Australian School of Business

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Australian School of Business
ASB, UNSW Logo.gif
Established 2006
Type Public
Academic staff 350+
Students 12,000+
Affiliations University of New South Wales and Australian Graduate School of Management
Website asb.unsw.edu.au
Quadrangle Building housing the Faculty of Business
Faculty building

The Australian School of Business at University of NSW is one of Australia’s leading business schools. In 2007, UNSW’s faculty of Commerce and Economics merged with the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) to form the Australian School of Business (ASB).[1]

The Faculty of Commerce had been enrolling students since 1957 [2] and the AGSM since 1977.[3] Their merger has brought many decades of business and economics thought leadership together, which effectively allows ASB to command a very impressive academic reputation globally.

There are 42 programs offered at the Australian School of Business, including 26 undergraduate and 18 specialist masters degrees, as well as 6 AGSM MBA and executive programs.

Rankings[edit]

The Australian School of Business has an outstanding academic reputation. The business school ranks highly in Australia and worldwide for excellence in learning/teaching as well as research.

The leading university rankings consider the Australian School of Business to belong to the world's top 50 business schools. The QS World University Ranking 2013 ranks the Australian School of Business on position 23 worldwide. The Times Higher Education World Universities Ranking 2013-2014 ranks University of New South Wales on position 40 worldwide for Social Science (of which Australian School of Business constitutes the major part at the University of New South Wales).

The full-time MBA program is ranked 1st in Australia and 48th globally by the Financial Times (2013).

The Good Universities Guide 2013 awarded the ASB five out of five stars for graduate starting salary and outcomes, research grants and intensity, cultural diversity, student demand and student to staff ratios.

The Australian School of Business has achieved the highest possible Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) scores for fields including Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing.  

The Australian Schools of Busines is currently placed the 10th in the world for Accounting and Finance by the QS World University Ranking by Subjects 2014.

The Australian School of Business's School of Information Systems, Technology, and Management is ranked on position 2 in Australia and position 36 worldwide in Information Systems according to the Venkatesh Ranking 2008-2012.

The Australian School of Business's School of Economics has been ranked in the top three economics research institutions in Australia by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc).

Enrolments[edit]

In 2013, the Australian School of Business had 12,238 students enrolled, of whom 6,374 are undergraduates and 5,467 are postgraduate students (44.67%).

(4) 35% of all ASB students are international students, with the largest proportion of international students coming from China and Hong Kong.

Organisation[edit]

The Australian School of Business is currently led by Dean Geoffrey Garrett, who became Dean of the ASB in February 2013. Professor Mark Uncles is the Deputy Dean, Faculty, and Professor Chris Styles is the Deputy Dean and Director AGSM.

It is advised by its Business Advisory Council, comprising 51 industry leaders and chaired by Nicholas Moore, CEO and Managing Director of Macquarie Group Ltd.

There are eight disciplinary schools within the Australian School of Business, in addition to the Australian Graduate School of Management: ·      

The ASB also hosts nine research centres:

Professional accreditation[edit]

The Australian School of Business was awarded EQUIS accreditation in June 2010, placing it amongst the world’s leading business schools. It has also been awarded accreditation from AACSB International. 

Its programs are also accredited by professional bodies in most disciplines, including:

  • CPAAustralia
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)     
  • Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)    
  • Institute of Actuaries of Australia      
  • Institute of Actuaries (London)      
  • Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)      
  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)      
  • Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS)     
  • Australian Marketing Institute (AMI)

It is also a signatory to the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education(PRME).

Alumni and Industry Links[edit]

There are more than 70,000 Australian School of Business graduates working around the world. The School is known for its strong industry links and business network,and it runs regular events, such as Meet the CEO, for alumni and business leaders (5). 

  • Mark Bouris, Executive ChairmanYellow Brick Road      
  • Peter Switzer, Switzer FinancialServices      
  • Roger Corbett AO      
  • Dr Philip Lowe, Deputy Governor RBA      
  • Catherine Harris AO, Chair HarrisFarm Markets

Knowledge@ASB is an online business publication produced by the ASB in partnership with Wharton. It has 80,712 subscribers, and is Australia’s first research-based online business publication. It won the prestigious IABC Gold Quill Award in 2012 for strategic communication.

In 2012, the ASB provided 204 students with scholarships, adding up to a total value of $2,003,508. Additionally, 72 students received prizes valued at a total of $33,600.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

(1) FinancialTimes MBA rankings http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-ranking-2013

(2) http://ideas.repec.org/top/top.australia.html

(3) Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) http://www.arc.gov.au/era/

(4) ASB Pocket statistics http://www.asb.unsw.edu.au/about/Documents/ASB_Pocket_Statistics.pdf

(5) http://www.businessreviewaustralia.com/business_leaders/australias-top-business-schools-2013

(6) http://www.asb.unsw.edu.au/newsevents/mediaroom/media/2012/april/Pages/knowledgeinternationalaward.aspx