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UNSW Business School – Where great minds do business

Going to university is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so it is important to ensure that you make the right decision about which course to study and which university may be right for you.

More than an education

Studying at UNSW Business School offers more than just an education. In our competitive job market, employers look for graduates who are creative, can meet high standards and balance a wide variety of tasks. UNSW Business School offers many opportunities for you to gain real-world experience in your chosen area of study. Explore these opportunities and you’ll see why our graduates top the highest employment and graduate starting salaries amongst our Australian universities.

  • Career Accelerator
  • Peter Farrell Cup
  • Meet the CEO
  • Student Societies
  • Business Pulse
  • Michael Crouch Innovation Centre
  • Business Think
  • Global Business Practicum
  • Social Entrepreneurship Practicum
  • Exchange
  • Competitions

Career Accelerator

From your second year onwards, you have the opportunity to be mentored by an alumnus (graduate) from the Business School on this online career mentoring service.

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Peter Farrell Cup

Peter Farrell Cup

Our Business School’s annual student entrepreneurship competition. Students can win up to more than $15,000 in cash prizes to launch their new business idea. Our industry contacts and alumni will mentor and guide you to ensure that your business idea has the best possibility of succeeding. If you have a business idea, UNSW Innovations also supports students in establishing their own businesses.

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Meet the CEO

Meet the CEO

Our flagship event series where students listen to a CEO being interviewed about their career path, and how they got to where they are today. Past CEOs include Richard Branson (Virgin) and others from Coca-Cola, Reserve Bank of Australia, McDonalds, and Australian banks etc.

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Student Societies

We have 11 Business related clubs and societies where students have the opportunity to organise and participate in business and social events. Our clubs and societies offer excellent opportunities to network with Business School staff, alumni and our industry connections to gain the experience and leadership skills they need when entering the workplace. In addition, there are over 100 (more than this) social clubs throughout UNSW, which enables students to engage with other students from other faculties.

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Business Pulse

See what our students are up to through video. We keep you up-to-date with the latest news, events and achievements of the Business School students.

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Michael Crouch Innovation Centre

A new centre which offers a new platform for developing student innovation, and making strong connections in the business world.. Work closely with students from other faculties and UNSW Innovations to bring your business idea to life.

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Business Think

Students have a chance to study under some of the leading academics and researchers in the world. Our Auditing research ranks No.1 in the world and students are exposed to this cutting-edge research that provides information on how business is conducted throughout the world. Our students are able to use influential research from the Business School to be a step ahead of others within the same areas of study across Australia.

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Global Business Practicum

The Global Business Practicum is a practical for-credit course, which provides a unique opportunity for students to gain workplace experience by studying and working overseas (usually in Asia). Our Global Business Practicum has recently been selected as a finalist (highly commended) in the inaugural Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards.

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Social Entrepreneurship Practicum

The Social Entrepreneurship Practicum allows students to use their business skills and knowledge to gain experience in planning and implementing a social impact project.

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UNSW International Office offers options for 1 semester or 1 year of study at an overseas partner university. UNSW is partnered with over 200 universities in 39 countries. Choose to study anywhere in the world and gain credit points for your degree without adding extra time to your studies.

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UNSW Business School offers you the opportunity to participate in a range of competitions that will test your knowledge and skills, explore your innovation and entrepreneurial potential, exposure you to real business world scenarios, expand your professional and social networks and more importantly start your portfolio

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Student experience

Our UNSW campus features architectural buildings and modern classrooms, equipped with the latest technology to help you gain real-world skills. Leaders in their academic fields, our lecturers and researchers also bring leading expertise to our community. Innovation centres and high-tech ‘flipped classrooms’ encourage students to be proactive in their learning experience, with workplace activities and industry mentoring an integral part of our real-world approach.

Want to know what your student life at our Business School may look like? See what our students are up to through our Pulse video series. We keep you up-to-date with the latest news, events and achievements of the Business School students.

If you don't have any idea what major you'd like to take in your undergraduate degree, you're not alone. We demystify the different Business majors, learning and career outcomes through our lecturers, students and alumni video testimonials.

Our reputation speaks for itself

No.1 University

No.1 University for Australia’s 30 most in-demand employers

Ranked #1 among Australian universities according to LinkedIn in the 'Australia’s 30 Most InDemand Employers for 2015 (LinkedIn 2015**)

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No.2 in Accounting and Finance

No.2 in Accounting and Finance in Australia

Ranked No.2 in Australia for Accounting and Finance (QS World Rankings 2016*)

Ranked No.1 in the world for our Auditing research and 11th overall for Accounting (World of Accounting Research, Brigham Young University 2014).

Highest Employment Rates

Highest Employment Rates in Australia

Our graduates enjoy the highest employment rates and starting salaries amongst Australia’s top universities (Graduate Survey 2013***)

More Entrepreneurs

More Entrepreneurs in Australia

UNSW has produced more technology entrepreneurs in the past 15 years than any other Australian university (Research by CrunchBase 2013+)

More CEOs

More CEOs

We have educated more CEOs from Australia's top 50 companies than any other Australian University (According to research by leading company 2012+)

More Millionaires

More Millionaires

UNSW boasts the largest number of millionaire alumni than any other university in Australia (According to research by Spear's WealthInsight 2014+)


* QS World Rankings 2016
** LinkedIn 2015
*** Graduate Survey 2013
+ CrunchBase 2013, Leading Company, 2012, Spear's WealthInsight 2014