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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 John Medlin Associate Head of School: Teaching & Learning Accounting
Dr Kartick Gupta Program Director: Master of Finance / Senior Lecturer Finance
Dr Mei Lim Program Director: Master of International Business Accounting
Dr Gerard Stone Program Director: Bachelor of Commerce Accounting
Professor Carol Tilt Program Director: Master of Professional Accounting Accounting
Dr John Wilkinson Program Director: Bachelor of Business Marketing
Professor Henning Bjornlund Research Professor in Water Policy & Management Economics
Professor Susan Freeman Professor International Business
Professor Christine Helliar Professor Accounting
Professor Petko Kalev Professor Finance
Professor David Parker Professor Property
Professor Martin Shanahan Professor Economics
Associate Professor Sumit Lodhia Associate Professor Accounting
Associate Professor Vikash Ramiah Associate Professor Finance
Associate Professor Glen Lehman Senior Research Fellow Accounting
Dr Bethany Cooper Senior Research Fellow Economics
Dr John Pisaniello Senior Research Fellow Accounting, Law, Engineering
Dr Rajabrata Banerjee Senior Lecturer Economics
Dr Tony Cavoli Senior Lecturer Economics
Mr Scott Copeland Senior Lecturer Accounting
Dr Ron Donato Senior Lecturer Economics
Dr Kesten Green Senior Lecturer Economics
Mr Chris Kandunias 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 John Wilson Senior Lecturer Economics
Dr Sharon Yam Senior Lecturer Property
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
Miss Shiao-Lan Chou Lecturer Finance
Dr John Christie Lecturer Finance
Dr Xin Deng Lecturer Economics
Dr Jeremy Gabe Lecturer Property
Mr Phil Johnson Lecturer Accounting
Dr Mansoor Khan Lecturer Accounting
Dr Sanjaya Kuruppu 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
Mrs Christa Viljoen Lecturer Accounting
Dr Rob Whait Lecturer Accounting
Mr Kent Wilson Lecturer Accounting
Dr Lei Xu Lecturer 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
Pavlina Jasovska PhD Research Student Business and Management
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
Anh Nguyen Masters By 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
Yang Sun PhD Research Student Finance
Zetty Zahureen Mohd Yusoff PhD Research Student Finance
Po Shan Yu PhD Research Student Business and Management
Sunil Kulatunga Mudalige PhD Research Student Finance
Ani Wilujeng Suryani PhD Research Student Accounting
Hao Zhou PhD Research Student Finance

Professional staff

Julie Warnes School Manager
Bernadette Burgert Academic Services Officer
Megan Durand Academic Services Officer: Academic Integrity
Peter Edwards School Office
Vanessa Eley Team Leader
Marie Feo Academic Services Officer: HDR
Rebecca Graves Academic Services Officer: Academic Integrity
Michelle Hurley Academic Services Officer: Postgraduate
Lisa Laws Team Leader
Sian Maloney Academic Services Officer
Doreen Michalski Executive Team Support
Robyn Mundy Academic Services Officer
Kara Smirke Academic Services Officer
Stephanie Wake Academic Services Officer: Materials