UQ Business School

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UQ Business School
UQ Business School Logo.png
Established 1972
Dean Professor Julie Cogin[1]
Academic staff
Students 7,500+
Location Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
27°29′41″S 153°00′51″E / 27.4947°S 153.0142°E / -27.4947; 153.0142Coordinates: 27°29′41″S 153°00′51″E / 27.4947°S 153.0142°E / -27.4947; 153.0142
Affiliations University of Queensland, Group of Eight, Universitas 21, ASAIHL
Website www.business.uq.edu.au

The University of Queensland Business School is the business school of the University of Queensland, located in Brisbane, Australia. There are seven areas of research expertise across UQ Business School: Accounting, Business Information Systems, Finance, Management, Marketing, Strategy and Tourism.

The school began teaching its MBA program in 1972, the very first to be offered in Queensland.[citation needed] It became the first business school in Australia to meet the standards of the accrediting bodies - the US-based AACSB International[2] and Europe’s EQUIS.[3]

The Economist has ranked the UQ Business School 10th in the world in its 2016 Global Business School Rankings and 1st in the Asia-Pacific.[4] The 2013 Australian Financial Review BOSS MBA Rankings ranked the school first in Australia.[5]

In addition, along with Faculty of Business, Economics & Law, UQ Business School collaborates with Mahidol University International College and The Chinese University of Hong Kong to introduce Asia-Pacific Hospitality Management Program, exclusively available to its Bachelor of International and Tourism Management students. [6]


UQ Business School’s origins date back to 1926 when the University of Queensland first began to offer accounting degrees. The Department of Accountancy was set up in 1961, and later became the School of Commerce. Management education began in 1972, when the first MBA students enrolled.

The school was renamed the Department of Business Administration and later became School of Management in 1984.[7]

UQ Business School was formed in 2002 with the merger of the Schools of Commerce and Management, and two years later it expanded further when it merged with the Technology and Innovation Management Centre (TIMC).[8]

UQ Business School was the first business school in Australia to gain dual accreditation from AACSB International and EQUIS - the most prestigious standards a business school can achieve.[9]


UQ Business School operates over two sites. Most of the school’s staff are located at the St Lucia campus, a 114-acre site located seven miles from the centre of Brisbane within a bend in the Brisbane River.[citation needed]

UQ Business School Downtown (UQBS Downtown) is situated in Brisbane’s central business district and is home to the school’s Corporate Education and MBA programs. It opened in 2004. This learning and conference centre won the Queensland Architecture Award (Interiors) in 2005.[10]

Rankings and awards[edit]

  • 1st ranked MBA program in Asia-Pacific in The Economist 2016 Full-time MBA ranking[11]
  • 10th ranked MBA program in the world in The Economist 2016 Full-time MBA ranking[12]
  • 1st/17 best business school in Australia in the Financial Review Boss 2015 MBA ranking[13]
  • GMAA Five Star rating of MBA program for the ninth consecutive year[14]
  • The Australian Research Council’s ERA (The Excellence in Research for Australia) rates UQ Business School’s research above or well above world standard in all categories (banking, finance, investment, business and management scoring 5 stars)[15]
  • 47th/50 best business school in the world in the Financial Times executive education open 2011 ranking[16]
  • Martie-Louise Verreynne, Stewart Gow and Clint Ramsay, awarded by the Australian Teaching and Learning Council(ATLC)[17]


Degree offerings include undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and postgraduate research programs in business, commerce, and management. Executive education programs address a wide range of contemporary business issues.

Undergraduate programs[edit]

Postgraduate programs[edit]

  • Honours program
  • Master of Commerce (MCom): covers competencies in accounting, finance, information systems and e-commerce.
  • Master of Project Management (MPM): allows to learn more about the discipline of organizing and managing resources.
  • Master of Property Studies (MPropertySt): covers the knowledge and understanding of the business environment, real estate and development, and key property sectors.
  • Master of Technology and Innovation Management (MTIM): covers the knowledge and skills to manage innovation and technology in both public and private sector organisations.
  • Master of Global Management: two years, two degrees in two world-class universities.
  • Master of Business (MBus): allows students to gain specialist knowledge and qualifications for middle/senior management.
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • PhD

Executive Education programs and courses[edit]

The University of Queensland Business School Executive Education is part of UQ Business School and the University of Queensland. It offers executive education courses for individuals and organisations in key business arenas.

  • Advanced Presentation Skills
  • Design Thinking for Business
  • Designing Strategy for Results
  • Enhanced Customer Experience Strategy
  • Finance for Non-Finance Managers
  • Innovation Leadership
  • Leadership Styles and Practice
  • Leadership for Executive Women
  • Leadership for Senior Executive Women
  • Leading People and Teams
  • Operations Design
  • Optimising Influence in Negotiation
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Sun Tzu's Art of War
  • Women in Clinical Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership
  • Medical Leadership Program


  1. ^ https://www.business.uq.edu.au/staff/julie-cogin
  2. ^ https://datadirect.aacsb.edu/public/profiles/profile.cfm?runReport=1&unitid=54855&userType=All
  3. ^ http://www.efmd.org/accreditation-main/equis/accredited-schools
  4. ^ http://www.economist.com/whichmba/full-time-mba-ranking
  5. ^ http://www.afr.com/p/national/education/queensland_beats_melbourne_to_offer_qqYlQG2uOqyKsZ0owMygBL
  6. ^ https://bel.uq.edu.au/bihtm-exchange-opportunity-thailand-and-hong-kong
  7. ^ https://www.business.uq.edu.au/about
  8. ^ https://www.business.uq.edu.au/about
  9. ^ https://www.business.uq.edu.au/about
  10. ^ Australian Institute of Architects
  11. ^ http://www.economist.com/whichmba/full-time-mba-ranking
  12. ^ http://www.economist.com/whichmba/full-time-mba-ranking
  13. ^ http://www.afr.com/p/boss/boss_mba_ranking_the_table_3ADFi8K8AnTSJEi6O9HvyH
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  15. ^ http://www.business.uq.edu.au/news/uq_business_school_top_researchers_in_the_state_2011_02_01
  16. ^ The Financial Times Executive education open 2011
  17. ^ http://blog.studylink.com/2010/10/uq-business-school-offers-practical-experience/

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