UNSW Business School

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UNSW Business School
UNSW Business School logo.png
Former names
Australian School of Business
TypeBusiness school
Parent institution
University of New South Wales
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Sydney, Australia

33°55′01″S 151°13′48″E / 33.916867°S 151.229897°E / -33.916867; 151.229897Coordinates: 33°55′01″S 151°13′48″E / 33.916867°S 151.229897°E / -33.916867; 151.229897
AffiliationsAustralian Graduate School of Management
Faculty building

The UNSW Business School at the University of New South Wales is a business school located in Sydney, Australia. The school offers 42 programs, including 26 undergraduate and 26 specialist master's degrees, as well as six MBA and executive programs through the Australian Graduate School of Management.

It was named the Australian School of Business (ASB) between 2007 and 2014.


Accountancy, the first school of the Faculty of Commerce, began operations in 1955.[1] The Faculty of Commerce was then formed formally in 1957 - later renamed the Faculty of Commerce and Economics in 1988.[2] In 1977 the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) was established.[3]

In 2006, the Faculty of Commerce and Economics and the AGSM merged to form what was initially known as the Faculty of Business, before being renamed the Australian School of Business (ASB) in 2007. In 2014 the ASB was renamed the UNSW Business School.[4]

Professor Chris Styles became Dean of UNSW Business School at UNSW Australia on 1 July 2014.

The Business School is guided by its Business Advisory Council, comprising 51 industry leaders and chaired by Nicholas Moore, CEO and Managing Director of Macquarie Group Ltd.[citation needed]

There are eight disciplinary schools within the UNSW Business School, in addition to the Australian Graduate School of Management. Including: School of Accounting, School of Banking & Finance, School of Economics, School of Information Systems, School of Management, School of Marketing, School of Risk & Actuarial, School of Taxation & Business Law.


In 2014, the UNSW Business School had 14,519 students enrolled: 8,283 undergraduate and 5,854 postgraduate students. 2% of its students are in research.[5]

41% of all UNSW Business School students are international students, with the largest proportion of international students coming from China, Hong Kong and Indonesia.[6]


From 2007 to 2014 the UNSW Business School was ranked by the Financial Times as having the best full-time MBA program in the country.[7] The school's primary undergraduate degree, the Bachelor of Commerce, has the highest Australian high school entry score for a business undergraduate program in Australia.[8]

The 2019 QS World University Rankings ranked UNSW 15th in the world for Accounting and Finance (1st in Australia).[9] In ARWU 2019 Global Academic Subject Rankings UNSW is ranked 18th in the world for Finance (1st in Australia) and 51-75th in the world for Management (1st in Australia).[10][11] UNSW is also ranked 16th in the world for Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services.[12] According to latest 2019 KUBS worldwide business research rankings UNSW is ranked 1st worldwide for Finance and 19th globally for Management for the last five-year period (2014-2018), in 2019 in the same ranking it is ranked 13th in the world (1st in Australia) for business and among the leading business schools worldwide.[13] In the 2019 Apollo Communications Australian Top 50 CEO Report found that UNSW has educated more CEOs of Australia's top 50 companies than any other university in Australia and has produced more technology entrepreneurs in the past 20 years than any other Australian university,[14] and has the largest number of millionaire alumni of any other university in Australia.[15]

Professional accreditation[edit]

The UNSW Business School was awarded EQUIS accreditation in June 2010. It has also been awarded accreditation from AACSB International.

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

  • CPA Australia
  • Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand (CAANZ) (formerly known as 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)

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

Alumni and industry links[edit]

The UNSW Business School has over 83,000 alumni.[15]

In 2014, the UNSW Business School provided 242 students with scholarships, adding up to a total value of $3,087,752. Additionally, 64 students received prizes valued at a total of $32,000.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Agency Details - School of Accountancy/Accounting". Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Agency Details - Faculty of Commerce/Commerce and Economics" (PDF). Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  3. ^ "Agency Details - Australian Graduate School of Management" (PDF). Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  4. ^ "Agency Details - Faculty of Business/Australian School of Business/UNSW Business School" (PDF). Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  5. ^ a b (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20150404131659/https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/About-Site/Documents/pocketstats-2014.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 4, 2015. Retrieved April 24, 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "UNSW Business School - at a glance". UNSW Business School. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Pocket Stats UNSW Business School". Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  8. ^ "About". UNSW Business School. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  9. ^ "Accounting & Finance". Top Universities. 2019-09-19. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  10. ^ "ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018 - Finance | Shanghai Ranking - 2019". www.shanghairanking.com. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  11. ^ "ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 - Management | Shanghai Ranking - 2019". www.shanghairanking.com. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  12. ^ info@urapcenter.org, All: URAP Lab. [www.urapcenter.org]; e-mail. "URAP - University Ranking by Academic Performance". www.urapcenter.org. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
  13. ^ "The KUBS Worldwide Business Research Rankings". kubsrankings.korea.ac.kr. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  14. ^ "Gen X CEOs are different to what you would expect". Australian Financial Review. 2019-09-01. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  15. ^ a b "Our rankings | UNSW Australia Business School". Business.unsw.edu.au. Retrieved 2016-02-20.

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