Business at UNSW

Where great minds do business.

UNSW Business School develops intelligent leaders who thrive on new technologies and global career opportunities. We believe that continuous education and real-world experiences create the best outcomes for our students. Our future-focused strategy is built on an outstanding student experience, high impact research, and a strong relationship with Asia.

We are honoured to be part of an institution that produces more millionaires than any other Australian university. We consistently rank within the top 50 universities worldwide, and there are still more reasons why you should study business with us.

Our students meet some of the highest entry requirements in Australia or gain entrance through rigorous Pathway program assessments. Upon graduation, they join a network of more than 90,000 alumni worldwide.

Our alumni and industry connections provide students with millions of dollars in prizes, awards and scholarships, and opportunities for real-world career experience. Our connections also advise on future industry trends, to ensure our students graduate with relevant skills and knowledge.

Our courses deliver excellent career opportunities and graduate outcomes. The courses are highly accredited and taught by world-leading academics. 

Research by our academics and doctorate students influences government policy and business decision-making on a local and global level. We attract the best academics and research students with a SHARP hire program and a competitive free tuition PhD program, respectively.

We recognise strength in diversity with strong policies on inclusion. We actively encourage the success of Indigenous students and of women in technology management, risk & actuarial studies and economics.

UNSW Business School began in 1955 as a single Faculty of Commerce. It has since grown into seven research centres, five affiliated research centres, one research centre of excellence, eight schools and the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM). To see how we have changed through the decades, watch our video on the history of the Business School.  


Visit our Rankings and reputation page for information on current rankings, accreditations, memberships, funding and graduate outcomes.


Our 14,897 students are:

  • 61% local, 39% international
  • 54% male, 46% female, <1% non-binary
  • 67% undergraduate, 32% postgraduate, 1% research, <1% non-award

Our students come from all over including:

  • Australia
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Hong Kong
  • Vietnam
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Pakistan

Our 455 full-time members of staff are:

  • 48% male, 52% female, <1% non-binary
  • Academics (302)
  • Professionals (153)

Visit Our People for information on our senior academic and professional staff.

Study areas

Our study areas include:

AGSM @ UNSW Business School
As Australia’s leading graduate school of management, AGSM@UNSW Business School attracts visioneers who aren’t afraid to dream big, think imaginatively and put ideas into action. At AGSM @ UNSW Business School, we believe in helping great people achieve great things.

Programs and courses

Our programs include

Our work-integrated learning program, Career Accelerator, complements our academic courses with mentoring relationships, internships, global business practicums and more.

Business Advisory Council

Business Advisory Council
members are leaders in industry and government. They are committed to ensuring that the UNSW Business School realises its vision of being a leading centre for business education and research in the Asia-Pacific region.
Membership to the Council is by invitation only. Current members include executives from HSBC, PwC, Deloitte, EY, Telstra, Unilever, KPMG and the Australian Tax Office.

International partners

The Wharton School (US)
INSEAD (France)
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
London Business School
IE (Spain)
National University of Singapore
Fudan University (China)