Fast Facts

Hello! Here at UNSW Business School we believe that while asking 'why' may lead to knowledge, asking 'why not' leads to innovation and future focused thinking.

We are committed to creating the next generation of business thinkers, leaders and entrepreneurs, who will set the agenda on the global business stage.

We create inspirational learning opportunities to prepare and build brilliant careers and are a regionally engaged, high impact and academically rigorous business school that enhances practice through innovative research.

Through active engagement with industry, we influence and impact people, organisations and communities. Our engagement, research and programs in the Asia Pacific, provides opportunities across the world’s fastest growing economic market.

We empower our business school community to leverage the extensive and influential global alumni network and encourage our students, staff, alumni and partners to ask 'why not', because this is the question successful leaders ask to propel them to greatness.

UNSW Business School - Where great minds do business.

At a glance

We have 15,027 current students

As of December 2016

Top 10 countries as per citizenship

  1. Australia
  2. China
  3. Indonesia
  4. Hong Kong
  5. Malaysia
  1. India
  2. New Zealand
  3. Vietnam
  4. Singapore
  5. Republic of Korea

We have 517 staff members

As of December 2016

Our rankings speak for themselves

  • No.1 for excellence in teaching and learning* Australian Federal Government
  • Our Bachelor of Commerce has the highest Australian high school entry score for a business undergraduate program in Australia.
  • UNSW rated above world standards in all our major business disciplines in the Australian Federal Government's 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation, and received the highest possible ratings in Accounting, Auditing, and Accountability, Banking, Finance and Investment Business and Management, Economic theory, Applied Economics, Econometrics, and Information Systems.
  • Ranked equal 1st internationally in Auditing research and 9th overall in accounting research, with no other Australian institution being represented in the Top 20 institutions overall. (World of Accounting research, Brigham Young University) 2015.
  • Ranked #11 in the world for Accounting and Finance under the 2017 QS World University Rankings.
  • #32 in the world in Economics and Econometrics, #42 in the world in Computer Science and Information Systems, and #23 in the world in Business and Management Studies in the 2017 QS World Rankings.
  • Number 1 full-time MBA program in Australia Financial Times (UK) 2007- 2014
  • Number 1 part-time MBA Executive program in Australia AFR Boss MBA Rankings 2011-12
  • Number 1 online MBA program in Australia and number 4 globally Financial Times (UK) Online MBA Ranking 2017
  • One of Top 45 institutions named in the Global Elite Quadrant of the QS Global 250 Business Schools 2017 (for Full-Time AGSM MBA).

* According to information recorded in database.

Top 50 ranking

Top 50 ranking

UNSW Sydney is ranked #45 in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2017/2018.

2nd Highest placed Australian University for 'Economics and Business' subject ranking according to US News and World Report subject ranking 2017.

Ranked #1

Ranked #1

Ranked #1 among Australian universities for having the most employed graduates, according to LinkedIn in 'Australia's 30 most in demand employers for 2015 (LinkedIn 2015)

Leading innovator

Leading innovator

UNSW is ranked #1 for Australian Research Council Linkage Project grants in the economics and commerce disciplines, with 19 grants awarded from 2011-2015, worth $5.7m

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 more millionaire alumni than any other university in Australia, according RTO research by Spear's WealthInsight 2016.

Our programs

Undergraduate programs

  • 5 Single degrees
  • 26 Dual degrees
  • 3 Honours Programs
  • 4 Co-op Programs

Postgraduate programs

  • 12 Degrees
  • 5 Pathway Programs

Research programs

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Honours programs

AGSM programs

  • MBA
  • MBA (Executive)
  • MBAX (Technology), (Change), (Operational Excellence) and (Social Impact)
  • Graduate Certificate of Change Management (GCCM)
  • A full suite of AGSM Short Courses

Disciplinary Schools and AGSM @ UNSW Business School

Our Business School hosts 8 disciplinary schools and AGSM @ UNSW Business School. They are:

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Economics
  • Information Systems & Technology Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Risk & Actuarial Studies
  • Taxation and Business Law

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.

Accreditation and Memberships

The UNSW Business School is involved in international accreditation initiatives that enhance the quality of our educational activities, provide an assurance of quality for our stakeholders, and grow our global brand and reputation. Read more

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BusinessThink is the school's online business journal. It is a platform for research findings, analysis and opinion, delivering engaging articles by professional writers, video interviews and podcasts to bring you the latest from the UNSW Business School

56,000 subscribers | 11,300 readers/month | 25,695 page views/month in 2016

Insights from a leading Business School

BusinessThink is our free online business publication.

It translates ground breaking research from top UNSW business thinkers into accessible business insights.

BusinessThink speaks to people who believe business research is important for keeping ahead of the game.

Its subscriber base of more than 56,000 include CEO’s and other business leaders, UNSW and Business School alumni, MBA students, aspiring executives, professional ssociations and senior government officials.

Join BusinessThink and expand your education.

Industry Links

Strong industry links and supporters

We awarded 231 scholarships value at $2,895,820 as of December 2016

56 Students received prizes in 2016 value at $47,400

Total gift from alumni


As of December 2016

Business advisory council

45 members including 21 leading chief executives and 15 chairpersons

As of Feb 2016

Macquarie Group, The Boston Consulting Group, UBS Investment Bank, Deloitte, KPMG, McKinsey & Company, HSBC Bank Australia Limited, Ernst & Young, Qantas Airways, Westpac Group, Unilever Australia, PricewaterhouseCoopers.



As of December 2016

* According to information recorded in database.

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