelor of Business Marketing
Dr Gerard Stone Program Director: Bachelor of Commerce Accounting
Professor Henning Bjornlund Research Professor in Water Policy & Management Economics
Professor Jeff Connor Professor Economics
Professor Robert Elliott Research Professor Finance
Professor Susan Freeman Professor International Business
Professor Christine Helliar Professor Accounting
Professor David Parker Professor Property
Professor Martin Shanahan Professor Economics
Professor Carol Tilt Professor Accounting
Associate Professor John Medlin Associate Dean: Online Education Accounting
Associate Professor Sumit Lodhia Associate Professor Accounting
Associate Professor Vikash Ramiah Associate Professor Finance
Associate Professor John Pisaniello Associate Research Professor Accounting, Law, Engineering
Associate Professor Glen Lehman Senior Research Fellow Accounting
Dr Bethany Cooper Senior Research Fellow Economics
Mr Scott Copeland Senior Lecturer Accounting
Dr Kesten Green Senior Lecturer Economics
Dr Kartick Gupta Senior Lecturer Finance
Mr Chris Kandunias Senior Lecturer Accounting
Dr Mei Lim Senior Lecturer Accounting
Dr Braam Lowies Senior Lecturer Property
Dr Zen Lu Senior Lecturer Economics
Ms Sue McGowan Senior Lecturer Accounting
Dr Ilke Onur Senior Lecturer Economics
Dr Wei Qian Senior Lecturer Accounting
Mr Peter Rossini Senior Lecturer Property
Dr Joanne Tingey-Holyoak Senior Lecturer Accounting
Dr Basil Tucker Senior Lecturer Accounting
Dr Numan Ülkü Senior Lecturer Finance
Dr John Wilson Senior Lecturer Economics
Dr Lei Xu Senior Lecturer Finance
Dr Sharon Yam Senior Lecturer Property
Mrs Vandana Arya Lecturer Economics
Mr Harjap Bassan Lecturer Finance
Mr Philip Beaton Lecturer Property
Dr Reza Bradrania Lecturer Finance
Dr Susan Briggs Lecturer Accounting
Dr Amanda Carter Lecturer Accounting
Mr Hyunbum Cho Lecturer Property
Miss Shiao-Lan Chou Lecturer Finance
Dr Katherine Christ Lecturer Accounting
Dr John Christie Lecturer Finance
Mr Phil Johnson Lecturer Accounting
Dr Mansoor Khan Lecturer Accounting
Dr Sanjaya Kuruppu Lecturer Accounting
Dr Will Mackay Lecturer Accounting
Mr Ron McIver Lecturer Finance
Mr Priyantha Mudalige Lecturer Finance
Mrs Heather Prider Lecturer Accounting
Ms Kathy Rao Lecturer Accounting
Mr Jeffrey Smith Lecturer Finance
Dr Elvia Sunityo-Shauki Lecturer Accounting
Dr Ryan Tang Lecturer International Business
Mr Preston Teeter Lecturer International Business
Mr Damien Wallace Lecturer Finance
Dr Rob Whait Lecturer Accounting
Dr Hao Zhou Lecturer Finance
Professor Petko Kalev Adjunct Professor Finance

Research students

NamePositionArea of expertise
Mitali Panchal PhD Research Student Accounting
Jason Scally PhD Research Student Finance
Damien Wallace PhD Research Student Finance
Tracey Dodd PhD Research Student Accounting
Mohammad Azzam PhD Research Student Accounting
Omar Alhussainan PhD Research Student Applied Economics
Yu He PhD Research Student Finance
Ana Manero Ruiz PhD Research Student Applied Economics
Xiao Tian PhD Research Student Finance
Minhua Yang PhD Research Student Finance
Huy Pham PhD Research Student Finance
Ammar Asbi PhD Research Student Finance
Salah Aldain Alshorman PhD Research Student Accounting
Amirul Afif Muhamat PhD Research Student Finance
Vandana Arya PhD Research Student Finance
Frank Nyamrunda PhD Research Student Business and Management
Chris Kandunias PhD Research Student Accounting
Zetty Zahureen Mohd Yusoff PhD Research Student Finance
Sunil Kulatunga Mudalige PhD Research Student Finance
Ani Wilujeng Suryani PhD Research Student Accounting
Hao Zhou PhD Research Student Finance
Clifford Afoakwah PhD Research Student Applied Economics
Nida Farman PhD Research Student International Business
Xi Yu PhD Research Student Finance
Dinithi Dissanayake PhD Research Student Accounting
Tri Tran PhD Research Student Applied Economics
Laura Andreoli Van Schijndel PhD Research Student International Business
David Hatswell Masters by Research Student Finance
Michael Kroehn PhD Research Student Applied Economics
Admasu Maruta PhD Research Student Applied Economics
Vaibhav Gupta PhD Research Student International Business
Safia Sultana Masters by Research Student Finance
Fiona McKenzie PhD Research Student Applied Economics
Shane Middleton Masters by Research Student Accounting
Subodh Dubey PhD Research Student Applied Economics
James Ramsay Masters by Research Student Accounting

Professional staff

Julie Warnes School Manager
Ashleigh Campbell Academic Support Officer: Materials
Megan Durand Academic Support Officer: Academic Integrity
Peter Edwards School Office
Vanessa Eley Team Leader: Postgraduate and Research
Rebecca Graves Academic Support Officer: Academic Integrity
Kimberlie Hancock Academic Support Officer: Postgraduate
Lisa Laws Team Leader: Undergraduate
Jon Lontos Academic Support Officer: Research
Sian Maloney Academic Support Officer: Undergraduate
Kelly McFarlane Academic Support Officer: Undergraduate
Doreen Michalski Executive Team Support
Kathryn Pickering Project Officer
Neville Rankine Accountant
Holly Smith Academic Support Officer: Undergraduate