UNSW Business School

The UNSW Australia Business School


Leading the way in business education

The UNSW Australia Business School is a powerhouse of business education and research in the Asia Pacific region. The Business School integrates undergraduatepostgraduate and research programs with the AGSM’s MBA and Executive Education. We attract the best and brightest students from across the globe. Our lecturers and researchers are leaders in their fields. We have over 14,000 students and 500 staff, bringing cultural diversity and a dynamic, cutting-edge education environment. We create inspirational learning opportunities to prepare and build brilliant careers. We empower our business school community to leverage the extensive and influential global alumni network.

Prestige and Reputation

Our school is one of Australia’s largest business schools, hosting 8 disciplinary schools, 9 research centres and the AGSM. Our AGSM MBA is the first Australian MBA program to be granted prestigious AACSB accreditation, a recognition which sits alongside our 5 year EQUIS accreditation. We rank No.1 for:

  • Excellence in teaching and learning (Australian Federal Government)
  • Research in the School of Accounting (worldwide)
  • Research in commerce, management and tourism (equal first, Australian Federal Government)
  • Australia’s best full-time MBA program (Financial Times UK and Forbes Magazine)
  • the highest entry requirement in New South Wales for Bachelor of Commerce degree program (96.30 ATAR in 2013)

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We are also proud to have hosted the world’s inaugural I-LEAD program, which brought together elite students and staff from 13 leading business schools across six continents in January 2014 to provide distinct leadership development opportunities.

Research Excellence

Our strength in research is acknowledged by the Australian Federal Government Excellence in Research Awards (ERA) 2012 in the major fields of Accounting, Auditing and Accountability, Banking, Finance and Investment, Business and Management, Marketing and Econometrics. We also ranked equal 1st internationally in Auditing research, 9th in Management Accounting and 12th overall with no other Australian institution being represented in the Top 20 institutions overall (World of Accounting research, Brigham Young University) 2013. The 2014-15 league table ranks UNSW Australia at 48th in the QS World University Rankings. In individual subject areas, our Social Sciences and Management is ranked at 20th in the world. Our research strength is also shown in the establishment of the Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research and the Centre for International Finance and Regulation (both hosted by UNSW).

Industry Connections and Alumni Networks

Our business school is a vital point of connection between the academic world and the business community, with many of Australia’s top business and government leaders serving as members of the Advisory Committee. We have over 75,000 strong alumni spread internationally, many of them in pivotal roles with some of the world’s largest corporates. We organise events and bring to our students the invaluable opportunities of professional networking and cutting-edge business learning. For example, our flagship event Meet the CEO has offered our students exclusive access to today’s top business leaders over the past 10 years.

Unbeatable Career Prospects

Highly sought-after in the industry, our graduates enjoy the highest starting salaries of all accounting, business and management, and computing/IT graduates in Australia (The Australian Graduate Survey 2013). We also received a 5-star ranking for graduate starting salaries, gaining full-time employment and positive graduate outcomes, from the Hobsons Good Universities Guide (2010-2013). The Australian Graduate Survey in 2012 shows that UNSW has educated more CEOs of Australia’s top 50 companies than any other university, and our graduates also enjoy the highest employment rates amongst Australia’s top universities UNSW has produced more technology entrepreneurs in the past 15 years than any other Australian university – research by Crunch Base (2013) and according to Spear’s Wealth Insight (2014), UNSW also boasts the largest number of millionaire alumni than any other university in Australia according to research by Spear’s Wealth Insight (2014).

Globalise Your Career

Studying at our business shool will prepare you for an international career in your chosen field. Better still, with over 300 partner institutions globally, you have the opportunity to participate in the UNSW Exchange Program and spend time studying overseas while completing your degree. Let us help you become the best you can be. Find more here why students choose to study at our Business School.

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