ABDC has established four subsidiary networks – the Learning & Teaching Network, the Business Academic Research Directors' Network (BARDsNet), the International Network and the Professional Managers' Network. These networks aim to support the work of ABDC and those who support deans in leadership roles in the areas of learning and teaching, research, international education and professional services or resource management. The purpose of the networks is to promote professional skills development, knowledge sharing regarding current issues and good practice as well as provide an engaged collegial network of support. These networks play a key role in supporting ABDC’s advocacy in influencing higher education public policy on research, learning and teaching, and international education issues affecting business education.
Member deans nominate network members, which comprise of deans, associate deans, deputy deans, directors or managers in the most senior role focusing on learning and teaching, research, international education or professional resource management. Networks meet twice a year in an Australian capital city.