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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
  • BusinessThink
  • Global Business Practicum
  • Social Entrepreneurship Practicum
  • Exchange
  • Student Opportunities

Career Accelerator

Orion Initiative

Career Accelerator equips students with skills, experience, and connections to industry and the UNSW alumni community to accelerate their career

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Peter Farrell Cup

Peter Farrell Cup

Our Business School’s annual student entrepreneurship competition. Students can win large 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 Founders also supports students in establishing their own businesses.

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Meet the CEO

Meet the CEO

Our flagship event series where students see 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

Business related clubs and societies give students 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 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 Founders to bring your business idea to life.

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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 was a highly commended finalist 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 Start Rail

There’s a good reason why we produce more innovators and entrepreneurs at UNSW. When you join UNSW Business School, you gain access to an extensive support network via our UNSW Start Rail.

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Student Opportunities

Discover these initiatives within the Business School to build your employability skills and gain experience relevant to your future career.

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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

Five Star

Five star

UNSW was the first to be awarded the maximum QS Five Star Plus rating and in 2018 we received it for teaching, research, employability, facilities and innovation.


No.1 in Accounting and Finance in Australia

Ranked 1st in Australia and 10th worldwide for Accounting and Finance in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Ranked 1st internationally in Auditing research, 6th in Management Accounting, and 4th overall in 2017 World of Accounting Research by Brigham Young University 2017.

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Excellent Employability

According to the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18, 84% of our students found full-time employment within 4 months of graduating – the national average is 77%.

We ranked 28th worldwide for graduate employability in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

More Entrepreneurs

More Entrepreneurs in Australia

UNSW is the #1 institution attended by Australian start-up founders.

Leading Innovation

Leading Innovation

UNSW is recognised as the Australian university with the strongest links to industry, and in 2017 we received $56.2 million in Australia Research Council (ARC) funding.

More Millionaires

More Millionaires

UNSW has educated five of the top 25 young rich listers in Australia (BRW Young Rich List 2017) and research conducted in 2016 by Spear’s WealthInsight showed we produce the largest number of millionaire alumni than any other university in Australia.