Higher Education

Professor Paul Hawking





Dean - Academic


Doctor of Business Administration - Victoria University
Master of Business Computing - Victoria University
Graduate Diploma of Business Information Technology - Swinburne Institute of Technology
Graduate Diploma of Career Education - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Graduate. Diploma of Education - Hawthorn Institute of Education
Bachelor of Social Sciences - Footscray Institute of Technology


Paul is Dean (Academic) at Holmes Institute. He has an extensive career both in academia and industry. He is globally recognised for his knowledge and skills in ERP systems and Business Intelligence and more specifically SAP solutions.  Accordingly, he has been a keynote speaker at leading industry and academic conferences around the world. He has also been called upon as an expert witness in an ERP vendor litigation.

Paul is one of Australia's best-selling IT authors having written 11 books in addition to his more than 120 research publications. The curriculum Paul has developed is used by universities around the world and associated with this he has been invited to train academics at universities in numerous countries. Paul has gained many awards and was the first academic to achieve the prestigious status of SAP Mentor.

Teaching areas

  • Enterprise Systems
  • Business Intelligence


  • SAP Mentor


Refereed Publications
Paul has produced more than 120 publications in both leading journals and academic conferences. He has also been commissioned top write a number of industry reports.