Personal details

Dr Sarah Osborne
QUT Business School,
Discipline *
Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
+61 7 3138 2856
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Identifiers and profiles

PhD (Finance) (The Australian National University), Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (The Australian National University), Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours) (The Australian National University), LLB (The Australian National University), Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance) (The Australian National University)

Professional memberships
and associations

Admitted as a Lawyer to the ACT Supreme Court

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Sarah Osborne is a Lecturer of Business Law in the School of Accountancy. Her research focuses on private equity transactions and the complexities of the mergers & acquisitions regulatory environment. Other teaching and research interests include; insider trading, takeover bids, financial reporting and corporate law & government regulation. She has worked in both the Australian Government and private legal practice, in addition to 10 years higher education teaching experience. Sarah has a keen interest in blended-learning, ensuring a practical student learning experience. She collaborates with colleagues at QUT and around Australia.

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BSB111 Business Law and Ethics

AYB200 Financial Accounting

AYN456 Business and Corporations Law

AYB230 Corporations Law

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Prior Teaching Experience

Senior Teaching Fellow (Bond University): Financial Accounting and Company Reporting (Undergraduate and Postgraduate – lecturer and coordinator).

Experienced Sessional Academic (The Australian National University): Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance (Postgraduate), Corporate Finance (Undergraduate), Financial Intermediation and Debt Markets (Undergraduate).

Sessional Academic (The University of Queensland): Financial Management (MBA program tutor), External Reporting Issues (Undergraduate), Financial Management (Undergraduate), Corporate Finance (Undergraduate).

Teaching Assistant (The University of Queensland): Financial Management (Undergraduate).

Associate Lecturer (The Australian National University): Financial Statistics (Postgraduate), Investments (Undergraduate), Principles of Taxation Law (Undergraduate,Tutorial Coordinator), Business Reporting and Analysis (Undergraduate, Tutorial Coordinator), Auditing (Undergraduate, Tutorial Coordinator).

Sessional Academic (The Australian National University): Business Reporting and Analysis (Undergraduate), Accounting Processes and Systems (Undergraduate), Auditing (Undergraduate).

Prior Real World Engagement 

Continuity Capital Partners (Private Equity Investments)

Bradley Allen Lawyers (Commercial Law and Conveyancing)

Australian Government, Attorney-General’s Department, Financial Services Group, Financial Management Branch (Strategic Financial Management)

Paralegal Youth Law Centre ACT

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC Internship)

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